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BCA Bar Journal
SUMMER 2017 EDITION
OF BCA BAR JOURNAL

The Summer 2017 edition of BCA Bar Journal (Vol. No. XXVII, Issue No. 1) is now available. It contains timely and informative articles for government contracts practitioners. BCA Bar Journal is one of the great benefits of membership in the Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association, Inc.

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Federal Circuit Clarifies When Affirmative Defenses Must Be Submitted as Claims, and When Interest Runs
On July 9, 2019, the Federal Circuit issued a decision in Army v. KBR, which although nonprecedential, further clarifies […]
Wed, Jul 17, 2019
Crowell & Moring

Elizabeth N. Jochum has joined Smith Pachter McWhorter as a Member of its Government Contracts Group and Haris Hadzimuratovic and Jacob Bolinger Have Joined the Firm as Associate Attorneys.
NEW ATTORNEY ANNOUNCMENT: Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC is pleased to announce that experienced government contracts attorney Elizabeth N. Jochum has […]
Tue, Jul 16, 2019
Smith, Pachter, McWhorter & Allen

DCMA Revises Cyber Supply Chain Review: Updated Guidebook Modifies Audit Standards
As anticipated, the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) revised its Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) Guidebook as of June […]
Tue, Jul 16, 2019
Crowell & Moring

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business recognizes 7 Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC lawyers and lists practice area groups as leaders in their field in its 2019 edition.
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business recognizes 7 Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC lawyers and lists practice area groups as […]
Thu, Jul 11, 2019
Smith, Pachter, McWhorter & Allen

Government contractor pleads guilty to fraud for paying drivers as independent contractors
Paying workers as independent contractors instead of as employees may land a former executive in jail for criminal wire fraud. On […]
Tue, Jun 25, 2019
Husch Blackwell - Contractor’s Perspective

DoD Trusted Capital Marketplace
At a press availability on May 10, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, Ellen Lord, discussed the “matchmaking” […]
Tue, May 28, 2019
Hogan Lovells - Government Contracts

The importance of specificity in small business joint venture agreements
  When drafting small business joint venture agreements, the devil is in the details. A template JV agreement—like the one from […]
Mon, May 13, 2019
Husch Blackwell - Contractor’s Perspective

Likely FDA Impact of the Government Shutdown: Regulatory Submission Reviews, Inspections, and Research Projects
The U.S. government shutdown that began December 22, 2018 affected only about a quarter of federal agencies, because most had […]
Thu, Dec 27, 2018
Hogan Lovells - Government Contracts

For commercial item contractors, some improvements—mixed with new and old barriers—in DoD’s final rule on procurement of commercial items and accompanying guidebook
For commercial item contractors, some improvements—mixed with new and old barriers—in DoD’s final rule on procurement of commercial items and […]
Fri, Feb 02, 2018
Dentons US LLP - Government Contracts Advisor

DCAA issues MRD confirming auditors should not verify technical interchanges
  On November 21, 2017, DCAA issued a Memorandum for Regional Directors (MRD) confirming that the Class Deviation 2017-O0010’s abrupt halt […]
Fri, Dec 01, 2017
Dentons US LLP - Government Contracts Advisor