Appeals court says the Army acted arbitrarily and capriciously when it decided to pay contractors to build a new intelligence IT system, rather than buying a commercially-available one.
In today's Federal Newscast, the U.S. Court of Appeals opens up the possibility for veterans to file suit collectively, instead of as individuals.
In today's Federal Newscast, a botched email compromises the personal information of thousands of Marines, sailors and civilians, including bank account numbers.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a decision from the Merit Systems Protection Board, which said the Veterans Affairs Department could put one of its indicted employees could be put on indefinite suspension.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld an appeal from Sharon Helman, the former director of the beleaguered Veterans Affairs medical center in Phoenix, Arizona, who was fired in 2014. The court said a key provision that lets VA more quickly fire and discipline senior executives is unconstitutional. The Merit Systems Protection Board will review the original decision an administrative judge made regarding Helman's removal.
A contracting officer's power is not unlimited. He or she has the act in good faith, as one agency found out in the Court of Federal Claims over the termination of an employee. Procurement attorney Joe Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell sheds light on the case on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in October ordered Congress to pay six federal judges years of back pay.
A Federal appeals court says the privacy rights of cable TV customers trumps the needs of providers to sell subscribers personal information.