Haynes Boone

Department of Defense

Contractor’s dispute over cost-accounting standards has roots dating back 17 years

The government has long had issues regarding Sikorsky’s compliance with cost-accounting standards, but hasn’t taken action.

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Why contracting protest appeals are never a zero sum game

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MC1 (AW/SW) Michael D. ColeU.S. Navy, Project Overmatch

A messy dispute caught one company for millions of dollars of government refund demands

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Small Business Administration (SBA) building

Could the venerable 8(a) program actually be on its way out?

When the Supreme Court ruled against race-based admissions at Harvard University, it opened the door to preference programs across the board. Recently…

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Contractors are also combing through the House and Senate defense authorization bills

The defense authorization bills, while contentious, would do a lot for contractors; from inflation relief to easing greenhouse gas emissions reporting.

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When contractor claims against the government don’t involve money

Usually, contractors protest to the government over matters related to money. But there’s a long history of non-monetary damage, usually related to interpretation of a contract.

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