The Supreme Court says government workers can't be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to organized labor
In today's Federal Newscast, three lawmakers want legislation to overturn a 2013 court decision which prevents some defense department employees from appealing to the Merit Systems Protection Board.
The Supreme Court ruling doesn't necessarily invalidate all the actions and decisions made by Beth Cobert and other leaders to whom this applies. It does, however, open them up to challenges.
The Small Business Administration issued a memo in October stating all task and delivery orders between $3,000 and $150,000 under the GSA schedule are to be set-aside for small businesses if two or more are qualified.
The Veterans Affairs Department issued a new policy and decision support tree for contracting officers to ensure they are meeting the “rule of two” as mandated by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Kingdomware case.
Veteran-owned, small businesses got a boost from the Supreme Court recently. Its ruling on an obscure procurement by the VA opened up more set-asides. Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo of the law firm Petrillo and Powell joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain the case.
The RRB issued an interim rule to increase penalties under the False Claims Act for the first time in 20 years.
The nation’s highest court is hearing arguments over a False Claims Act lawsuit that could have long-term implications on federal contractors.
The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has resurrected questions about the court and its ethics regulations. CQ Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings shared his insight on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
When both the House and Senate appropriations committee chairmen decided to not hold hearings on the President's 2017 budget request, you knew the year was off to a rough start. Now a battle royale is looking in the possible nomination of a new Supreme Court justice. For how this all might play out, Federal Drive with Tom Temin talks to David Hawkings, senior editor of CQ Roll Call.
My first thought on seeing the news on my smartphone with near-simultaneous alerts from four major news organizations: Oh, here comes another ugly battle in Washington.
Ralph White, the Government Accountability Office’s managing associate general counsel for procurement law, said two federal acquisition cases went to the Supreme Court over the last year as part of an atypical fiscal 2015 for federal bid protests.
The Veterans Affairs Department’s Vets First program is taking center stage before the nine justices over whether it applies to the general supply schedule programs.
The Supreme Court only hears a few dozen cases a year. But one on the docket will answer big questions around contracting practices by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The question for the court is does the VA have to give preference to veteran-owned small businesses in all instances? Steve Koprince, managing partner of Koprince Law, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the case's potential impact.