Here is today’s Daily Dump:
– President Obama has called on Congress to prevent severe federal budget cuts from taking effect on March 1, saying the middle class, the economy and a number of basic Justice Department priorities will suffer as a result. [The National Law Journal].
– Contractors need robust compliance programs as the number of Qui Tam cases, a.k.a. whistleblower cases, rise. [Washington Technology].
– Read Stan Hinton’s informative Blog for the latest developments in government contracting. [Stan Hinton].
- The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in an appeal by Northrop Grumman Computing Systems, reversed a decision by the Court of Federal Claims and held that, despite omitting information concerning third-party financing arrangements related to Anti-Assignment Act issues, the contractor’s original claim letter gave the Contracting Officer adequate notice of the amount and basis of its breach of contract claim and, therefore, was sufficient under the Contract Disputes Act (CDA).
- In the Red River Communications, Inc., the Court of Federal Claims found that the plaintiff had not waived its right to protest by waiting until after offers were received, even though the plaintiff knew of the existence of the underlying contract and of the solicitation and knew of its basis for protesting prior to that time.
- The Court of Federal Claims dismissed a protest by McTech Corp. as moot because the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ corrective action plan adequately mitigated the original problems.
- Nexant, Inc. won its Government Accountability Office (GAO) protest as the GAO found, inter alia, that both the selection decision, and the underlying assessments on which the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) relied, were unreasonable.