Significant Buy American Amendments Are HereThe Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council recently issued a final rule that implements the requirements of the Maximizing Use of American-Made Goods, Products, and Materials Executive Order. As discussed below, the final rule – which largely adopts the proposed revisions set forth in the FAR Council’s September 14, 2020, proposed rule — contains important

DOJ Recovered Over $3 Billion from False Claims Act Cases in FY 2019The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that it obtained more than $2.2 billion in False Claims Act (FCA) settlements and judgments in the fiscal year ending September 29, 2020.

Notably, DOJ reports that “matters that involved the healthcare industry” again comprised the largest portion of these FCA recoveries, but that “procurement fraud” recoveries

SBA Extends 8(a) Program Terms by One YearOn January 13, 2021, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued an interim final rule to, among other things, amend § 124.2 of its regulations to incorporate the optional program term extension for small business concerns participating in the 8(a) Business Development (BD) program on March 13, 2020. Specifically, revised § 124.2 provides that, for a