Government Contracts & Investigations

Posts from Susan Ebner

EO Addressing Threat from Securities Investments in Chinese Military Companies


As a preface to this blog, I recently gave a presentation with Nate Picarsic and Emily de la Bruyere at the American Bar Association Public Contract Law Section Fall Procurement Symposium on “China’s Military-Civil Fusion Strategy Supply Chain Implications.” China’s Military-Civil Fusion strategy poses increasing threats to our defense supply chain. Countries and entities aroundRead More

Topics: Supply Chain Risk Management

How Late Is Too Late to File a Claim?


The Contract Disputes Act (CDA) governs claims under FAR-based Government contracts. More than forty years after its enactment in 1978, we are apparently still not all in agreement as to when the time for filing a claim has lapsed. On October 23, 2020, the complaint in Northrop Grumman Corp. (NGC) v. United States, Case 1:20-cv-01447-MHS,Read More

Topics: Claims and Disputes

COVID-19 Recovery: Are You Ready for the SIGPR?


The COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States in 2020 and Congress responded with legislation to provide a variety of forms of relief to small and large businesses and nonprofits, as well as individuals. In addition to providing relief under vehicles such as the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL),Read More

Topics: Fraud, False Claims, and False Statements

Susan Warshaw Ebner Quoted on New DOD Cybersecurity Rule in Law360


Government Contracts & Investigations Co-Chair Susan Warshaw Ebner recently discussed the impact of the new Department of Defense (DOD) rule that will apply to government contractors in an article by Law360. The interim rule, which was published on September 29 and goes into effect on November 30, 2020, requires that contractors at all tiers be assessed and certified as compliant withRead More

Topics: Cyber, Data Security, and Privacy

So … Where’s the Money?


It’s September 24, 2020, and the 2020 fiscal year ends at the stroke of midnight on September 30th. Back in July, the House and Senate had passed their respective versions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2021. Prognosticators were betting that we could have an appropriation bill signed into law before theRead More

Topics: Statutes and Regulations