Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Moving America Forward Act (H.R. 2). Its purpose is to invest in American infrastructure and to create jobs in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis. As of this posting the bill is now in the Senate. The President has expressed opposition to the bill’s passage, despite general statements of support for rebuilding America’s infrastructure. If it passes in the Senate and is signed into law by the President, the Act could result in the … [Continue reading] about The Moving America Forward Act: If Passed, Will Result in Increased Opportunities for Infrastructure Work and Contracting With the Federal Government
The Alston & Bird Government Contracts team has been closely following developments in the implementation of Section 889 of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”), and particularly Section 889 Part B, which broadly … [Continue reading] about Additional GSA Webinar Guidance for Section 889 Part B Implementation Delayed to September 10, 2020
On July 30, 2020, General Services Administration’s (“GSA”) Office of Small Business Utilization hosted a webinar on the implementation of Section 889 of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”). The Alston & Bird … [Continue reading] about GSA Provides Additional Guidance on Section 889 Part B Implementation and “Waivers”
To curb the threat of U.S. foreign adversaries gaining access to critical infrastructure and stealing sensitive information, Congress passed Section 889 ("Prohibition on Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment") as … [Continue reading] about DoD Weighs In As Federal Contractors Search for Guidance on Implementation of Section 889 Part B
Following a February 18, 2020 blog post, Jeff Belkin, Mike Mortorano, and MJ Kim explain in Contract Management Magazine how a recent Federal Circuit decision and possible U.S. withdrawal from the World Trade Organization’s Government Procurement … [Continue reading] about Is a Shakeup Still Imminent for U.S. Domestic Sourcing?