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Space Force Properly Canceled South Atlantic Base Contract

Yang Enterprises Inc. failed to show that the U.S. Space Force unreasonably canceled a procurement for mission and base operations services at Ascension Island’s tracking and instrumentation station in the South Atlantic, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims said.

DynCorp’s $1.4 Billion CBP Award Untainted by Sale to Amentum

DynCorp International LLC can keep its award of a $1.4 billion contract to provide U.S. Customs and Border Protection with aircraft maintenance and logistics support, because the contractor’s acquisition by Amentum didn’t taint the bidding process, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims said.

L3’s $544 Million Radar Award Materially Flawed, GAO Rules

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp.—Mission Systems demonstrated that the Navy improperly awarded L3 Technologies Inc. Communication Systems—West a $544 million contract for an aircraft-mounted jamming system, because L3’s bid didn’t comply with a material requirement, the GAO said in a decision released Thursday.

Indiana Health System Must Face DOJ’s Referral Fraud Claims

The U.S. government adequately alleged that Indiana-based Community Health Network Inc. violated the False Claims Act by engaging in a scheme to bill Medicare for physician services at a rate that exceeded fair market value, a district court said.

U.S. Backs Cybersecurity Fraud Suit Against Aerojet Rocketdyne

The Justice Department supported a whistleblower’s False Claims Act suit against Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc., urging a federal court to recognize that the government couldn’t stop working with the contractor merely because it was accused of failing to comply with cybersecurity requirements.

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Coronavirus and Force Majeure Clauses

Covid-19 has legal teams exploring whether to turn to a rarely tested section of their contracts: the force majeure, or act of god, clause.

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