Issues arise concerned with consolidating departments
This article employs agency theory to assess classic constructs of procurement law, such as Steven Schooner's desiderata, and argues that the theory can be used to solve future puzzles in procurement policy, and to predict where procurement policies are likely to fail - and to succeed.As the 'blended workforce' - a realm in which contractors work alongside, and often are indistinguishable from, their Government counterparts - becomes more commonplace, the distinction between civil servants, members of the military and contractor employees increasingly blurs.
Large developing nations - including China and, potentially, India - moved to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) Government Procurement Agreement (GPA), the leading instrument for opening procurement markets. government who fall outside the protection of the GPA and other agreements.The Department of Justice has long promised tangible benefits to companies that voluntarily disclose (FCPA) violations.Justice Department officials have promised that the enforcement of the FCPA is both fair and consistent.Economists have dubbed this the "casualty sensitivity" effect.This article asserts that this stark and monolithic metric requires re-examination in light of a little-known phenomenon: on the modern battlefield, contractor personnel are dying at rates similar to - and at times in excess of - soldiers.In addition, among other things, it addresses the Defense Departments initiatives to squeeze savings, efficiencies, and productivity out of the acquisition regime and how this may affect the defense industrial base.
(March 2012)Once the nation commits to engage in heavy, sustained military action abroad, particularly including the deployment of ground forces, political support is scrupulously observed and dissected.
It also reinforces the perception that the court does not, and does not desire to, embrace the unique nature of the federal government contract regime as an analytical premise or predicate.
Rather, the court increasingly appears to prefer a more consistent, streamlined, simplified, or even formalistic approach to its highly varied docket.
The increased risk to contractors health and well-being logically follows the expanded role of contractors in modern governance and defense.
For the most part, this "substitution" has taken place outside of the cognizance of the public and, potentially, Congress.
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