Volume 39

Number 1, Fall 2009


2008 Year in Review: Analysis of Significant Federal Circuit Government Contracts Decisions
Thomas J. Madden, Paul A. Debolt, Robert A. Burton, Rebecca E. Pearson, Terry L. Elling, Sharon A. Jenks, Dismas N. Locaria, James Y. Boland, and Jeffery Chiow


Foreign Food Aid Procurement: Why Domestic Preferencing Requirements Must Be Substantially Reduced to More Effectively and Efficiently Alleviate Global Hunger
Derek J. Hanson

New FAR Rule on Compliance Programs and Ethics: A Hidden Assault on the Corporate Attorney-Client Privilege
Jeremy A. Goldman

Is It Time to Reform Reciprocal Defense Procurement Agreements?
Drew B. Miller

Kicking the National Habit: The Legal and Policy Arguments for Abolishing Private Prison Contracts
Lucas Anderson

Purchasing in an Unregulated Market: Federal Government Procurement of Carbon Offsets
Katie Taylor


Number 2, Winter 2010

Single Subject Issue on Construction Law

The Hon. Stephen M. Daniels

Reconciling Concurrency in Schedule Delay and Constructive Acceleration
W. Stephen Dale and Robert M. D’Onofrio

Constructive Acceleration and Concurrent Delay: Is There a “Middle Ground”?
Thomas H. Gourlay Jr.

The Importance of Surety Bond Verification
Edward G. Gallagher and Mark H. McCallum

Obstacles to Economic Stimulus: Increased Government Oversight and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Kathryn T. Muldoon

The Resurrection of Rice?  The Evolution (and De-evolution) of the Ability of Contractors to Recover Delay Damages on Federal Government Construction Contracts
Thomas J. Kelleher Jr., Eric L. Nelson, and Garrett E. Miller

Energy Saving Performance Contracts: Assessing Whether to “Retrofit” an Effective Contracting Vehicle for Improving Energy Efficiency in Federal Government Facilities
David R. Frenkil

Outsourcing Infrastructure: Expanding the Use of Public-Private Partnerships in the United States
David W. Gaffey

LEEDing the Charge: Using Green Builder Set-Asides to Expand Sustainable Construction and Design
Nathan S. Page

U.S. Electric Utilities: The First Public-Private Partnerships?
Katharine Southard


Number 3, Spring 2010


Reconsidering the Letter of Marque: Utilizing Private Security Providers Against Piracy
Theodore T. Richard

Less Is More: Encouraging Greater Competition in Computer Software Procurement by Simplifying the DFARS Licensing Scheme
C. Peter Dungan

Contract Dispute or Bid Protest?  The Delex Systems Dilemma
Steven W. Feldman and Raymond Fioravanti

A Timely Reform: Impose Timeliness Rules for Filing Bid Protests at the Court of Federal Claims
Raymond M. Saunders and Patrick Butler

How Could It Hurt to Ask?  The Ability to Clarify Cost/Price Proposals Without Engaging in Discussions
H. Jack Shearer


The Obama Administration’s Blanket FOIA Policy is no Comfort to Federal Contractors: The Need for Executive Branch Guidance on Exemption 4 Within the “Openness Regime”
Oliya S. Zamaray

Does Automatic Mean Automatic?  The Applicability of the CICA Automatic Stay to Task and Delivery Order Bid Protests
Ryan Roberts

Searching for Clarity: Completing the Unfinished FAR Part 15 Rewrite
Erin L. Craig

Curbing the World Bank’s Problems with Patronage and Corruption Through the Use of Open Framework Agreements
Katerina Horska

Book Review

A Review of Best Practices in the Acquisition of a Government Contractor
James F. Nagle

Number 4, Summer 2010


The Incredible Shrinking Contracting Officer
John S. Pachter

The 2009 False Claims Act Amendments: Congress’ Efforts to Both Expand and Narrow the Scope of the False Claims Act
Robert Salcido

The Federal Circuit and Contract Interpretation: May Extrinsic Evidence Ever Be Used to Show Unambiguous Language Is Ambiguous?
Jerald D. Stubbs

Toward a Nuanced Plain Language Approach in Federal Contract Interpretation: What Do Bell BCI, States Roofing, and LAI Services Imply?
Cameron W. Ellis

Recent Developments in Task and Delivery Order Contracting
Mason Alinger


The End of an Era?  How Affirmative Action in Government Contracting Can Survive After Rothe
Trent Taylor

Lessons from the Procurement World: Understanding Why the Government Denies Its Employees Recovery After Infringing Their Copyrighted Works
Robyn A. Littman

Deterring False Claims in Government Contracting: Making Consistent Use of 18 U.S.C. § 287
Bradley J. Sauer

Striking the New Balance: Redefining Earmarking in the Post Randy “Duke” Cunningham World
Nick Stewart

Moot Court

Past Performance: Protest or Dispute?  The 2010 McKenna Long & Aldridge “Gilbert A. Cuneo” Government Contracts Moot Court Competition
Katerina Horska, Andrew J. Welz, Heather Filemry, and Jennifer Nock