Besides choosing the wrong Rolling Stones song to quote in a campaign finance opinion – “Salt of the Earth” from Beggars Banquet would have been better, with its references to “stay at home voters” and “gray suited grafters” – there was a lot that the D.C. Circuit got wrong in Stop This Insanity Inc. Employee Leadership Fund v. FEC.
Last week we wrote about the difficulties facing schools that want to train UAS pilots. Today we look a little deeper at the underlying issue: what does it take to be a commercial UAS pilot?
The FAA continues to be under pressure, as well as constant criticism, to advance the ball in the small UAS rulemaking area. In response, the FAA has re-affirmed its intent to publish the NPRM for small UASs this fall.
If you had a suspicion that the Title III plaintiffs have been far more active in recent years, you were right. Our review of the federal docket shows that there was a 9% increase in the number of lawsuits filed from 2012 to 2013.
Contractors will have more forms to fill out, and possibly some explaining to do, when the recently issued Executive Order on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces is fully implemented in 2016. The Executive Order requires offerors to disclose whether they have been found to have violated, within the past 3 years, any of 14 different labor laws.
The news almost every day contains events which harken the end of Iraq as a nation state. Radical Sunnis take over Mosul for their ISIS state.
Defense Panel Calls for Base Closures, Shifting DoD Budget to Boost Active Duty Force, R&D and Procurement
A congressionally mandated report from the National Defense Panel, 10 members appointed by the House and Senate Armed Services Committee, paints a gloomy picture of the impact of current force cuts and advocates for base closures, reducing the growth in military health care spending, and cutting DoD civilian and contractor positions.
As reported previously, the cuts to legal aid in England have had a serious impact on the public’s ability to access the legal system and obtain representation.
Once we get beyond the historic precedent and the inevitable traffic snarls that will be created by the 50 African delegations moving around Washington, it is fair to ask what the Summit will achieve.
Last week, President Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order, which imposes additional disclosure and compliance obligations on federal government contractors. The executive order will govern federal procurement contracts valued at more than $500,000.