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DHS and Other Agencies Announce Contest for Solutions to Detect Opioid in the Mail

There has been ongoing debate about how to stop the opioid crisis in the United States. To stem the flow of illegal drugs through the mail, DHS Science and Technology Directorate, in collaboration with CBP, the Office of National Drug … Continue reading

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GAO: Agencies Can’t Blindly Rely on Adjectival Ratings to Make Award Decisions

In evaluating proposals, an agency will sometimes use “adjectival ratings” (e.g., Excellent, Good, Acceptable) to describe its assessment of a proposal or portions of a proposal. But, importantly, an agency cannot evade its responsibility to reasonably evaluate proposals–based on the … Continue reading

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In a Justice Department Shutdown, Some Agencies Can Still Litigate

This most recent government shutdown was the longest ever, but it was only partial. Many agencies—including the U.S. Departments of Energy, Defense, Labor, and others—had already received appropriations for 2019. Those agencies continued to operate normally—except when they were affected … Continue reading

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The Fyre Festival Fiasco Continues – Kendall Jenner and Modeling Agencies Face Subpoenas

The Fyre Festival meltdown continues — As seen in documentaries by Netflix and Hulu, the music festival fantasy-turned-frankenstein of rapper Ja Rule and young entrepreneur Billy McFarland has left scorching legal repercussions. Founder, fraud, and convicted felon Billy McFarland kept … Continue reading

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Reported Cyber Attacks on U.S. Electric Utilities and Government Agencies

Hundreds of contractors and subcontractors with connections to U.S. electric utilities and government agencies have been hacked, according to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal. The U.S. government has linked the hackers to a Russian state-sponsored group, sometimes called … Continue reading

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