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In Recent Decision, GAO Finds Agency Documentation Lacking

When choosing the most appropriate awardee for any federal contract, agencies are required to fully document all procurement decisions and their rationale, especially when those decisions could narrow the competition. In Soft Tech Consulting, Inc., B-416934 (Comp. Gen. Feb. 1, … Continue reading

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California Stem Cell Agency to Award $24 Million for Three Clinical Trials

If all goes according to plan, in just three days the California stem cell agency will be down to its last $69 million for clinical trials.Directors are set to give away $24 million on Wednesday for three clinical trial programs … Continue reading

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Consumer Organizations Announce New Framework for US Privacy Protection, Propose Privacy Agency

“EPIC joined 16 organizations in support of a “A Framework for Privacy Protection in the United States.” The consumer groups outlined a new approach to privacy protection: (1) enact baseline federal legislation; (2) enforce fair information practices; (3) establish a … Continue reading

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FDA is “Discouraged” by Dearth of HCT/P Manufacturers that have Reached Out to Agency During Enforcement Discretion Period

By Mark I. Schwartz — In November of 2017, FDA published its enforcement discretion policy regarding HCT/Ps that don’t meet all four criteria under 21 CFR 1271.10(a): To give manufacturers time to determine if they need to submit an IND … Continue reading

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A Two-Way Lens on Agency Independence

Miriam Seifter, Understanding State Agency Independence, 117 Mich. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2018), available at SSRN. Anne Joseph O’Connell In recent decades, our field of administrative law has taken an empirical turn, at least in part. We now know more … Continue reading

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