CAROL THOMPSON, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, AND DANIEL POPE, AN ASSOCIATE AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, PENNED A BLOG FOR LAW360 ON NEED FOR IG REFORM

When the Watchdogs Need Guard Dogs, IG Reform is Urgently Needed In response to President Trump’s so-called Friday night massacres of several IGs, and other problems with OIGs the Trump Administration brought to light, legislation aimed at reforming OIGs has been compiled into the Inspector General Independence and Empowerment Act, which members of the House […]

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Jason Moy, A SENIOR ASSOCIATE AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, DISCUSSES WHEN TO PETITION OR NOT TO PETITION A DISCHARGE REVIEW BOARD

To Petition or Not to Petition a Discharge Review Board; the Reading Room has Answers You may be wondering if it is worth the time or expense to try to petition a Discharge Review Board to upgrade your discharge, get a better characterization of service, improve your re-enlistment (RE) code, or change the narrative summary […]

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VICTORIA EATHERTON, AN ASSOCIATE AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, EXPLAINS WHAT FEDERAL EMPLOYEES SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE UPCOMING CONTINUOUS VETTING PROGRAM

Agencies Must Enroll Security Clearance Holders in Continuous Vetting Programs As part of the federal government’s ongoing initiative to modernize the security clearance process, all federal agencies must enroll the remainder of their employees and contractors holding security clearance in the new continuous vetting program by the end of September 2021. The initiative, known as […]

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CAROL THOMPSON, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, TALKS LEGALITIES OF HHHS NO-BID CONTRACT AWARD WITH WASHINGTON EXAMINER

HHS awarded group with Biden ties $530M no-bid contract to house migrant children April 13, 2021 10:49 PM An organization with ties to the Biden administration was awarded a $530 million no-bid federal contract to care for unaccompanied migrant children after they have come across the southern border, a person familiar with the contract confirmed […]

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DEBRA D’AGOSTINO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH TASK & PURPOSE ON UPDATE OF ONE OF HER CLIENTS

An Air Guard colonel was allowed to quietly retire while his unit was investigated for sexual misconduct “They were like, ‘rape her!’ and people started laughing.”  APRIL 12, 2021 A colonel in the Pennsylvania Air National Guard will retire despite the unit he commanded being investigated for sexual harassment claims that were revealed last summer […]

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DEBRA D’AGOSTINO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, PENS A COLUMN ON WAIVERS AND NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS FOR GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE

Management What Feds Should Know About Waivers, Non-Disclosure and Non-Disparagement Agreements Most federal agencies have standard terms for resolving claims of discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, MSPB appeals, or other administrative claims. Debra D’Agostino | APRIL 8, 2021 03:16 PM ET  A federal judge ruled earlier this week that the non-disclosure and non-disparagement agreements the 2016 Trump campaign […]

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CAROL THOMPSON, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, PROVIDES COMMENTARY ON GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING FOR WASHINGTON EXAMINER

EXCLUSIVE: ICE gave $87M no-bid contract to business with Biden ties, raising conflict of interest questions

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Erica Bilkis, an Associate at the Federal Practice Group, drafts a column for the Washington Blade

April 2, 2021 at 12:04 pm EDT | by Erica Bilkis Fed’l agencies must comply with order prohibiting LGBTQ discrimination Equality Act, gay news, Washington Blade President Joe Biden and his administration have been forthright in their support for LGBTQ rights. He campaigned on the promise to pass the Equality Act, which would provide explicit […]

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Jason Moy, A SENIOR ASSOCIATE AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS ON COURT MARTIAL CONVICTIONS FOR MILITARY TIMES

Using a writ of mandamus to collaterally attack a court-martial conviction By Jason Moy The “Manual for Courts-Martial” is seen in this 2013 photo by the Fort Meade Public Affairs Office. (Army) After a conviction in a court-martial there are a few processes that may help reduce or eliminate the sting of the conviction. One […]

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ERIC MONTALVO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS on LATEST ON CPL. THAE OHU CASE

Eric Montalvo founding partner of the Federal Practice Group was interviewed by the Carry On Podcast through the Heroes Media Group, on client Cpl. Thae Ohu. Here is a link to the story.

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