DEBRA D’AGOSTINO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK ABOUT VACCINES

Possible vaccine mandate for federal employees raises host of tricky questions, attorneys say Nicole Ogrysko@nogryskoWFED July 28, 2021 6:29 pm 7 min read        The tide may be shifting on COVID-19 vaccines for the federal workforce. President Joe Biden said Tuesday a vaccine mandate for federal employees was “under consideration,” a day after the Department […]

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CAROL THOMPSON, A PARTNER WITH THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING WITH THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER

Former Biden official who won $87M to house migrants banned from ICE contracts by Anna Giaritelli, Homeland Security Reporter | July 27, 2021 06:03 AM   The Biden transition team official who brokered an $87 million immigration contract for a nonprofit organization that he was simultaneously advising was never cleared by federal authorities to work […]

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ERIC MONTALVO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, TALKS WITH GOVERNMENT EXEC ABOUT TRUMP’S GSA LEASE

Does the Trump Organization’s Indictment Mean Anything for the Company’s GSA Lease?  Experts said the indictment prompts speculation about possible suspension or debarment from federal business, but were unsure if GSA would act.  JULY 12, 2021 The recent indictment of the Trump Organization by New York prosecutors did not mention the company’s government lease for […]

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ERIC MONTALVO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, TALKS WITH ESPN ON JOJO DIAZ CONTRACT SITUATION

With distractions pushed aside, does JoJo Diaz finally have it all together? Joseph Diaz, above, is moving up in weight to challenge for the WBC interim lightweight title. Sye Williams/Golden Boy/Getty Images By Mike Coppinger When Ryan Garcia withdrew from his July 9 bout with Javier Fortuna to address his mental health, Joseph Diaz Jr. raised […]

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DEBRA D’AGOSTINO, FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, TALKS WHISTLEBLOWER REFORM WITH TOM TEMIN OF FEDERAL NEWS RADIO

CONGRESS Congress again ponders the next round of whistleblower reform May 27, 2021 11:21 am 8 min read        Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Federal Drive’s daily audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. A bill from the House Oversight and Reform Committee would fix what members see as holes in the legal […]

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Jason Moy, A SENIOR ASSOCIATE AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, DISCUSSES CHANGES IN THE BUY AMERICAN ACT

Proposed changes to the Buy American Act in Executive Order 14005 By Jason Moy Senior Associate Federal Practice Group On January 25, 2021, President Joe Biden signed an executive order which aims to impose more stringent restrictions on federal procurement by tightening the enforcement of the Buy American Act (BAA). Within 180 days, the Federal […]

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ALYSA WILLIAMS, AN ASSOCIATE AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, DISCUSSES OPM’s New Guidance on COVID-19 Leave

What Federal Employees Should Know About OPM’s New Guidance on COVID-19 Leave The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) released new guidance concerning the emergency paid leave program for federal employees included in the American Rescue Plan, which created a $570 million fund administered by OPM to pay for leave related to COVID-19. This guidance […]

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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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