By Nextgov – As the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs work to make the digital medical records that each manages for some 10 million beneficiaries compatible, they face an unassuming foe. Medical devices in their hospitals are vulnerable to malware that could allow attackers to compromise all that patient health data.
On June 23rd, GSA will release its final rule regarding the Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) pilot program that could radically change how the government negotiates pricing on the GSA Schedules and orders thereunder. Under the pilot, certain Schedule holders will be required to provide monthly sales reports, including prices paid information, to serve as the […]
On Monday, June 2016, GSA announced plans to roll out its new Formatted Product Tool (FPT) to certain Schedules, starting with the next round of solicitation refreshes and mandatory modifications. The current plan is to start the rollout in mid-July with Schedules 72 (Furnishings) and 58 I (Professional A/V) and then continue at two week […]
Aronson LLC is proud to have been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by The Washington Post, ranking third among the 60 companies in the mid-sized category. The Washington Post’s Top Workplaces list spotlights private and public companies, nonprofits, and government agencies with the highest ratings from their employees in a survey conducted by Workplace […]
Today is the official start to summer, June 20, 2016, and millions of people are planning their family trips and getaways. The federal government is hoping travelers turn to Recreation.gov to plan their trip to one of the thousands of national parks, forests or waters. Officials with the Interior Department and Forest Service say a new contract awarded […]
In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled in Universal Health Services v. Escobar that the implied certification theory is a valid basis for False Claims Act liability. Under this theory, a government contractor’s claim or invoice can be held as fraudulent if the contractor “fails to disclose non-compliance with material statutory, regulatory, or contractual […]
Have you heard of a horizontal, double dummy technique to achieve a partial asset sale tax treatment with stepped-up basis adjustment? A method that also accommodates a tax-deferred equity rolled-over feature? Generally, this tax planning technique is more common in the context of a public company business combination scenario; however, it has some limited applicability […]