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President Biden’s New Directions for Government Contracting – February 11, 2021

Wed Jan 13, 2021

President Biden’s New Directions for Government Contracting

Whenever a new administration comes in, especially if it is of a different political party, new contracting directions and emphasis will occur. Which of the Trump administration contracting policies will remain, be strengthened, or eliminated by the Biden Administration, and what will replace them?

This webinar will focus on the likely, the probable, and the certain changes to occur – especially in:

  • Labor and Employment,
  • Small Business,
  • Buy American,
  • Cyber security,
  • Infrastructure, and
  • The “Beyond Apollo” Research and Development Plan.

February 11, 2021 • Webinar • Register Here 

Starts: 12:00 PM (PT) / 3:00 PM (ET)

Ends: 1:15 PM (PT) / 4:15 PM (ET)


Jim Nagle, Chair Emeritus, of Oles Morrison’s Government Contracts practice group, and is internationally renowned for his expertise in government contracting. He has extensive experience working with the government and government contractors on supply, services, international, major systems, aerospace and construction contracts.

Jim is the author of seven books and more than 100 articles on government contracting, including:

  • Administration of Government Contracts” (co-authored with Ralph Nash and John Cibinic) long considered the seminal treatise on federal government contracting and found on the desk of almost every Government contracting officer as their reference.
  • History of Government Contracting,” the seminal text on the development of government contracting in the United States.

He has litigated before numerous matters in federal courts, boards of contract appeals, and at GAO. Prior to joining the Oles Morrison, Jim served as Chief of the Logistics and Contract Law Branch of the Army, and as a trial team chief in the Army’s Contract Appeals Division. In addition to his legal practice, Jim has been used as an expert witness on government contracts issues by the U.S. Department of Justice, and government contractors, in criminal and civil cases.

Jim has taught all aspects of government contracts, construction law, and contract management for the graduate program on Contract Management of the Florida Institute of Technology, The George Washington University’s School of Business and Public Management, The George Washington University’s National Law Center, the University of Washington, Seattle University’s School of Law and other professional organizations. He has lectured in at least 23 states, the District of Columbia, and four foreign countries.

Howard Roth is the Chair of Oles Morrison’s Government Contracts practice group and has over 30 years of experience handling federal procurement and contract law matters. He is a knowledgeable advisor in all stages of federal contract law and litigation, including terminations, procurement disputes, protests, procurement integrity, rights in technical data, internal investigations, and contract cost issues.

Howard advises and assists clients with a comprehensive approach to managing cybersecurity and establishing compliant and effective information technology safeguards. He is experienced in high-visibility cases, including complex litigation and more than 100 adversarial proceedings.

Howard also has vast experience in the maritime industry, handling matters on ship construction and repair projects for the U.S. Maritime Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, NOAA, and U.S. Army.

Howard is a Lieutenant Colonel, Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps USA (Retired). His JAG experience includes Trial Team Chief at the Army Contract Appeals Division litigating GAO bid protests and contract appeals, Commissioner at the ASBCA, and Deputy General Counsel at the Army’s Support Command in California. He is the recipient of the Army Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster for expertise and achievement in Government Accountability Office (GAO) protests and contract appeals.