Public Contract Law Journal, the quarterly scholarly publication of the ABA Public Contract Law Section, is committed to the publication articles that present analysis and insight into issues affecting the broad scope of public contract law and procurement at the federal, state, and municipal levels. The Journal stands within the legal community as a focal point for the examination of timely legal issues confronting the public contract community.

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Public Contract Law Journal
Volume 40 Number 3
Spring 2011


Path of an Investigation:  How a Major Contractor’s Ethics Office and Air Force Procurement Fraud and Suspension/Debarment Apparatus Deal With Allegations of Potential Fraud and Unethical Conduct
David Robbins, Steven A. Shaw, Rodney Grandon, Alice Eldridge, and Brian Sears

Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12: A Survey and Discussion of How This National Security Directive May Limit Competition Unnecessarily and Suggestions for Reform
Sondra Bell Nensala

Déjà Vu All Over Again: Cost-Reimbursement Contracts Fall Out of Favor (Again), But Should They?
Kara M. Sacilotto

The Best of Both Worlds:  Reciprocal Preference and Punitive Retaliation in Public Contracts
Kingsley S. Osei

Could the Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009 Have Fixed the Problems That Plagued the F-22 Acquisition Project Back in 1981?
Thomas A. Gabriele


Inching Toward Balance: Reaching Proper Reform of the Alaska Native Corporations’ 8(A) Contracting Preferences
Daniel K. Oakes

Become a Fan of Government Procurement on Facebook: How the Federal Government’s Acquisition Workforce Can Use Social Networking Websites to Recruit New Employees
Katherine Calogero

E-Verify: Promoting Accountability and Transparency in Federal Procurement Through Electronic Employment Verification
Danielle M. Kidd

Strengthening the Excluded Parties List System
Aimee A. Albright

Contracting in Health Insurance Exchanges: Improving Implementation with Lessons from the Past
Amy Siadak

Book Review

Robert Morris: Financier of the American Revolution by Charles Rappleye
Review by James F. Nagle

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