Winter 2012, Volume 41, Number 2

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 41 Number 2
Winter 2012


Government IT Procurement Processes and Free Software
Marco Iansiti

Going-Going-Green: Strategies for Fostering Sustainable New Federal Buildings
Patrick E. Tolan, Jr.

Implicit versus Explicit Requirements and Independent Research and Development Costs Under ATK Thiokol: Securing the Future of U.S. Technology Investment
Mark J. Nackman

The Reform and Regulation of Public Procurement in Nigeria 
Sope Williams-Elegbe

The Revenue Impact of the Two Percent Excise Tax: The Congressional Budget Office Estimates Relating to the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act
Nicole R. Best


Lost in the Cloud: Protecting End-User Privacy in Federal Cloud Computing Contracts
Joshua S. Parker

The Bottom of the Smart Weapon Production Chain: Securing the Supply of Rare Earth Elements for the U.S. Military
Ryan P. Carpenter

Congressional Watchdogs or Congressional Puppets? Ensuring Transparency, Integrity, and Reliability in Bid Protests at the Government Accounability Office
Kathleen Ann Kern 

Limitations of the Contingency Contracting Framework: Finding Effective Ways to Police Foreign Subcontractos in Iraq and Adghanistan
Carissa N. Tyler



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