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Joint ABA PCL/DoD Procurement Fraud Working Group Meeting

October 24, 2013 • Washington, DC

Over the past twenty years, classified acquisition funding has increased dramatically.  This has raised the importance of understanding how disputes relating to classified contracts are handled.  On October 24, 2013, the Department of Defense Procurement Fraud Working Group and the ABA Public Contract Law Section’s Bid Protest Committee, Contract Claims and Disputes Resolution Committee, and Debarment and Suspension Committee will be hosting a joint meeting to discuss the procedures used in classified bid protests, claims, and suspension/ debarment actions.  The meeting will feature a distinguished panel of decision makers from the Government Accountability Office, the Court of Federal Claims, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, and the Air Force Contractor Responsibility Division.  

Date:               Thursday, October 24, 2013

Panelists:        David Ashen, Government Accountability Office
                        David Robbins, Air Force Contractor Responsibility Division
                        Judge Mary Ellen Coster Williams, Court of Federal Claims
                        Judge Owen Wilson, Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals

Moderator:     Richard Arnholt, Crowell & Moring

Location:        Crowell & Moring
                        1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
                        Washington, DC 20004
                        10th Floor South

Time:              12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
*Lunch will be served at the price of $10.00 per person*  

This meeting will provide a unique opportunity to learn about procedures in classified matters and to discuss issues such as how the different forums balance due process considerations with the need to protect classified information. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.  Please RSVP to Katie Dougherty at if you plan to attend.

Also, please let us know if you wish to participate by telephone; the call in number is below, but we still need to have an approximate count of how many will be calling in.  In addition, please invite others who might wish to attend and participate in Committee activities; please ask them to RSVP to us.   

Dial In:  1-877-211-3621 (or 719-325-2765)
Participant Code:  2026242792
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