Susan McGuire Smith

Susan McGuire Smith spent most of her federal legal career with NASA, serving as Chief Counsel at Marshall Space Flight Center for 14 years. Her expertise is in government contracts, ethics, and personnel law.

Five Years of Back Pay For This Fed

By on August 4, 2005 7:51 AM in Court Cases with 0 Comments

A federal employee was reinstated with five years of back pay after winning his case in federal court.

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Air Force Ethics Problems Highlighted In Bid Protest Decision

By on March 1, 2005 6:39 AM in Court Cases with 0 Comments

Lockheed Martin filed a protest against a decision to award Boeing a large government contract. A government official was found to have manipulated the procurement decisions that gave Boeing an unfair edge in the process.

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GSA Loses Protest on A-76 Selection of In-House Performance

By on August 24, 2004 7:12 AM in Current Events with 0 Comments

GSA selected an in-house team to perform work. GAO overturned the decision on appeal.

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Where is the Outrage?

By on July 17, 2003 12:00 AM in Current Events with 0 Comments

The Dept. of Agriculture Inspector General issued a report showing widespread misuse of government travel cards. Where is the outrage over this incident?

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An Appeal to President Bush: No Challenger Style Presidential Commission for Columbia Accident

By on February 2, 2003 12:00 AM in Current Events with 0 Comments

Investigation of the Challenger accident became political theatre rather than a rational investigation designed to ferret out problems and their cause. The author urges President Bush to learn from that investigation and avoid them in investigating the Columbia tragedy.

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Lobbyists, Friends, Parties, and Federal Ethics Rules

By on January 20, 2003 12:00 AM in Human Resources with 0 Comments

An agency official was tripped up by an allegation of violation of Federal ethics rules and regulations.

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