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Linda S. Bruggeman


Linda S. Bruggeman

Linda S. Bruggeman is a government contracts lawyer with experience representing clients in matters involving the Department of Defense, NASA, and civilian agencies, including the defense of qui tam actions under the False Claims Act. Linda’s practice focuses on both litigation and counseling in connection with government contracts, with particular emphasis on issues involving cost allowability, the Cost Accounting Standards, and the Truth in Negotiations Act.  She has lectured on a variety of cost allowability and allocability issues for the Educational Services Institute in association with George Washington University.

Before joining Miles & Stockbridge, Linda was a member of the Government Contracts Group of Crowell & Moring, which she joined after practicing government contracts law in the General Services Administration and serving as legislative counsel for the Department of Justice.

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"DCAA Executive Compensation Calculation Rejected (Again)," Government Contracts Bullet Points (June 21, 2012).
"Statute of Limitations Runs from Receipt of Auditable Information," Government Contracts Bullet Points (April 04, 2012).
"DCAA's Use of a Statistically Invalid Analysis for Testing Compensation Reasonableness," Government Contracts Bullet Points (February 03, 2012).
"IR&D Reporting Requirements Reinstated," Government Contracts Bullet Points (January 30, 2012).
"Interest Due On Indirect Cost Claims," Government Contracts Bullet Points (October 21, 2011).
"Elimination of CAS Exemption for Overseas Contracts and Subcontracts," Government Contracts Bullet Points (August 19, 2011).
"New Rule Prescribes Data Required for Adequate Final Indirect Cost Rate Proposal," Government Contracts Bullet Points (June 02, 2011).
"Capital Costs Must be Treated as Indirect Costs," Government Contracts Bullet Points (May 31, 2011).
"Allowability of IR&D Costs: Dis-inflation Run Amok," Government Contracts Bullet Points (March 09, 2011).
"Federal Circuit Compounds Contractors' Interest Problems," Government Contracts Bullet Points (March 04, 2011).
"Payment for "Subcontractor" Services on T&M Contracts," Government Contracts Bullet Points (February 16, 2011).
"Compounding The Problem," Government Contracts Bullet Points (September 24, 2010).
"CAS Price Adjustments Limited To "Affected" Contracts," Government Contracts Bullet Points (June 16, 2010).
"No PRB Cost Adjustment For Segment Closings," Government Contracts Bullet Points (June 02, 2010).
"ATK Thiokol, Inc. v. U.S.: Clarifying The Definition of Research And Development Costs," Government Contract Costs, Pricing & Accounting Report (Co-Author) (May 01, 2010).
"Costs Of Influencing Collective Bargaining Decisions Proposed For Disallowance," Government Contracts Bullet Points (April 22, 2010).
"Help Wanted: Bounty Hunters," Government Contracts Bullet Points (March 22, 2010).
"IR&D Definition Clarified," Government Contracts Bullet Points (March 19, 2010).
"Costs of Air Travel Limited to the “Lowest Priced Airfare Available to the Contractor”," Government Contracts Bullet Points (December 14, 2009).
"GAO Reports Deficiencies In DCAA Audit Reports," Government Contracts Bullet Points (September 24, 2009).
"PRB Costs Allowable Whether Measured Under FAS 106 or IRS Criteria," Government Contracts Bullet Points (September 23, 2009).
"More Confusion On What Costs Are Allocable To Government Contracts," Government Contracts Bullet Points (January 16, 2009).
"Happy Holidays From The Far Council - Proposed Restrictions On Allowable Airfare," Government Contracts Bullet Points (December 21, 2007).
"Compound Interest On CAS," Government Contracts Bullet Points (August 31, 2007).
"CAS Exemption For Time & Material And Labor Hour Contracts," Government Contracts Bullet Points (July 06, 2007).
"CAS-covered Contract Not "Affected" By Accounting Change," Government Contracts Bullet Points (July 03, 2007).
"CAS Board Adjusts Coverage Threshold," Government Contracts Bullet Points (June 14, 2007).
"ASBCA Reconsiders CAS 418 Definition Of "Homogeneous Cost Pools"," Government Contracts Bullet Points (March 06, 2007).
"SAFETY Act Liability Protection for Service Contractors in the Homeland Security Business: Why It's Important," CSA Service Contractor, p.14 (Co-Author) (January 01, 2007).
"Congress Pressures DHS To Expedite Safety Act Approvals," Government Contracts Bullet Points (October 06, 2006).
"Limitations Of Cost Notice Obligations Must Be Met," Government Contracts Bullet Points (September 15, 2006).
"ASBCA Applies Affirmative Misconduct Standard In Denying Contractor's Estoppel Defense," Government Contracts Bullet Points (May 23, 2006).
"CAS Coverage And Indirect Costs," Government Contracts Bullet Points (March 31, 2006).
"Practitioner's Comment: 'Benefit' Test for CAS 418 Homogeneity," The Government Contractor (Co-Author) (March 08, 2006).
"Overhead Pool Flunks "Homogeneity" Test Absent "Benefit" To The Government," Government Contracts Bullet Points (February 23, 2006).
"Administrative Leave OK If Feds Gave It Too," Government Contracts Bullet Points (October 19, 2005).