General News

Andrew Shipley was quoted in the Law360 article, "GAO Move Not Likely To Deter Military Partnerships," regarding a decision by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to count intergovernmental service agreements, or IGSAs, as "procurement contracts" over which the GAO has authority. 

Andrew Shipley notes that the GAO decision upended the Army’s belief that IGSAs are merely cooperative agreements not subject to GAO review. The decision may make military contracting officials more cautious when pursuing future IGSAs as companies try to take work from municipalities and perhaps the cities’ chosen contractors, Shipley said.