SCHOONER, STEVEN



BOOKS


(With Nash, Ralph C., and Karen O'Brian-Bakey .) The Government Contracts Reference Book: A Comprehensive Guide to the Language of Procurement. 4th ed. Riverwoods, IL : CCH, 2013. 

First edition (with Ralph C. Nash, Jr.) published in 1992 by George Washington University.

Second edition (with Nash, Ralph C. and Karen O'Brian) published in 1998 by George Washington University.

Third edition published in 2007 with Ralph C. Nash, Karen O'Brian-Bakey and Vernon J. Edwards)


(Forum Participant). Iraq Reconstruction: Lessons in Contracting and Procurement. Arlington: Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, 2006. 


A Practical Guide to the FAR & DFARS: Course Material. Washington, DC: Federal Publications, 1991. 

First edition published in 1990.


(Contributing author). The Government Contract Compliance Handbook. 2nd ed. Washington, DC: Federal Publications, Inc., 1991. 



LAW REVIEW ARTICLES & CHAPTERS IN BOOKS


"Reflections on Comparative Public Procurement Law," 43 Public Contract Law Journal 1-2 (2013).


(With Kovacs, Pamela J.) "Affirmatively Inefficient Jurisprudence?: Confusing Contractors' Rights to Raise Affirmative Defenses with Sovereign Immunity," 21 Federal Circuit Bar Journal 685-724 (2012).


(With Swan, Colin D.) "Dead Contractors: The Un-Examined Effect of Surrogates on the Public's Casualty Sensitivity," 6 Journal of National Security Law & Policy 11-58 (2012).


(With Anderson, Robert D. and Collin D. Swan.) "The WTO's Revised Government Procurement Agreement: An Important Milestone Toward Greater Market Access and Transparency in Global Public Procurement Markets,"" The Government Contractor, Jan. 11, 2012, at p. 1, 3-7.

Available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1984216.


"A Random Walk: The Federal Circuit's 2010 Government Contracts Decisions," 60 American University Law Review 1067-1120 (2011).

Available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1809917.


(With Swan, Colin D.) "Contractors and the Ultimate Sacrifice," Service Contractor, Sept. 2010, at 16-18.

Available at:

http://www.pscouncil.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Publications/ServiceContractorMagazine/SC_SEPT2010_Web.pdf.

http://ssrn.com/abstract=1677506.


"Federal Contracting and Acquisition," in Framing a Public Management Research Agenda, p. 30-39. [Forum: November 2009.] Washington, D.C. : IBM Center for the Business of Government, 2010.

Available at:

http://www.businessofgovernment.org/sites/default/files/framingagenda.pdf.

http://ssrn.com/abstract=1542830.


(With Swan, Colin D.) "Suing the Government as a 'Joint Employer' -- Evolving Pathologies of the Blended Workforce," 52 The Government Contractor no. 39, p. 1, 3-7 (October 20, 2010).

Available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1695164.


(With Yukins, Christopher.) "Public Procurement: Focus on People, Value for Money and Systemic Integrity, Not Protectionism," The Collapse of Global Trade, Murky Protectionism, and the Crisis: Recommendations for the G20 p. 87-92. Edited by Richard Baldwin and Simon J. Evenett. London : Centre for Economic Policy Research, 2009.

Available at:

http://www.voxeu.org/reports/Murky_Protectionism.pdf.

http://ssrn.com/abstract=1356170.


(With Yukins, Christopher.) "Tempering 'Buy American' in the Recovery Act: Steering Clear of a Trade War," 51 The Government Contractor no. 10, p. 4-10 (March 11, 2009).

Reprinted in The New Landscape of Government Contracting, p. 49-59. Wayne, PA : Andrews Publications, 2010.

Available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1358624.


(with Greenspahn, Daniel S.). "Too Dependent on Contractors? Minimum Standards for Responsible Governance," 6 Journal of Contract Management 9-25 (2008).

Reprinted in Public Procurement Policy and Law, edited by P.L. Jayanthi Reddy; Hyderabad, India : Icfai University Press, 2010.

http://ssrn.com/abstract=1263358.


"Why Contractor Fatalities Matter," 38 Parameters no. 3, p. 78 (Autumn 2008).

Reprinted in Arabic in 87 Contractors in War: International Studies, Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (2009).

Available at http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=1303022.


(With Yukins, Christopher.) "Incrementalism: Eroding the Impediments to a Global Public Procurement Market." 38 Georgetown Journal of International Law 529-576 (2007).

Available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1002446.


(With Siuda-Pfeffer, Erin). "Post-Katrina Reconstruction Liability: Exposing the Inferior Risk-Bearer." 43 Harvard Journal on Legislation 287-327 (2006).

Available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=900003.


"Contractor Atrocities at Abu Ghraib: Compromised Accountability in a Streamlined, Outsourced Government." 16 Stanford Law & Policy Review 549-572 (2005).

Available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=605367.


"Empty Promise for the Acquisition Workforce." 47 The Government Contractor, no. 18, p. 1-6 (May 4, 2005).


"John Cibinic's Extraordinary Legacy." 35 Public Contract Law Journal, no. 1, p. 21-23 (Fall 2005).


"Risky Business: Managing Interagency Acquisition." 47 The Government Contractor, no. 14, p. 1, 3-6 (Apr. 6, 2005).

Available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=702546.


"Competitive Sourcing Policy: More Sail than Rudder." 33 Public Contract Law Journal 263-297 (2004).

Available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=488266.


"The Paper Tiger Stirs: Rethinking Suspension and Debarment." 14 Public Procurement Law Review 211 (2004).


"Commercial Purchasing: The Chasm between the United States Government's Evolving Policy and Practice." in Public Procurement: Continuing Revolution, edited by Sue Arrowsmith and Martin Trybus. New York: Kluwer, 2003.

Available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=285536.


(With Yukins, Christopher.). "Model Behaviour? Anecdotal Evidence of Tension between Evolving Commercial Public Procurement Practices and Trade Policy." 9 International Trade Law & Regulation 4 (2003).

Available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=346000.


"The Future: Scrutinizing the Empirical Case for the Court of Federal Claims." 71 George Washington Law Review 714-772 (2003).

Available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=355360.


"Desiderata: Objectives for a System of Government Contract Law." 11 Public Procurement Law Review 103 (2002).

Available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=304620.


"Introduction: The Symposium 'Drafting a Government Procurement Law': Lessons Learned from the United States." 11 Public Procurement Law Review 99 (2002).


"Buying the 'Black Beret': Balancing Customer 'Needs' and Socio-Economic Policies." 43 The Government Contractor Sec. 158 (Apr. 18, 2001).


"Fear of Oversight: The Fundamental Failure of Businesslike Government." 50 American University Law Review 627-723 (2001).

Available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=283369.


(with Whiteman, Neil S.). "Purchase Cards and Micro-Purchases: Sacrificing Traditional United States Procurement Policies at the Alter of Efficiency." 9 Public Procurement Law Review 148-170 (2000).


"Watching the Sunset: Anticipating GAO's Study of Concurrent Bid Protest Jurisdiction in the COFC and the District Courts." 42 The Government Contractor Sec. 108 (March 22, 2000).

Available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=717902.


"Mixed Messages: Heightened Complexity in Social Policies Favoring Small Business Interests." 8 Public Procurement Law Review CS78 (no. 3, 1999).


"Pondering the Decline of Federal Government Contract Litigation in the United States." 1999 Public Procurement Law Review Issue 5, pp. 242-250.


(with Coleman, Keith D.). "The CDA at Twenty: A Brief Assessment of BCA Activity." 34 Procurement Lawyer 10-17 (Summer 1999).


"The FTCA Discretionary Function Exception Nulifies $25 Million Malpractice Judgement against the DCAA: A Sigh of Relief Concludes the DIVAD Contract Saga." Army Lawyer 17-24 (March 1999).


"The Future of 'Businesslike' Government: The CBD Asserts its Rights against Debtor Federal Agencies." 41 The Government Contractor Sec. 112 (March 10, 1999).


"What Next? A Heuristic Approach to Revitalizing the Contract Disputes Act of 1978." 28 Public Contract Law Journal 635-653 (Summer 1999).


(with Wallace, David A.). "Contract Law Developments of 1997--The Year in Review." Army Lawyer 3 (January 1998).


(with Wallace, David A.). "Affirmative Action in Procurement: A Preview of the Post-Adarand Regulations in the Context of an Uncertain Judicial Landscape." Army Lawyer 3-17 (September 1997).


"Practice Note: Forewarned is Forearmed: DCAA Held Liable for $25 Million in Damages for Accounting Malpractice." Army Lawyer 37-40 (September 1996).


"Practice Note: Costly Noncompliance with the Assignment of Claims Act: A Reminder for Counsel and Disbursing Officers." Army Lawyer 50-53 (July 1995).


"Practice Note: Allowability Versus Allocability of General and Administrative Expenses: Recent Guidance from the Federal Circuit." Army Lawyer 60-64 (October 1994).


(with Schooner, Heidi M.). "Look Before You Lend: A Lender's Guide to Financing Government Contracts Pursuant to the Assignment of Claims Act." 48 Business Lawyer 535-565 (1993).


(with Nibley, Stuart B. and Richard C. Johnson). "The Unmovable Object (National Security) Meets the Irresistible Force (Environment Protection); Result--Government Contractors are being Crushed by the Impact of Equally Paramount Objectives." 55 Federal Contracts Reports 878-891 (1991).


"Volumes 10-19 Public Contract Law Journal Subject Matter and Authors Index." 20 Public Contract Law Journal 249-291 (1991).


(with Nibley, Stuart B. and Richard C. Johnson). "Applying the TINA to Interorganizational Transfers." 90-11 Costs, Pricing & Accounting Report 3 (1990).


"The Lacey Order: Control of Complex Litigation Before the BCAs (Boards of Contract Appeals)." 9 Construction Lawyer 1 (1989).


"More Bites of Red Herring: Claims Court/BCA Differences in Handling Default Terminations." 2 Nash & Cibinic Report 21 (1988).


(with McCastlain, J. Cal). "To Stay or Not to Stay: Difficult Decisions for Boards of Contract Appeals Confronted with Parallel Proceedings." 16 Public Contract Law Journal 418-445 (1987).


"Impossibility of Performance in Public Contracts: An Economic Analysis." 16 Public Contract Law Journal 229-265 (1986).


(with Connelly, Kevin). "Recovery of Costs for Defense Against the Government's Charge of Illegality." 16 Public Contract Law Journal 94-119 (1986).


"The Davis-Bacon Act: Controversial Implementation of the 50 Percent Rule." 5 Construction Lawyer 9 (1985).

An abridged version reprinted in 10 Employee Relations Law Journal 702-716 (1985).


"Obscene Parody: The Judicial Exception to Fair Use Analysis." 14 Journal of Arts Management & Law 69-94 (1984).


(with Rothlein, Julius). "The Trade Agreements Act - Installation Procurement and International Government Acquisition Law." Army Lawyer 1 (1983).



BOOK REVIEWS


"Communicating Governance: Will Plain English Drafting Improve Regulation?" Review of Writing Readable Regulations, by Thomas A. Murawski. 70 George Washington University Law Review 163-180 (2002).


 Review of Contract Disputes Act: Annotated, by Robert T. Peacock and Peter D. Ting. 28 Public Contracts Law Journal 117-126 (1998).


"Change, Change Leadership and Acquisition Reform." Review of Real Change Leaders: How You Can Create Growth and High Performance in Your Company, by Jon Katzenbach, et al., Leading Change, by John Kotter and Taking Charge of Change: 10 Principles for Managing People and Performance, by Douglas Smith. 26 Public Contract Law Journal 467-480 (1997).


 Review of Construction Management: Law and Practice. 25 Public Contract Law Journal 593-596 (1996).



OTHER


Chapter author, The Federal Publications Year in Review Conference Briefs. Washington, DC: Federal Publications, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1991.
Available at:
2011 - http://ssrn.com/abstract=2014385.
2010 - http://ssrn.com/abstract=1772824.
2009 - http://ssrn.com/abstract=1562842.
2008 - http://ssrn.com/abstract=1356153.
2007 - http://ssrn.com/abstract=1113350.
2006 - http://ssrn.com/abstract=969490.
2005 - http://ssrn.com/abstract=887355.
2004 - http://ssrn.com/abstract=663464.


(With Kelman, Steve.) "Commentary: Achieving Effective Reform," Federal Times, April 13, 2009.
Available at http://www.federaltimes.com/index.php?S=4032866.


Op-Ed., "Remember Them Too: Don't Contractors Count When We Calculate the Costs of War?," Washington Post, May 25, 2009, at A21.


(With Kelman). "Outlook: Scandal or Solution?" 46 Contract Management 62 (Jan. 2006).


"Keeping Up With Procurement." 38 Government Executive, no. 11, p. 74 (July 1, 2006).


"Viewpoint: Procurement Proper." 37 Government Executive, no. 14, p. 86 (Aug. 15, 2005).


"Fiscal Waste? Priceless." Los Angeles Times p. B13 (Sept. 14, 2005).


"Contract Disputes Act" in Major Acts of Congress, edited by Brian K. Landberg. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2004.


(With Yukins, Christopher). "Adding Up Efficiency's Cost." 26 Legal Times no. 43 (Nov. 1, 2004).


"Viewpoint: Mismanaged Competition." 36 Government Executive no. 8, p. 70 (May 15, 2004).


"Letter to the Editor." Financial Times (December 23, 2003).


(With Yukins, Christopher.). "A Measure of Success." Legal Times 34 (March 17, 2003).


"Mending Fences." New Jersey Star Ledger (March 30, 2003).


"Downsizing Government on the Cheap." New Jersey Star Ledger (Sept. 28, 2003).


"Viewpoint: The Open Market." 35 Government Executive, no. 7, p. 80 (June 2003).


"Viewpoint: Badge of Courage." 34 Government Executive, no. 11, p. 65 (August 2002).


"Viewpoint: Suspensions are Just a Side Show." 34 Government Executive, no. 5, p. 58 (May 2002).


"Requiem for Research." Contract Management Magazine (Nov. 2000).


"Protests Protect Procurement System (Part 2)." FCW.COM (March 8, 1999). Http://www.fcw.com/fcw/articles/1999/FCW_030899_147.asp


"Who's Watching Now?" Legal Times p. S27 (Apr. 26, 1999).


(With Williams & Mesaros). "Reinventing Acquisition: Expanding Opportunities for Small Businesses in Task Order Contracting." 37 Contract Management 44 (Oct. 1997).


How to Work with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and DOD FAR Supplement (DFARS). (Videotape). Washington, DC: Federal Publications, 1992.


How to Work with the FAR. (Videotape). Washington, DC: Federal Publications, 1988.