5333.292 Appeals to the United States Court of Federal Claims (COFC)

(a) The Department of Justice represents the Department of the Air Force in appeals brought before the COFC. The Air Force Commercial Litigation Field Support Center (AF/JACQ) serves as the Department of the Air Force counsel with the Department of Justice in such appeals.

(b) The contracting officer must notify the cognizant legal office and the SCO of any notice of appeal to the COFC. The cognizant legal office must forward a copy of the notice to SAF/GCR and AF/JACQ.

(c) The contracting officer must assist the cognizant legal office in preparing the litigation report. The contracting officer must obtain approval from the AF/JACQ trial attorney prior to releasing the litigation report outside government.