Special Master Katherine Oler sworn in as Special Master in the Vaccine Program.

Katherine Oler was on November 29, 2017, sworn in as a Special Master of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (Vaccine Program), located within the USCFC by the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, codified at 42 U.S.C. §§ 300aa-1 to -34.

For Special Master Oler’s biography, please visit

USCFC Press Release - Federal Contract Conference Supports Court Review of Bid Protests

Judge Thomas C. Wheeler spoke on Friday, September 15th, on a panel for the Practicing Law Institute on “View from the Bench–Adjudicating Government Contracts Disputes.” Senior Judge Loren A. Smith also spoke on a panel for the Practicing Law Institute on “Bid Protests in Government Contracts–Protection or Obstacle?” The Judges both expressed views from their experiences and answered questions from the participating attorneys. Attendance of attorneys attending and those live streaming was well over a hundred.

Lisa L. Reyes appointed as Clerk of Court

The judges of the United States Court of Federal Claims (USCFC) appointed Lisa L. Reyes as Clerk of Court, effective August 3, 2017. Ms. Reyes had been Acting Clerk of Court since May 4, 2016.