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Independent Public Accountants

Crowell & Moring – Partner Nicole Owren-Wiest discusses Independent Public Accountants on an episode of Baker Tilly’s Fed Talks podcast. The episode covers questions about how IPAs are utilized in the government contractor space, how contractors have reacted to the use of IPAs, and how IPAs are expected to be utilized going forward. Access the […]
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The Government Contracts Legal Round-Up | Episode 2

Jenner & Block – In this episode, Partners David B. Robbins and Marc A. Van Allen examine a recent US Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. They cover topics with potentially far-reaching impacts for government contractors, including small business subcontracting plans and an interim rule on certain Chinese telecommunication companies. The hosts also welcome Special Counsel […]
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White House Lays Out Issues with House’s Minibus Spending Bill

The initial reaction from the White House on the minibus spending package the House passed on Friday says it would veto the bill should it make it to the President’s desk. Among the several provisions it objects to is the provision that would prevent the proposed merger of the Office of Personnel Management and General […]
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Barbarians at the Gates: The Rise of Aggressive Commercial Litigation Tactics in Bid Protests

The PubKast - In this episode, Pub K's Senior Editor, Craig LaChance, speaks with bid protest specialist Jon Frankel of Frankel PLLC. They talk about...

Fastest 5 Minutes: FY19 NDAA, FAR Council, and NIST News (July 15)

Crowell & Moring – This week’s episode covers FY19 NDAA, FAR Council, and NIST news and is hosted by partners Peter Eyre and Lorraine Campos. Crowell & Moring’s “Fastest 5 Minutes” is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief summary of significant government contracts legal and regulatory developments that no government contracts lawyer or executive […]
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What Will Replace Alliant 2 after GSA’s Cancellation of the Program?

Maybe not shocking, but not a total surprise either, when the General Services Administration canceled its troubled Alliant 2 small business program. The planned governmentwide acquisition contract was hobbled by protests and never really got off the ground. Yet the need for such a GWAC apparently still exists. With what might come instead, Federal Drive with […]
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All Things Protest: Watch Out for Waiver

Crowell & Moring’s “All Things Protest” podcast keeps you up to date on major trends in bid protest litigation, key developments in high-profile cases, and best practices in state and federal procurement. In this episode, hosts Rob Sneckenberg and Christian Curran are joined by guest Liam O’Reilly to discuss the Federal Circuit’s recent Inserso decision […]
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Procurement Rules Can Trip Up Agencies in Emergencies, But Permissions Exist

Buying in urgent or emergency situations – procurement laws and regulations allow for it. But risk averse agencies and contracting officers are often stuck...

Performance in the Time of the Coronavirus: A Review of the CBCA’s Recent Decision,...

In this rather pedantic yet compelling episode we discuss Edgar Allen Poe, best practices for pre-modern social distancing, the evolutionary strategy of the Ebola...

Pandemics Don’t Stop the Government From Doing Business

The good news for contractors is that the government is operating at full pace. Spending on contracts is up a little. The bad news...