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The Government Contracts Legal Round-Up | Episode 8

Partner David B. Robbins discusses recent developments affecting government contractors following the numerous executive actions signed after President Biden took office. The host also provides updates on recent bid protests, Board decisions, FAR cases, and DOJ’s False Claims Act statistics. Originally published at Jenner & Block
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The Key Procurement Issues In 2021

This week on Off the Shelf, Tim Cook, executive director of the Center for Procurement Advocacy and Tom Sisti, executive vice president and general counsel for the Coalition for Government Procurement, looked ahead to the procurement policy issues and opportunities awaiting the new Congress and the Biden administration. Cook provided a wide ranging update on […]
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An Analysis of the 2021 NDAA

This week on Off the Shelf, Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, provides his analysis and insights on key provisions in the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act impacting defense procurement policy and operations. Etherton outlines the key procurement issues and opportunities facing the department, including supply chain security and cyber, domestic sourcing, and other […]
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Fastest 5 Minutes: NDAA FY2021, Section 3610, Executive Order 13950

Crowell & Moring – This week’s episode of “Fastest 5 Minutes” covers important developments concerning the nationwide court order enjoining the Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping, GAO’s annual report regarding protest filings, extension of the reimbursement period for Section 3610 of the CARES Act, and the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal […]
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The Government Contracts Legal Round-Up | Episode 7

Partners David B. Robbins and Marc Van Allen analyze recent GAO bid protest reports for fiscal year 2020. They also examine a Federal Circuit appeals decision involving data rights, as well as provide updates on Section 3610 reimbursement claims and False Claims Act decisions. Originally published at Jenner & Block
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Contract Spending Reached 5-year High in 2020

Agencies spent more on contracts in fiscal 2020 than at any time over the past five years. New analysis from Bloomberg Government found agencies spent almost $700 billion on procurement last year, which is a 43% increase since 2016. No surprise that the biggest areas of growth was in medical services and supplies, research and […]
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All Things Protest: Stay Override Challenge in a Pandemic-Related Procurement

In this episode of Crowell & Moring’s “All Things Protest” podcast, hosts Olivia Lynch and Christian Curran are joined by colleague Eric Ransom to discuss issues surrounding emergency sole source procurements, and a recent stay override decision from the Court of Federal Claims concerning a Federal Emergency Management Agency sole source contract for COVID-19 tests. […]
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The CR and the Possibility of a Shutdown

Last Wednesday, the House passed a one-week continuing resolution that is expected to pass the Senate and be signed by President Donald Trump, pushing back the shutdown deadline. Negotiations for a longer-term deal are ongoing, with the border wall funding again a sticking point. Eric Katz is a reporter here at GovExec and he’s reporting […]
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All Things Protest: The Latest on Key Personnel (November 2020)

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 Olivia Lynch and Rob Sneckenberg are joined by colleague Michael Samuels to discuss recent developments in GAO’s Key Personnel […]
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The Government Contracts Legal Round-Up

Jenner & Block – In this episode, Partners David B. Robbins and Matthew L. Haws examine the consolidation of SBA mentor-protégé programs. They also discuss recent intellectual property developments with the validation of proprietary and technical data, bid protest updates, and a recent Federal Circuit reversal. Listen to the podcast at Jenner & Block
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