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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...

Stimulus Bill Business Loans Have Surprising Strings Attached

Blank Rome's Dominique L. Casimir, a partner in the Firm's Government Contracts practice group, was recently interviewed on Federal Drive with Tom Temin, a Federal...

“Help Me If you Can I’m Feeling Down, and I Do Appreciate You Being...

Many federal contractors are performing essential work that could expose people to the coronavirus. This, in turn, could result in claims and litigation against...

Fastest 5 Minutes: COVID-19 Issues Facing Government Contractors (April 17)

This special edition of the Fastest Five Minutes covers CARES Act Section 3610 and standards for essential businesses during COVID-19. 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 should be without. More at […]
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A Primer on the Defense Production Act

In this episode of The PubKast, we review the Defense Production Act of 1950, which is perhaps one of the government’s most important tools...

Chillin’ in a “Ready State”: Section 3610 of the CARES ACT

n this episode of The PubKast we review Section 3610 of the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act)....