Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Government Contractors Can’t Do Without
Fastest 5 Minutes: Commercial Items, Inflation, False Claims Act

Fastest 5 Minutes: Commercial Items, Inflation, False Claims Act

May 18, 2022

This week's episode covers a new final rule about commercial item determinations, DOD’s response to Hill questions about the impact of inflation, a False Claims Act settlement and new FCA complaint, and enforcement of the Service Contract Act, and is hosted by Peter Eyre and Yuan Zhou. 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.

Fastest 5 Minutes: Suspension & Debarment, Small Business, End User License Agreements

Fastest 5 Minutes: Suspension & Debarment, Small Business, End User License Agreements

May 3, 2022

This week's episode covers the Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee’s annual report, a final rule amending the FAR to permit small business contracting procedures to apply to overseas procurements, a bid protest decision about agency documentation of its determination, and analysis of an end user license agreement from the perspective of the Contract Disputes Act, and is hosted by Peter Eyre and Monica Sterling. 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.

Fastest 5 Minutes: Debriefings, Discussions, and Claims

Fastest 5 Minutes: Debriefings, Discussions, and Claims

April 19, 2022

This week's episode covers a DoD final rule on enhanced post-award debriefings, a Court decision on failure to engage in discussions, and a Board decision about jurisdiction to hear alternate theories of recovery, and is hosted by Peter Eyre and Yuan Zhou. 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.

Fastest 5 Minutes: Cybersecurity, Pay Equity, Conflicts of Interest

Fastest 5 Minutes: Cybersecurity, Pay Equity, Conflicts of Interest

April 6, 2022

This week's episode covers the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act, the proposed Federal Contracting for Peace and Security Act, the proposed Preventing Organizational Conflicts of Interest in Federal Acquisition Act, developments concerning the GSA Economic Price Adjustment contract clauses, NIST publications, and OFCCP guidance on evaluating federal contractors’ compliance with pay equity audit obligations, and is hosted by Peter Eyre and Yuan Zhou. 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.

Fastest 5 Minutes: Buy American Act, Small Business, DOJ’s Civil Fraud Initiative

Fastest 5 Minutes: Buy American Act, Small Business, DOJ’s Civil Fraud Initiative

March 22, 2022

This week's episode covers the final rule implementing further revisions to the Buy American Act, a proposed rule that would amend the FAR to account for recent changes in the Small Business Administration’s regulations, the NIST Secure Software Development Framework, and the first False Claims Act settlement under the DOJ’s Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative, and is hosted by Peter Eyre and Yuan Zhou. 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.

Fastest 5 Minutes: DoD’s Mentor-Protégé Program, Artificial Intelligence, Information Security

Fastest 5 Minutes: DoD’s Mentor-Protégé Program, Artificial Intelligence, Information Security

March 8, 2022

This week's episode covers DOD’s Software Modernization Strategy Memorandum, proposed updates to the DoD’s Mentor-Protégé Program, a GAO report examining the current status of the DoD artificial intelligence weapon systems capabilities, and the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee report on Zero Trust and Trusted Identity Management, and is hosted by Peter Eyre and Monica Sterling. 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.

Fastest 5 Minutes: PRICE Act, Commercial Solutions Openings, Cybersecurity

Fastest 5 Minutes: PRICE Act, Commercial Solutions Openings, Cybersecurity

February 24, 2022

This week's episode covers the recently enacted Promoting Rigorous and Innovative Cost Efficiencies for Federal Procurement and Acquisitions (PRICE) Act, a DOD class deviation regarding commercial solutions openings, and updates on recent cybersecurity developments, and is hosted by Peter Eyre and Yuan Zhou. 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.

Fastest 5 Minutes: Bid Protests, Data Safeguarding, Defense Innovation Unit

Fastest 5 Minutes: Bid Protests, Data Safeguarding, Defense Innovation Unit

February 8, 2022

This week's episode covers increased minimum wage for certain federal contract workers, a protest decision involving proposal misrepresentation, cybersecurity and data safeguarding updates from DOD and NIST, and highlights from the Defense Innovation Unit Annual Report, and is hosted by Peter Eyre and Monica Sterling. 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.

Fastest 5 Minutes: American Rescue Plan, Bid Protests, ASBCA Decision

Fastest 5 Minutes: American Rescue Plan, Bid Protests, ASBCA Decision

January 24, 2022

This week's episode covers a new Treasury rule governing the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds under the American Rescue Plan, a bid protest decision involving a corporate transaction, a protest decision relating to standing and OCIs, and an ASBCA decision involving incurred costs, and is hosted by Peter Eyre and Yuan Zhou. 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.

Fastest 5 Minutes: CMMC, Bid Protests, NDAA

Fastest 5 Minutes: CMMC, Bid Protests, NDAA

January 10, 2022

This week's episode covers an update on the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, a GAO report on DHS’ controls to protect personally identifiable information, a Federal Circuit decision regarding prejudice in the bid protest context, and highlights from the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2022, and is hosted by Peter Eyre and Monica Sterling. 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.

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