Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Government Contractors Can’t Do Without
Fastest 5 Minutes: SAM, Inflation, FOIA

Fastest 5 Minutes: SAM, Inflation, FOIA

September 22, 2022

This week's episode covers a DOD class deviation providing flexibility around SAM registration timing, GSA and DOD memos regarding inflation and price adjustments, and a Second Circuit decision relating to Exemption 4 of the Freedom of Information 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 Special Edition: Developments Related to Domestic Preferences

Fastest 5 Minutes Special Edition: Developments Related to Domestic Preferences

September 7, 2022

This special edition of the Fastest 5 Minutes podcast covers recent developments related to domestic preferences including executive orders, final regulations, the Made in America Office, and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and is hosted by Peter Eyre, Addie Cliffe, and Allison Skager. 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: Disclosure of Workforce and Facilities in China, Vaccine Mandate, OFCCP

Fastest 5 Minutes: Disclosure of Workforce and Facilities in China, Vaccine Mandate, OFCCP

September 6, 2022

This week's episode covers an interim rule requiring that certain entities disclose their use of workforce and facilities in China, an update on the contractor vaccine mandate, a notice from OFCCP regarding a FOIA request for contractors’ EEO-1 Reports, and an OFCCP Directive intended to clarify its earlier guidance addressing federal contractors’ obligation to evaluate compensation systems as part of their affirmative action programming, 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: OTAs, CHIPS, Inflation Reduction Act

Fastest 5 Minutes: OTAs, CHIPS, Inflation Reduction Act

August 19, 2022

This week's episode covers a Court of Federal Claims decision holding that it could exercise jurisdiction over a challenge to an OTA award made in connection with a potential future procurement, the CHIPS and Science Act, the Inflation Reduction Act, and congressional focus on DOJ’s use of suspension and debarment, 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 Assessment Process, SBA final rule, Transactional Data Reporting, OCIs

Fastest 5 Minutes: CMMC Assessment Process, SBA final rule, Transactional Data Reporting, OCIs

August 8, 2022

This week's episode covers the Cyber AB’s recently released pre-decisional draft CMMC Assessment Process, an SBA final rule that implements new methods for evaluating expanded sources of small business past performance, a GSA OIG Alert about the Transactional Data Reporting rule, and Senate passage of an amended version of the Preventing Organizational Conflicts of Interest in Federal Acquisition 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: Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers, Unique Entity Identifier Issues

Fastest 5 Minutes: Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers, Unique Entity Identifier Issues

July 27, 2022

This week's episode covers a proposed rule regarding the Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts, ongoing concerns about the transition from DUNS to Unique Entity Identifier, assessment of the quality of data in USAspending.gov, and a court decision regarding suspension and debarment, 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: Antitrust, AI

Fastest 5 Minutes: Antitrust, AI

July 13, 2022

This week's episode covers allegations of procurement collusion, a civil lawsuit filed by DOJ to enjoin an acquisition because of competition concerns, and a DOD report on Responsible Artificial Intelligence Strategy and Implementation Pathway, 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: OFCCP, Kickbacks, False Claims Act, Proposed Legislation

Fastest 5 Minutes: OFCCP, Kickbacks, False Claims Act, Proposed Legislation

June 29, 2022

This week's episode covers OFCCP’s new proposed Directive regarding Functional Affirmative Action Programs, DOJ’s settlement with a contractor to resolve alleged violations of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Act, the latest on the government’s authority to dismiss a relator’s qui tam action pursuant under the False Claims Act, and the proposed legislation entitled “Stop Price Gouging the Military 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: Small Business, Inflation, Clean Energy Technologies

Fastest 5 Minutes: Small Business, Inflation, Clean Energy Technologies

June 13, 2022

This week's episode covers a new SBA final rule about calculation of employee-based size standards, a False Claims Act settlement involving small business status, DOD’s guidance about impact of inflation on contractors, and the White House’s use of the Defense Production Act to accelerate domestic production of clean energy technologies, 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.

Special Edition of the Fastest 5 Minutes: Sovereign Acts Doctrine and COVID Impacts

Special Edition of the Fastest 5 Minutes: Sovereign Acts Doctrine and COVID Impacts

June 2, 2022

This week's special edition is an extended dialogue about the Board’s recent application of the Sovereign Acts Doctrine to requests for recovery of cost resulting from Government-imposed COVID restrictions. In addition to discussing the recent decisions, host Skye Mathieson provides perspective on lessons learned and the broader implications of these decisions and the Sovereign Acts Doctrine.  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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