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Fastest 5 Minutes: New Executive Order, Annual Report on Bid Protest, and Responsible Artificial Intelligence Guidelines

Fastest 5 Minutes: New Executive Order, Annual Report on Bid Protest, and Responsible Artificial Intelligence Guidelines

December 1, 2021

This week's episode covers a new executive order relevant to service contracts, the President’s Management Agenda, GAO’s Annual Report on Bid Protests, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s Federal Government Cybersecurity Incident and Vulnerability Response Playbooks, and the Defense Innovation Unit’s Responsible Artificial Intelligence Guidelines, 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 Maturity Model Certification, Commercial Products and Services, DOJ Cooperation Credit

Fastest 5 Minutes: Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, Commercial Products and Services, DOJ Cooperation Credit

November 16, 2021

This week's episode covers changes to its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, replacement of the FAR concept of “commercial item” with “commercial product’’ and “commercial service,” updates to the DOJ approach to corporate cooperation credit, developments about the Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate, and a discussion of a bid protest decision relating to standing and IDIQ contracts, 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: Federal Data Strategy, Climate Change, and False Claims Act

Fastest 5 Minutes: Federal Data Strategy, Climate Change, and False Claims Act

November 1, 2021

This week's episode covers the latest on the COVID vaccine requirement for contractors, Federal Data Strategy Action Plan, Army Digital Transformation Strategy, FAR Council call for comments on proposed amendments focusing on climate change, and a development under the False Claims 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: COVID Vaccine Mandate, Cybersecurity, DOD’s Climate Adaptation Plan

Fastest 5 Minutes: COVID Vaccine Mandate, Cybersecurity, DOD’s Climate Adaptation Plan

October 18, 2021

This week's episode covers the latest on the COVID vaccine requirement for contractors, cybersecurity updates, the DoD Climate Adaptation Plan, and a class deviation relating to certified cost or pricing data, 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: COVID Vaccine Requirements for Contractors

Fastest 5 Minutes: COVID Vaccine Requirements for Contractors

October 1, 2021

This week's episode covers the September 24 Guidance from the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force focusing on COVID vaccine requirement for contractors, and proposed rules relating to the Berry Amendment, IR&D costs, and accelerated payments to federal small business contractors and subcontractors, 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: COVID Vaccine Requirements for Contractors, Revolving Door, and Small Business Matters

Fastest 5 Minutes: COVID Vaccine Requirements for Contractors, Revolving Door, and Small Business Matters

September 21, 2021

This week's episode covers COVID vaccine requirements for contractors, a DOD class deviation and SBA decision relating to small business matters, and two revolving door updates, 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: Proposed DFARS Provisions, Joint Ventures, and OFCCP

Fastest 5 Minutes: Proposed DFARS Provisions, Joint Ventures, and OFCCP

September 7, 2021

This week's episode covers two proposed DFARS provisions (one relating to domestic sourcing and the other focusing on fair and reasonable pricing determinations), an announcement by the OFCCP about its Affirmative Action Program Verification Interface designed to facilitate communications between contractors and the OFCCP, and a GAO decision about joint ventures and security clearances, 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: Procurement Integrity Act, COVID Contracting, and Small Business

Fastest 5 Minutes: Procurement Integrity Act, COVID Contracting, and Small Business

August 20, 2021

This week's episode covers a bid protest relating to a Procurement Integrity Act matter, government reports about COVID contracting, and final rules relating to small businesses and subcontracting, 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: Buy American Act, the False Claims Act, and COVID Vaccines and Protocols for Contractors

Fastest 5 Minutes: Buy American Act, the False Claims Act, and COVID Vaccines and Protocols for Contractors

August 9, 2021

This week's episode covers a White House announcement about COVID vaccines and safety protocols for contractors working at government sites, proposed rule regarding Buy American Act, GSA announcement about transitioning from the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) system in SAM.gov, and pending legislative amendments to the False Claims 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.

July 26: Fastest 5 Minutes: Minimum Wage for Contractors, Executive Order Focused on Competition

July 26: Fastest 5 Minutes: Minimum Wage for Contractors, Executive Order Focused on Competition

July 26, 2021

This week's episode covers a notice of proposed rulemaking relating to increasing the minimum wage for certain employees of government contractors, a new Executive Order focused on promoting competition, reporting service contract hours in SAM, and a DOD request seeking information from contractors about ESG matters, 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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