Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Government Contractors Can’t Do 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.

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.

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