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Incumbent Employees’ Self-Disclosure of Salaries is Not a Procurement Integrity Act Violation – Government Contracts Legal Forum

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In AlliantCorps, LLC, B-415744.2, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) denied a protest by AlliantCorps, LLC (Alliant) alleging violations of the Procurement Integrity Act (PIA) by the Department of the Navy (Navy) following Alliant’s prior protest of a task order award to DKW Communications, Inc. (DKW).  Alliant asserted that DKW improperly received Alliant’s bid and proposal… Continue Reading

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OOPS 2018 Preview: Contractors and Cybersecurity – Government Contracts Legal Forum

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With even DoD officials acknowledging cyber threats ranging from exfiltrating our top military secrets (“the terabyte of death” per DISA’s Director) to seizing control of SECDEF’s car to sinking Navy vessels with critical infrastructure attacks, both federal agencies and government contractors are in the pressure cooker.  For contractors, bad cybersecurity not only opens the door to cyber espionage and privacy breaches followed by costly clean-up and lost trade secrets, but now – with the latest DoD guidance – may put critical contract awards at risk.  Join us this Thursday, May 17, at 1:00 PM Eastern, as Crowell & Moring attorneys Paul Rosen, Evan Wolff, David Bodenheimer, and Michael Gruden lead a discussion highlighting recent developments impacting the volatile privacy and cybersecurity sector.  Specific topics include:

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Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without – Government Contracts Legal Forum

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This week’s episode covers DFARS and SBA Mentor Protégé Program news and is hosted by partner Peter Eyre. 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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OOPS 2018 Preview: 2017 M&A Highlights and Trends to Watch – Government Contracts Legal Forum

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With over 1,700 government contracts M&A deals since 2015, M&A continues to be a significant factor in shaping the federal contracting market.  Join us on Thursday, May 18,2018, at 9:15 AM Eastern, as Crowell & Moring attorneys James Stuart, Karen Hermann, and Judy Choi along with special guest Tim Garnett, a Manager Director of Avascent, discuss key market trends as well as the latest developments and considerations in the government contracts transactions.  Specific topics include:

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How Quickly Should Contractors Report Data Breaches? GAO Denies Protest Finding 12 Hours Is Not Fast Enough – Government Contracts Legal Forum

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In Matter of: First Fin. Assocs., Inc., B-415713, Feb. 16, 2018, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) denied a protest filed by First Financial Associates, Inc. (FFA)  against an award by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Secret Service (DHS/USSS) to FEEA Childcare Services, Inc. (FEEA) for the administration of a childcare subsidy program.  FFA alleged that their proposal was not evaluated consistently with the RFP’s evaluation criteria regarding the protection of personally identifiable information (PII) incident reporting requirements.

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OOPS 2018 Preview: False Claims Act Investigations, Enforcement, and Litigation Trends – Government Contracts Legal Forum

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Are we experiencing a shift towards a higher bar for pursuing False Claims Act Cases?  Department of Justice guidelines may signal a new direction from the last two decades of DOJ FCA enforcement history through policies that reign in relators and articulate some boundaries for cases pursued by DOJ.  Meanwhile, Escobar progeny continues to develop  and refine the materiality requirement under the FCA.  Join us on May 17, 2018, at 8:30 AM Eastern, as Crowell & Moring attorneys Brian Tully McLaughlin, Mana Lombardo, Jason Crawford, and Nkechi Kanu lead a discussion highlighting recent developments impacting FCA investigation, enforcement, and litigation under the False Claims Act.  Specific topics include:

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Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without – Government Contracts Legal Forum

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This week’s episode covers FedRAMP news, DOL news, and GSA schedule news, and is hosted by partner David Robbins and associate 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… Continue Reading

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OOPS 2018 Preview: Navigating Uncharted Waters – Government Contracts Legal Forum

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Crowell & Moring’s 34th annual Ounce of Prevention Seminar (OOPS) is just around the corner, taking place on May 17 and 18 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington. At this year’s seminar, “Navigating Uncharted Waters,” the Government Contracts Group will provide updates and insight in a variety of areas, including ethics and compliance, bid protests, False Claims Act enforcement, international issues affecting government contractors, and more.

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All Things Protest: Time for a Change – Important Updates on GAO Timeliness Rules and DoD Debriefings – Government Contracts Legal Forum

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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, your hosts break down GAO’s pre- and post-award timeliness rules, as well as recent changes to GAO’s regulations and DoD… Continue Reading

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Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without – Government Contracts Legal Forum

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This week’s episode covers bid protest, debriefing, and cybersecurity news, and is hosted by partners David Robbins and Peter Eyre. 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. Listen: Crowell.com |… Continue Reading

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