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Risks Posed by Third Party Vendors Increasingly a Challenge for Businesses – Government Contracts Legal Forum

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This week it was reported that Indian police arrested four people accused of leaking a pre-release episode of the blockbuster HBO show, “Game of Thrones.”  The leak is supposedly the result of employees from a Mumbai-based company that stores and processes the series for the Indian streaming website Hotstar.

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Commitment to Training – Join Crowell & Moring for Gov Con 101 – Government Contracts Legal Forum

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Crowell & Moring is hosting Government Contracts 101 in our Washington, D.C., office on Thursday, October 26, 2017.  This all-day event will last from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 1001 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W., and provide an overview of the full scope of issues that government contractors face on a daily basis.  We will cover FAR, key statutes and regulations, the bid and proposal process, protests, disputes, cyber requirements, changes, claims, key compliance issues, suspension/debarment, and costs.  The course is designed for those attorneys and business personnel that may be new to government contracting and for those that may need a “refresher.”  Registration is available here for industry-members interested in attending.

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Government Claims on Incurred Cost Submissions – Government Contracts Legal Forum

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Contractors that use a fiscal year ending 12/31 submit their annual cost submissions in June of the following year.  For 2010 incurred cost submissions (ICS) submitted in June 2011, many contractors may receive affirmative claims from the Government seeking to disallow some or all of those incurred costs, because the Government has a 6-year statute… Continue Reading

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Government Contracts Mergers & Acquisitions in 2017: Challenges and Opportunities on the Horizon – Government Contracts Legal Forum

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Please join us on June 27, 2017 for a lunchtime panel discussion regarding “Government Contracts M&A in 2017: Challenges and Opportunities on the Horizon.” During this program, moderated by Peter Eyre,  a panel of industry, private equity, law firm, and government representatives will tackle key considerations for buyers and sellers to take into account when structuring… Continue Reading

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Government Contracts Recovery Webinar – Government Contracts Legal Forum

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On June 14, we presented a webinar titled “Frequently Asked Questions About Requests for Equitable Adjustment and Contract Disputes Act Claims.” The webinar featured some of the most common questions we encounter in the field regarding CDA claims and REAs, as well as a discussion of procedural, substantive, and business considerations that go into the decision… Continue Reading

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OOPS 2017 Recap Spotlight: Information Security and Privacy – Government Contracts Legal Forum

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Many of the panels last week at Crowell & Moring’s Ounce of Prevention Seminar garnered special attention in this presidential transition year, and the cybersecurity session was no exception. The panel featured Paul Rosen, who joined Crowell & Moring as a partner on April 27. Paul most recently served as chief of staff to former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, and offered unique insights on the cybersecurity landscape.

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OOPS Starts Tomorrow! – Government Contracts Legal Forum

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We’ve wrapped up our preview posts, which gave a sneak peek at just a few of tomorrow and Friday’s OOPS panels, including investigations, privacy and cybersecurity, international procurement, and cost and pricing issues.

It’s not too late to register for the event! Click here for details and directions.

We’ll see you tomorrow at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.! The full agenda can be viewed here.

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OOPS 2017 Preview: International Contracting: Competing Policies Roil International Procurement – Government Contracts Legal Forum

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The Trump Administration’s first 100 days shed little light on how it will reconcile an America First trade policy with insistence on more robust defense spending by our allies.  On May 5, 2017, at 8:30 AM Eastern, Crowell & Moring attorneys Adelicia Cliffe, Alan Gourley, Yuan Zhou, and Jana del-Cerro will lead a discussion highlighting some of the most significant areas caught in the cross-fire, and how – if at all – these areas may continue to be affected under the new Administration.  Specific topics include:

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OOPS 2017 Preview: Cost and Pricing Issues – Government Contracts Legal Forum

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During the past year, we have continued to see developments on cost and pricing issues, particularly with respect to the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”). On May 5, 2017 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Crowell & Moring attorneys Terry Albertson, David Bodenheimer, Chris Haile, Steve McBrady and Liz Buehler will highlight some of the cost and pricing issues that government contracts are currently encountering with respect to commercial acquisitions, management of subcontractors, statute of limitations, intersegment pricing and DCAA audits, as well as the following regulatory developments:

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OOPS 2017 Preview: Investigations – Government Contracts Legal Forum

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Although companies often conduct internal investigations in the normal course of business, recent developments suggest that companies need to reconsider certain aspects of how they structure their investigations to avoid potential new downfalls.  On May 4, 2017 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, Crowell & Moring attorneys Gail Zirkelbach, Steve Byers, Jacintha Alves and Judy Choi will highlight some of these new developments and provide practical advice on the steps companies should take in conducting their internal investigations as a result. Specifically, the panel will discuss:

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