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OOPS 2019 Preview: Digital Transformation in Government Contracts – Emerging Technologies Impacting the Contracting Landscape. | Government Contracts Legal Forum

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The Digital Revolution is here. Contractors are reinventing their products, customer experiences, and business models — and transforming the public sector marketplace as a result.  Meanwhile, government agencies are increasingly using emerging technologies and developing plans to promote and incentivize their use. Join us on May 8, 2018, at 10:30 AM Eastern, as Crowell & Moring attorneys Gail Zirkelbach, John Gibson, and Mana Lombardo lead a discussion highlighting regulatory and contractual compliance considerations that are pivotal to successful planning and implementation of transformative technology in government contracting. Specific topics include:

  • 3D Printing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain

OOPS begins tomorrow! For more information and to register, please click here.

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OOPS 2019 Preview: The Challenging Climb to Reach New Heights | Government Contracts Legal Forum

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Crowell & Moring’s 35th annual Ounce of Prevention Seminar (OOPS) is just around the corner, taking place on May 7 and 8 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington. At this year’s seminar, “The Challenging Climb to Reach New Heights,” the Government Contracts Group will provide updates and insight in a variety of areas, including ethics and compliance, bid protests, False Claims Act enforcement, cybersecurity, international issues affecting government contractors, and more.

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Section 809 Panel Proposes Significant Curtailing of Pre-Award and GAO/COFC Protest Process for Commercial-Item Acquisitions | Government Contracts Legal Forum

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Much that has been written about the bid protest reforms in the Section 809 Panel’s final report has focused on Recommendations 66-69, which expressly address (and propose changes to) the protest process at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) and the Court of Federal Claims (“COFC”). But the 809 Panel’s most impactful recommended changes to the protest process actually may be contained in Recommendation 35 (“Rec. 35”). There, in the context of a discussion of “updating” the Department of Defense’s (“DoD”) process for the acquisition of commercial and related items and services, the 809 Panel proposes to eliminate entirely GAO/COFC protests for such acquisitions valued at less than $15 million (and likely many above that threshold as well).

Source: Section 809 Panel Proposes Significant Curtailing of Pre-Award and GAO/COFC Protest Process for Commercial-Item Acquisitions | Government Contracts Legal Forum

Why Doing Business with the Government Will Get Tougher for Contractors In 2019—Read “Battening Down the Hatches on Cybersecurity” in our Regulatory Forecast | Government Contracts Legal Forum

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Crowell & Moring has issued its fifth annual report on regulatory trends for in-house counsel. “Regulatory Forecast 2019: What Corporate Counsel Need

Source: Why Doing Business with the Government Will Get Tougher for Contractors In 2019—Read “Battening Down the Hatches on Cybersecurity” in our Regulatory Forecast | Government Contracts Legal Forum

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 government shutdown, trafficking in persons policy, and False Claims Act news, and is hosted by partner David Robbins. Crowell

Source: Fastest 5 Minutes The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without | Government Contracts Legal Forum

ASBCA Awards Contractor Over $11 Million in Settlement Costs After Termination for Convenience, Despite Possible Conflict of Interest | Government Contracts Legal Forum

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It’s not every day that a contractor recovers nearly four times the value of its initial contract, especially when there’s a potential conflict of interest in the mix – but that is exactly what happened in Appeal of Phoenix Data Solution.  On June 21, 2018, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (Board) awarded Phoenix Data Solutions LLC, formerly known as Aetna Government Health Plans (AGHP), over $11 million in claimed settlement costs plus interest arising from the Tricare Management Activity’s (TMA) termination for convenience and subsequent deemed denial of AGHP’s claim related to performance under a regional TRICARE managed care support contract.

Source: ASBCA Awards Contractor Over $11 Million in Settlement Costs After Termination for Convenience, Despite Possible Conflict of Interest | Government Contracts Legal Forum

Will Contractors See Major Changes in the Bid Protest Process? To Learn More, Read “Bid Protests Enter a Shifting Landscape”—Part of Crowell & Moring’s 2019 Litigation Forecast | Government Contracts Legal Forum

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Crowell & Moring has issued its seventh-annual “Litigation Forecast 2019: What Corporate Counsel Need to Know for the Coming Year.”  The section focusi

Source: Will Contractors See Major Changes in the Bid Protest Process? To Learn More, Read “Bid Protests Enter a Shifting Landscape”—Part of Crowell & Moring’s 2019 Litigation Forecast | Government Contracts Legal Forum

Let’s Talk FCA: False Claims Act Whistleblowers | Government Contracts Legal Forum

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In this episode, hosts Jason Crawford and Mana Lombardo speak with Trina Fairley Barlow, a partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment and Government Contracts groups, and Christine Hawes, counsel in the Labor & Employment Group, to discuss the False Claims Act’s retaliation provision and considerations for investigating FCA allegations brought by whistleblowers. “Let’s Talk FCA” is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.

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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 GSA schedule, cybersecurity, and FCA news, and is hosted by partners Peter Eyre and David Robbins. 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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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 Mentor-Protégé Program, PCTTF, and corporate monitor news, and is hosted by partner David Robbins. 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.

Source: Fastest 5 Minutes The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without | Government Contracts Legal Forum

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