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Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without

Posted in Bid Protest, Legal Developments, Podcast
David B. RobbinsPeter J. Eyre

Announcing a new podcast feature – Ask Us Anything! Have questions you’d like answered anonymously? Want our thoughts in general on a particular topic? Send in questions and we’ll do our best to feature them in a future podcast. Email your questions to David at drobbins@crowell.com. Disclaimer: we cannot give legal advice unless and until we have an engagement letter in place.

This week’s episode covers a report from DIUx, bid protests, qui tam policy development, and other updates, 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.

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Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without

Posted in Podcast
David B. RobbinsMark Ries

This week’s episode covers army modernization, whistleblower reprisal, sentencing in procurement fraud cases, and other updates, and is hosted by partner David Robbins and senior counsel Mark Ries. 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

Posted in Legal Developments, Podcast
Peter J. EyreDavid B. 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. This latest edition is hosted by partners Peter Eyre and David Robbins and includes updates on CFIUS, DSS, DFARS safeguarding, and NAICS. 

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Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without

Posted in Legal Developments, Podcast
Peter J. EyreDavid B. 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. This latest edition is hosted by partners Peter Eyre and David Robbins and includes updates on NDAA FY 2018 provisions, GAO rulings, and the Semiannual Regulatory Agenda posted by DoD, NASA, and the GSA.

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Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without

Posted in Legal Developments, Podcast
Peter J. EyreDavid B. 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. This latest edition is hosted by partners Peter Eyre and David Robbins and includes updates on the U.S. Cyber Command, a recent Treasury audit focusing on FISMA matters, and an OMB memo halting proposed changes to the EEO-1 form.

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Risks Posed by Third Party Vendors Increasingly a Challenge for Businesses

Posted in Cybersecurity
Paul Rosen

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.

These arrests—which appear unrelated to the recent and well-publicized corporate hack of HBO—underscore the challenges that businesses operating around the world face in safeguarding their intellectual property in the supply chain.  Many corporations rely on third party vendors to deliver their business services and products—in this instance television content—around the world.  Yet, the security capabilities of these vendors varies widely, which is why companies can and should take key steps to protect their sensitive information as they share it with these third parties.

The two primary threats that third party vendors pose to companies are: (1) ensuring strong cybersecurity protections to mitigate the chance of a damaging hack; and (2) minimizing the chance of theft of sensitive business information by insiders with access.  To address these concerns, companies should consider the following.

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DOJ Asks Supreme Court to Resolve Split Over Its Ability to Compel Foreign Records

Posted in Cybersecurity
Paul RosenNimrod AviadChris Garcia

Can U.S. law enforcement reach data stored oversees by using a warrant under the Stored Communications Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2701, et seq.?  Until the Supreme Court decides the issue, which may happen next term, the answer is: it depends where the government applied for the warrant.

Over the last few years, U.S.-based technology companies have been increasingly resisting warrants under the Stored Communications Act for data those companies store oversees.  These warrants, they claim, represent an extraterritorial application of the law, which Congress has never permitted.

Traditionally, if the government has probable cause to believe that a person’s email account contains evidence of a crime, and a federal magistrate judge agrees, a warrant would issue directing the email service provider­ to turn over those emails to the government.  But data is increasingly stored in the “cloud.”  And, as it turns out, the “cloud” consists of server farms located all over the world.  Companies like Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple now host large quantities of data abroad, raising complicated jurisdictional questions.

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Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without

Posted in Cybersecurity, Legal Developments, Podcast
Peter J. EyreDavid B. 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. This latest edition is hosted by partners Peter Eyre and David Robbins and includes updates on DoD’s plan to implement the 2017 NDAA, a NIST publication on cybersecurity, and relevant case law.
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Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without

Posted in Cybersecurity, Legal Developments, Podcast
Peter J. EyreDavid B. RobbinsOlivia Lynch

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. This latest edition is hosted by partner Peter Eyre and counsel Olivia Lynch and includes updates on GAO reports on cybersecurity, a NASA final rule on award terms, and the federal budget.

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Fastest 5 Minutes, The Podcast Gov’t Contractors Can’t Do Without

Posted in Legal Developments
David B. 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. This special edition is hosted by partner David Robbins and discusses news from the week of July 17, including SASC and House amendments to the NDAA for FY2018 and OMB’s FY2019 budget guidance. 

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