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On July 28, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued a report titled, “Serious Concerns of Potential Fraud in the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Pertaining to the Response to COVID-19.” The report identifies and summarizes OIG’s “serious concerns” of potential fraud and calls for “immediate attention and

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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, hosts Rob Sneckenberg and Christian Curran are joined by guest Liam O’Reilly to discuss the Federal Circuit’s recent Inserso decision

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On April 16, 2020, the White House published non-binding guidelines for states and localities to consider in determining when and how to reopen businesses and schools and lift other COVID mitigation restrictions. Entitled “Opening up America Again” (Guidelines), the Guidelines are a set of recommendations for a three-phased reopening in jurisdictions that satisfy broad “gating

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On April 7, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice in the Federal Register requesting comments on federal procurement guidelines that designate products that are or can be produced with “recovered materials” and set forth recommended practices for purchasing such items. Recovered materials are those waste materials that have been recovered or

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On March 30, 2020, the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) published COVID-19 NISP Guidance to describe for cleared industry how DCSA will conduct its oversight mission during the pandemic. That guidance includes, among other things:

  • DCSA has suspended all enhanced security vulnerability assessments (ESVA) and other on-site activities. DCSA Industrial Security Representatives (ISR) will

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On March 4, 2020, the Department of Treasury released a proposed rule to implement section 1723 of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA) and require filing fees on voluntary notices to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) for transactions that exceed $500,000. No fee will be required

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Crowell & Moring has released its Regulatory Forecast 2020: What Corporate Counsel Need to Know for the Coming Year, a report that explores the impact of regulatory changes on the technology industry and other sectors, and provides insight into the trends that in-house counsel can expect to face in the coming year.

For 2020,

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Richard Powers, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Criminal Enforcement, spoke at the ABA’s International Cartel Workshop on February 19, 2020, discussing the strong commitment the Division has to its leniency program as a core tool for effectively combatting cartel conduct. Powers stressed the complementary nature of leniency and partnerships such as the PCSF in creating

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On February 18, 2020, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Inspector General Geoffrey A. Cherrington announced a partnership between WMATA Office of Inspector General special agents and the Department of Justice’s Procurement Collusion Strike Force (PCSF).

This new law enforcement partnership underscores the PCSF’s willingness to team up with state and local agencies to aggressively