DoD commercial item determination guidance

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On Monday, August 13, 2018, President Trump signed into law the H.R. 5515, the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 2019 NDAA), the earliest an NDAA has been signed in over a decade.  The FY 2019 NDAA includes several provisions relevant to contractors, including replacing the definition of “commercial item” with “commercial product” and “commercial services,” discouraging the use of lowest price technically acceptable contracting, and a clause designed to accelerate payments to small businesses.
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Crowell & Moring government contracts attorneys provide bi-weekly summaries of hot government contracts issues in our podcast, “The Fastest Five Minutes,” co-hosted by partners Peter Eyre and David Robbins, and featuring guest hosts from across the Firm.

This format arose from client requests for non-written materials to help them stay up-to-date on the latest issues affecting our profession. The most recent podcast, available here, streams on the firm website, iTunes, SoundCloud, and PodBean, and allows our clients and friends in the industry a variety of platforms to access this material easily.

For those who might wish to see what a podcast “looks like” before deciding whether to tune in, here is a transcription of our September 16, 2016 episode.


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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, with the latest edition hosted by Partners David Robbins and Peter Eyre and including updates on counterfeit parts, NIST digital authentication guidelines,