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Trump Administration Seeks to Reduce Regulatory Burdens

Posted in Legal Developments
Continuing his trend of fulfilling the promises set forth in his Contract with the American Voter, President Trump, on January 30, 2017, issued an Executive Order mandating the elimination of at least two existing regulations for every new regulation issued.  In particular, the order explains that “whenever an executive department or agency…publicly proposes for notice… Continue Reading

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

Posted in Legal Developments
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 the National Defense Authorization Act for… Continue Reading

“Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Rules Head to White House for Final Review

Posted in Ethics & Compliance, Labor & Employment
On May 4, 2016, the FAR Council’s draft final rules and the Department of Labor’s draft final guidance implementing the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order arrived at the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) for review, setting in motion the final steps prior to the issuance of burdensome new compliance… Continue Reading


Posted in Legal Developments
On September 14, 2012, the Office of Management and Budget released the Administration’s long awaited report on the implementation of the potential sequester currently scheduled to occur on January 2, 2012. The report satisfies three of the four major requirements of the Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012 (“STA”).  First, it provides an estimate of the… Continue Reading

Weeding Out Bad Contractors — The Government’s Push to Enhance its Suspension and Debarment Function

Posted in Suspension & Debarment
It should come as no surprise to those involved in the federal procurement marketplace that, under the Obama administration, the Government has sought to strengthen accountability in government contracting, and, to that end, has resorted to a number of tools in the Government’s arsenal for combating fraud, waste, and abuse. The latest such effort is… Continue Reading

OMB Establishes New Policy of Accelerated Payments to Small Business Contractors But Will It Work?

Posted in Small Business
A memorandum issued by the Office of Management and Budget on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, establishes a new Executive Branch policy that agencies should pay small business government contractors within 15 days of receiving proper invoicing documents. Currently, agencies are required to pay contractors within 30 days of receiving proper documentation under the Prompt Payment Act… Continue Reading