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Commerciality, Employee-Owned Businesses, Procurement Collusion Strike Force

This week’s episode covers a final rule regarding commerciality and price reasonableness under procurements for major weapon systems, a DOD pilot program involving employee-owned businesses, and an update on the Procurement Collusion Strike Force, and is hosted by Peter Eyre and Yuan Zhou. Crowell & Moring’s “Fastest 5

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It All Adds Up

Nicole Owren-Wiest and Erin Rankin continue their discussion of TINA. In this episode, they dive into the definition of cost or pricing data. Spoiler alert: the devil’s in the details. “It All Adds Up” is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest government contract accounting, cost, and pricing developments.

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Cyber, Semiconductors, AI, False Claims Act

This week’s episode covers cybersecurity updates, a proposed rule regarding prohibition on semiconductors produced by certain Chinese manufacturers, DOL guidance entitled “Artificial Intelligence and Equal Employment Opportunity for Federal Contractors,” and two settlements under the civil False Claims Act, and is hosted by Peter Eyre and Yuan Zhou. Crowell

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Cards Face Up

Nicole Owren-Wiest and Erin Rankin talk TINA. What is the Truthful Cost or Pricing Data Act, formerly known as the Truth in Negotiations Act? When are contractors and subcontractors required to provide certified cost or pricing data? And what does Nicole’s Cookie Monster coffee mug have to do with it?

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FAR Part 40, Cyber Reporting, Bid Protest

This week’s episode covers a final rule updating the FAR to add Part 40 on information security and supply chain security, a notice of proposed rulemaking detailing how companies will have to comply with the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2022, and a bid protest

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AI Governance, Bid Protests, Software Attestation

This week’s episode covers an OMB memo directing agencies to advance AI governance and innovation, a bid protest involving compliance with the Trade Agreements Act, and an updated Secure Software Development Attestation Form that must be used by certain software producers and suppliers of products containing software, and is

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Did the Federal Circuit Open Another Jurisdictional Door for Protests?

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, Rob Sneckenberg and Anuj Vohra discuss a recent Federal Circuit

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What’s the Point?

To set the groundwork for future episodes, Nicole Owren-Wiest and Erin Rankin talk fundamentals: What is the purpose behind the often counter-intuitive and complex government contracts cost and pricing rules? What are the various price analysis techniques available to the world’s largest buyer of goods and services? “It All Adds Up” is

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End User License Agreements, Whistleblower Incentives, GHG Disclosures

This week’s episode covers a Federal Circuit decision holding that an end user license agreement incorporated into another contractor’s agreement was sufficient to establish jurisdiction under the Contract Disputes Act, a new DOJ pilot program to incentivize whistleblowers to report corporate misconduct by offering monetary rewards, and

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Our Two Cents

In this second inaugural episode of It All Adds Up, Nicole Owren-Wiest and Erin Rankin riff on why they care so much about government contracts cost and pricing – and why you should, too. “It All Adds Up” is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest government contract accounting, cost, and pricing