Government Contracts Podcasts
All Things Protest: Breaking Down GAO’s Annual Statistics (November 2019)

All Things Protest: Breaking Down GAO’s Annual Statistics (November 2019)

November 26, 2019

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 Christian Curran, Olivia Lynch, and Rob Sneckenberg analyze GAO’s Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report to Congress, key takeaways for contractors, and trending issues to keep an eye on.

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All Things Protest: DisHarmonia—Takeaways from a Recent GAO Decision (October 2019)

All Things Protest: DisHarmonia—Takeaways from a Recent GAO Decision (October 2019)

October 28, 2019

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 Christian Curran, Olivia Lynch, and Rob Sneckenberg discuss multiple interesting takeaways from GAO’s recent decision in Harmonia Holdings Group, LLC, which addressed limits on expert consultant admission to GAO’s protective order and highlighted multiple errors in the agency’s cost realism and past performance evaluations (among other areas).

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Let’s Talk FCA: Cybersecurity Risks (October 2019)

Let’s Talk FCA: Cybersecurity Risks (October 2019)

October 15, 2019

In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford discuss potential FCA risks associated with noncompliance with cybersecurity requirements with Crowell & Moring attorneys David Robbins and Kate Growley. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.

All Things Protest: Failure to Launch – OTA Jurisdiction at COFC (September 2019)

All Things Protest: Failure to Launch – OTA Jurisdiction at COFC (September 2019)

September 27, 2019

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 Christian Curran and Olivia Lynch discuss with guest, Jonathan Baker, the Court of Federal Claims’ recent dismissal of a bid protest challenging the award of launch service agreements issued under the Department of Defense’s prototype other transaction authority for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.

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Let’s Talk FCA: Small Business Subcontracting (September 2019)

Let’s Talk FCA: Small Business Subcontracting (September 2019)

September 26, 2019

In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford speak with Crowell & Moring attorneys Olivia Lynch and Gabrielle Trujillo about the False Claims Act risks associated with small business subcontracting—a topic that C&M attorneys recently discussed in an article published in the Government Contractor. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.

All Things Protest: One-Sided Discussions (August 2019)

All Things Protest: One-Sided Discussions (August 2019)

August 30, 2019

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, Eric Ransom joins hosts Christian Curran and Rob Sneckenberg to discuss agency discretion in fashioning corrective action, including when one-sided discussions may be an available remedy.  

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Let’s Talk FCA: Customs Fraud (August 2019)

Let’s Talk FCA: Customs Fraud (August 2019)

August 12, 2019

In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford speak with Crowell & Moring attorneys Frances Hadfield and Allegra Flamm about the steady rise in the number of False Claims Act investigations and lawsuits alleging that U.S. importers have concealed obligations to pay duties to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.

All Things Protest: Keeping Up with Key Personnel (July 2019)

All Things Protest: Keeping Up with Key Personnel (July 2019)

July 23, 2019

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 Christian Curran, Olivia Lynch, and Rob Sneckenberg discuss new developments in key personnel protests, including decisions highlighting the importance of (1) advocating for less restrictive solicitation requirements and (2) obtaining letters of commitment from departing personnel.

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Let’s Talk FCA: Inspectors General and the False Claims Act (July 2019)

Let’s Talk FCA: Inspectors General and the False Claims Act (July 2019)

July 9, 2019

In this episode, hosts Mana Lombardo and Jason Crawford speak with Adam Kaplan, Senior Counsel in the Office of Inspector General at the United States Agency for International Development about the important role played by agency inspectors general in FCA investigations. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.

All Things Protest: Cost & Price Issues (June 2019)

All Things Protest: Cost & Price Issues (June 2019)

June 25, 2019

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 Christian Curran and Rob Sneckenberg are joined by Julia Alcarez, a cost expert from the Kenrich Group, to discuss common cost and pricing issues in bid protests—including what to look for and what to avoid.

Julia can be reached at 202-556-2973 or jalcarez@kenrichgroup.com.