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Byte-Sized Q&A: What can we expect under CMMC 2.0?

Byte-Sized Q&A: What can we expect under CMMC 2.0?

November 15, 2021

Crowell & Moring’s “Byte-Sized Q&A” podcast takes the complex world of government contracts cybersecurity and breaks it down into byte-sized pieces.  In this episode, hosts Evan Wolff and Kate Growley talk through the fundamental changes that the DoD has announced will be made under "CMMC 2.0."

Byte-Sized Q&A: What About Micro-Purchases?

Byte-Sized Q&A: What About Micro-Purchases?

November 2, 2021

Crowell & Moring’s “Byte-Sized Q&A” podcast takes the complex world of government contracts cybersecurity and breaks it down into byte-sized pieces.  In this episode, host Evan Wolff talks with Chris Hebdon about micro-purchases and the cybersecurity obligations that contractors may encounter in the performance of these small dollar contracts.

 

All Things Protest: Big Decisions for Small Businesses (October 2021)

All Things Protest: Big Decisions for Small Businesses (October 2021)

October 29, 2021

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, host Olivia Lynch is joined by Michael Samuels to discuss a recent decision from the Small Business Administration’s Office of Hearings and Appeals on the ostensible subcontractor rule as well as a recent Government Accountability Office decision sustaining a protest of an agency solicitation that required a joint venture competing for the award, as opposed to the individual members of the joint venture, to hold a top secret facility clearance.  

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Byte-Sized Q&A: Why care about COTS?

Byte-Sized Q&A: Why care about COTS?

October 21, 2021

Crowell & Moring’s “Byte-Sized Q&A” podcast takes the complex world of government contracts cybersecurity and breaks it down into byte-sized pieces. In this episode, host Kate Growley is joined by Yuan Zhou to talk through how to determine if you’re providing a commercial off-the-shelf – or “COTS” – item and what that means for your contractual cybersecurity obligations.

Let‘s Talk FCA: The Government’s Authority to Dismiss a False Claims Act Case

Let‘s Talk FCA: The Government’s Authority to Dismiss a False Claims Act Case

October 4, 2021

In this episode, hosts Michael Shaheen and Tully McLaughlin cover part one of a discussion about the Department of Justice’s authority to dismiss qui tam complaints brought by relators.  The podcast: (1) outlines the government’s authority under the statute and the caselaw; (2) discusses how the Department of Justice wields that authority; and (3) describes the false controversy between the Department and Senator Grassley on the scope of that authority. "Let's Talk FCA" is Crowell & Moring’s podcast covering the latest developments with the False Claims Act.

Byte-Sized Q&A: Part 3 – The CMMC Clause

Byte-Sized Q&A: Part 3 – The CMMC Clause

September 28, 2021

Crowell & Moring’s “Byte-Sized Q&A” podcast takes the complex world of government contracts cybersecurity and breaks it down into byte-sized pieces. In this final episode of a three-part series, host Kate Growley digests the current state of DFARS clause 252.204-7021 and what contractors should know about the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (or CMMC).

All Things Protest: COFC Takes Novel Approach to OTA Protest (September 2021)

All Things Protest: COFC Takes Novel Approach to OTA Protest (September 2021)

September 28, 2021

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 Olivia Lynch, Rob Sneckenberg, and Christian Curran discuss a recent COFC decision taking a novel approach to review a protest of a unique other transaction “procurement.”

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Byte-Sized Q&A: Part 2 - The NIST DoD Assessment Clauses

Byte-Sized Q&A: Part 2 - The NIST DoD Assessment Clauses

September 7, 2021

Crowell & Moring’s “Byte-Sized Q&A” podcast takes the complex world of government contracts cybersecurity and breaks it down into byte-sized pieces.  In this second episode of a three-part series, hosts Kate Growley and Evan Wolff overview the high points from the new DFARS clauses 252.204-7019 and -7020.

All Things Protest: How to Prove Disparate Treatment (August 2021)

All Things Protest: How to Prove Disparate Treatment (August 2021)

August 30, 2021

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 discuss a recent GAO decision demonstrating the fact-specific requirements to allege and prove disparate treatment.

 

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Byte-Sized Q&A: PART 1 - THE SAFEGUARDING CLAUSE

Byte-Sized Q&A: PART 1 - THE SAFEGUARDING CLAUSE

August 17, 2021

In this episode, hosts Kate Growley and Evan Wolff kick-off a three-part series on the clauses covered by the interim DFARS rule 2019-D041. This first episode overviews DFARS 252.204-7012, AKA “the Safeguarding Clause.” Crowell & Moring’s “Byte-Sized Q&A” podcast takes the complex world of government contracts cybersecurity and breaks it down into byte-sized pieces.

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