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Our podcast series highlights developments that really matter to government contractors and procurement professionals. Rather than discuss complex legal nuances, we aim to provide practical insight and tips about emerging topics that are of interest to businesses and others in the contracting industry.

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Our podcast series highlights developments that really matter to government contractors and procurement professionals. Rather than discuss complex legal nuances, we aim to provide practical insight and tips about emerging topics that are of interest to businesses and others in the contracting industry.

    GAO Protest Decision: Sabre Systems, Inc. B-420090.3

    GAO Protest Decision: Sabre Systems, Inc. B-420090.3

    Join Liza Craig and summer associates Jordon DeGroote and Ahmad Younis as they discuss the recent Government Accountability Office (‘GAO’) protest decision. The decision reminds us that federal agencies will face an uphill battle when interpreting laws, rules, regulations, provisions, etc. cited in the solicitation in a manner that is inconsistent with the GAO “plain meeting.”

    • 14 min
    Department of Defense declines to give FFP contractors inflation relief

    Department of Defense declines to give FFP contractors inflation relief

    Our hosts, Liza Craig and Joshuah Turner, discuss economic price adjustment clauses in defense contracts and the new guidance on the topic issued to contracting officers.

    • 11 min
    High level overview of cybersecurity for government contractors

    High level overview of cybersecurity for government contractors

    Liza Craig, Joshuah Turner, and Eric Manski discuss recent cybersecurity trends and issues that government contractors should be aware of.

    • 13 min
    The use of stipends in design-build contracting

    The use of stipends in design-build contracting

    Joshuah Turner, a member of Reed Smith’s Government Contracts and Grants team, speaks with Jim Doerfler, counsel in all matters involving project counsel work on private and public commercial and industrial construction projects, about stipends and how they are effectively used in construction contracting.

    • 11 min
    Department of Defense finalizes rule enhancing post-award debriefings

    Department of Defense finalizes rule enhancing post-award debriefings

    Liza Craig and Joshuah Turner, both members of Reed Smith’s Global Regulatory Enforcement Group and both former Department of Defense (DoD) Agency counsel, discuss the recently issued final rule on DoD enhanced debriefings, which builds upon DoD’s 2018 Class Deviation on enhanced debriefings and clarifies the associated bid protest time lines that Defense contractors should be aware of.

    • 11 min
    2022 NDAA Quick Look: Supply chain and small business provisions

    2022 NDAA Quick Look: Supply chain and small business provisions

    Partner Liza Craig discusses sections of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2022 that defense contractors and others interested in government business need to know about.

    • 15 min

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