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Introduction to data rights in government contracting

Introduction to data rights in government contracting

September 16, 2021

Members of Reed Smith’s Government Contracts and Grants team discuss basic terms associated with data rights that every government contractor needs to know. Liza Craig and Joshuah Turner look at intellectual property from a federal contractor’s perspective and explain what they see, in the first episode of this multi-part podcast series. 

COVID-19 mandates for federal employees and contractors

COVID-19 mandates for federal employees and contractors

August 12, 2021

The Federal Government has instituted mask mandates and other requirements in federal workplaces due to a surge in illness caused by the new COVID-19 variants. Global Regulatory Enforcement lawyers Liza Craig and Joshuah Turner discuss the federal COVID-19 workplace safety policies that will impact federal employees and on-site contractors.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Government Contracts & Grants page.

Women in leadership: Procurement and contract management trends 2021

Women in leadership: Procurement and contract management trends 2021

April 27, 2021

Reed Smith’s Liza Craig welcomes Jennifer Hanks, president and co-founder of MMC Consulting, and Kameke Mitchell, policy specialist at the Defense Department to share their views on trends in procurement and contract management. These icons have unique perspectives for federal government buyers as well as for private sector sellers. Hanks and Mitchell shed light on contracting in the post-pandemic context; discuss IT’s impact on contract management processes; and explain the importance of diversity and equity in contracting.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Government Contracts & Grants page.

GSA contracting from definitions through to advanced notions

GSA contracting from definitions through to advanced notions

April 7, 2021

Counsel Liza Craig kicks off the first of a three-part podcast series focused on GSA contracting. If you are new to the contracting field, tune in to learn all about the General Services Administration, its mission and GSA-Schedule contracts generally.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Government Contracts & Grants page.

Non-compete agreements in D.C. – No longer in the game

Non-compete agreements in D.C. – No longer in the game

March 3, 2021

Join Reed Smith’s Liza Craig as she discusses the state of non-compete agreements in Washington, D.C., and the new law that stands to prevent employers from using them.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Government Contracts & Grants page.

DOD enhanced debriefings – Questions and protest filing timelines post-NIKA

DOD enhanced debriefings – Questions and protest filing timelines post-NIKA

February 16, 2021

Listen as Reed Smith’s Liza Craig discusses the recent Court of Federal Claims case Nika Technologies, Inc. v. United States and its impact on GAO protest filing deadlines.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Government Contracts & Grants page.

The IoT Cybersecurity Act of 2020

The IoT Cybersecurity Act of 2020

January 27, 2021

Liza Craig of Reed Smith’s Global Regulatory Enforcement Group discusses the newly enacted law governing Internet of Things (IoT) device procurement by federal agencies and shares insights about this law’s impact on contractors and consumers.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Government Contracts & Grants page.

VETS-4212 reporting and its impact on federal contractors

VETS-4212 reporting and its impact on federal contractors

December 16, 2020

Reed Smith’s Liza Craig discusses Department of Labor VETS-4212 reporting on veteran employees, and what prime and subcontractors must do to comply with its requirements

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Government Contracts & Grants page.

Business opportunities for veterans at defense contractors

Business opportunities for veterans at defense contractors

November 25, 2020

Reed Smith is particularly proud of our veteran employees and supports veterans around the world who give so much for their countries. Reed Smith counsel Liza Craig, business development senior manager Karen Hoy, and two veterans – Howard Womersley Smith, a Reed Smith partner; and Richard Ryan, senior counsel at BAE Systems – discuss military service, the critical role veterans play for defense contractors, and BAE System’s efforts to provide opportunities for veterans worldwide as they transition from military service into a civilian career. 

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A 2020 look at SBA and VA programs for veteran-owned small businesses

A 2020 look at SBA and VA programs for veteran-owned small businesses

November 11, 2020

Reed Smith’s Liza Craig discusses the Small Business Administration and Department of Veteran Affairs programs designed to assist veteran-owned business entities identify and win federal contracts.

For more information, please visit Reed Smith's Government Contracts & Grants page.

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