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Department of Defense declines to give FFP contractors inflation relief

Department of Defense declines to give FFP contractors inflation relief

June 16, 2022

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.

High level overview of cybersecurity for government contractors

High level overview of cybersecurity for government contractors

June 14, 2022

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

The use of stipends in design-build contracting

The use of stipends in design-build contracting

April 21, 2022

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.

Department of Defense finalizes rule enhancing post-award debriefings

Department of Defense finalizes rule enhancing post-award debriefings

April 12, 2022

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.

2022 NDAA Quick Look: Supply chain and small business provisions

2022 NDAA Quick Look: Supply chain and small business provisions

February 25, 2022

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.

GAO case updates: How agency oversight failures can harm contractors

GAO case updates: How agency oversight failures can harm contractors

October 21, 2021

Global Regulatory Enforcement Group lawyers Liza Craig and Joshuah Turner discuss recent GAO decisions that government contractors need to know about.

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.

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