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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
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Richard Bistrong
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Eric Carlson
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Suspension & Debarment Part III: Mechanics and Mitigating Factors

Now that we have firmly established that neither suspension nor debarment may be used to “punish” contractors, let’s go over the mechanics of FAR 9.4.

Suspension permits an agency suspension or debarment official (“SDO”) to temporarily exclude a contractor from the procurement system based on “adequate evidence” of a violation of the offenses listed at FAR 9.407-2 (such as bribery).  … Continue Reading

Myanmar: Nowhere To Go But Up

Here’s what the U.S. Commerce Department said about corruption in Myanmar in a 2012 publication called ‘Doing Business in Burma’ (Burma is the old name for the country).

It’s a bleak assessment:


Corruption is endemic in Burma.… Continue Reading