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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

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

The SUSPEND Act Part II: Panacea or Problem?

This is Part II of a three-part series on the SUSPEND Act.  Part I is available here.

As we discussed in Part I, the SUSPEND Act mandates repealing all civilian agencies’ suspension and debarment (S/D) authority, and replacing the independent programs with a single Board of Civilian Suspension and Debarment.… Continue Reading

Global Contagion Report: SNC-Lavalin

Country: Bangladesh

Company Involved: SNC-Lavalin

Industry: Industrials

Industry Subsector: Heavy Construction

Officials Involved: Riaz Ahmed Jaber, former executive engineer of the Roads and Highways Department; Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, former secretary to the Bridges Division; Kazi Mohammad Ferdous, superintendent engineer of Bangladesh Bridges Authority

Enforcement Action: Investigation

Summary: Riaz Ahmed Jaber, Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan and Kazi Mohammad Ferdous are being investigated in connection with a corruption scandal concerning the Padma Bridge project.… Continue Reading