Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Tom Coburn (R-OK) introduced the Truth in Settlements Act on Wednesday to compel federal agencies that have negotiated a settlement with a company valued at $1 million or more to disclose its specific terms to the public.… Continue Reading
Last Monday, the U.S. Senate approved a bipartisan bill designed to prevent retaliation against whistleblowers who provide tips about criminal price-fixing to the Department of Justice.
The co-authors of the bill, Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Patrick Lahey (D-VT), also wrote the whistleblower provisions contained in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, which provide significant protections to corporate whistleblowers, particularly employees at publicly traded corporations.… Continue Reading
This is the second of a multi-part series of thought pieces on the state of the suspension and debarment system in federal contracting. The first, “A Full Throated Defense of the Structure of the Suspension and Debarment System,” is here.… Continue Reading
As a government suspension, debarment and procurement fraud professional, I often worry that we spend so much time doing our jobs in this resource-constrained environment that we cede opportunities to shape the messaging and public impression of our work by not writing or engaging in outreach enough. … Continue Reading