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
On February 5, 2013, Rep. Issa introduced the Stop Unworthy Spending (SUSPEND) Act–a discussion draft bill that proposes to overhaul the federal suspension & debarment system. The SUSPEND Act has triggered significant interest and debate within the procurement community. Indeed,… Continue Reading
When was the last time you heard about important business decisions being made by panels of Chief Executive Officers working together on an issue? What about successes brought on by co-General Managers of major league sports teams?… 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
While the federal suspension and debarment (S/D) regime can always be improved, the consolidation of all civilian agencies is neither an appropriate nor effective solution. … Continue Reading
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
In recent years, suspension and debarment (S/D) programs in some federal agencies have been under pressure from the Executive Branch and Congress to increase their actions (see here, here and here).… Continue Reading