We are currently in the midst of an unprecedented uptick in the prosecution of (alleged) government contractor fraud under vehicles such as the False Claims Act and agency suspension and debarment programs.  Generally speaking, the government uses these methods to claw back Federal contracting dollars from contractors suspected of engaging in unethical practices and

New labor measures were recently unveiled as part of the government’s continuing focus on increasing wages and labor standards for federal contractors — and they mean yet another round of requirements for your business to digest and implement.

By an Executive Order, government contractors are now required to provide at least 7 days

Bottom Line Up Front: Contractors who provide labor, materials, or products to federal agencies that do not meet the specifications / qualifications called for by the contract are likely violating the False Claims Act. 

DRS Technical Services, Inc. (DRS), a Virginia-based defense contractor agreed to pay the government $13.7 million to settle False Claims Act

Last week, I attended the Federal Project Symposium presented by the Design Build Institute of America and the Society of American Military Engineers.  As always, DBIA and SAME provided insights into the rising number of federal project types utilizing design-build methodology and offered attendees cutting-edge access to the latest in design-build best practices.


Perhaps the greatest government contracting pitfall to avoid is suspension and debarment – a tool used by agencies to exclude contractors that engage in misconduct from receiving federal contracts and grants.  However, despite the harsh consequences associated with exclusion proceedings, the number of suspensions and debarments is actually on the rise, having more than doubled