The suspension, debarment process could be improved, but not by DoJ taking the lead

The number of contractors suspended and debarred hit a 12-year high in 2014 with 1,929 vendors or executives debarred and another 1,009 suspended from federal acquisition. Compare those numbers to what the Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee reported in its fiscal 2020 report released earlier this year: 1,256 companies or executives debarred and 415 suspended. That’s a 34% drop in the number of debarments and a 59% reduction in the number of suspensions.