False Claims Act

Department of Justice

Contractors feel the pinch of false claims act cases

Contractors feeling beset by false claims act lawsuits, feel that way for good reason. The number of cases launched by the Justice Department reached 500…

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Cybersecurity IT engineers are working on protecting networks from cyber attacks from hackers on the Internet. Secure access to online privacy and personal data protection

Fear and loathing in Defense IT: Time to enforce FAR conflict of interest rules and revolving door abuses

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Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Brussels, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. Facebook Whistleblower, Frances Haugen spoke Monday to MEP's about the negative impact of big tech companies' business models on users and societies and how this could be tackled by the EU's digital legislation. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Whistleblower awards are falling faster than Facebook stock

Last year the government agencies paid whistleblowers $237 million for exposing waste and fraud. It was the lowest yearly total since 2008.

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(AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2015, file photo, a U.S. flag flies at the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba. The United States is renewing calls for the Cuban government to determine the source of “attacks” on U.S. diplomats in Cuba that have affected some two dozen people. At a senior-level meeting with Cuban officials in Washington on June 14, 2018, the State Department said it had again raised the issue, which has prompted a significant reduction in staffing at the U.S. Embassy in Havana.(AP Photo/Desmond Boylan, File)

White House appoints leader of its response to mysterious ‘Havana Syndrome’

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Biden administration names a top official to lead an interagency response to Havana Syndrome.

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Amelia Brust/Federal News NetworkFederal Acquisition, GSA

With all of the mandates and threats, should companies really “want” federal contracts?

Between COVID-related mandates and burgeoning cybersecurity requirements and False Claims Act threats, is it still worth the trouble for companies to try and obtain federal business?

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