CEO Decision to Respond To Federal Government Investigations

When you or your company has been targeted as part of a federal investigation, your life and business operations as you know it can change significantly. If you are a government contractor subject to criminal charges or investigated for violation of the False Claims Act, kickbacks, SBA Fraud or some… Read more »

SBA Affiliation – Important New Small Business Guidance & Rules

By virtue of congressional mandates, and under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the Small Business Administration regulations (SBA) has made recent changes to various affiliation rules that regulate small business contracts including those set aside for designated SBA programs and the limitation on subcontracting. The highlights include mention of… Read more »

Federal Debarment Policy

The Federal Debarment Policy for government contractors  require that businesses or subcontractors that are suspended or debarred will not be allowed  will not use funds from federal grants, fellowship, cooperative agreements, scholarships, bid on federal contracts or even apply for loans to purchase goods and services. In short, federal debarment policy… Read more »

What is White Collar Crime

Corporate and white collar crimes are typically committed by an individual person or a corporation for some level of financial gain. In government contracting, for example, there is a myriad of cases where top contractor executives and government officials have offered, or taken, bribes in exchange for awarding federal government contracts. … Read more »

Government Procurement Contract Fraud Crackdown

Given the increase in government procurement contract fraud activity, in 2006, the National contract government procurement Fraud Task Force was formed to promote the early detection, identification, prevention, and prosecution of procurement contract fraud.  Government contractors are more exposed to investigations and are finding themselves facing more criminal charges and jail time. The… Read more »

ITAR Defense Misrepresentation By Omission of Facts

Under ITAR and AECA laws, misrepresentation by omission of material facts can be an issue of contention.  Understanding the rules and regulations can put companies in a better position to be proactive and avoid serious civil and criminal penalties. Under the law, it is unlawful to use any export or temporary… Read more »