Government Contracts & Investigations

Expeditious Crackdowns on COVID-Relief Fraud

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In the span of mere days, the Department of Justice (DOJ) arrested and charged numerous individuals from Virginia, Massachusetts, Texas, and Ohio, alleging that they fraudulently sought Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. At John F. Kennedy Airport, a Virginia couple was arrested on June 20Read More

Topics: Fraud, False Claims, and False Statements

Cybersecurity Supply Chain Developments – What’s Next for CMMC?

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It is now June 2020. The Department of Defense (DoD) initially projected that, this month, it would issue ten pilot Requests for Information (RFIs) as part of its efforts to develop the means for its implementation of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) under DoD contracts. To date we have not seen any of theRead More

Topics: Cyber, Data Security, and Privacy, Government Contracts, Procurement

Beware Rogue Employees with a Taste for Fraud

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As if more evidence were needed, a recent Department of Justice (DOJ) indictment provides another reminder of the importance of an effective compliance program—and the potential costs to contractors if their program doesn’t prevent fraudulent actions by individual employees. Last week, the DOJ announced it has entered into a non-prosecution agreement (NPA) with Alutiiq InternationalRead More

Topics: Fraud, False Claims, and False Statements

New Law Makes Major Changes to the Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, H.R. 7010 (PPPFA) recently passed by Congress and signed by the president on June 5, 2020 makes significant changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in an effort to provide greater flexibility and benefits to borrowers. The implementation of these changes will depend in part upon furtherRead More

Topics: Statutes and Regulations

Top 10 Action Items for Contractors Reopening Their Offices

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During the COVID-19 pandemic the construction industry has, for the most part, been able to continue field operations on existing projects. Of course, regulations have varied from state to state, and in some regions operations have been restricted or curtailed. For the last several weeks construction trade associations such as Associated General Contractors and AssociatedRead More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues, Construction