Feds Eye New Misdeeds To Suspend More Contractors

Law360, Washington (May 10, 2012, 7:42 PM EDT) -- U.S. agencies are under great pressure to protect taxpayer money by suspending unscrupulous contractors, and might meet the increased demand by expanding their consideration of crimes that are unrelated to contracting and poor — but noncriminal — contract performance, a top Air Force official said Wednesday.

The Air Force is seen as having the "gold standard" of suspension and debarment programs, and Steven Shaw, the service's deputy general counsel for contractor responsibility and full-time suspension and debarment official, is often asked to testify before congressional committees...
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