Contractors Bristle At Army's Atty-Client Secrecy Concerns

Law360, New York (March 21, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Army's top suspension and debarment officer believes that contractors tend to conceal misconduct from the government by hiding behind their lawyers, angering contractors that say such a stance could erode their ability to protect sensitive information during internal investigations.

Some government contracting attorneys are concerned that the Army's attitude may lead to more administrative agreements like one signed by Science Applications International Corp. in August 2012, after a kickback and bribery scandal embroiled its contract to provide the New York City with a new...
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