State, DOD Resist Suspension Rule In Contract Reform Bill

Law360, New York (April 17, 2012, 7:44 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Departments of State and Defense on Tuesday said they had concerns with some proposed changes in a Senate contracting reform bill, such as automatically suspending contractors who are indicted on fraud charges, while generally expressing support for the bill's goals.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who co-authored the Comprehensive Contingency Contracting Reform Act, told State and DOD witnesses at a Senate Contracting Oversight Committee hearing that she welcomed their input on improving the bill but warned that agencies should not resist needed reforms.

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