Automatic Suspensions: A Solution In Need Of A Problem

Law360, New York (May 11, 2012, 1:39 PM EDT) -- In 1977, President Carter’s Office of Management and Budget director, Thomas Bertram Lance, lamented that the U.S. government could save billions by following the maxim: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." According to Lance, the trouble with government was always, “[f]ixing things that aren't broken and not fixing things that are broken."[1] Unfortunately, the times have changed, but government has not. 

The latest example of misguided legislation appears in the Comprehensive Contingency Contracting Reform Act of 2012[2], a bill that purportedly aims to increase accountability...
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