Feds Adopt Rules To Boot Tax Cheats, Felons From Contracts

Law360, Washington (September 29, 2016, 10:43 AM EDT) -- Federal acquisition officials finalized a rule Thursday that would potentially kick tax cheats and convicted felons out of the federal contracting system.

The final rule codifies efforts throughout President Barack Obama's administration to require contractors to notify a contracting agency of any federal felony convictions or federal tax delinquencies when bidding for a contract. The responsible agencies — the U.S. Department of Defense, National Aeronautical and Space Administration and the General Services Administration — issued the rule unchanged despite industry pushback that an interim measure went too far.

Since 2010, the Obama administration has been pushing for further control over the...

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