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GAO Tells Agencies to Improve Oversight of Contractor-Operated Systems

Federal agencies often rely on contractors to operate computer systems and process information on their behalf, but agencies must ensure that contractors adequately protect these systems and information. A report released today by the Government Accountability Office details GAO’s review of agency oversight of contractor-operated systems for six … Continue reading

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Samsung Pays $2.3 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

The Department of Justice has announced that Samsung Electronics America Inc. has agreed to pay $2.3 million to resolve allegations that it caused the submission of false claims for products sold on General Service Administration Multiple Award Schedule contracts in violation of … Continue reading

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OFCCP Proposes Equal Pay Reporting Requirements

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs today issued a notice of proposed rulemaking, which seeks to amend regulations implementing Executive Order 11246, Equal Employment Opportunity. Current OFCCP regulations require all private sector employers with 100 or more employees, and … Continue reading

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GAO: Agencies Still Not Complying with Past Performance Reporting Requirements

According to a report issued today by the Government Accountability Office, federal government agencies generally have improved their level of compliance with contractor past performance reporting requirements, but the rate of compliance varies widely by agency and most have not met … Continue reading

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Hewlett-Packard Agrees to Pay $32.5 Million for Alleged Overbilling

The Justice Department announced today that Hewlett-Packard Co. agreed to pay $32.5 million to settle allegations under the False Claims Act that it overcharged the U.S. Postal Service for products between October 2001 and December 2010. The government alleged that … Continue reading

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Executive Order Targets Labor Law Violators

The White House has announced President Obama’s intent to sign an Executive Order that takes aim at government contractors that violate labor laws. According to an investigative report by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee, “in 2012 alone, … Continue reading

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Government Intervenes in FCA Whistleblower Suit Against Symantec

The Department of Justice has intervened in a lawsuit against Symantec Corporation alleging Symantec submitted false claims to the United States on a General Services Administration software contract. The case involves a 2007 GSA Multiple Award Schedule contract that allowed Symantec to sell software and related items directly … Continue reading

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