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Compliance Week quotes Adam Lasky in “Government Agencies Blacklisting Contractors at a Record Rate”

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Adam Lasky, an attorney in the Oles Morrison Government Contracts Practice Group, was quoted in Compliance Week’s article, “Government Agencies Blacklisting Contractors at a Record Rate.” The article reports that the number of suspensions, debarments, and proposed debarments in fiscal year 2013 more than doubled that of the fiscal year 2009.

From the article:

Six agencies including the Departments of Commerce, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of Treasury, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have newly embraced the idea of suspending and barring federal contractors. “In those agencies, there will continue to be a significant increase in suspensions and debarments as they continue to develop their programs,” says Adam Lasky, a government contracts attorney with law firm Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker.

The State Department made the biggest jump with eight suspension and debarment actions in 2009 to 96 in fiscal year 2013. The Justice Department also blacklisted more service and goods providers, increasing from eight suspension and debarment actions in 2009 to 64 in fiscal year 2013.

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