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On March 22, the comment period is set to close on a new rule proposed by the FAR Council titled, “Federal Acquisition Regulation: Contractor Employee Internal Confidentiality Agreements.” This rule will prohibit federal dollars from going to companies that require employees or subcontractors to sign restrictive confidentiality agreements that could limit the ability of employees to report suspected fraud and abuse to the government. In “Walking The Line: Balancing Legitimate Interests And Compliance With New FAR Requirements For Confidentiality Agreements,” a “Feature Comment” published in the Government Contractor, C&M attorneys highlight the history and recent developments behind the new rule and explore the risks contractors face in light of the rule, such as contract termination, False Claims Act liability, and more.