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This week’s episode covers debarment, defense spending, and FCA news, and is hosted by partners Peter Eyre and David Robbins. Crowell & Moring’s “Fastest 5 Minutes” is a biweekly podcast that provides a brief summary of significant government contracts legal and regulatory developments that no government contracts lawyer or executive should be without.

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As published in LAW360, here:  http://www.law360.com/articles/511084/a-false-sense-of-security-from-less-suspension-debarment

A False Sense Of Security From Less Suspension, Debarment

We are heading for a period of decreased suspension and debarment activity. I don’t mean the exclusions of individuals after mandatory disclosures, immigration violations or following news stories. Those will continue. I mean agency-developed, field-referred cases that evolve through partnerships

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Substantive suspensions and debarments from government contracting will decline the next two years. Stay tuned. Working on an article/opinion piece explaining why and what the dip does (and does not) mean.