As published in LAW360, here:

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

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.