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The Department of Justice obtained more than $3.7 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud and false claims against the government in FY’17 according to a recent DOJ release. While about two-thirds of the amount was in health-care related fraud, government contract compliance continues to be a top focus area for civil False Claims Act work. Schedule contracts, specifically, continue to receive attention.

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2017 introduced several major policy changes that will affect federal contractors’ operations for years to come, from the implementation of a stringent defense cybersecurity rule and the repeal of a deeply unpopular rule on labor violations to provisions of the sprawling Pentagon budget bill. Here, Law360 runs down some of the year’s most consequential moves for government contractors.

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While there is no denying that specialized knowledge of government contract rules and regulations is essential to sound contract management, not everything is a big FAR-based mystery. A little common sense can help even the most uneducated contractor get a start on ensuring that they don’t run afoul of their contract management and ethics responsibilities. One such common sense approach is following the maxim to not be “pennywise and pound foolish”. Good people who know what they’re doing cost a little money. They can quite literally be worth their weight in gold, though. Experienced, well-trained people can prevent problems from occurring before they happen, and, should an issue actually arise, are likely better prepared to address it so that a small bump doesn’t become a wall that your entire federal business crashes into.

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Ahead of the upcoming December 31, 2017 deadline for federal defense contractors to implement National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) Special Publication 800-171 (“SP 800-171”), NIST has released a new draft publication designed to assist organizations in assessing compliance under SP 800-171, Draft Special Publication 800-171A, Assessing Security Requirements for Controlled Unclassified Information (“CUI”) …

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