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Department of Justice; DOJ

As if more evidence were needed, a recent Department of Justice (DOJ) indictment provides another reminder of the importance of an effective compliance program—and the potential costs to contractors if their program doesn’t prevent fraudulent actions by individual employees.

Last week, the DOJ announced it has entered into a non-prosecution agreement (NPA) with Alutiiq International

If you were somehow still wondering whether small businesses really need to be concerned about the affiliation rules in the Small Business Administration (SBA) regulations, the answer is a resounding “Yes.” Furthermore, running afoul of those rules can easily lead to liability under the False Claims Act (FCA), as most recently demonstrated by an Oklahoma

Several years ago, the head of the State Department’s Director of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) explained that, when a company engaged in substantial exporting makes no voluntary disclosures of export control violations, something is wrong. He reasoned that every company is made up of human beings—and human beings make mistakes, so every company doing lots