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Entries in Department of Defense (3)


NetCracker whistleblower collects $2.3 million for reporting security clearance lapses

A former employee of NetCracker Technology Corp. was awarded more than $2.3 after he filed a False Claims Act suit against NetCracker and Computer Sciences Corp. that alleged the companies assigned individuals without security clearances to work on a Department of Defense contract.

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Fraud is still a solo act

After 25 years of investigating instances of fraud and corruption, I am still amazed that otherwise law-abiding citizens will engage in fraudulent behavior. It also perplexes me that organizations place an extremely high weighting on the honesty of management and staff as a key fraud and corruption risk-mitigation tool.

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A government debarment professional’s response to the SUSPEND Act critique

As a government suspension, debarment and procurement fraud professional, I often worry that we spend so much time doing our jobs in this resource-constrained environment that we cede opportunities to shape the messaging and public impression of our work by not writing or engaging in outreach enough.

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