Contractor Suspensions Inconsistent, House Panel Hears
Jun.13.2013 — Law360
Angela Styles, Washington, D.C.-based partner and chair of Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Group who is also a former head of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, testified at the House Oversight Committee hearing on the topic, "Protecting Taxpayer Dollars: Is the Government Using Suspension and Debarment Effectively?" In the course of her informative testimony, Styles stated, "I have great confidence in the abilities, objectivity and fairness of [suspension and debarment officers] working in these three agencies. I am less confident, however, that the agencies new to suspension and debarment can ensure fairness and consistency without some modifications to the current system."