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Moves to Include Business Ethics Mandates in FAR Causing Consternation for Contractors

Dec.11.2007 — BNA’s Federal Contracts Report

Crowell & Moring Government Contracts Group senior counsel Richard J. Bednar and partner Angela B. Styles are featured for their comments made during the firm’s Government Contracts Group webinar presented on November 29, 2007 titled, “Contractor Compliance Programs: What's DOJ Got To Do With It .” The BNA Federal Contracts Report article discussed the Federal Acquisition Regulation Council’s final rule mandating contractor compliance programs for contractors and subcontractors performing covered contracts. This final rule comes on the heels of a request by the Department of Justice to the FAR Council to impose several additional requirements on federal contractors, including a mandatory obligation to disclose criminal conduct to the government and to "fully cooperate" with government auditors and investigators.

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