Suspension and Debarments Rise Amid Pressure from Congress
Jun.14.2012 — Federal News Radio
Washington, D.C.-based chair of Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Group, Angela B. Styles, speaks to Federal News Radio about federal agencies' increased use of suspension and debarment processes to eliminate irresponsible contractors.
According to Styles, "We've had a very significant increase in the number of companies and individuals we've been representing in suspension and debarment matters. We used to have three or four in a year. We probably have 10 or 15 a year now." Styles points out that pressure from Congress to increase the use of suspension and debarment is a factor and notes, "Suspension and debarment officials really do consider now that they have much greater breadth."