Taking the Long View on the Interagency Suspension & Debarment Committee’s Latest Report
In early March 2014, the government’s Interagency Suspension & Debarment Committee (ISDC) released its latest report to Congress on the suspension and debarment (S&D) activities of its member agencies. It is tempting to open the report, scroll down to the statistics on S&D actions taken by the agencies, and judge S&D’s effectiveness based on figures such as year-over-year changes in total S&D actions. But doing so gives short shrift to the ISDC’s activities and mission and the improvements many agencies have made to their S&D programs. Click here to read the full article.
(Reproduced with permission from Federal Contracts Report, 101 FCR 442, 4/15/14. Copyright © 2014 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033) http://www.bna.com)