October 19

Whistleblower Protection and Rewards for Defense Contractors & Subcontractors

While federal employee whistleblowers now receive plenty of protection under the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012, until recently, Department of Defense (DoD) contractors and subcontractors had limited whistleblower protection. For the most part, contractors had to report their suspicions of fraud directly to the Inspector General, a government contract manager, or Congress, and still.

October 1

SBA fraud: New Rule Gives Whistleblowers A Lucrative Reason To Bring Fraud Claims For Small Business Mis-Certification

Whistleblowers are entitled to large monetary rewards for reporting companies that lie about being a small business in order to receive SBA contracts or Small Business Administration set-asides. On August 27, 2013, the new “Presumed Loss Rule,” 13 CFR 121.108(a), issued by the Small Business Administration (SBA) took effect, tightening the vice on dubious federal.