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Department of State Inspector General Issues Report on Contractor Confidentiality Provisions with Employees

Yesterday, the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of State (OIG) issued a report on its review of the use of confidentiality agreements and policies by Department of State contractors. In preparing the report, OIG sent a five-question survey to the 30 contractors with the largest Department of State contracts in 2012. … Continue Reading

Supreme Court Considers Review of Two False Claims Act Whistleblower Suits

The Supreme Court is considering whether to hear two whistleblower cases under the False Claims Act (“FCA”), both on appeal from the Fourth Circuit.  The Supreme Court has asked the U.S. Solicitor General to weigh in before the Court decides whether to hear either case.  The two cases are Kellogg Brown & Root Services Inc. … Continue Reading

Expanded Whistleblower Provisions Applicable To Federal Contractors And Subcontractors Take Effect

Yesterday a significant expansion of whistleblower protections for employees of federal contractors and subcontractors took effect.  The National Defense Authorization Act for 2013 (“NDAA”) extended whistleblower protections to an employee of a “contractor, subcontractor, or grantee” who makes a claim of gross mismanagement, gross waste, abuse of authority, a substantial and specific danger to public … Continue Reading

Compliance Week Quotes Proskauer’s Concerns and Guidance Regarding NDAA Whistleblower Provisions

In a recent Compliance Week article (subscription required), Steve Pearlman,, co-head of Proskauer’s Whistleblowing & Retaliation Group, commented on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (NDAA), which President Obama recently signed into law to enhance whistleblower protections for employees of contractors and subcontractors vis-à-vis the Department of Defense and National Aeronautics and Space … Continue Reading

Law 360 Quotes Proskauer’s Concerns & Guidance Regarding NDAA Whistleblower Rules

In an Employment Law 360 article (subscription required) today, Steve Pearlman, co-head of Proskauer’s Whistleblowing & Retaliation Group, commented on the ramifications of the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which provides broad whistleblower protections to employees of federal government contractors and subcontractors. Stressing the potentially daunting implications of this expansive new whistleblower … Continue Reading

President Obama Signs National Defense Authorization Act, Issues Signing Statement Regarding Whistleblower Provisions

On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (NDAA), which enhances whistleblower protections for employees of contractors and subcontractors vis-à-vis the Department of Defense and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Section 827), and establishes a 4-year “pilot program” to strengthen whistleblower protections for all other federal executive … Continue Reading

National Defense Authorization Act: Generous Whistleblower Protections for Employees of Government Contractors On The Horizon

Awaiting President Obama’s signature, Sections 827 and 828 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (NDAA) would enhance the whistleblower protections of contractor and subcontractor employees for the Department of Defense (DOD) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and establish a 4-year “pilot program” to strengthen whistleblower protections for all other … Continue Reading
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