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Active Duty Air Force Master Sergeant Sentenced to Prison for Accepting Bribes in a Government Contract Fraud Scheme

United States Air Force Master Sergeant Cody Boone Covert, 43, of Fort Walton Beach, was sentenced late yesterday to 23 months in prison and $126,300 in restitution for conspiracy (to commit theft of honest services and wire fraud) and bribery by a public official. Continue reading

Seven Defendants Plead Guilty to Millions of Dollars of Fraudulent Sales to Defense Department

Jeffrey Harrington and Michael Mayer, the owners of several defense contracting firms, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen Crawford this morning to conspiring to commit wire fraud and file false claims, and to making false statements on their federal income tax returns. Continue reading

Feds say Navy contractor stole $13 million, but U.S. government still works with it

A North Carolina-based defense contractor defrauded the U.S. government of more than $13.6 million over the course of a decade, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Norfolk. Continue reading

Agency’s Discretion Over Solicitation’s Technical Specifications Isn’t Unlimited

A major tenet in government contracting is that agencies enjoy broad discretion in identifying their needs and developing the most appropriate solicitation to satisfy them. Continue reading

FedRAMP drafts ‘Tailored’ approach to authorizing low-risk applications

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program unveiled Thursday the first draft of another tool it will add to its kit — a way to more efficiently authorize low-risk cloud services. Continue reading

Contractor At U.S. Military Bases Admits Paying Bribes And Kickbacks

A Pennsylvania man who operated a construction company that did work at construction projects at two military bases in New Jersey today admitted paying bribes and kickbacks to get the contracts, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced Continue reading

DHS/FEMA/Amazon deal exposes need for MAS reform

Over the last several years, the Coalition for Government Procurement has made the case to stakeholders across government that the General Services Administration’s Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program must keep pace with innovation and other changes in the dynamic commercial market. Continue reading

Former Federal Contract Employee Sentenced For Falsifying Timesheets at Two Agencies

Daniel J. Glauber, who worked as a federal contract employee, was sentenced today to pay more than $70,000 in restitution and perform 360 hours of community service for falsifying timesheets while working at two separate federal agencies. Continue reading