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Whistleblower Protections Expanded at Federal Contractors

Jaclyn Jaeger | October 29, 2013

Expanded whistleblower protections for employees at federal contractors and their sub-contractors could mean more enforcement actions against companies in the defense industry if reports of wrongdoing are not handled properly.

The Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration issued interim rules last month enhancing whistleblower protections for a wider range of federal contractor employees than previously covered. The rules amend the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement by enhancing whistleblower protections for employees at defense contractors and their sub-contractors.

The rules implement provisions mandated by the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2013, signed into law in January. “The statute set out the framework, but now... To get the full story, subscribe now.