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Debarments Continue to Rise

Federal agency debarments rose almost 14% in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 according to an annual report recently published by the Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee.  The jump from 1,696 debarments in FY 2013 to 1,929 debarments in FY 2014 continues a five-year trend in which the number of annual debarments has almost doubled. The large

Office for Civil Rights’ Guidance Requires School Districts, Colleges, and Universities to Provide Students with Disabilities Equal Opportunity to Participate in Athletics

New guidance from the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) clarifies that school districts, colleges, and universities must provide students with disabilities equal opportunity to participate in extracurricular athletics.  The guidance also offers guidelines on the steps educators must take to meet that requirement.   The guidance responds to a June 2010 U.S.

GAO Releases Report on Suspension and Debarment of DOD Contractors

On September 19, the U.S. Government Accountability Office released a report that sheds some light on DOD’s current practices with respect to suspension and debarment.  Suspension and Debarment: DOD has active referral processes but action needed to promote transparency, GAO Report to the Committee on Armed Services, U.S. Senate, September 2012, GAO-12-932 (“Report”). The Report

GAO Issues Recommendations for Rules at Slot-Controlled Airports

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued a report on the operations and rules at slot-controlled airports in the United States.  In its lengthy Report, the GAO examined in substantial detail the current utilization of slots, its impact on competition and congestion, and the effect of new beyond-perimeter flights at Ronald Reagan Washington National