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  • Defense Contracting

    June 2018

    We May Not Be as Ethical as We Think We Are

    By Jeffrey M. Kaplan
    Judge Learned Hand famously said: “The spirit of liberty is the spirit that is not too sure that it is right.” Many believe it was a profound statement. But what — if anything — does it have to do with ethics?
  • Defense Contracting

    May 2018

    How to Handle Ethics-Related Disputes

    By David Robbins
    Proper business ethics is not only good business, but also required by the Federal Acquisition Regulation. However, there are times when contractors and the government do not have the same view of what proper business ethics are.
  • Defense Contracting

    April 2018

    The Corporate Monitor: An Enigma No More

    By Amy E. McDougal
    It is a piece of paper that sends chills up any government contractor’s spine — the Notice of Proposed Suspension or Debarment for an ethical failure.
  • Defense Contracting

    March 2018

    For Those Confused About Sexual Harassment

    By Anne R. Harris
    A colleague recently relayed a conversation with a male business executive client who was seeking clarity on do’s and don’ts to avoid crossing the line with regard to sexual harassment. Kudos for wanting to do the right thing, but this person said things such as, “If I’m on a business trip with a female employee, why can’t I suggest we meet in my hotel room?
  • Defense Contracting

    March 2018

    An Assessment Tool for Measuring Ethical Fitness

    By Joan Elise Dubinsky
    It was once said that measuring a corporation’s commitment to ethics was like nailing Jell-O to the wall.
  • Defense Contracting

    January 2018

    The Case for a Deeply Embedded Ethical Culture

    By Jacob Blass
    In a highly regulated work environment, leadership rarely makes a distinction between compliance and ethics.
  • Defense Contracting

    January 2018

    For a Culture of Integrity, Focus on Fairness

    By Anne R. Harris
    Organizational ethics and compliance is about encouraging people to conduct business with integrity.
  • Defense Contracting

    November 2017

    Compliance Fatigue Syndrome is Real

    By Brian D. Miller
    Forget chronic fatigue syndrome. A more serious ailment may be compliance fatigue syndrome. Which is more ruinous? Hint: One may result in time spent in a federal correctional institution.
  • Defense Contracting

    October 2017

    Watching for Government Overreach

    By Erin R.  Davis and Barbara A.  Duncombe
    The Department of Justice regularly issues press releases whenever it wins a judgment or settles a False Claims Act case for multimillion-dollar amounts.
  • Defense Contracting

    September 2017

    Committing to Procurement Integrity

    By Tom Caulfield and Sheryl Steckler
    Who owns the commitment to procurement integrity in a contractor’s organization?
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