New contracting rule targets confidentiality agreements
The federal government is advancing a crackdown on contractor confidentiality agreements with a proposed amendment to the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
The amendment, called for by the 2015 appropriations law, would block contractors that required employees or subcontractors to sign confidentiality agreements, should those internal agreements keep workers from reporting waste, fraud and abuse to the government. The ban would apply to contacts paid with appropriated funding for fiscal year 2015 and beyond.
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