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Cybersecurity Enforcement Shouldn’t Be Left To FCA Relators

by Robert S. Metzger and Stephen L. Bacon

For years, federal contractors have accepted contracts with terms that require cybersecurity measures to protect sensitive unclassified information along with other categories of “Covered Defense Information.” Now, a federal court has ruled that a False Claims Act case may proceed where a whistleblower contends that a contractor for DoD and NASA “fraudulently entered into contracts … despite knowing” the company did not meet the minimum cybersecurity requirements in awarded contracts.

Should cyber become another field of opportunity for the private FCA bar? Learn more.

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