On October 6, 2021, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a new initiative to address cyber-fraud and that focuses on government contractors. Specifically, DOJ has launched a “Civil Cyber-Fraud Initiative” (Initiative), which will combine DOJ’s “expertise in civil fraud enforcement, government procurement and cybersecurity to combat new and emerging cyber threats to the security of sensitive information and critical systems.” The Initiative will impact US government contractors and participants in similar agreements, e.g., Other Transactions, as well as grant recipients across the country.

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