2 FCA regulations focus on government cyber liability

By Danny Ashby, Amanda Santella and John Dermody (May 31, 2022, 6:15 p.m. EDT) – Amid a whirlwind of high-profile cyber incidents and government warnings about cyber threats to critical infrastructure, two recent False Claims settlements Cybersecurity Act points to a new front of potential cyber liability for companies doing business with the government.

On March 8, the U.S. Department of Justice reached a $930,000 settlement with Comprehensive Health Services LLC for falsely attesting that it had properly secured medical records relating to U.S. State Department and U.S. Department of defense.

And on April 27, Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. reached a settlement with FCA parent Brian Markus, who alleged that Aerojet lied to…

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