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Discussion with the Procurement Collusion Strike Force

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    Date: Oct. 20, 2021
    Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)/ 10:00 a.m. - Noon (Pacific)
    CLPs: 2.0
    Who should attend: Government, military, industry, and academia.

    Please note: This event WILL NOT be recorded.


    The Procurement Collusion Strike Force (PCSF) leads a coordinated national response to combat antitrust crimes and related schemes in government procurement, grant, and program funding at all levels of government-Federal, state, and local. The PCSF is comprised of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, multiple U.S. Attorneys' Offices around the country, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Inspectors General for multiple Federal agencies.

    The PCSF is committed to working with the Inspectors General of agencies receiving Federal funds, as well as government procurement officials, to train individuals at all levels of the funding process to better deter and detect antitrust crimes affecting government procurement, grant, and program funding.

    Join DAU on Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m (Eastern), as we host Sandra Talbott, Assistant Director of the Procurement Collusion Strike Force, for a discussion on the red flags of collusion.


    Sandra Talbott is the Assistant Director of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Procurement Collusion Strike Force (PCSF), a nationwide initiative to combat antitrust crimes and related schemes in government procurement, grant, and program funding at federal, state, and local levels of government. In this role, Talbott is part of the PCSF’s leadership team, responsible for strategy, operations, programming, and day-to-day management of the PCSF. Talbott also serves as a federal prosecutor with the Antitrust Division’s Chicago office, where she investigates and prosecutes fraudulent schemes designed to undermine competition, including criminal conspiracies that target public agencies, bid rigging, price fixing, and other related federal crimes. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Talbott was an Assistant Attorney General in the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, where she was part of civil litigation teams responsible for investigating matters of significant public importance, and prosecuted complex financial fraud and tax schemes against consumers, companies, and the government. Talbott began her career as an Assistant District Attorney in New York City. She is a graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law.

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