Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994
Also known as: FASA
Signed into law by Bill Clinton
October 13, 1994
The Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act contains major reforms intended to streamline the government’s acquisition system. FASA states a preference for using commercial “off-the-shelf” items whenever possible. Section 6005 of the FASA created new whistleblower protections for employees of government contractors similar to those contained in the Whistleblower Protection Act, which applies to federal employees.
Enforcement & Remedies
Aggrieved individuals may submit a complaint to the agency Inspector General who must complete an investigation. The Inspector General has the authority to order make whole relief, including reinstatement, back pay, restoration of benefits, and attorneys’ fees.