Navy Failed To Scrutinize $329M Northrop Bill, IG Says

Law360, New York (January 3, 2011, 7:42 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Defense inspector general has said U.S. Navy officials did not properly review the validity of invoices for $329.3 million filed by Northrop Grumman Corp. for the development of a $1.8 billion unmanned ocean surveillance aircraft system.

In addition to not properly examining bills submitted for the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance contract, contracting officials from the Defense Contract Audit Agency, the Navy and Defense Contract Management Agency and Naval Air Systems Command did not conduct proper reviews of the project, according to a...
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