U.S. senators introduced legislation on Friday to shield military veterans from spiking medical costs under Tricare, potentially adding further complications to efforts to rein in defense spending and the national debt.
A key player in a $200 million Medicare fraud ring in Florida objected Friday to sentencing recommendations he says could land him behind bars for twice as long as he expected when inking a plea deal with prosecutors.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act without amendments that would have limited contractor executive pay and restricted the definition of "commercial items" available for streamlined government purchases.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the 2013 defense spending bill Friday, continuing support for the indefinite detention of terrorism suspects, limiting green energy investment, restricting drone surveillance and defusing the threat of sequestration in the absence of a deficit deal.
The U.S. government asked an Ohio federal court on Friday to dismiss a second set of charges against Cleveland area official Jimmy Dimora, who is currently awaiting sentencing after being convicted of a slate of kickback crimes.
The Federal Circuit on Friday increased by $17 million a lower court's award of $142 million in combined damages to three nuclear utilities for the government's breach of agreements with them governing the disposal of spent nuclear fuel.
Virginia joined the federal government and other states Thursday in accusing Healthpoint Ltd. of costing Medicaid agencies more than $500 million by falsely claiming its bedsore ointment Xenaderm was eligible for reimbursement coverage.
The federal government could have saved $701 million in Medicaid payouts to New York in 2009 if the state had properly gauged its costs for treating patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the U.S. Office of Inspector General said Thursday.
The House of Representatives on Thursday rejected several amendments aimed at cutting weapons programs from the 2013 defense budget, including proposals to scrap the Marine Corps' version of the Lockheed Martin Corp. F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and to delay procurement of a next-generation bomber for 10 years.
The D.C. Circuit ruled Tuesday that the District of Columbia did not defraud the federal government when submitting poorly documented Medicaid reimbursement claims, but also loosened its long-standing precedent that relators in False Claims Act suits must notify the government of claims before making any public disclosure.
A former U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project manager and his son pled guilty Thursday in Washington federal court to charges stemming from a bribery case involving more than $1 billion worth of information technology contracts.
A former U.S. Department of Energy director who allegedly funneled $1.3 million of contract money to his wife under the auspices of funding a scientific review journal for the agency has been indicted in Maryland federal court, prosecutors said Thursday.
A Texas federal judge sentenced a Houston-area nurse on Wednesday to eight years in prison for orchestrating a $5.2 million Medicare fraud scheme in which patients were falsely described as feeble so the government could be billed for home health care services.
Determining that a lower court lacked jurisdiction to hear the case, the Fifth Circuit has vacated a $1.46 million tort judgment against the federal government in a suit alleging the U.S. Navy disclosed trade secrets to a pair of ship-building contractors' competitors, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.
Federal prosecutors have ended their civil and criminal investigation into allegations of off-label marketing of Medtronic Inc.’s Infuse bone graft product, the company said Wednesday, days after a whistleblower False Claims Act suit accusing it of paying kickbacks to promote off-label use was unsealed.
The White House said Tuesday it would veto the current version of the 2013 defense spending bill, set for a vote Friday in the U.S. House of Representatives, because the bill's provisions on nuclear weapons, treatment of detainees and overall funding levels would all be deal-breakers for the administration.
New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday put out regulations to rein in spending by state contractors and place a $199,000 cap on executive salaries.
A proposed class of former defense contractor employees sued their employers and Prudential Insurance Co. of America in New Jersey federal court Monday, accusing the companies of selling them policies it knew they couldn't use because of a wartime exclusion.
The U.S. Small Business Administration proposed a rule Wednesday aimed at increasing small business participation in procurements that bundle multiple contracts and contractors together, by giving agencies more flexibility to set aside work under such contracts for particular businesses.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday defended the government's $33 million penalty against Northrop Grumman Corp. over allegedly improper employee stock incentive program costs included as part of indirect rate contract proposals, urging a federal judge not to throw out the dispute.