Lockheed Martin Corp. will pay $15.8 million to the U.S. government and two whistleblowers to resolve allegations in Texas federal court that it recklessly passed on a supplier's inflated costs for tools used on military aircraft, the government said Friday.
The director of the Defense Contract Audit Agency spoke to attorneys Thursday in defense of a much-criticized regulation that allows the DCAA to recommend automatic, audit-based withholding of contractor pay, saying that he will work with contractors to ensure that the rule is applied fairly.
Honeywell International Inc.'s bid to sanction the U.S. Department of Justice for its conduct during discovery in a False Claims Act suit over allegedly defective bulletproof vests is premature and should be denied, a Washington magistrate judge said Thursday.
Three government contractors asked a Washington federal court Thursday to lift a law banning them from making political contributions while their case against the Federal Election Commission moves forward, saying the rule infringes on their First and Fifth Amendment rights.
A California federal judge on Wednesday tossed a shareholder derivative suit against Hewlett-Packard Co. and 11 of its current and former officers that targeted the company's alleged bribery of government contractors and vendors in order to sway federal contract awards.
An Oracle Corp. shareholder filed a derivative lawsuit against the company's billionaire CEO Larry Ellison and other directors in Delaware Chancery Court on Thursday for allegedly failing to prevent federal contracting violations, leading to extensive False Claims Act litigation and a $200 million settlement.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday joined a whistleblower suit against AT&T Corp. in Pennsylvania accusing the communications giant of violating the False Claims Act by billing the federal government for international scammer calls made through its web-based call service for the hearing impaired.
A former Boeing Co. engineer convicted of stealing documents from the defense contractor asked the U.S. Supreme Court last week to overturn his sentence, arguing that the records he took weren't classified and didn't include trade secrets.
The general overseeing the war in Afghanistan insisted Thursday that the U.S. should not reduce its military presence in the country because of a U.S. soldier's alleged murder of 16 Afghani civilians and a recent Quran-burning controversy.
Two FedEx Corp. subsidiaries have agreed to pay $3 million to settle allegations they discriminated in hiring entry-level workers at 23 facilities in violation of an executive order barring discrimination by federal contractors, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Thursday.
A Texas federal judge on Wednesday tossed Tenet Healthcare Corp.'s suit seeking to recover costs it incurred investigating proxy statements that revealed a Medicare billing scheme at Community Health Systems Inc. as part of its failed $4 billion takeover bid, finding Tenet lacked standing to sue under federal proxy rules.
The U.S. Department of Defense should revise agency guidelines so it can better track how many contractors are helping to command its programs and operations, the Government Accountability Office advised Wednesday.
A federal judge on Tuesday said NASA improperly tried to limit its contract payment to an auditing firm which is suing the agency for $279 million in a breach of contract lawsuit.
The system in place to flag and conduct Medicaid audits for fraud, wastefulness and abuse has glaring pitfalls, according to a report published Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General.
Lawmakers pushed back Wednesday against the Pentagon’s plans to close U.S. military bases, with Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., telling top military officials that she will not support legislation to authorize a new Base Realignment and Closure Commission in 2012.
At a Senate committee hearing Wednesday, a GAO executive singled out the U.S. Department of Defense’s ineffective acquisition practices as examples of why Congress should pass the Reforming and Consolidating Government Act of 2012, which would give the president extra authority to reorganize federal agencies.
The Rules Committee of the U.S. House on Tuesday advanced a bill that would eliminate the Independent Payment Advisory Board, a key facet of President Barack Obama's health care reform law, although a section establishing medical malpractice caps could eventually doom the bill.
The U.S. Air Force said Tuesday that it is improving the backup oxygen system in its F-22 Raptor fighter jets, a problematic system that sparked investigations and a lawsuit following the 2010 death of a pilot who crashed after his primary oxygen supply was cut off.
The New York City Economic Development Corp. issued a request Tuesday for proposals to lease 75 acres of land near the former Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island and build solar and wind power farms on the property.
The U.S. Department of Defense's $400 billion F-35 joint strike fighter program is facing more delays, and the agency's efforts to right its course are further impeding oversight of the program, the U.S. Government Accountability Office reported Tuesday.