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Aerospace & Defense

  • August 8, 2011

    Boeing Looks To Toss Ex-Auditor's False Claims Suit

    The Boeing Co. moved Monday to dismiss a former auditing employee's Missouri suit claiming Boeing and subcontractor Brek Manufacturing Co. cheated the federal government out of millions while supplying the U.S. Air Force with heavy lift aircraft on procedural grounds.

  • August 8, 2011

    Rumsfeld Can Be Sued For Torture Damages: 7th Circ.

    The Seventh Circuit on Monday affirmed a lower court ruling that former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld can be sued personally for damages by two American military contractors claiming they were detained and tortured in Iraq.

  • August 8, 2011

    Boeing, Siemens Team To Modernize Military Power Use

    Boeing Co. and Siemens Corp. announced Monday they had entered into an agreement to provide efficient and secure energy to the U.S. Department of Defense, which spent $4 billion on energy costs during fiscal year 2010.

  • August 5, 2011

    Gosselin Violated FCA In Moving Fee Case: Jury

    A Virginia federal jury found Thursday that Belgian transport company Gosselin Worldwide Moving NV and one of its executives had schemed to overcharge the U.S. Department of Defense by fixing rates for transportation contracts, but another legal battle looms over how it will be penalized.

  • August 5, 2011

    Jury Frees US Training Center Of Ex-Workers' FCA Suit

    A Virginia federal jury on Friday ruled in favor of the Xe Services LLC subsidiary formerly known as Blackwater Lodge and Training Center Inc. in a suit brought by former employees alleging the contractor had overbilled the U.S. for security services in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • August 5, 2011

    KBR Sued Over Military Subcontract Settlement

    A Kuwaiti construction company sued KBR Inc. in Virginia federal court Friday, accusing the ex-Halliburton Co. subsidiary of breaking an agreement to prosecute a $29 million claim on its behalf over a terminated military subcontract.

  • August 5, 2011

    Air Force Beats FOIA Suit Over Coal Liquefaction Contract

    A New York federal judge on Wednesday granted summary judgment to the U.S. Air Force in a Freedom of Information Act suit from an environmental group seeking information about fuel contracts relating to a coal liquefaction energy project.

  • August 5, 2011

    Vendor Slams Chicago Over O'Hare Concessions Bid

    A vendor sued the city of Chicago on Thursday in an effort to block a rival's successful bid for an O'Hare Airport concessions contract, saying its proposal would result in additional revenue of $120 million for the city.

  • August 4, 2011

    Ex-Naval Contractor To Plead Guilty In $10M Bribery Case

    Prosecutors in the Rhode Island federal trial of the senior vice president of defunct engineering and technology services company Advanced Solutions for Tomorrow announced Thursday that he would plead guilty in connection with a 15-year, $10 million kickback and bribery scheme involving naval contracts.

  • August 4, 2011

    Congress Strikes Deal To End FAA Shutdown: Reid

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Thursday that Congress had reached a bipartisan compromise over funding for the Federal Aviation Administration, allowing 74,000 transportation and construction workers to return to work while lawmakers hash out differences over policy issues.

  • August 4, 2011

    Former Army Corps Worker Denies $50M Fraud

    A former U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee pled not guilty Thursday in New Jersey federal court to charges that he and four others scammed the government out of more than $50 million in a bribery and kickbacks scheme involving construction contracts in Iraq.

  • August 4, 2011

    Rumsfeld Could Face Damages Over Tortured Contractor

    A Washington federal judge ruled Tuesday that former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld could be personally liable for damages in an American military contractor's suit claiming he was detained and tortured for nine months in Iraq.

  • August 3, 2011

    Greens Can't Sue DOD For Oil Sands Purchases: Judge

    A Virginia federal judge on Friday threw out a suit challenging the U.S. Department of Defense's acquisition of oil made from Canadian oil sands, ruling that two environmental groups had no standing to sue.

  • August 3, 2011

    McAfee Sounds Alarm Over Hacking Threats To Data

    A massive five-year hacking operation compromised the data of dozens of government agencies, defense contractors and other organizations across the globe, a McAfee Inc. expert said in a white paper Tuesday.

  • August 3, 2011

    NASA Finalizes New Rule For Contractor Award Fees

    NASA adopted a final rule Tuesday incorporating new requirements intended to strengthen the link between contractor bonus payments and contract performance.

  • August 3, 2011

    Contractor KBR Can't Escape $100M False Claims Suit

    A federal judge in Washington on Wednesday rejected Iraq war contractor Kellogg Brown & Root Services Inc.’s bid to throw out a suit brought by the U.S. seeking to recover more than $100 million in allegedly false claims.

  • August 3, 2011

    US Pushes For Prison Sentence In Iran Missile Export Case

    Prosecutors told an Illinois federal judge on Wednesday that a businessman who tried to illegally ship missile components to Iran should spend between 46 and 57 months behind bars, calling the crime "troubling."

  • August 3, 2011

    Audit Finds Holes In Army Body Armor Insert Testing

    The U.S. government inconsistently enforced ballistic testing standards for body armor inserts that were procured through seven U.S. Army contracts worth $2.5 billion, according to a defense audit released Monday.

  • August 2, 2011

    Contested IT Contract Needs New OCI Review: Judge

    A federal judge on Monday blocked the U.S. Department of Defense from awarding an information technology contract at the core of a dispute between Jacobs Technology Inc. and IBM Global Business Services until it completed an analysis of organizational conflicts of interest.

  • August 2, 2011

    Contractors Not Liable In Army Chopper Crash: 9th Circ.

    The Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday that Boeing Co. and other government contractors were not liable for a 2007 helicopter crash in Afghanistan that killed eight U.S. soldiers and injured 14, affirming a lower court's dismissal of a product liability case brought by the soldiers' families.