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Aerospace & Defense

  • November 10, 2010

    NASA Security Officer Charged With EBay Scheme

    A security officer for NASA has been charged with one count of wire fraud in connection with an alleged scheme to steal portable radios, monitors and projectors from the federal government and sell them on eBay.

  • November 9, 2010

    Fla. Contractor Pleads Guilty To Iraq Bribery Scheme

    A co-founder of Global Procurement Inc. pled guilty Tuesday to charges stemming from a plot involving a U.S. Navy officer and bribes to win military contracts to renovate dining facilities in Iraq.

  • November 9, 2010

    Navy Defends Decision To Nix $15M Drug Test Deal

    Claiming cost savings as a rational basis for canceling a solicitation, the federal government has fired back in a bid protest by RN Expertise Inc., which sued the U.S. Department of Defense in October 2009 for withdrawing a $15 million contract for drug testing services and handing the work over to a rival.

  • November 9, 2010

    Western Titanium Says Gov't Exhibits Are Irrelevant

    Western Titanium Inc., the metal distributor accused of military contracting fraud, is fighting attempts by prosecutors to use evidence during trial that defense attorneys say has nothing to do with allegations in the case.

  • November 8, 2010

    Western Titanium Subpoenas Quashed

    A federal judge in Western Titanium Inc.'s military contracting fraud trial has agreed to quash a series of subpoenas obtained by the metal supplier for a range of documents, saying they constitute a “fishing expedition.”

  • November 8, 2010

    Wackenhut, State Dept. Settle Severance Pay Claims

    The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals has accepted a settlement between Wackenhut International Inc. and the U.S. Department of State, resolving a dispute over severance pay for security guards assigned to State Department locations in Greece.

  • November 8, 2010

    Lockheed, Boeing Score $5B UAE Helicopter Contract

    The U.S. government has awarded a contract worth $5 billion to Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. to provide Boeing's Apache helicopters and related military equipment and technical support to the United Arab Emirates.

  • November 8, 2010

    Linc Loses Fight For $300M Army Project

    A federal judge has cut down Linc Government Services LLC’s challenge to the U.S. Army’s decision to grant a $300 million contract for counterinsurgency operations in Iraq to a rival security firm.

  • November 8, 2010

    Kyrgyz Officials Protest $315M DOD Fuel Contract

    The Kyrgyzstan government is calling on the U.S. Department of Defense to rethink its recent award of a $315 million jet fuel contract to Gibraltar-based Mina Corp., citing ongoing investigations into the company's ownership and alleged ties to corruption schemes involving Kyrgyz officials.

  • November 5, 2010

    Judge Trims Claims In Rothe Suit Against DOD

    A judge has pared down a suit by contractor Rothe Development Inc. over the U.S. government’s alleged failure to renew the company's services contract with the Air Force, cutting administrative claims and rejecting RDI's request for a preliminary injunction.

  • November 5, 2010

    Log Cabin Republicans Take DADT Stay To High Court

    The Log Cabin Republicans on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court's decision to keep the U.S. military's “don't ask, don't tell” policy in place while it reviews a ruling that struck down the policy as unconstitutional.

  • November 5, 2010

    Louis Berger To Pay $69M In False Claims Settlement

    The Louis Berger Group Inc. has agreed to pay a $50.6 million civil settlement, as well as $18.7 million in criminal penalties, to resolve an investigation into allegations the military contractor overbilled the government for work in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • November 5, 2010

    MEP Can't Escape Military Contract FCA Suit

    Mission Essential Personnel LLC has failed to convince a judge to again throw out a qui tam suit alleging the company violated the False Claims Act by providing the U.S. with unqualified translators for its war in Afghanistan and lying about the linguists' language skills to collect under a $414 million government contract.

  • November 4, 2010

    Judge Rejects Challenge To NASA Admin Contract

    A federal judge has tossed a suit brought by disappointed incumbent bidder Planners Collaborative Inc., which was hoping to again win a NASA contract covering media relations, documentation services, exploration technology, human resources and general administrative support work.

  • November 4, 2010

    GAO Rejects Imagine One Protest Over $22M Navy Job

    Imagine One Technology & Management Ltd. has failed to overturn the U.S. Department of the Navy’s decision to award a $22 million guided missile project to a rival defense contractor.

  • November 4, 2010

    Court Won't Add To Record In $300M Iraq Bid Protest

    The presiding judge in a $300 million military bid protest has denied a contractor's attempt to supplement the record with e-mails allegedly proving it supplied the U.S. Army with information the Army says it never received.

  • November 4, 2010

    Navy Hopes To Double Combat Ship Order

    The U.S. Navy is asking lawmakers for permission to proceed with a dual procurement for its Littoral Combat Ship fleet and tap the bidders, Austal USA and a team of Marinette Marine Corp. and Lockheed Martin Corp., to build twice as many ships as first planned for roughly the same price.

  • November 4, 2010

    Ford Launches Blitz Against S. Korea Trade Agreement

    Ahead of President Barack Obama's visit next week to South Korea, Ford Motor Co. has launched a public relations assault on the current draft of the pending U.S.-South Korea free trade agreement, arguing that the country's automotive import policies are some of the most restrictive in the world.

  • November 3, 2010

    Procurement Priorities To Shift Under GOP Control

    While Republican gains in Tuesday's midterm elections aren't likely to lead to major changes in the government's procurement policy, contractors could see priority shifts in Congress lead to greater scrutiny of defense cutbacks and in-sourcing, attorneys say.

  • November 3, 2010

    DOD To Bar Detainee Interrogations By Contractors

    The U.S. Department of Defense on Wednesday rolled out a new rule barring contractor personnel from interrogating detainees in the department's custody, acting on a legislative move intended to regulate private military contractors in the wake of detainee torture and abuse scandals.