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Government Contracts

  • August 17, 2011

    GAO Denies Protest Of $320M IRS Web Design Contract

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office has rejected the bid protest of eTouch Federal Systems LLC over how the Internal Revenue Service evaluated certain small-business requirements for a $320 million Web portal contract, according to a decision released Wednesday.

  • August 17, 2011

    Insurer, Sandi Spar Over DynCorp Iraqi Workers' Comp

    Sandi Group Inc. told a Washington federal judge on Wednesday that DynCorp International LLC, not Sandi, should be on the hook as the primary contractor in Continental Insurance Co.'s declaratory judgment suit seeking to dodge workers' compensation coverage for subcontractors in Iraq.

  • August 17, 2011

    Ex-Army Colonel Gets 1 Year For Iraq Contract Scheme

    A retired U.S. Army colonel was sentenced Tuesday in Washington to serve one year in prison for taking bribes to steer a $12 million contract to build U.S. Department of Defense warehouses in Iraq to Kuwait-based Lee Dynamics International.

  • August 16, 2011

    DHS Risk Assessment Contract A Bust, Report Says

    A U.S. Department of Homeland Security contract to develop risk management data for anti-terrorist security at government buildings had ballooned to nearly triple its initial $21 million size before being canceled for ineffectiveness, according to a government report published Monday.

  • August 16, 2011

    DOD To Probe Research Agency's Contracts For Conflicts

    The U.S. Department of Defense announced Friday that it would take up a watchdog group's request to examine Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contracts for possible conflicts of interest after concerns were raised about DARPA's director, who owns stock in a frequent agency contractor.

  • August 16, 2011

    How They Won It: Simpson Delivers Iraq Contract Verdict

    When Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP attorneys in October 2010 took up the case of a member of the Jordanian royal family claiming former associates defrauded him of profits from U.S. Department of Defense fuel supply contracts, they promptly ignited discovery and pushed a case that had largely been stalled to trial.

  • August 16, 2011

    Colo. County Wants JetAway’s Antitrust Suit Grounded

    A Colorado county on Monday asked a federal court to toss JetAway Aviation LLC's antitrust suit alleging the county conspired to grant a monopoly on support services at its airport to another company, saying the claims fail as a matter of law.

  • August 16, 2011

    Ex-Va. Lawmaker Gets 9 1/2 Years For Bribery

    A Virginia federal judge on Friday handed down a 114-month prison sentence to a former state legislator convicted of trading state money for a job at Old Dominion University.

  • August 16, 2011

    Army Contracting Staff Flubbed Up To $3.1B In Deals: DOD

    The U.S. Department of Defense said Friday that the contracting arm for the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command mismanaged agreements — worth up to $3.1 billion — that allowed contractors to start work on projects before final terms had been reached.

  • August 16, 2011

    Construction Co. Blasts Workers' Tolling Bid In OT Suit

    M.A. Angeliades Inc. and its insurer asked a New York federal judge Monday to reject a bid by a class of workers to toll the statute of limitations on allegations the construction company failed to pay overtime for projects under state contracts.

  • August 16, 2011

    DOD's Shoddy Bookkeeping Costs US Millions: Sens.

    A bipartisan group of U.S. senators slammed the U.S. Department of Defense on Monday for keeping poor accounting records that will make it difficult to collect hundreds of millions of dollars that contractors owe to the government.

  • August 16, 2011

    Agility Denies Overcharging Military On Transport Contract

    A Kuwaiti contractor on Tuesday pled not guilty in Georgia to charges that it overcharged the U.S. military on a multibillion-dollar contract to transport food and other logistics to American troops in Iraq and Kuwait, according to a statement from the company.

  • August 15, 2011

    Report Criticizes DOD Takeover Of Afghan Police Training

    The U.S. Department of Defense didn't adequately plan its takeover of U.S. Department of State contracts to train the Afghan Ministry of Interior and National Police, relying on a contractor's unrealistic work plans and leaving key positions undermanned, according to a report released Monday.

  • August 15, 2011

    DynCorp Claims Drug Spraying Suit Preempted By US Law

    DynCorp International Inc. on Monday in Washington again tried to shake a suit from a group of Ecuadoreans claiming injuries from an herbicide used in a drug eradication operation, saying the U.S. statute authorizing the operation expressly preempts the claims.

  • August 15, 2011

    Ex-Ohio Judge Denied Corruption Sentence Stay

    A former Ohio state judge facing 14 months in prison for lying to FBI agents during a corruption investigation involving government contract bids failed to secure a stay of her sentence on Saturday.

  • August 15, 2011

    US Firm Accuses Afghan Subcontractor Of Violence

    Kabul, Afghanistan-based subcontractor Shams Group International was sued in Michigan on Monday by a U.S.-based contractor that accused it of quitting its work on an Afghan base, squatting on the base, and assaulting and threatening to kidnap the contractor's employees.

  • August 15, 2011

    Ex-Army Worker Gets 6 Years For Vendor Extortion

    A North Carolina federal judge on Thursday sentenced a former U.S. Army Special Operations Command employee convicted of taking bribes from medical equipment vendors to six years in prison, and ordered him to pay $365,300 in forfeiture.

  • August 12, 2011

    CDI Gets Stark Act Claim Tossed In Medicare FCA Suit

    A Washington federal judge on Friday threw out an ex-Center for Diagnostic Imaging Inc. employee's Stark Act claim alleging the company paid kickbacks for Medicare and Medicaid referrals, but upheld a False Claims Act claim challenged by the radiology center.

  • August 12, 2011

    9th Circ. Revives FCA Suit Against School Operator

    The Ninth Circuit on Friday revived a False Claims Act suit against Corinthian Colleges Inc., saying a lower court should have allowed two ex-workers to amend their whistleblower complaint accusing Corinthian of lying to obtain billions in federal education funds.

  • August 12, 2011

    KBR Balks At Ruling In $100M False Claims Suit

    Defense contractor Kellogg Brown & Root Services Inc. on Friday contested a Washington federal court ruling indicating it billed the government for private security contractors in Iraq — an issue it says remains undetermined in the government’s $100 million False Claims Act suit.