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Government Contracts

  • February 24, 2011

    Military Probes Whether Unit Manipulated Lawmakers

    The U.S. military said Thursday it will investigate allegations that an army unit was illegally ordered to use psychological operations on visiting U.S. lawmakers to sway them to provide additional troops and funding for the Afghanistan war.

  • February 24, 2011

    Boeing Wins $35B Air Force Tanker Contract Over EADS

    Boeing Co. won a long-running procurement battle against rival EADS North America on Thursday, securing a $35 billion contract to replace aerial refueling tankers built during the Eisenhower-era that was originally awarded to EADS.

  • February 24, 2011

    BH Tries To Trim $485M Iraq Security Contract Suit

    BH Defense LLC on Thursday asked a federal judge to strip three claims from The Sandi Group Inc.'s suit alleging a plot to exclude it from a $485 million federal security services contract despite a joint venture agreement and the use of its trade secrets.

  • February 24, 2011

    Report Recommends 32 Fixes For War Contractor Waste

    A congressional commission on wartime contracting released its second report on Thursday listing 32 ways to reduce waste it said had cost the U.S. government “tens of billions of dollars” in contracting work in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • February 24, 2011

    ATA Investor Goes After FedEx Over Dropped Deal

    FedEx Corp. and an investor in now-defunct ATA Airlines Inc. sparred Thursday before a New York appeals court over whether FedEx broke a promise to the investor by reneging on a deal over a military contract that sent ATA into bankruptcy.

  • February 24, 2011

    Training Co. Slams Navy Over Small Business Awards

    A military training outfit filed a suit Wednesday alleging the U.S. Navy awarded two anti-terrorism training contracts that were designated for small businesses to a company that did not qualify.

  • February 23, 2011

    BearingPoint Sues DOI Over $47M Contract Claim

    Management and technology consulting firm BearingPoint Inc., which emerged from bankruptcy in 2009, on Friday challenged the U.S. Department of the Interior's $47 million damages claim related to a breach of contract suit.

  • February 23, 2011

    GAO Denies Protest Over Navy Hospital Contract

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office revealed Wednesday it denied an Italian health care provider's protest over a U.S. Navy hospital contract, saying the Navy acted reasonably allowing a lower-priced bidder to compete before it was fully registered with a federal contractor database.

  • February 23, 2011

    NY Nets $2.5M In Settlement With Pfizer Subsidiary

    Pharmacia Corp. paid $2.5 million to settle claims that it inflated the cost of drugs sold to state health programs, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Friday.

  • February 23, 2011

    APS Healthcare To Pay $13M To Resolve Ga. FCA Suit

    APS Healthcare Inc. announced Wednesday that one of its subsidiaries agreed to pay $13 million to the U.S. government and Georgia to settle allegations from a former employee that it submitted false claims to the Georgia Medicaid Management Program.

  • February 23, 2011

    Charges Shaved In NASA Fraud Suit Against Professor

    A federal judge on Tuesday trimmed charges against a former University of Florida professor accused of stealing $3.7 million from NASA through fraudulent funding requests, saying that a five-year statute of limitations bars wire fraud and money laundering claims.

  • February 23, 2011

    OMB Has Contingency Plan For Shutdown: White House

    As Congress attempts to break its budgetary gridlock by a March 4 deadline, the Office of Management and Budget is preparing contingency plans to keep vital operations functioning during a potential government shutdown, White House officials said Tuesday.

  • February 22, 2011

    Pentagon Nixes Small Biz Competitiveness Program

    The U.S. Department of Defense has ended the Small Business Competitiveness Demonstration Program, a regime testing the effectiveness of eliminating small business set-asides in certain industries.

  • February 22, 2011

    DOD Loosens Joint Acquisition Rules For Spy Agencies

    The U.S. Department of Defense’s acquisitions arm has passed a final rule explicitly allowing non-DOD intelligence agencies to award contracts in excess of the DOD’s simplified acquisition threshold for joint programs with the defense agency.

  • February 22, 2011

    LA Admin Pleads Guilty To $6M Medicare Fraud

    The office manager of a Los Angeles medical equipment company has pled guilty to conspiring with her former church pastor to scam Medicare out of more than $6 million by falsely billing for high-end power wheelchairs.

  • February 22, 2011

    GAO Boots D&M Protest Of Navy IT Contracts

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office has rejected Donnelly & Moore Corp.'s claims that the U.S. Navy improperly awarded another company sole-source contracts worth more than $7.3 million for information technology services in California.

  • February 22, 2011

    DOD Adjusts Notification Rules On Bundled Contracts

    The U.S. Department of Defense on Tuesday finalized a new rule requiring defense contracting officials to give 30 days advance notice before proposing a bundled procurement.

  • February 22, 2011

    GAO Tosses Protest Over Aircraft Upkeep RFP

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office has nixed Airforce Turbine Service Ltd.'s protest over a U.S. Forest Service request for proposals that required bidders to be facilities designated to service aircraft used to fight forest fires.

  • February 18, 2011

    Xe Instructors Win Conditional Cert. In FLSA Suit

    Former Xe Services LLC firearm and tactic instructors have obtained conditional class certification in a lawsuit accusing the security contractor formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide of failing to pay proper overtime wages.

  • February 18, 2011

    US Joins KBR False Claims Suit Over Iraq Job

    The federal government said Friday that it had intervened in a suit brought by a former KBR Inc. employee alleging the company paid a subcontractor in Iraq for materials for which it was later unable to account.