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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Davis v. Lockheed Martin (Defective F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Software)

Sylvester Davis, a former Lockheed Martin software engineer, filed a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that the software produced by Lockheed Martin for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) and other programs was not developed and tested in accordance with the required safety standards. In August 2010 the court dismissed Davis’ suit, ruling that he failed to present evidence of specific acts of Lockheed or its employees engaging in making false claims. The court later vacated this ruling and allowed Davis’ False Claims Act claims to proceed.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
Defense - General
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Pending
Date of Filing
5/26/2009
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Lockheed Martin $0
Further Information Released
Complaint 10/27/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database