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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…

NASA Contract False Claims

United Technologies’ Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, Inc., subsidiary agreed to pay the government almost $3 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations involving fees charged on a contract with NASA after Pratt & Whitney merged with Rocketdyne in 2005. Prior to the merger, Rocketdyne had subcontracted with Pratt & Whitney for work on a Space Shuttle flight support services contract Rocketdyne had with NASA. Following the August 2005 merger, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne billed NASA fees under the pre-merger subcontract. In December 2006, the Defense Contract Audit Agency questioned whether those subcontract fee billings allowed the merged company to reap excess profits.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
NASA
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
6/10/2010
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
United Technologies Corporation $2,988,819
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 7/14/2010

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database