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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Price Inflation (NEXRAD Radar System)

Lockheed and Unisys Corporation paid $3.15 million to settle a case involving allegations that Unisys inflated the prices of spare parts sold to the Department of Commerce for its NEXRAD Doppler Radar System, in violation of the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. § 3729, et seq. “…the settlement resolves allegations that Unisys knew that prices it paid Concurrent Computer Corporation for the spare parts were inflated when it passed on those prices to the government. Unisys had obtained price discounts from Concurrent on other items Unisys was purchasing from Concurrent at Unisys’ own expense in exchange for agreeing to pay Concurrent the inflated prices.” Lockheed Martin succeeded Unisys on the contract between Commerce and Unisys for the NEXRAD system.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Commerce
Contracting Party
Commerce
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
3/26/1998
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Lockheed Martin Unknown
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 10/3/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database