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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Self-Reported F-35 Overbilling

Lockheed Martin announced it would refund the Department of Defense roughly $265 million for inadvertently overbilling on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter development program. Lockheed Martin discovered an accounting error during a routine audit earlier that week and immediately notified the government. The billing error, which dated back to 2002, was caused by a coding error in Lockheed’s billing system involving invoices from subcontractors Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems, neither of which was at fault for the error.

Misconduct Type
Cost/Labor Mischarge
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
Defense - General
Court Type
N/A
Disposition
Restitution
Date of Announcement
8/9/2007
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Lockheed Martin $265,000,000
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