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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…

Army and Coast Guard Contract Labor Mischarging

DRS Technical Services paid $13.7 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by billing the government for employees who lacked contractually required job qualifications. From March 2003 to December 2012, DRS and its predecessors were awarded contracts to provide services and supplies to the Army’s Communication and Electronics Command (CECOM) and to the Coast Guard. The alleged labor mischarging occurred on the CECOM Rapid Response (R2) contract and on a similar Coast Guard contract. The government alleged that DRS billed CECOM and the Coast Guard’s Aviation Logistics Center for work performed by individuals who did not meet all of the qualifications prescribed by the contracts for the labor categories under which their efforts were billed, thereby falsely increasing the amount of money DRS claimed and CECOM paid.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Multiple Agencies
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
10/7/2014
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
DRS Technologies, Inc. $13,700,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 10/7/2014

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database