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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…

Improper Reporting of Test Results

Photronics, Inc., a subsidiary of DRS Technologies, Inc., entered into a global settlement with the government, resolving all potential allegations stemming from a four-year investigation of False Claims Act charges involving a former Photronics employee. Under the terms of the settlement, Phototronics agreed to pay $2.5 million in restitution in exchange for the dismissal of all litigation or challenges, and pleaded guilty to a violation of the False Claims Act. The government allegations concerned improper reporting of test results for boresighting equipment manufactured for the U.S. Army. No claim was made against DRS Technologies, which cooperated in the investigation.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Defense – Army
Contracting Party
Defense - Army
Court Type
Criminal
Disposition
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Announcement
5/17/2002
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
DRS Technologies, Inc. $2,500,000
Further Information Released
2002 Form 10-K (p. 19 of 82) 8/16/2007
DRS Press Release 8/16/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database