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Alliant Techsystems Inc.
Failure to Provide Accurate Cost and Pricing Data to Army
Date: 01/03/2000 (Date of Settlement – approx.)
Misconduct Type: Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency: Defense – Army
Contracting Party: Defense - Army
Court Type: Civil
Synopsis: Alliant Techsystems agreed to pay $1.3 million in civil restitution to settle allegations that it failed to provide U.S. Army contract negotiators with the most current, complete and accurate cost and pricing data for the purchase of AT-4 Light Anti-Armor weapons. The complaint alleged that negotiators were not notified that Alliant was changing from a two- to a one-piece muzzle cover, which should have resulted in a substantial reduction in cost to the government.