Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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United Launch Alliance, LLC

4 instances of misconduct since 1995 | $537,826 in penalties

Formed in December 2006, United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a 50-50 joint venture owned by Lockheed Martin and Boeing. ULA provides Atlas and Delta vehicle launch services for U.S. government agencies incluidng the Department of Defense, NASA, and the National Reconnaissance Office. ULA program management, engineering, test and mission support functions are headquartered in Denver, CO. Manufacturing, assembly and integration operations are located at Denver, Decatur, AL, Harlingen, TX, and San Diego, CA. Launch operations are located at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, and at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA. Concerned that the formation of ULA would harm competition, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) allows the joint venture to operate with certain restrictions and firewalls to prevent organizational conflicts of interest.

Correspondence Date
Letter to United Launch Alliance 3/16/2013
FY Rank Contract Awards
2020 #51 $1,384.5M
2019 #39 $1,908.3M
2018 #39 $1,852.1M
2017 #33 $2,249.2M
2016 #30 $1,919.5M
2015 #24 $2,101.6M
2014 #19 $2,883.8M
2013 #37 $1,557.9M
2012 #23 $2,700.3M
2011 #59 $1,125.5M

4 Instances of Misconduct since 1995

Date Instance Penalty
12/20/2017 Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Program Quality-Control Lapses
SpaceX, United Launch Alliance, LLC
3/7/2017 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Safety Violation
United Launch Alliance, LLC
12/21/2016 Subcontractor Kickbacks
United Launch Alliance, LLC
2/12/2016 Scott v. United Launch Alliance (Labor Cost False Claims)
United Launch Alliance, LLC

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