Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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U.S. ex rel. Rabinowitz v. Lockheed Martin et al. (Defective Coast Guard Cutter Communications Systems)

Lockheed Martin settled allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by providing defective communications systems for the United States Coast Guard’s National Security Cutters. The government alleged the Radio Frequency Distribution System (RFDS) Lockheed provided fails to meet the requirement of transmitting and receiving several different radio signals at the same time without undue interference (known as simultaneous operations). Lockheed agreed to pay $2.2 million and provide the Coast Guard with repairs (valued at $2.2 million) to the RFDS on nine Cutters at no charge.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Homeland Security
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Lockheed Martin $4,400,000
Further Information Released
Law Firm Press Release 1/20/2018
DOJ Press Release 1/19/2018
Complaint 3/6/2014

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database