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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…

Virginia-Class Submarines False Claims

Ari Lawrence, a senior engineer at Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), claims the company falsified records with the U.S. Navy claiming it had correctly applied a sound-dampening stealth coating on exterior hulls of Virginia-class attack submarines. He alleges HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding facility did not have the appropriate and required qualifications to apply the coating and pressured employees to improperly certify and accept the work performed. As a result, Lawrence claims Virginia-class submarines are “plagued with serious adhesive failures of the exterior hull coating… thereby endangering the crew and national security.” Lawrence also claims HII retaliated against him for raising concerns about these issues. The lawsuit also names as a defendant Northrop Grumman, which spun off HII in 2011.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
Defense - Navy
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Pending
Date of Complaint
9/26/2019
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Northrop Grumman $0
Huntington Ingalls Industries $0
Further Information Released
Complaint 9/26/2019

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database