Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Excessive Subcontract Costs

The DCAA (Defense Contract Audit Agency) “has identified issues related to the reasonableness of negotiated subcontract costs for DFACs (Dining Facilities). KBR has been unable to support the reasonableness of subcontract prices or the appropriate billing methodology intended in its subcontracts.” Billed headcount numbers [at these facilities] exceeded the actual meals served by at least 19 percent according to KBR’s own studies and could be as high as 36 percent based on on-going DCAA analysis. Initially, DCAA and KBR agreed on a withholding of $176.5 million until additional supporting data could be provided by KBR…[however] the DCAA has currently increased its suspended DFAC costs to $186 million.” As reported in its 2005 10-K, the government eventually agreed to withhold $55 million.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Defense – Army
Contracting Party
Defense - Army
Court Type
Administrative Agreement
Date of Testimony
Contractors Involved Penalty
KBR $55,000,000
Further Information Released
10-K (p. 20 of 145) 7/13/2007
DCAA Testimony (pp. 2-3) 8/29/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database