Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Improper Billing on Navy Contracts

Charles Stark Draper Laboratory paid $3.5 million to settle allegations that it improperly overcharged the U.S. Navy for certain overhead costs on contracts. An audit of Draper’s fiscal year 2016 costs charged to the government found Draper improperly billed the government for costs associated with internal projects Draper called “opportunity investments” for which Draper lacked sufficient supporting documentation.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Defense - Navy
Court Type
Date of Settlement Agreement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Charles Stark Draper Laboratory $3,499,809
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 11/22/2021
Settlement Agreement 11/18/2021

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database