Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Titan IV Rocket Billing Problems

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company agreed to pay $10.5 million to settle a civil investigation into billing problems with its Titan IV rocket. According to Lockheed, the company voluntarily disclosed errors in billing requests from 1998 to 2001 after they were discovered during an internal review. The government alleges Lockheed obtained excessive interim payments, known as progress payments, by manipulating its billings.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Defense – General
Contracting Party
Defense - Air Force
Court Type
Date of Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Lockheed Martin $10,500,000
Further Information Released
USAO Press Release 5/17/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database