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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…

Point Blank Body Armor v. BAE Systems (Tortious Interference)

Point Blank Body Armor, Inc. sued BAE Systems Specialty Defense Systems of Pennsylvania, Inc. (formerly a division of Armor Holdings, which was acquired by BAE Systems in 2007), alleging Specialty Defense used confidential information about Point Blank to get an unfair advantage when the two companies competed for a U.S. Army contract to make bullet-resistant tactical vests. Point Blank alleged that retired Col. John D. Norwood, who began working for Armor Holdings in September 2006, had obtained confidential information pertaining to Point Blank’s business operations while he was working in the Army’s Program Manager’s Office. In March 2009, both parties reached a confidential settlement agreement.

Misconduct Type
Ethics
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
Defense - Army
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Filing
4/7/2008
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Armor Holdings, Inc. Undisclosed
Further Information Released
Dismissal Order 11/5/2009
Complaint 6/11/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database