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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…

Defective Bulletproof Vest Material

The Justice Department is suing Honeywell International under the False Claims Act for allegedly selling defective bulletproof vest material. The lawsuit alleges that Honeywell knowingly sold a defective ballistic vest material known as Zylon Shield, or Z Shield. (The vests were manufactured and sold by Armor Holdings, Inc.) The government alleges that Honeywell possessed scientific data showing Z Shield deteriorates quickly under hot and humid conditions, leaving the vests unfit for use by the law enforcement and military agencies that bought them.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Multiple Agencies
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Pending
Date of Complaint
6/5/2008
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Honeywell International Inc. $0
Further Information Released
Complaint 6/5/2008
DOJ Press Release 6/5/2008

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database