In Depth interviews - August 16

Thursday - 8/16/2012, 8:36pm EDT

This is the In Depth show blog. Here you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Today's guests:

Sarah GravesAssociate, Husch Blackwell

A new federal appeals court ruling has found that federal contractors can be taken to court under the False Claims Act if they low-ball their cost estimates during the bidding process. The ninth circuit opinion, released earlier this month, involves a contract between the Air Force and Lockheed Martin dating back to 1995. A former Lockheed employee argued the company knowingly underestimated its costs to give it a better chance at winning. The court found Lockheed could be liable under the False Claims Act. Sarah Graves joined In Depth to discuss the case and the implications for federal contractors.

You can read more about the case in Grave's recent blog post.

Lockheed to pay $15.9M in false claims settlement (Related Story)


Also on the show:

MicroPact founder talks mobile device security

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