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DoD contractor pays Iraqis held at Abu Ghraib, other sites $5M

Engility Holdings Inc. of Chantilly, whose subsidiary was accused in a lawsuit of conspiring to torture detainees at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison, has paid $5.28 million to former prisoners held there and at other U.S.-run detention sites in Iraq during the war.

Tags: DoD , Abu Ghraib , Engility Holdings Inc. , CACI , L-3 Services , industry

Wednesday - 01/09/2013, 02:49am EST

Army major pleads guilty to accepting gratuities

A U.S. Army major has pleaded guilty to accepting thousands of dollars in gratuities from contractors while in Iraq.

Tags: Ulysses Hicks , DoD , Army

Thursday - 01/03/2013, 03:26pm EST

US sues contractors over troop trailers in Iraq

The U.S. government has filed a civil lawsuit accusing a Houston-based global construction company and its Kuwaiti subcontractor of submitting nearly $50 million in inflated claims to install live-in trailers for troops during the Iraq War.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , KBR , DoD

Tuesday - 11/20/2012, 04:11pm EST

Feds: Defense firm put untrained guards in Iraq

The federal government has joined a whistleblower's lawsuit against a major defense contractor in Iraq.

Tags: DoD , Triple Canopy , whistleblower ,

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 01:52pm EDT

Alcatel-Lucent agrees to pay $4.2M to settle fraud claims

Federal prosecutors said the company submitted misleading test certificates concerning the design and construction of a 911 emergency response system in Iraq.

Tags: Alcatel-Lucent , DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , Justice Department , fraud , industry

Monday - 09/24/2012, 09:00am EDT

Iraq receives 9 Mi-A1 Abrams tanks

This completes an order of 140 tanks from the U.S. The pricetag for the deal was $860 million, with the U.S. picking up $60 million.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , Abrams tanks

Friday - 08/31/2012, 08:43am EDT

Small contractors could be hit hardest under planned Defense spending cuts

Small and medium-sized contractors and suppliers receive 75 percent of appropriated dollars for defense or military programs. But these small businesses, who lack the lobbying power of top- tier defense contractors, may suffer more from sequestration than big companies.

Tags: defense , defense spending , defense contractor , defense contracting , budget , acquisition , sequestration , Lockheed Martin , Boeing , Mackenzie Eaglen , AEI

Monday - 07/30/2012, 09:19pm EDT
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DOJ to seek new indictment in Blackwater shooting

The Justice Department plans to bring a new indictment against four Blackwater Worldwide guards involved in a 2007 shooting that killed 17 Iraqis. U.S. District Judge Ricardo Urbina had thrown out the case in 2009, but an appeals court reinstated the charges last year.

Tags: DoJ , Blackwater , Academi , Ricardo Urbina , industry

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 11:17am EDT

State's lack of middle managers risks diplomacy

The State Department has a gap in its work force. It has too few experienced, mid-level career foreign service employees. It's the result of several factors...and it's a serious problem.

Tags: GAO , State Departement , workforce , Federal Drive , Afghanistan , Pakistan , budget

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 01:25pm EDT
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Army, Marine Corps look to replace Humvee

Despite planned budget cuts, the military is moving ahead to design a new tactical truck to replace the Humvee, which is vulnerable to roadside bombs and isn't expected meet the demands of future conflicts.

Tags: Humvee , armored truck , acquisition , DoD Report , budget , GAO , Army , USMC , DoD , Afghanistan , Federal Drive , Amanda Iacone

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 03:57pm EDT
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