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March 19, 2018
The conventional view is that advanced economies have subdued corruption, which burdens mainly emerging countries. An alternative view is that dominant corruption indices are biased against emerging economies. In the most recent Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), the rankings are topped, as oftenÃâÃÂ ...
The Japan Times
March 8, 2018
Earhart's disappearance is one of the most tantalizing mysteries in aviation lore, fascinating historians for decades and spawning books, movies and theories galore. The prevailing belief is that Earhart, 39, and Noonan, 44, ran out of fuel and ditched their twin-engine Lockheed Electra in the Pacific OceanÃâÃÂ ...
February 26, 2018
Law360 (February 26, 2018, 5:52 PM EST) -- The federal government hit back Friday at Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.'s bid to cut “overbroad” allegations from a False Claims Act suit accusing the company of overcharging the U.S. Navy for replacement aircraft parts, telling a Wisconsin federal court the complexity of the case wasÃâÃÂ ...
February 9, 2018
Ellsberg, the whistleblower behind the provocative Pentagon Papers in 1971 which became the basis for the Steven Spielberg film "The Post," is an expert .... parties and major candidates because both sides benefit from contributions from Lockheed, Grumman, Northrop (Grumann) with no real opposition.
January 22, 2018
The whistleblower, Stu Rabinowitz, may not be able to work for Lockheed anymore, but he is receiving a $990,000 payment. The statement by the US Attorney's Office in Northern California says he's a former employee. The cutter's Radio Frequency Distribution System (RFDS) Lockheed “provided fails toÃâÃÂ ...
January 16, 2018
The six-page, unpublished decision came down Friday in an appeal from would-be whistleblower Dr. David Vatan, whose FCA suit was dismissed for failure to state a claim. He accuses QTC Medical Services Inc., which was owned by Lockheed before its sale to Leidos in August 2016, of submitting falseÃâÃÂ ...
The Denver Post
January 8, 2018
A whistleblower has settled a lawsuit filed against a Centennial aerospace company formed by Lockheed Martin and The Boeing Company that claimed the company defrauded the U.S. government out of at least $90 million by grossly overcharging for employee work hours. Whistleblower Joseph ScottÃâÃÂ ...
December 26, 2017
The Russian code was inserted into the fingerprint-analysis software by a French company, said the two whistleblowers, who are former employees of .... Desbois — who has filed a whistleblower lawsuit in US federal court accusing Safran of fraudulently collecting about $1 billion from federal, state, andÃâÃÂ ...
Courthouse News Service
November 8, 2017
HOUSTON (CN) – With Lockheed Martin in the crosshairs of a whistleblower who claims its fighter-jet program defrauded the United States of more than ... undermine the “direct and independent knowledge” of fraud against the government that whistleblowers need to prevail in False Claims Act lawsuits.
October 17, 2017
The USA Liberty Act fails to safeguard whistleblowers—both as federal employees and contractors—because of a total lack of protection from criminal ... Contract employees work directly for private companies—like Lockheed Martin—that have contracts with the federal government for specific projects.
Government Accountability Project (blog)
September 7, 2017
Jack's noteworthy cases included a major suit against Rockwell International Corporation involving false claims arising from environmental problems at the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant in Boulder, Colorado, which resulted in a $1.4 million jury verdict; a false claims lawsuit against Lockheed Martin involving RCRAÃâÃÂ ...
July 21, 2017
A fired U.S. whistleblower investigator says his old employer didn't take whistleblowers seriously enough. .... Lockheed slashed staff in regional offices, Stookey alleged in his complaint to OSHA, and then pressured the remaining flight-service specialists to field calls from pilots outside their regions withoutÃâÃÂ ...
September 6, 2016
Law360, New York (September 6, 2016, 5:18 PM EDT) -- Lockheed Martin Corp. has been slapped with a whistleblower lawsuit in New Jersey state court by a former employee who claims she was treated unfairly and ultimately fired after reporting her supervisor's alleged unethical practices and taking disability leave dueÃâÃÂ ...
February 24, 2016
Law360, Washington (February 24, 2016, 12:39 PM EST) -- A former engineer for a Lockheed Martin unit accused the defense giant in California federal court Tuesday of firing him in retaliation for reporting his supervisor for demanding that employees falsely report that nearly all projects were completed on time. After 30ÃâÃÂ ...
The Strategist (blog)
December 31, 1999
There's a fascinating short article and video on Northrop Grumman's YF-23 Black Widow, which was the contender against Lockheed Martin's YF-22 Raptor in a competition to ... Data scientist Christopher Wylie, the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower, is interviewed by the Guardian on his role in the saga.
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