Violation Tracker Individual Record

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
Current Parent Company: 
Northrop Grumman
November 2, 2018
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Secondary Offense: 
Violation Description: 

Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation agreed to pay a total of $31.65 million to settle civil and criminal investigations into fraud arising out of its Battlefield Airborne Communications Node and Dynamic Re-tasking Capability contracts with the United States Air Force. NGSC agreed to pay $27.45 million to settle civil allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by overstating the number of hours its employees worked on the contracts. Additionally, NGSC agreed to forfeit $4.2 million in a separate agreement to resolve a criminal investigation into fraudulent billing on the BACN contract. In exchange for admitting its employees' misconduct, making full restitution, and agreeing to cooperate in the ongoing criminal investigation, no criminal charges were filed against NGSC.

Level of Government: 
Action Type: 
agency action
U.S. Attorney-Southern District of California
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil and criminal
Prosecution Agreement: 
non-prosecution agreement
HQ Country of Parent: 
HQ State of Parent: 
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
aerospace and military contracting
Specific Industry of Parent: 
aerospace & military contracting
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Parent company note: 
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