The Justice Department announced today that Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation (NGSC) has agreed to pay $5.2 million to resolve its alleged False Claims Act liability for falsely billing labor under contract with the United States Postal Service (USPS). NGSC, which is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, provides information and technology services to commercial and government customers, including the USPS.
“Those who do business with the government must do so fairly and honestly,” said Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt of the Department of Justice’s Civil Division. “The Department of Justice will seek appropriate remedies against government contractors who knowingly overcharge the government for their services.”
“The U.S. Postal Service manages approximately 30,000 contract actions and spends more than $13 billion on contracted supplies and services each fiscal year,” said Steven Stuller, Acting Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General. “The Office of Inspector General supports the Postal Service by aggressively investigating allegations of misconduct within these contracts. In this instance, we worked hand-in-hand with the Department of Justice’s Civil Division to help ensure a reasonable case-related resolution. We applaud the exceptional work by the investigative team and know it will have a positive impact on Postal Service operations.”
Source: USPS Office of Inspector General