Defense Department

The Department of Defense (Defense Department, USDOD, DOD, DoD or the Pentagon) is the executive department of the government of the United States charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government concerned directly with national security and the United States Armed Forces. The Department is also the largest employer in the world, with more than 2.13 million active duty soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, and civilian workers, and over 1.1 million National Guardsmen and members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Reserves. The grand total is just over 3.2 million servicemen, servicewomen, and civilians.
Posts about Defense Department
  • Shell Caught Double Dipping, Loses $170mm – Whistleblower Post

    …), government contractor fraud, defense department spending, Medicare, Medicaid and yes, underground storage clean up funds. Whistleblower claims can also be “reverse false claims” that involve companies hiding violations to avoid paying fines. As this case shows, companies can be incredibly greedy. (If the average person did this they would likely…

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  • Whistleblower News Review

    …Defense Contractor Cybersecurity Breaches Bring Wave of Cyber Whistleblower Opportunities by ML McLaren | Link to original source (126K) Failure to report cyberattacks among Department of Defense (DOD) contractors and subcontractors means big whistleblower opportunities for IT professionals and other defense contractor employees. Cyber hacking…

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  • Cyberhacking I Cybersecurity Whistleblower Awards

    …. An investigation revealed that the firm was hacked in 2013, probably from China. The SEC cited the company for not having data encryption or firewalls. RT Jones had 8400 clients. In announcing the fine, the SEC said, “Firms must adopt written policies to protect their clients’ private information and they need to anticipate potential cybersecurity events…

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  • Disgraced Shipbuilder Gets Contract to Build More Ships

    … been the subject of approximately ten False Claims Act cases. It keeps getting contracts, however, because it is the only American company with the infrastructure to build air tankers and cargo planes. The lack of competition allows many of the companies to play a sort of “cat and mouse” game with the defense department and homeland security…

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  • Buy American Act – Home Depot Revisited

    … base near Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Jaro and Scott claimed that Actus and Home Depot conspired to build the housing units with “cheap foreign materials.” Actus’ contract required compliance with the Buy American Act unless a waiver was obtained in advance of any purchase. Waivers are only available in limited circumstances such as the nonavailability…

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  • Missing Defense Supplies and Whistleblowers

    … house. Until the defense department has the personnel to manage its own contracts, the best lines of defense are whistleblowers. – Do you have information about fraud against the U.S. military or government. Whistleblowers are entitled to up to 30% of whatever the government collects from wrongdoers. Our firm helped whistleblowers collect over…

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