The Department of Justice has announced that Vector Planning and Services Inc., of Chantilly, Virginia, has agreed to pay $6.5 million to settle False Claims Act allegations that it inflated claims for payment under several Navy contracts.
VPSI has a number of contracts to provide information technology, systems engineering, and management consulting services. The government alleged that from 2005 to 2009, VPSI inflated its indirect cost billings by improperly including direct costs, for which it had already been paid, in indirect cost accounts that were then allocated across its government contracts and billed again. The government further alleged that VPSI submitted claims for other costs that were never incurred.
For more information, see the DoJ news release.