Tim Colton’s Maritime Memos is reporting additional cases of alledged fraud at Huntington Ingalls Shipyard.
“We reported last month that some folks at Ingalls Shipbuilding had been caught fudging the numbers. Still no press coverage or announcements from the company, but the latest word is that over 100 supervisors and managers are gone, some let go but others arrested and indicted for embezzlement, based on getting a bonus calculated from fraudulent performance figures. This is clearly not a small-scale, isolated, incident. Isn’t it time for a statement from the company, however legalistically worded? And what’s the Navy’s position? Does this not raise questions about the costs billed and/or the percentage progress claimed? Has the Navy stopped making payments? If not, why not?“
Does this effect the National Security Cutter program? We might also ask, what is the Coast Guard’s position?