December 2, 2005

Boeing World Headquarters

Attn: General Counsel’s Office

100 North Riverside

Chicago, Illinois 60606

Dear General Counsel of Boeing:

The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is overhauling and renewing its

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (, a

compilation of information from public resources regarding government contractors,

including Boeing. On August 16, 2005, I sent you information regarding findings

relevant to Boeing, which I have enclosed for your reference. As of today, I have not

received a response from your office.

A written response is certainly in the best interest of everyone involved. It is the best

way for your company to go on record regarding this process and the instances

identified; your letter will be posted in its entirety on the database. Several

companies have already responded and have expressed appreciation for the

opportunity to express their views. POGO would prefer to receive a response by

December 31, 2005 to ensure it is included with the launch of our new database.

If you have any questions, I can be reached at (202) 347-1122. Thank you for your

time and consideration.


Kevin L. Phelps

Project Director




Instances of Misconduct


Case Name- N/A

Date- Suspended from federal procurement July 24, 2003 and lifted March 4, 2005

Amount- N/A

Synopsis- Boeing Launch Services and Delta Program business units were suspended from

federal procurement on July 24, 2003. “The suspensions were based upon a pending criminal

investigation into Boeing’s unlawful possession and use of competitor’s proprietary documents

in connection with the competition for a United States Air Force Evolved Expendable Launch

Vehicle (“EELV’) contract, and the indictment of two former Boeing employees.” A majority of

the contracts assigned to Boeing were transferred to Lockheed in basis of the suspension. The

Federal Acquisition Regulation (”FAR”) 9.407 provides adequate bases for the suspension of


Disposition- Suspension

Court Type- Administrative

Misconduct Type- Government Contract Fraud

Contracting Party- Government Defense


The Boeing Company and the United States Department of the Air Force




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