CPMI provided expert witness services to the U.S. Department of Justice and the Air Force for the analysis of a $547 million claim. The claim, brought by a defense contractor, arose from $453 million in contracts for the full-scale development and production of the AC-130U gunship. The contractor claimed damages under numerous legal theories, including improper contract type, superior knowledge, mutual mistake, defective and late government-furnished property (GFP), defective specifications, constructive changes, and breach of contract. CPMI’s scope of work included document organization and development of issue files; analysis of technical issues; development of a detailed schedule analysis to quantify and determine the causes of critical program delays; and discovery support. CPMI supported the government throughout an extensive negotiation process that resulted in settlement of the case.
$547 million claim involved …
- Delay and disruption analysis in 16 areas
- Late and defective data and GFP
- Hardware and software development issues
- Flight test impacts and production impacts caused by schedule concurrency