Department of Homeland Security Sued Over
Data on Lockheed Contract, According to the
American Small Business League
September 16, 2010 08:33 AM Eastern Daylight Time
PETALUMA, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The following is a statement by the American Small
The Department of Homeland Security is being sued by the American Small Business League (ASBL) for refusing to
release subcontracting data on a contract awarded to Lockheed Martin.
The ASBL filed suit in United States District Court, Northern District of California on Wednesday, September 15.
The case was filed after the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) repeatedly refused to respond to a Freedom
of Information Act request for individual subcontracting reports (ISR) and summary subcontracting reports (SSR) on
a prime contract awarded to Lockheed Martin.
The ASBL believes the information contained in the reports may show Lockheed Martin and the Department of
Homeland Security may have cooperated in an effort to circumvent federal law which requires 23 percent of all
federal contracts to be awarded to small businesses. The ASBL is gathering information on several major
government prime contractors in preparation for litigation that may include cases filed under the False Claims Act
and Section 16(d) of the Small Business Act.
ASBL has won a series of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) cases against the federal government. Some of the
information obtained by the ASBL indicates the federal government diverted small business contracts to Lockheed
Martin and hundreds of other Fortune 1000 firms. The Obama Administration is currently awarding small business
contracts to firms such as Boeing, Raytheon, L-3 Communications, British Aerospace (BAE), Northrop Grumman,
and Dell Computer. (http://www.asbl.com/documentlibrary.html)
The ASBL currently has six lawsuits pending against the federal government and plans to file at least six more cases