The Pentagon may have recovered more than a third of the $757 million in overpayments it says went to Supreme Foodservice, a contractor in Afghanistan, yet several U.S. lawmakers say that’s too little, too late.
The Pentagon is pressing one of the largest contractors in Afghanistan, Supreme Foodservice AG, to refund within 30 days overpayments of $756.9 million in unsupported transportation costs, according to a spokeswoman.
BP Plc, suspended from winning new U.S. government contracts for its role in the biggest oil spill in the nation’s history, has military deals with a potential value of more than $2 billion set to expire in the next two years.
President Barack Obama directed the Pentagon’s Defense Logistics Agency to purchase as much as 22 million gallons of unleaded gasoline and diesel fuel to relieve miles-long lines at service stations after the superstorm Sandy.
Agility rose the most in two months as the Kuwaiti company charged with defrauding the U.S. government said it filed a claim seeking about $225 million from the Department of Defense for breaching contract terms.