Most recently, PowerSecure, Inc. (“PowerSecure”), located in North Carolina, entered into a Settlement Agreement with the DoJ to resolve allegations that it violated the FCA. The USG alleged PowerSecure failed to provide certified cost or pricing data when negotiating its contract with the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for the repair and restoration of Puerto Rico’s power grid following the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria which made landfall on September 20, 2017. Less than thirty (30) days after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, PowerSecure was awarded Contract W912EP–18–C–0003. This was a single source solicitation pursuant to FAR 6.302–2, Unusual and compelling urgency. As of the May 4, 2018 Modification (P00011), the contract was valued at $522,955,011.741. The period of performance ended May 18, 2018. On March 22, 2018, DoD’s Inspector General (DoDIG) released a Memorandum stating they planned to begin the audit of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Oversight of Contracts for Repairand Restoration of Electric Power Grid in Puerto Rico (Project No. D2018–D000AU–0128.000) to determine whether the USACE “properly monitored contractor performance, and appropriately reviewed and paid invoices…”. On September 30, 2019, the DoDIG issued an 86–page report(DODIG–2019–128) of its audit findings.