May 3, 2007 |
Parsons Corp., the top U.S. construction contractor in Iraq, could be barred from government work if the company doesn't show it has stringent safeguards against committing fraud and abuse, the Army said. Robert Kittel, the Army official in charge of contractor suspensions and debarments, sent a "show cause" letter to Parsons Chief Executive James McNulty demanding information in 10 categories of company management. The U.S.
September 29, 2006 |
A special inspector general said Thursday that he planned to review all of the Iraq building projects overseen by Pasadena's Parsons Corp. in the wake of severe plumbing problems that have surfaced at Baghdad's new police academy.
September 7, 2006 |
Parsons Corp., a Pasadena-based engineering and construction company, promoted Chief Financial Officer Curtis Bower to the new position of vice chairman. In that role he'll oversee the company's finance, investment and corporate governance initiatives, according to Chief Executive James McNulty. Bower has been with Parsons since 1991. Charles Harrington, who was president of the company's commercial technology division, was named the new CFO. * David Colker
June 10, 2006 |
Parsons Corp., a Pasadena-based engineering and construction company, said it had bought 3D/International, a Houston-based company that specializes in designing and constructing schools and public buildings. "We had been looking for an entity that could fill out our skills and resources" in the educational world, said Charles Harrington, president of Parsons Commercial Technology Group, a unit with about 2,500 workers. The transaction was announced late Thursday. The price was not disclosed.
April 29, 2006 |
Parsons Corp., the Pasadena engineering firm that won one of the largest rebuilding contracts in postwar Iraq, fell dramatically short of a number of goals, according to interviews and documents that cite shoddy work and negligent government oversight. The firm was to have rebuilt Iraq's health and security infrastructure. However, an audit and interviews show it will finish only 20 of 150 planned health clinics, and nearly $70 million of medical equipment meant for the clinics sits unused.
March 24, 2005 |
BAGHDAD -- To get ready for their next construction project, a group of engineers gathered first in a bland corporate classroom back home in Pasadena. They learned how to stop the bleeding from a bullet wound. They got tips on avoiding abduction. They struggled to fit bulletproof vests over middle-age paunches. Their task: Help rebuild Iraq. "Security is the most important thing there," said the grim-faced instructor, a former Army Ranger. "If you don't have security, nothing else happens."