The Berry Amendment
It is a violation of the Berry Amendment if DoD pays for items that are non-compliant. It may also be a violation of the Anti-Deficiency Act (31 U.S.C. 1341) which provides for: 1) fines up to $5,000; 2) imprisonment up to 2 years; and 3) adverse personnel actions.
Nonresponsible contractors can also be debarred or suspended based upon a broad variety of misconduct, such as: