WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – NetCracker Technology Corp. will pay $11.4 million and Computer Sciences Corp (CSC) $1.35 million to resolve allegations of False Claims Act violations.
These companies allegedly used individuals without security clearances on a Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) contract. NetCracker providers telecom software and is based out of Waltham, Massachusetts, while CSC is an information technology services company located in Falls Church, Virginia.
“Protecting the federal procurement process from false claims is central to the mission of the Department of Justice,” Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Benjamin C. Mizer, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Division, said. “We will continue to ensure that the government receives what it pays for when federal monies are used to purchase services.”
The U.S. Department of Defense uses a telecommunications system that these two companies were hired to help manage through software implementation. This was pursuant to a contract with DISA. During the contract, from 2008 through 2013, NetCracker allegedly used employees without the clearance needed for the work, despite the contract calling for it.
The resolution of this matter was handled in a joint effort by the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the District of Columbia, the Civil Division’s Commercial Litigation branch and the DISA IG Office.