Friday, July 3, 2009

Justice joins suit against SAIC

The Justice Department has joined a whistleblower lawsuit over a $3.2 billion contract to provide support services at Stennis Space Center, Miss. The suit claims Science Applications International Corp. conspired with federal officials to rig the technology contract awarded in 2004. The suit claims three former or current federal employees conspired to steer a computer project to SAIC. A company started by one of those former employees had teamed up with SAIC to bid on the contract. The suit was filed by whistleblower David McGee, a former employee at the center. (Source: Multiple, including Washington Post, Reuters, 07/03/09)