A former employee at a Waltham tech company will receive $2.36 million for alerting federal authorities about the alleged hiring of individuals lacking security clearances on a U.S. Department of Defense contract, the Justice Department announced today.
John Kingsley, a former employee at NetCracker Technology Corp., will receive a portion of the $11.4 million fine levied against the company. As part of the the same agreement, Virginia IT firm Computer Sciences Corp. has agreed to pay $1.35 million to resolve the same allegations under the False Claims Act related to a Defense Information Systems Agency contract.
According to the Justice Department, NetCracker and CSC implemented software used to help manage the telecommunications network used by the U.S. Department of Defense. The work was done pursuant to a contract with DISA, under which CSC was the prime contractor and NetCracker was a CSC subcontractor. From 2008 through 2013, NetCracker allegedly used employees without security clearances to perform work when it knew the contract required those individuals to have security clearances, resulting in CSC recklessly submitting false claims for payment to DISA.
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