Booz Allen, Air Force reach exclusion deal

April 16, 2012 at 7:33 AM
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MCLEAN, Va., April 16 (UPI) -- A Booz Allen Hamilton office can now compete for U.S. Air Force contracts following its removal from the U.S. government's Excluded Parties List System.

The exclusion on the company's office in San Antonio was put in place Feb. 6 after an employee, who previously worked for the government, last year "inappropriately retained and shared sensitive information" about a pending government procurement.

The company reported the ethical breach.

Booz Allen Hamilton said the exclusion was lifted late last week following an administrative agreement between the company and the Air Force in which the company accepts responsibility for the incident.

Under terms of the agreement, Booz Allen Hamilton agreed to implement company-wide enhancements to its ethics and compliance program; to file quarterly reports with the U.S. Air Force regarding the firm's implementation of the remedial measures; and adhere to a number of provisions relating to enhanced disclosure of employee misconduct or violations of the firm's ethics and compliance program.

The agreement carries a three-year term.

Booz Allen Hamilton said the exclusion hadn't affected contracts already in hand.

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