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ALLIEDSIGNAL SUBSIDIARY AGREES TO PAY $200,000 TO SETTLE CLAIMS


WASHINGTON, D.C. - A Columbia, Maryland-based subsidiary of AlliedSignal Inc., has agreed to pay the government $200,000 to settle claims that it misallocated labor charges on a contract to install electronic security systems at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in 1993 and 1994.

In 1995, Allied Signal Technical Services Corporation (ATSC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of AlliedSignal, was admitted into the Department of Defense Voluntary Disclosure Program and submitted a Voluntary Disclosure Report admitting that it had charged work that had been performed under one delivery order to a different order to circumvent applicable contract ceilings.

The claims against ATSC arise under the civil False Claims Act. The case was handled by the Department of Justice Civil Division.

"Settlements like this demonstrate the Department's continuing commitment to ensuring that contractors do not overcharge the government for goods and services," said Acting Assistant Attorney General David W. Ogden of the Civil Division.

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