Computer Sciences Corporation To Pay $1.1 Million To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
Baltimore, Maryland – Computer Sciences Corporation, Inc., a defense contractor headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, has agreed to pay the United States $1.1 million to resolve allegations under the civil False Claims Act that the company falsified qualifications of its employees in order to bill for labor charges at rates higher than allowed under a government contract.
The settlement was announced today by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Robert Craig of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service - Mid-Atlantic Field Office; and Major General David Quantock, Provost Marshal General of the Army and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.
Computer Sciences Corporation designs and operates satellite and wireless network solutions and security systems for government and private sector customers. Prior to January 1, 2008, the U.S. Army Communication Electronics Command (CECOM), which is headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, awarded Computer Sciences a contract to provide information technology support to government assets and locations worldwide.
The settlement resolves allegations that Computer Sciences Corporation submitted false resumes for employees to qualify them for higher paying positions, thereby falsely increasing the amount of money for labor charged by Computer Sciences. These claims relate to services rendered between January 16, 2008 and January 15, 2012 under a specific task order of an information technology services contract administered by the Army CECOM.
“When defense contractors can enrich themselves at taxpayers’ expense by falsely representing that they provided expensive services, the government must be vigilant in pursuing fraudulent claims,” said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein.
The claims settled by this agreement are allegations, and there has been no determination of liability.
U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Defense Contract Audit Agency for their assistance in the investigation. This case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Barnard.