Booz Allen Hamilton Recommended For Debarment By UASF
12:00 AM, February 10, 2012
Global consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton has been suspended by the U.S. Air Force from federal contracting and has been recommended for debarment. The notice posted on the Excluded Parties List System on Monday cites the action as a proposed debarment pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) section 9.406-2, which outlines the various causes for debarment: conviction of or civil judgment for commission of fraud or a criminal offense in connection with a contract; violation of federal or state antitrust laws relating to the submission of offers; commission of embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, tax evasion, violating federal criminal tax laws, or receiving stolen property; commission of any offense indicating a lack of business integrity or honesty; or serious violations of the terms of a federal contract or subcontract. Booz Allen was quoted as saying, to the Federal News Radio, that the Air Force’s action “relates specifically and solely to the San Antonio office and individually to two current and three former employees based there”. The notice indicates that the proposed debarment includes four individuals. According to the company, the incident “involved a former government employee who we hired who inappropriately retained and provided government procurement-sensitive information”.