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Defense Contractor Agrees To Pay Over A Half-Million Dollars to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Relating to Charging Unallowable Costs on Army Contract

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Integral Consulting Services, Inc. has agreed to pay the United States $505,838.00 to settle False Claims Act allegations that it submitted false claims to the United States by inflating certain indirect cost rates in connection with work performed on a Department of the Army contract.

The civil settlement was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning; Special Agent in Charge Robert E. Craig, Jr. of the Defense Criminal and Civil Investigative Service - Mid-Atlantic Field Office; and Special Agent in Charge L. Scott Moreland, Mid-Atlantic Fraud Field Office, Major Procurement Fraud Unit, U.S. Army CID.

Integral Consulting Services, Inc. (“ICS”) is a Maryland-based company that provides IT solutions to federal government agencies and commercial organizations. The services ICS provides range from biometric technologies to enterprise IT management and development of software applications. In 2012, ICS was awarded an Army contract, W911W5-12-D-0002, under which it was required to provide the Army’s National Ground Intelligence Center’s Biometric Intelligence Program with identity intelligence analysis support.