Science Applications International Corporation(SAIC), now known as Leidos Holdings Inc., agreed to pay $1.5M to resolve False Claims Act allegations that it knowingly engaged in prohibited conflicts of interest as a contractor for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) between 1992 and 2000. SAIC provides scientific, engineering and other technical services for government and commercial customers. Between 1992 and 2000, SAIC held two contracts with the NRC to provide scientific and technical services, including assisting the NRC in its consideration of a rule that could have permitted the release or recycling of certain types and quantities of material with very low levels of radioactivity below regulatory safety limits. According to the government, SAIC repeatedly and falsely certified it had no conflicting business relationships when in fact it actually engaged in multiple business relationships with entities that had a financial interest in the outcome of the NRC’s rulemaking effort. DOJ
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