L-3 division accused of snooping through e-mail
Air Force investigating allegations that the company copied and stored e-mails to gain competitive advantage
- By Nick Wakeman
- Jun 15, 2010
The Air Force is investigating allegations that a division of L-3 Communications Inc. read e-mail messages of employees, government workers and other contractors.
The unit, Special Support Programs Division, has been barred from new federal contracts or orders, according to Bloomberg Businessweek
, which quoted an Air Force memo.
L-3 managed the military network and copied and stored e-mail messages to collect information on upcoming competitions, Businessweek reported.
The company is cooperating with the investigation, a spokeswoman told the magazine.
L-3 is ranked No. 8
on the 2010 Washington Technology Top 100
list of the largest government contractors.
Nick Wakeman is the editor-in-chief of Washington Technology. Follow him on Twitter: @nick_wakeman.