Air Force reinstates suspended contractors

A team of three contractors that were suspended by the Air Force have been reinstated and have been removed from the Excluded Parties List System.

In a statement, Advanced C4 Solutions said that the reinstatement occurred after the “government reviewed all the facts.”

The company led Superior Communications Solutions and Iron Bow Technologies in a project at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. The Air Force suspended the three, claiming they had left their work unfinished and were unwilling to provide source-code data to correct problems with the work.

“We have been consumed in getting this cleared up, so now it frees up our resources to continue to pursue the strong growth we had in the last quarter,” said Hugh Campbell, AC4S president and CEO.

The companies were suspended Oct. 24 and were reinstated Nov. 23.

AC4S Executive Vice President Norm Abdallah blamed the Air Force’s zeal to catch bad actors for the suspensions.

“The government sometimes casts a wide net and snares some good guys,” he said. “Fortunately, in this case, it has been identified and remedied in less than 30 days.”

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Reader Comments

Tue, Nov 29, 2011

The problem with the Air Force is that the contracting officers, program managers, and the advisors tend to not be super competent and are quick to blame others for their own shortcomings.If I remember correctly, the Air Force outsourced project to the Navy's SPAWAR--an organization that runs lukewarm to ice cold on competence. Perhaps the Air Force needs to examine the problems caused by SPAWAR's violations of not only standard practices and policies but also for violations of the law.Just a thought.

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