Featured Articles

AMD SVP John Byrne named turnaround exec of the year

AMD SVP John Byrne named turnaround exec of the year

Director of AMD’s PR Chris Hook has tweeted and confirmed later in a conversation with Fudzilla that John Byrne, Senior Vice…

More...
Shield Tablet 8 launching on Tuesday July 22nd

Shield Tablet 8 launching on Tuesday July 22nd

We knew the date for a while but as of right now we can confirm that Nvidia’s new Shield Tablet 8,…

More...
AMD confirms 20nm in 2015

AMD confirms 20nm in 2015

Lisa Su, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, AMD, has confirmed what we told you back in May 2014 – …

More...
AMD reports loss, shares tumble

AMD reports loss, shares tumble

AMD’s debt load is causing huge problems for the chipmaker -- this quarter it had another substantial loss. The tame Apple Press…

More...
AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

Today we'll take a closer look at AMD's A8-7600 APU Kaveri APU, more specifically we'll examine the GPU performance you can…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 07 April 2008 07:01

IBM gets reprieve, sort of

Written by David Stellmack

Image

Name taken off Excluded Parties list


We reported last week that IBM was banned from seeking new federal IT work and named on the U.S. General Services Administration federal contractors’ Excluded Parties list for what was said to be an ‘indefinite’ period of time. 

IBM’s addition to the Excluded Parties list and ban was said to be linked to a federal contract bid and improper contact with an employee of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. However, it has now been reported that the U.S. EPA has lifted the ban after only one week. The EPA’s action means that IBM is now able to seek bids on new government contracts.

However, IBM is not out of hot water with the EPA. It still faces an investigation by the EPA and a federal grand jury investigation into a contract bid with the EPA from 2006. According to its Web site, IBM indicated that it “…will continue to cooperate with the EPA's ongoing investigation of possible violations of the Procurement Integrity provisions of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act regarding a bid for business with the EPA, and with a related investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.”

IBM claimed that it was unaware of any actions that the EPA or federal prosecutors were considering against it until the GSA suspension was issued last week.

Last modified on Monday, 07 April 2008 09:16

David Stellmack

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments