WASHINGTON — The Navy Friday lifted its 3-month-old suspension of three units of the Unisys Corp. after the company agreed to reimburse the Navy $200,000 and clean up its defense contracting procedures.
The suspension, which barred the Unisys subsidiaries from bidding on all government contracts, was imposed March 15 after four former company executives and consultants pleaded guilty to bribing Navy officials and making illegal campaign contributions to members of Congress.
The action was part of the continuing Ill Wind investigation into corruption in the military procurement system.
At the time, the Navy cited Unisys for "egregious" and repeated misconduct, including bribery of government officials, expense account abuses, improper use of consultants for lobbying purposes and improper corporate campaign contributions.
The suspension was lifted after Unisys agreed to pay $200,000 to cover the Navy's costs of investigating the firm. Unisys also promised to enforce a corporatewide ethics program and to improve contract compliance.