DOJ orders consultants to pay $11.3M total for cyber rule violations


Guidehouse and Nan McKay and Associates will pay a total of $11.3 million to the Department of Justice (DOJ) to settle allegations that cybersecurity failures led to the theft of client personal information during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guidehouse agreed to pay about $7.6 million, while NM agreed to pay $3.7 million, the DOJ announced in a press release Monday.

The case resolved claims brought under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act by Elevation 33, an entity owned by a former Guidehouse employee. The former employee will receive about $1.9 million of the settlement.

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