The Department of Justice (DoJ) announced Sept. 27 that a former Federal contractor was sentenced to two years in prison for “illegally accessing his former employer’s network systems, stealing critical servers and information, and causing a loss of over $1.1 million.” Barrence Anthony was a systems engineer for Federated IT, which is a Federal contractor that provided technology services for the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps. The DoJ said that after learning he was going to be let go from his position, Anthony took part in a scheme to sabotage Federated IT’s contract with the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps. The DoJ said he did so “by deleting all user and administrator accounts except his to give him sole access to network systems, changing domain name registration information, deleting numerous files belonging to Federated IT, and unlawfully sharing proprietary information belonging to Federated IT with his personal accounts.”

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Kate Polit is MeriTalk's Assistant Copy & Production Editor covering the intersection of government and technology.