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Dav says: "The Feds have just banned IBM as a vendor, across the board: '"IBM and its subsidiaries are barred from receiving any new government contracts, new orders under existing contracts or purchase card transactions, according to a March 28 e-mail the Homeland Security Department’s Office of Procurement Operations circulated to procurement officials.'"

The ban seems to stem from "improperly obtained information about a contract [IBM] was bidding on from EPA employees." Link

IBM is down just 1% in after hours trading.
Boingboing via FederalTimes.com
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This will hurt IBM so bad...
    
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fack, just when things were looking up for IBM+AMD
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How big was IBM with gov't contracts in the first place? Probably less than it used to be.

This is weird though, they must have accidentally seen some sort of classified information.
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Um u just don’t accidentally come across Classified info ..
I would think that kind of stuff is o idk, kind of hard to come by??
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post #6 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guruboy View Post
This is weird though, they must have accidentally seen some sort of classified information.
They used inside information in a contract bid. How do I know this? I read the source! It says it plain as puddin'.

That aside, I wonder how long the government can keep the ban up before they see all of their shiny toys fall apart and have to reverse this... I give them three months. Any takers?
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Classified information is known everywhere. Just today, some coworker of mine claimed that the USA had a top secret project of Partical beams already placed, floating around our atmosphere.
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post #9 of 33
Sigh, doesn't anyone read the article anymore?
Quote:
Originally Posted by FederalTimes
the EPA indefinitely suspended IBM
Quite a bit different than an oughtright ban.

Also for those that asked:
Quote:
Originally Posted by FederalTimes
IBM, based in Armonk, N.Y., did $1.4 billion in government sales last year.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.MidЯange View Post
Classified information is known everywhere. Just today, some coworker of mine claimed that the USA had a top secret project of Partical beams already placed, floating around our atmosphere.
And than he passed the blunt?
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