Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Unauthorized Disclosure of Classified Information at Oak Ridge

UT-Battelle agreed to pay $120,000 to resolve a security issue, discovered in March 2016, involving the unauthorized disclosure of classified information and the introduction of classified information into unapproved information systems at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. It was discovered that presentations containing classified information, including “secret/restricted data,” had been processed and stored on unapproved information systems over a period of approximately 5 years. The classified information had been visually presented to uncleared students, including three foreign nationals from non-sensitive countries. The Department of Energy found UT-Battelle “did not effectively implement controls to protect classified information,” and that the company’s initial response to and inquiry process for this incident “were not thorough.”

Misconduct Type
Poor Contract Performance
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Agreement
Contractors Involved Penalty
UT-Battelle LLC $120,000
Further Information Released
Settlement Agreement 8/4/2017

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database