GTE Government Systems

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{{#badges:stub}} GTE Government Systems is a U.S. defense contractor specializing in defense electronics. It was acquired by General Dynamics in June of 1999 for $1.05 billion. [1] IN 1995, GTE Government Systems Corporation of Taunton, Massachusetts, and Canadian Marconi Corporation of Quebec, Canada, agreed to pay $3.2 million to settle allegations the firms violated the False Claims Act by selling to the Army radios that did not meet the hot weather temperature performance requirements of the contract. The radios were intended for use under combat conditions at high temperatures up to 131 degrees Fahrenheit, conditions that might be encountered in desert and tropical areas. As part of the agreement, GTE Government Systems and Canadian Marconi agreed to conduct, at GTE Government System's and Canadian Marconi's expense, a retesting and repair program of the affected units.[2]

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  1. Source Unknown GENERAL DYNAMICS TO ACQUIRE GTE GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS, accessed June 15, 2011
  2. United States Department of Justice GTE GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS CORPORATION AND CANADIAN MARCONI CORPORATION TO PAY $3.2 MILLION IN FALSE CLAIMS SETTLEMENT Press release, one page, July 7, 1995