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ADS Issues Statement Regarding Civil Suit Settlement With DoJ

Friday, August 11th, 2017

ADS, Inc Settles Civil Investigation With US Department of Justice

Virginia Beach, Va. – Virginia Beach-based ADS, Inc. has agreed to settle a civil investigation brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ) as a result of a qui tam lawsuit filed by a private party.

The settlement marks the end of the DOJ’s investigation into the company’s past eligibility to bid on federal set aside contracts, and other allegations regarding bidding on contracts. ADS believes it has always complied with standards promulgated by the Small Business Administration (SBA). Notwithstanding any incorrect comments to the contrary, the DOJ did not intervene in the case, ADS settled the matter with no admission of liability on any of the allegations underlying the investigation, and there were no such findings, including any of fraud. ADS made the decision to settle after incurring millions of dollars in legal fees and countless hours of time value over three years responding to interrogatories and burdensome document requests by the government, hindering the company’s ability to continue serving its customers and employing its people.

“After spending many months cooperating closely with the government’s investigation, we concluded that our company, our customers, and our employees would be best served by putting this matter behind us. We are pleased that we were able to settle the matter amicably and that the settlement does not impede in any way ADS’s continuing service to all of its customers under its current contracts,” said ADS Communications Director, Caitlin Stojanovich.

“ADS strives and will continue to strive to assure compliance with all legal requirements and our Office of Compliance will work to keep meeting that critical goal,” stated Nikki Williams who leads the Office of Compliance for ADS and is responsible for ensuring the company continues to operate in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

“We are focusing on the future of our business as we move ahead and continue to be committed to doing the right things for our customers and our employees,” Stojanovich added. “ADS has always taken the very best care of our men and women in uniform and that is what we will continue to do.”

ADS Inc Agrees To Pay $16 Million Settlement To DoJ In Civil Suit Alleging Fraudulently Obtained Small Business Contracts

Friday, August 11th, 2017

On 10 August, 2017, the US Department of Justice announced that Virginia Beach-based ADS, Inc had agreed to pay $16 Million to “settle allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by knowingly conspiring with and causing purported small businesses to submit false claims for payment in connection with fraudulently obtained small business contracts.”

According to the DoJ, “the settlement resolves allegations that ADS engaged in illegal bid rigging schemes that inflated or distorted prices charged to the government under certain contracts.”

The settlement with ADS resolves a lawsuit filed under the whistleblower provision of the False Claims Act, which permits private parties to file suit on behalf of the United States for false claims and share in a portion of the government’s recovery. The civil lawsuit was filed in federal district court in the District of Columbia by Ameliorate Partners LLP. As part of today’s resolution, the whistleblower will receive approximately $2.9 Million of the $16 Million received by the US government.

It is important to note that the claims resolved by the settlement are allegations only, and there has been no determination of liability. It also puts to bed a long rumored investigation into ADS’s involvement with small businesses in contracting.

We reached out to ADS this morning for a statement but they did not respond.

UPDATE: ADS issued a stamens later the same day. The heart of their statement is summarized in this excerpt.

Notwithstanding any incorrect comments to the contrary, the DOJ did not intervene in the case, ADS settled the matter with no admission of liability on any of the allegations underlying the investigation, and there were no such findings, including any of fraud. ADS made the decision to settle after incurring millions of dollars in legal fees and countless hours of time value over three years responding to interrogatories and burdensome document requests by the government, hindering the company’s ability to continue serving its customers and employing its people.

We will update you if any additional information comes to light.

DPS Skis Inks Deal MultiCam to Produce Military and Tactical Skis – Innovative Product to be Showcased at ADS, Inc.’s Warrior Expo

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – July 10, 2017 – DPS, makers of the world’s most advanced pre-pregnated carbon skis, has entered into an agreement with MultiCam® to produce skis that feature the MultiCam Alpine™ pattern. DPS will offer these specialty skis to the military and tactical market through a new custom order program.

The MultiCam Alpine™ pattern was developed to effectively reduce the visual and near-IR signature of a person operating in snow-covered environments. The pattern of the graphic is intended to be used in every area of operation that receives significant snowfall.

Although the MultiCam Alpine™ pattern employed in this program will primarily be coupled with DPS’ award-winning lightweight Tour1 family of skis, the distinctive pattern can also be paired with any DPS model. To demonstrate the possibilities of this program, DPS prototyped a pair of 2017/18 Alchemist Wailer 99s with the snow-specific camouflage graphic.

DPS will showcase the new product at ADS Inc.’s Warrior Expo East, a premier industry event designed to bring innovative operational solutions together with military, government, and law enforcement professionals.

For more information, and to view a pair of these exceptional tactical tools, visit booth #1309 at the Warrior Expo East show in Virginia Beach, Virginia July 13-14, 2017.

Warrior East – Check Out The Demos

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Hopefully, you’re planning to attend Warrior East, July 13 and 14 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in sunny Virginia Beach.

Some of the main attractions at Warrior Expo are the demos. They’ve grown in scope over the years, from simple presentations to full hands-on exhibit areas where attendees can interact with cutting edge technologies. Every year, it’s something new and more interesting.

They’re going to kick off the expo with a key-note address by General Martin E. Dempsey (US Army, Ret).

Have you seen the floor plan for this year’s event? Lots of dedicated space for demonstrations and other hands-on experiences.

Live Demos include:
-Prolonged Field Care Scenario
-Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mat (GCCM)
-LBT ADAPTIV Fight Suit
-5’ Folding Rack Mobile Locker
-The Benefit of Video in Training
-Powerheart AED G5

To register, visit adsinc.com/warrior-expo/warrior-expo-east.

ADS Federal Range Day – Beyond A9E Uniform

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Beyond was exhibiting the latest iteration of their level A9E (E=Equatorial) which is their Hot Wet uniform. Made from the USSOCOM-validated jungle fabric from Burlington, Beyond has kept the design simple but has refined the pocket placement as well as brought the rear vent up just a little.

www.beyondclothing.com

ADS Federal Range Day – Drifire Prime Combat Hoodie

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Drifire showed us a prototype of their new Prime Combat Hoodie. While it shares the same design as their cold weather combat hoodie, it’s made from Drifire’s Prime fabric, a lightweight 6.5 oz. fabric with super soft feel and 4-way stretch. You’ve stiol got a hood, integrated neck gaiter and thumb hole cuffs.

www.drifire.com

ADS Federal Range Day – Trijicon RMR Type 2 Battery Compartment Update

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Earlier this week, Trijicon released the RMR Type 2 which has a variety of new features including a button lockout mode as well as a battery conservation mode which auto adjusts to ambient lighting conditions (sleep mode) after 16.5 hours of inactivity. Additionally, there are eight intensity settings, including two night vision and one super bright setting. The CR2032 battery will last for four years on brightness setting four, or for five years in dark storage. And yes, it uses the same currently available mounting solutions.

But to users the biggest improvement is in the battery case. In this SSD exclusive you can see the new battery compartment for the CR 2032 battery. In addition to additional contacts, they’ve also incorporated a rubber gasket to mitigate shock to the battery while firing.

Trijicon.com

ADS Federal Range Day 2017

Friday, June 9th, 2017

With five live fire ranges and over 100 vendors, the ADS Federal Range Day is where you want to be.