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CACI Responds to Court's Decision in Iraq Lawsuit
Arlington, VA, March 23, 2009 - CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it respectfully disagrees with the ruling by the U.S District Court in Virginia denying CACI's motion to dismiss a case alleging abuse at Abu Ghraib prison. From day one, CACI has rejected the outrageous allegations against the company in this lawsuit and continues to do so. The court's ruling cannot obscure the fact that none of the four Iraqi plaintiffs alleges any interaction with anyone affiliated with CACI. Rather, their entire action is based upon an undefined "conspiracy" involving the Department of Defense and the military. CACI believes that it is improper for the courts to allow lawsuits against either the government or contractors by aliens detained as enemies during wartime. CACI has unequivocally renounced any abuse of detainees in Iraq and has cooperated fully in all government inquiries relating to Abu Ghraib. CACI intends to vigorously pursue all of its legal alternatives to defend itself and vindicate the company's good name.
The company has consistently maintained that this lawsuit is completely without merit and designed to pursue a political agenda. The four Iraqi plaintiffs could have sought to join the original detainee abuse action that is on appeal in Washington, D.C., but instead engaged in forum shopping in an attempt to obtain a different result. After five years and numerous investigations, no CACI employee or former employee has been charged with any misconduct in connection with CACI's interrogation work in Iraq. No CACI employee appears in any of the infamous abuse photographs from Abu Ghraib.
CACI is a strong and vital partner to the U.S. government in combating terrorist attacks and saving American lives. CACI's technological advances and skilled workforce have played a key role in thwarting terrorism and defending our homeland. The men and women of this company make sacrifices every day to ensure Americans can go about their daily lives without having to worry about the next suicide bomber or aircraft attack on American soil. And they will continue to make these sacrifices for the good of their fellow Americans.
CACI was just recently rated by Fortune Magazine as among the most admired companies in the world and the Most Admired Company in Virginia. CACI also placed fifth in Fortune's list of Most Admired Information Technology Services companies in the world. The Most Admired list is considered the definitive report card on corporate reputations.
In March of 2008, CACI was one of the recipients of the top rating, "Best Overall Government Contractor Ethics Program," for its ethics and compliance initiatives in the 2008 Government Contractor Ethics Program Ratings by the Ethisphere Institute. Researchers from the Institute analyzed more than 1,000 federal government contractors. The Institute's rankings were based on an objective analysis of four categories: code of ethics and business conduct; leadership and tone from the top; internal control systems; and ethics training and communication programs.
In April of 2008, CACI released the book, Our Good Name, which is a true and factual accounting of CACI's involvement at Abu Ghraib. The thoroughly researched publication is based entirely on public documents, statements, on the record testimony before the Congress, courts martial testimony, and other reputable sources in the public record. Our Good Name is the definitive account of what the company went through during the Abu Ghraib controversy. The book also tells the American people about the real CACI – a company dedicated to helping our military and our country. We invite people to visit http://www.caci.com/iraq/iraq_news.shtml and http://www.caci.com/iraq/truth_error.shtml to learn the truth about CACI.
CACI International Inc provides the professional services and IT solutions needed to prevail in today's defense, intelligence, homeland security, and federal civilian government arenas. We deliver enterprise IT and network services; data, information, and knowledge management services; business system solutions; logistics and material readiness; C4ISR Solutions; cyber solutions; integrated security and intelligence solutions; and program management and SETA support services. CACI services and solutions help our federal clients provide for national security, improve communications and collaboration, secure the integrity of information systems and networks, enhance data collection and analysis, and increase efficiency and mission effectiveness. We add value to our clients' operations, increase their skills and capabilities, and enhance their missions. CACI is a member of the Fortune 1000 Largest Companies and the Russell 2000 index. CACI provides dynamic careers for approximately 12,400 employees working in over 120 offices in the U.S. and Europe. CACI is the IT provider for a networked world. Visit CACI on the web at www.caci.com.
There are statements made herein which do not address historical facts, and therefore could be interpreted to be forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are subject to factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from anticipated results. The factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated include, but are not limited to, the following: regional and national economic conditions in the United States and the United Kingdom, including conditions that result from terrorist activities or war; changes in interest rates; currency fluctuations; failure to achieve contract awards in connection with recompetes for present business and/or competition for new business; the risks and uncertainties associated with client interest in and purchases of new products and/or services; continued funding of U.S. government or other public sector projects, based on a change in spending patterns, or in the event of a priority need for funds, such as homeland security, the war on terrorism or rebuilding Iraq; government contract procurement (such as bid protest, small business set asides, etc.) and termination risks; the results of government investigations into allegations of improper actions related to the provision of services in support of U.S. military operations in Iraq; individual business decisions of our clients; paradigm shifts in technology; competitive factors such as pricing pressures and/or competition to hire and retain employees (particularly those with security clearances); material changes in laws or regulations applicable to our businesses, particularly in connection with (i) government contracts for services, (ii) outsourcing of activities that have been performed by the government, (iii) competition for task orders under Government Wide Acquisition Contracts ("GWACs") and/or schedule contracts with the General Services Administration; and (iv) accounting for convertible debt instruments; our own ability to achieve the objectives of near term or long range business plans; and other risks described in the company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
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