Company That Used Russian Coders for Pentagon Project Strikes Deal

Joseph Marks: The subcontractor that hired the coders signed a non-prosecution deal to end a criminal investigation.

Russian developers did some of the coding work for a Defense Department software system and stored that code inside a server in Moscow, according to a non-prosecution agreement released Monday.

Those Russian coders only worked on unclassified portions of the Defense Information Systems Agency project, but, in some cases, knew they were helping to develop a highly sensitive system that would attach to Defense Department information networks, according to the agreement between the Justice Department and Netcracker Technology Corp., the subcontractor that hired the Russian coders.

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