Federal Appeals Court Rules in Favor of CACI in Abu Ghraib Case
Arlington, VA, September 14, 2009 - CACI International Inc (NYSE:CACI) announced today that it welcomes a ruling handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit dismissing the claims in two lawsuits filed in 2004. The Court held that the federal interest in the prosecution of war was sufficiently strong to preempt the Iraqi plaintiffs' state law tort claims against CACI.
"The Court's decision today is an important step toward resolving all legal matters regarding the company's mission and duties in Iraq. None of the Iraqi plaintiffs in these lawsuits even alleged that they had any contact with anyone affiliated with CACI. Indeed, the Court acknowledged that the Army's investigation found that the lead plaintiff was never actually interrogated or abused. No CACI personnel appeared in any of the notorious photographs at Abu Ghraib and no one affiliated with the company has been charged with any wrongdoing. We have said from day one that these lawsuits are completely without merit and today's ruling vindicates that position," said Paul Cofoni, CACI President and Chief Executive Officer.
"CACI did its work at Abu Ghraib prison with professionalism and integrity. We are proud of the work we did in very difficult and dangerous conditions, in a war zone. The Army was in need of help and we provided qualified professionals who made valuable contributions to the war effort in Iraq. We assisted the Army in obtaining useful intelligence information that helped save the lives of American troops on the battlefield," Cofoni added.
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 principal author, Dr. J.P. London, CACI Chairman of the Board, was CACI's President and CEO at the time of the Abu Ghraib controversy. London stated, "Our thoroughly researched book is based entirely on public documents and statements, sworn testimony before Congress, official government reports, sworn courts martial testimony, and other highly reputable sources in the public record. Our Good Name is the definitive account of what CACI went through during the Abu Ghraib controversy and media firestorm." 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 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 CACI strive tirelessly 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.
For more than 45 years and in cooperation with 10 presidential administrations, CACI has provided professional services and IT solutions needed to prevail in the 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 integration services; 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. CACI is a member of the Fortune 1000 Largest Companies and the Russell 2000 index. CACI provides dynamic careers for approximately 12,500 employees working in over 120 offices in the U.S. and Europe. Visit CACI on the web at www.caci.com and www.asymmetricthreat.net.
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 a prolonged recession; terrorist activities or war; changes in interest rates; currency fluctuations; significant fluctuations in the equity markets; 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; or an economic stimulus package; government contract procurement (such as bid protest, small business set asides, loss of work due to organizational conflicts of interest, 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; the results of government audit and reviews conducted by the Defense Contract Audit Agency or other government entities with cognizant oversight; 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); market speculation regarding our continued independence; 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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