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Berico Technologies Press Release: Severing Ties With HB Gary

By FZ - Posted on 11 February 2011

From Berico Co-founders: Guy Filippelli (CEO) and Nick Hallam (COO)

February 11, 2011- Berico Technologies is a technical and analytic services firm that helps organizations better understand information critical to their core operating objectives.  Our leadership does not condone or support any effort that proactively targets American firms, organizations or individuals.  We find such actions reprehensible and are deeply committed to partnering with the best companies in our industry that share our core values.  Therefore, we have discontinued all ties with HBGary Federal.  We are conducting a thorough internal investigation to better understand the details of how this situation unfolded and we will take the appropriate actions within our company.

Late last year, we were asked to develop a proposal to support a law firm.  Our corporate understanding was that Berico would support the firm’s efforts on behalf of American companies to help them analyze potential internal information security and public relations challenges. Consistent with industry standards for this type of work, we proposed analyzing publicly available information and identifying patterns and data flows relevant to our client’s information needs.  Any subsequent discussions or proposals that attempted to extend the initial scope of work run counter to our organization’s values.

Since Berico’s inception as a veteran-owned small business, and through our work with our valued clients, we have worked to adhere to our founding principle -- "be a first-class, game-changing technology and consulting firm that solves the hardest problems and delivers the most relevant solutions to our customers."  We are completely dedicated to the values and ethics upon which this mission was founded.



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