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IT tender threatened amid ŠtB worries

The Defence Ministry may scrap two tenders for IT systems amid concerns that the Slovak director of the local Hewlett Packard office, which is contesting both tenders, worked for the ŠtB communist-era secret service. The tenders are together worth Sk734 million ($17 million).

Hewlett-Packard head Peter Weber admitted having cooperated with the economic branch of the ŠtB as the then-deputy head of the Office for Computing Technology, but said he had never been an agent.

Checks on Weber’s background continue by the National Security Office. The issue is sensitive because the operator of the IT systems will come into contact with classified information possibly related to Slovakia’s coming Nato membership.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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