Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH) announced its intention to “commercialize” the controversial USAF software factory program “Platform One,” even as current criminal investigations are underway into whether BAH received stolen intellectual property from other participating developers.

Multiple whistleblowers reported to Oxebridge a pattern of IP theft by Platform One leaders, who then bragged about the practice in private. This allegedly included taking code and other deliverables from private firms who contributed work products to Platform One under the belief that this was a non-commercial, Air Force program. That IP was then intentionally commingled with other such property to obfuscate the original authors, and then handed to Booz Allen, a big player in the Platform One space.

To date, no one has alleged that employees at BAH knew they were being given potentially stolen IP.

Former USAF Chief Software Officer Nicolas Chaillan and P1 manager Rob Slaughter reportedly knew of the practices, however, and endorsed them. Both men are the subjects of a criminal complaint filed with the DoD Inspector General. Chaillan resigned, while Slaughter’s company Defense Unicorns moved to a similar program at the US Navy called Project Blue.

In response, Chaillan then published defamatory information against Oxebridge founder Christopher Paris, falsely claiming he was “exiled” him from the US for some unspecified crime, and publishing personal information as an attempt to “dox” Paris. This resulted in an additional whistleblower reprisal complaint filed with DOD IG against Chaillan.

Chaillan reportedly sought a job at Booz Allen after his resignation. It is not clear if the famous defense contractor has hired him.

Oxebridge is now preparing a new criminal complaint that will ask Federal investigators to probe whether the BAH “commercialization” deal is illegal while gathering the alleged victims of IP theft to discuss whether a class action suit is feasible.

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