DOJ Defends Citing EverWatch Emails While Redacting Them

By Bryan Koenig (July 12, 2022, 7:57 PM EDT) — The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday stood by its public reference to EverWatch Corp. emails the contractor said should’ve been confidential, while still redacting those same references in a new Maryland federal court filing in the agency’s challenge of EverWatch’s $440 million acquisition by Booz Allen Hamilton.

The DOJ’s Antitrust Division argued the Antitrust Civil Process Act allows exactly the kind of use of materials gleaned from a civil investigative demand the government technologies contractor said was sanctionable: quoting from them in a public document that also includes publicly available attachments of two emails labeled “highly confidential,” a designation the…

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