Updated 20 August 1998

28 May 1998

U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

"D.G. Sweigert was a consultant employed by the U.S. Army Simulation, Training and Instrumentation Command (STRICOM) in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Sweigert received numerous awards and recognition for contributions to STRICOM in the areas of computer networking, developing SQL-Web interfaces for the Command and other technological advancements.

During his one year tenure at STRICOM, Sweigert observed widespread nepotism, conflicts-of-interest, improper contractor-government relationships, etc. When Mr. Sweigert complained that his employer was hiring an unusually high number of unqualified job applicant’s from the government program manager’s church, Mr. Sweigert was immediately re-assigned to new duties. Then when Mr. Sweigert complained that the command was about to purchase an electronic messaging system that did not comply with Department of the Army policy he was terminated without warning, notice or hearing.

Interestingly, the Plaintiff cites the Administrative Procedures Act (APA), 5 USC 702-706, that provides for judicial review of any administrative action that is 'arbitrary and capricious'.

Mr Sweigert's E-mail address is <SWEIGERD@mymail.com>.

Send a comment to the Commanding General of STRICOM: http://www.stricom.army.mil/suggestionbox.html" -- DGS

Date Document URL
Complaints and References
August  20, 1998 Court Docket, August 18, 1998 http://jya.com/dgs081898.htm
August  20, 1998 Plaintiff Seeks Sanctions for Unnecessary Delay http://jya.com/dgs081098-2.htm
August  20, 1998 Plaintiff's Motion for Contempt of Court Hearing http://jya.com/dgs081098.htm
August 3, 1998 US Army's Motion for Time, July 28, 1998 http://jya.com/dgs-usa072898.htm
June 13, 1998 Court Docket, June 7, 1998 http://jya.com/dgs060798.htm
May 29, 1998 Plaintiff's Fourth Amended Complaint http://jya.com/dgs052698.htm
May 29, 1998 Plaintiff's Second Amended Complaint http://jya.com/dgs032398.htm
May 29, 1998 Plaintiff's Initial Complaint http://jya.com/dgs030398.htm
May 29, 1998 Court Docket, May 26, 1998 http://jya.com/sweigert-v-army.htm
May 28, 1998 Administrative Procedures Act (APA) 5 USC Chapter 7 -- Judicial Review of Government Agencies http://jya.com/5usc-chap7.htm
Freedom of Information Act Requests
28 July 1998 FOIA Fee Waiver Request to STRICOM of July 27, 1998 http://jya.com/dgs072798.htm
28 July 1998 U.S. Army Reponds June 29, 1998 to March 20, 1998 FOIA Request http://jya.com/dgs-usa062998.htm
24 June 1998 Letter to U.S. Army lawyers RE: 90 day FOIA response http://jya.com/dgs-foia-army.htm
June 10, 1998 Letter on FOIA Request to U.S. Army Material Command and Department of Justice http://jya.com/dgs-foia-amc2.htm
June 5, 1998 FOIA Request to U.S. Army Material Command and Department of Justice http://jya.com/dgs-foia-amc.htm
June 4, 1998 For action on unresponsive FOIA answers U.S. Office of Special Counsel
June 4, 1998 FOIA Request to Departments of the Navy and Justice, June 3, 1998 http://jya.com/dgs-foia-don-j.htm
June 4, 1998 FOIA Request to Department of Justice, June 3, 1998 http://jya.com/dgs-foia-doj.htm
June 4, 1998 FOIA Request to Department of the Navy, April 17, 1998 http://jya.com/dgs-foia-don.htm
STRICOM Policy and Ethics
June 10, 1998 Chief Counsel, Policy Letters and Ethics Opinions http://www.stricom.army.mil/
June 10, 1998 Internet Policy http://www.stricom.army.mil/
June 10, 1998 Information Disclosure Policy http://www.stricom.army.mil/