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Topic - Richard A. Hamilton Sr.
Mayor Vincent C. Gray is urging the D.C. Council to take "prompt and favorable action" to retroactively approve and extend a controversial school security contract he and his former council colleagues staunchly opposed in August.
A lucrative school security contract awarded to a troubled company and its questionable subcontractor is being extended on a monthly basis by the mayor's office in spite of a D.C. law and a promise by Mayor Vincent C. Gray that all contracts in excess of $1 million would go to the D.C. Council for review.
Mr. Hamilton said his firm's problems are in the past.
Mr. Hamilton, who has more than 400 employees, said of his company's past: "Like any company, there have been challenges, but we have met them."