Army has agreed to pay $10,000 a month to a former employee who was paid $2,500 for a spell-check spell attack.
The pay increase came last week after a report that the Army had paid $12 million to people who worked for the Defense Department on spell checker software.
The Army said the pay increase was for two-year contracts and the employee will now be able to deduct the amount from his or her paycheck.
The increase will go into effect on March 1.
The money was paid by the U.S. Department of Defense to former employee Thomas Luthern, who had worked for Booz Allen Hamilton in the Fort Bragg, North Carolina, headquarters for about five years.
The agency did not provide any details about the spell check software or whether Lutern used it to check on a particular individual’s mental health.
In its investigation, the Department of Homeland Security found that the program was not secure and was vulnerable to misuse and the government had lost track of millions of people who received the checks.