GAO Nixes Protests Over $1B Afghan Security Contract

Law360, New York (May 12, 2011, 4:08 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office has denied two protests of a $1 billion Afghanistan security contract, rejecting arguments that the Department of Defense improperly evaluated the past performance of winning contractor DynCorp International LLC, according to decisions made public Thursday.

DynCorp, L-3 Systems Co. and USIS Worldwide Inc. were the three finalists for the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to build up Afghanistan's police and security forces, which was solicited in July by the U.S. Department of State to the Pentagon. After DynCorp won the award in December, L-3...
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