GAO Protests Reach New High In 2011 Despite Slower Growth

Law360, New York (March 14, 2012, 8:51 PM EDT) -- The number of protests filed in the U.S. Government Accountability Office continued to rise in 2011, reaching a new high of 2,353 protests despite slower growth than in recent years, according to statistics published Tuesday.

After sharp increases of 16 to 20 percent every year from 2008 to 2010, the number of protests filed increased by just 2 percent between 2010 and 2011. Government contracts attorneys credited at least some of the rapid increases between 2008 and 2010 to a law that gave the GAO exclusive...
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