GAO Junks Protest From Jilted NASA Contract Bidder

Law360, New York (June 8, 2012, 3:11 PM EDT) -- Defense contractor L-3 Services Inc. has lost a bid protest accusing government officials of ignoring a competitor’s alleged technical incompetence and questionable cost estimates when awarding a lucrative contract for NASA software services, according to a decision unsealed Thursday.

The controversy centers on a roughly $135 million contract the space agency signed last year with Virginia-based TASC Inc. for analysis and quality assurance of NASA software.

Lynn H. Gibson, general counsel for the U.S. Government Accountability Office, declined to reverse NASA’s findings after uncovering no evidence...
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