DARPA Scientific Reviews Of Contracts Inadequate, OIG Says

Law360, Washington (September 9, 2013, 6:16 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense's internal watchdog determined that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has slacked off on scientific elements of its contract bid review process, which could affect its procurement awards, according to a report released Friday.

DOD's Office of Inspector General said there were flaws in the scientific review process or missed Federal Acquisition Regulation requirements in 35 of the 36 DARPA contracts it reviewed. The 36 contracts in question are worth $426.4 million, the office said.

The shortcomings ranged from inadequate summary...
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