Columbia Hangs On To $200M NASA Software Contract

Law360, New York (November 3, 2010, 1:10 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office has denied Earth Resources Technology Inc.'s protest of a $200 million software engineering contract NASA gave to rival Columbus Technologies and Services Inc. for the development of information systems to support space missions.

Acting General Counsel Lynn Gibson determined, in a redacted public order released by the GAO on Tuesday, that NASA had not erred in its securing of the contract, even though the agency offered then rescinded an opportunity to Earth Resources to convince it that the contractor's higher bid...
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