KC-X Data Leak Damage Contained, Air Force Says

Law360, New York (January 27, 2011, 12:11 PM EST) -- U.S. Air Force officials told a skeptical U.S. Senate panel on Thursday that the inadvertent exposure of confidential data to bidders in its KC-X tanker procurement should not derail the impending award of the long-delayed, $30 billion contract.

Air Force witnesses testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee said that bidders Boeing Co. and EADS North America had acted “very appropriately” in handling and returning screenshots of their rival's data that had been accidentally sent to them by Air Force employees working on the KC-X tanker...
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