GAO Sustains Protest Over Afghan Training Contract

Law360, New York (June 22, 2011, 6:42 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Wednesday said it had sustained a protest over a $249 million contract to train high-level Afghanistan security personnel, finding that a contractor was unfairly penalized for proposed salary reductions for managers.

MPRI, a division of L-3 Services Inc., was one of five companies competing for a U.S. Army contract to mentor and train personnel at the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, Afghanistan Ministry of Defense and Afghan National Army in support of U.S. efforts to transfer security responsibility to Afghanistan's government....
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