GAO Denies SAIC Protest In $700M Lockheed Contract Row

Law360, New York (October 16, 2012, 3:50 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office has dismissed a Science Applications International Corp. bid protest challenging the award of a $700 million Department of Defense grant to rival Lockheed Martin Corp., saying the agency properly investigated Lockheed’s risk profile and alleged conflict of interest.

In an opinion issued Oct. 1 and made public Monday, GAO general counsel Lynn H. Gibson said the DOD properly concluded that Lockheed’s risk approach to the contract — for services management operations on the global information grid — properly met agency requirements,...
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