GAO Finally Out Of Woods With Protests Backlog

Law360, New York (January 28, 2014, 6:52 PM EST) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office has cleared its plate of the protests it received during the government shutdown, after putting in extra effort to ensure those protests didn't overwhelm the agency and cause it to miss its 100-day deadline for deciding them.

The government shutdown, which lasted from Oct. 1 to Oct. 16, forced the GAO to furlough the “vast majority” of its staff and caused some disruption to contractors' ability to protest agency procurement decisions. Just before the shutdown, the GAO told contractors that all...
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