KBR Beats Protests Over $134M Missile System Contract

Law360, Washington (February 27, 2014, 6:13 PM EST) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office has denied protests by AMEC PLC and Bechtel Corp. over a $134.2 million U.S Army Corps of Engineers contract awarded to rival KBR Inc. to construct a missile defense system, ruling the Corps' decision was reasonable based on available evidence.

According to the GAO's decision, dated Dec. 4 but made public Thursday, the Corps had reasonably determined that KBR's bid for constructing an Aegis Ashore Missile Defense System complex at Deveselu Air Base in Romania — a joint U.S.-Romanian operation —...
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