GAO Disputes $210M Contract For Ex-Unit Of Snowden Vetter

Law360, Washington (August 27, 2015, 5:14 PM EDT) -- The acquisition of a former unit of U.S. Investigative Services LLC, which did the background check on National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, could doom the unit's $210 million contract with the Department of Homeland Security after a Government Accountability Office decision released Thursday.

DHS did not properly take into account the effect that PAE Shield Acquisition Company Inc.'s acquisition of the U.S. Investigative Services-Professional Services Division Inc. would have on the performance of the contract, according to the GAO decision sustaining FCi Federal Inc.’s protest over the contract. The decision is another victory for FCi, which won another protest against...

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