An Update On Aftermath Of GAO Jurisdiction Gap

Law360, New York (April 6, 2017, 1:51 PM EDT) -- Though the U.S. Government Accountability Office once again has jurisdiction over both civilian and U.S. Department of Defense task order protests, between Oct. 1 and Dec. 14, 2016, no venue had jurisdiction to hear protests of civilian agency task order awards. The lapse was due to an apparent legislative oversight that was remedied in mid-December. While the jurisdictional void is resolved going forward, issues caused by the lapse continue to be resolved by the GAO, with recent decisions making clear that the legislation that restored and made permanent the GAO's jurisdiction does not apply retroactively....

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