GAO Denies Protest Over $55M Deloitte Army Cyber Deal

By Kaitlyn Burton (April 2, 2019, 8:19 PM EDT) -- The Government Accountability Office on Tuesday denied MacAulay-Brown's protest over a nearly $55 million Army cyber analytics deal awarded to Deloitte, saying it has "no basis to question" the Army's evaluation of Deloitte's proposed price, which was millions less than MacAulay-Brown's.

MacAulay-Brown Inc. argued that the Army didn't look at whether contractors' price proposals were realistic, and that Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd. lowballed its bid, the GAO said. But the Army countered that Deloitte's price wasn't "unrealistically low."

"We do not agree with MacAulay that the agency's price evaluation was unreasonable, or that it otherwise failed to identify any significant inconsistencies between...

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