GAO Tells GSA To Rethink Cloud-Country Conundrum

Law360, New York (October 17, 2011, 9:18 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Monday partially sustained a protest from two information technology companies challenging a request for bids on a U.S. General Services Administration cloud computing contract, rejecting the agency's requirement that data be stored in so-called designated countries under the Trade Agreements Act.

Technosource Information Systems LLC protested the GSA's request for quotations on a SmartBUY blanket purchase agreement for cloud computing services on July 7. TrueTandem LLC filed its own protest on July 8, the day the RFQ was set to...
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