Air Force Needs $1B To Extend Disputed Tech Contract

Law360, New York (June 27, 2012, 9:29 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Air Force plans to extend its Network-Centric Solutions contract for six months at a cost of nearly $1 billion, after its planned $7 billion follow-on contract was delayed by several contractor protests in April, according to a Monday procurement notice.

The Air Force's current NETCENTS contract, shared among eight contractors, had been set to expire in September, and previously had a ceiling of $9 billion. But to cover delays and possible funding shortfalls, the Air Force said it needs $950 million to avoid the...
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