Monday, August 18, 2008

TSA Changes Course on $2B IT Contract Competition

Nick Wakeman writes on Washington Technology:

The Transportation Security Administration has changed course on its $2 billion Information Technology Infrastructure Program contract and will allow Northrop Grumman Corp. and Unisys Corp. to compete for the lucrative contract, an agency spokesman said.

The two companies filed protests with the Government Accountability Office and the Federal Aviation Administration claiming that they should not have been eliminated by TSA during a down select process.

Unisys is the incumbent on the contract, which it originally won in 2002, shortly after TSA was formed.

In late June, TSA said that Computer Sciences Corp., General Dynamics Corp. and Lockheed Martin Corp. were qualified to compete for the contract.

More here.


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