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IG: VA Biased in Awarding Infosec Contract

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December 23, 2011
FedCyber Wire, Financial, Spending
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The Department of Veterans Affairs may have been biased when it awarded last year a high-bid, $133 million IT security services contract to the incumbent provider, the consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton, the VA inspector general said in a just-issued audit.

Two other vendors offered to provide the same services for $109 million and $115 million.

A VA executive vehemently disagreed with the IG’s contention that it showed bias in awarding the contract, saying Booz Allen clearly demonstrated strengthens over the other bidders irrespective of its incumbency.

via GovInfoSecurity, continued here.