Denied Protest Offers Lessons about Hiring Former Feds

Washington Technology – In mid-February, we reported that Science Applications International Corp. had lost its protest involving a $2.5 billion NASA enterprise IT contract that the incumbent lost to Leidos. SAIC was the incumbent, but lost the recompete to Leidos.

The Government Accountability Office has now released its decision and we have more insights into the contract, NASA’s thinking and why SAIC lost its protest. Of particular interest is SAIC’s allegation that Leidos gained an unfair competitive advantage because the latter hired as a consultant a former NASA official who was the source selection authority during the early days of the contract’s development. Click here to read more.