In two recent decisions, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) denied protest grounds challenging the ability of contract awardees to satisfy government requirements related to cybersecurity. This posting analyzes those decisions and their implications for contractors.
- In Discovery Technologies LLC, GAO denied a protest challenging the awardee’s ability to comply with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (“FISMA”). The solicitation, issued by the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) under FAR Subpart 8.4 for GSA Schedule 70 vendors, stated “[t]he Contractor shall be familiar and comply with applicable federal information technology and information management laws, regulations, policies, and standards.”
- In Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., GAO denied a protest challenging the Navy’s evaluation under a task order procurement for cybersecurity support. Among the protester’s challenges was an allegation that the awardee should have received a lower technical score based on its lack of experience in certain areas related to cybersecurity.
Keep reading this article at: http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=507776