August 27, 2015
From Law360

by Michael Macagnone

The acquisition of a former unit of U.S. Investigative Services LLC, which did the background check on National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, could doom the unit's $210 million contract with the Department of Homeland Security after a Government Accountability Office decision released Thursday.

Claude Goddard, counsel for FCi, said he was glad the GAO rejected DHS's "cobbled-together" approach to the contract after the decision was released Thursday.

"This is an example of an agency trying to take a short cut rather than trying to follow the appropriate procurement processes and that if they do that the GAO is going to call them out on it," Goddard said.

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