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GAO to decide KC-45 protest soon

by: Matthew Potter
June 10, 2008

Category: Boeing, commercial aviation, Congress, Contract Awards, EADS, Federal Budget Process, GAO, logistics, Military Aviation, Northrop Grumman Corp., production program, Protest, U.S. Air Force | RSS 2.0

This article is a good summary of the KC-45 contract. The GAO is supposed to rule on Boeing’s protest within the next two weeks. One would have to bet that they will disallow the protest. There is a chance though, that somehow the Air Force screwed up in how they applied the criteria. Then the process would be reopened again, like the CSAR-X. The article also raises the issue of the US Presidential election. John McCain was the key person that got Boeing in trouble over the attempted lease deal five years ago, and Senator Obama represents the state where Boeing now has its headquarters. Congress has also held off weighing in while the protest wound its course. It is best to think that this is not over yet.

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