Government Accountability Office (GAO) Won’t Hear Some Veteran Business Protests

The¬†Washington Post¬†notes that last month, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) “said…it will no longer hear protests from veteran-owned small businesses who claim the Department of Veterans Affairs is violating” a 2006 law. Veteran-owned small businesses, including Kingdomware Technologies, “have been filing protests with the GAO in connection with a piece of 2006 legislation that says…VA must give preference to veteran-owned firms when its market research shows that favoring these businesses would result in multiple competitors and a fair price.” But in a November decision, the Court of Federal Claims “said it disagrees with the GAO’s interpretation of the 2006 legislation, specifically as it pertained to an emergency notification service contract.” That, according to the Post, led the GAO to make its December announcement.

From the American Association for Justice news release.

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