Audio: DHS provides rigorous internal assessment of canceled $1.5B agile contract

Federal News RadioThe Department of Homeland Security provided a rigorous internal assessment of “significant errors and missteps” that led to the cancellation of the small business procurement known as Flexible Agile Support for the Homeland (FLASH), according to Federal News Radio.

The “motion to dismiss” that the agency filed with the Government Accountability Office said pulling the contract”is the only viable option to address the many issues that DHS has identified as problems with the requirement and the record.”

From the article:

Barbara Kinosky, managing partner with Centre Law and Consulting LLC, said she was “floored” by DHS’s honesty and the level of detail it provided.

“They did everything but name names,” she said. “It is absolutely draconian to cancel the contract at this point. It means it is so flawed that they couldn’t tweak this, or conversely they decided not to let all the protestors on to the vehicle. I suspect the whole methodology was flawed and even if they tweaked the evaluation factors it was still susceptive to more protests.”

Read the full article: DHS’ internal assessment of its $1.5B agile contract: ‘significant errors and missteps’ | Federal News Radio

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2017-06-07T15:23:41-08:00 June 7th, 2017|Categories: Agile government, Audio, Procurement, U.S. Department of Homeland Security|Tags: , , |

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