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A Federal Appellate Court Ruling Has Big Implications for Contractors with Commercial Technologies Hoping to Compete for Government Contracts

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Joseph Petrillo


The Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (FASA) requires that Federal agencies seriously consider whether existing commercial items will meet their acquisition requirements before seeking to develop new technologies. In a recent case, Palantir Technologies protested when the Army failed to consider commercial technologies for its second-generation Distributed Common Grounds System (DCGS-A) intelligence system. Read the full article to learn why the COFC’s ruling may set a precedent for more protests from commercial vendors. 

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