GAO rules in favor of Systematic in IT award case

WASHINGTON. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has rejected the protest of its original award to Systematic Inc. -- headquartered in Denmark but with a location in Centreville, Virginia -- of a U.S. Army Mission Command IT contract potentially worth up to $222 million to provide an architecture framework for the Common Operating Environment.

While several top defense contractors bid on the U.S. Army Mission Command , the Army chose the Systematic SitaWare commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution as the Army was looking for a suite of products to give troops on the ground and elsewhere situational awareness at all levels of command in mounted and dismounted environments.

Raytheon had challenged the sole-source contract in February, several days following the original award of the contract to Systematic.

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