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Proposed Legislation Targets Perceived Injustices in Defense Contract Protests

June 2, 2016, National Defense

Patrick Stanton and Hunter Bennett are quoted in a National Defense article regarding proposed legislation that would penalize contractors who challenge the government with frivolous protests to hold a job until the protest is settled. Stanton and Bennett, wondering if these provisions “simply go too far,” write, “Clearly aimed at curbing the practice of incumbent contractors filing meritless protests simply to extend performance through bridge contracts, the bill as written would almost certainly have a chilling effect on meritorious bid protests as well.”

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