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GAO denies Equifax bid protest

October 17, 2017

Via: FCW
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The Government Accountability Office denied Equifax’s protest of an IRS award to Experian for identity management and taxpayer fraud protection services.

Because of delays incurred as a result of the protest, IRS awarded an extension to Equifax’s existing contract. That move that touched off a firestorm of criticism on Capitol Hill, with lawmakers expressing anger and alarm that the vendor would win an identity management award less than a month after it announced a breach in which sensitive personal data of up to 145 million Americans was compromised.

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