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Attorneys for Booz Allen Hamilton have said the merger, announced in March, would stimulate competition and speed up technology development.
“The timing of the release of the RFP was a surprise to plaintiff’s counsel,” the Justice Department stated in a memo.
"The government’s narrative is not only inaccurate — it makes no sense," reads one document filed in Maryland federal court.
U.S. attorneys argue a speedier clip is necessary to preserve competition on a National Security Agency contract dubbed Optimal Decision, which deals with signals intelligence and simulation services.