Coding error to blame for DHS award to Chenega

November 26, 2007
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An agency of the Homeland Security Department improperly awarded a 10-year, $475 million sole-source contract in 2003 to the Alaskan Native firm Chenega Technology Services Corp., according to a new report from the department’s inspector general.

The Customs and Border Protection contract with Chenega is for maintenance, repair and operation of metal detectors, X-ray screening devices and other inspection and screening equipment at border checkpoints, airports and seaports, IG Richard L. Skinner explained. As of February 2007, the department had spent $141 million on the contract. (Washington Technology)