DOD Director of Industrial Policy Assails Bid Protest Process -- "Don't Confuse Me With the Facts"


If the whispering campaign is true and the Obama Administration has in fact embarked on a “war against contractors,” then Brett Lambert may well have been designated to “take the point.”

As reported recently, the inaugural interview of DOD’s new Director of Industrial Policy was one for the ages. In short order, Mr. Lambert lambasted Government contractors as a whole for asserting their right to protest Government misconduct in the award of contracts, threatened a veritable jihad against “the serial protesters,” accused protesters of disregarding the interests of the war-fighters by delaying their access to needed supplies, and apparently left the impression that legislation to repeal or significantly curtail the protest rights accorded by the Competition in Contracting Act was not out of the question. Along the way, he decried the “$1,000-an-hour” bid protest lawyers who purportedly frustrate our national defense, made some incredibly uninformed statements about the law, and -- oh, by the way -- misstated the GAO statistics that formed the very basis for his screed. A report of the interview can be found at

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