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SOCOM gets a slap on the wrist for $45M contract ‘misconduct’ | Guns.com
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SOCOM gets a slap on the wrist for $45M contract ‘misconduct’ | Guns.com

A federal judge ordered U.S. Special Operations Command to pay a fine and undergo training on accuracy and ethics after a bid protest found record keeping misconduct involving a proposed five year, $45 million contract.

Federal Claims Judge Thomas C. Wheeler noted that the conduct warranted more severe punishment, but chose not to issue sanctions against SOCOM, according to a ruling unsealed Tuesday.

SOCOM, a unified special forces organization comprised of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force, issued a request for information in May 2016 looking for small businesses that were able to support the Global Research and Assessment Program.

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