Probe threatens Tisoft contract
Irregularities found in award of $76 million Project Eagle
Project Eagle, the massive Justice Department computer procurement awarded last summer to a Vienna systems integration firm, may be in jeopardy as the result of irregularities uncovered in the course of an ongoing congressional investigation.
Rep. Jack Brooks, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, raised the startling possibility of terminating the $76 million procurement in a House appropriations conference June 20. Brook's committee began investigating the hardware buy last fall after allegations surfaced that the contract had been improperly awarded to Vienna-based Tisoft Inc. in June 1989.
Project Eagle is designed to automate 200 U.S. Attorneys offices around the country and is the Justice Department's largest contract ever. Some estimates put the contract's ultimate value at around $800 …