Government dismisses ATK's protest over $850 million Army deal

Alliant Tech last year filed a protest asking the federal government to review a contract that the U.S. Army awarded to rival BAE Systems. Alliant on Tuesday told the Pioneer Press that the government has dismissed the company's protest.
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Alliant Tech last year filed a protest asking the federal government to review a contract that the U.S. Army awarded to rival BAE Systems. Alliant on Tuesday told the Pioneer Press that the government has dismissed the company's protest.

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