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Indiana Chief's Office Backed App Deal Without Bidding

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Indiana schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz's office approved a lucrative technology contract that state government officials said should have been subject to competitive bid, awarding it to a company that later gave one of her key aides a senior job.

The state education department's point person on the contract was Ritz's then-spokesman and one-time political adviser, David Galvin, who worked with N2N Services to develop an education app and steer it through the bureaucracy. Soon after, Galvin went to work for N2N Services.

A new spokesman for Ritz said her office was never told about opposition to the arrangement and appropriate procedures were followed.

Vol. 36, Issue 03, Page 4

Published in Print: September 7, 2016, as Indiana Chief's Office Backed App Deal Without Bidding
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