09 August 2011

Rules of the game in government contracting

FoxNews just aired a report about Anham, a defense contractor that is alleged to have overcharged the military for war zone supplies; for example, a $2 piece of PVC pipe for $140 (or so.) In response, the company says the charges are false, and that they have in fact saved the government $153 million.

Given that they work for a government that can claim to save millions of jobs even as long-term unemployment soars to record levels, and claim to cut spending by $2 trillion, even as it schedules increases of $7 trillion...well, I'm inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt.

They know the rules.

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