Posts Tagged ‘military procurement’

Air Tanker Bidding Tanks, Big Time

December 15, 2010

 Air Tanker Bidding Tanks, Big Time

Forget Wikileaks. The Air Force doesn’t need help in spilling secrets — it delivers confidential bid data directly to competing defense contractors. An Air Force clerical error sent Boeing bidding information to competitor EADS and vice versa, fouling up the $40 billion contract for a mid-air refueling tanker plane that has been delayed for a decade.

The tanker dogfight began in 2001, when ex-fighter pilot Senator John McCain (R-AZ) shot down a Boeing deal. In the bidding war that followed, Boeing offered a job to the Air Force officer running the bid. Two Boeing execs were went down in flames and did jail time, and the firm’s CEO quit.

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U.S. Army Attack iPads

October 16, 2010

U.S. Army Attack iPads

The U.S. Army wants to buy a half-million-dollars-worth of Apple iPads. Which command? Fort Knox, naturally.

Mark Malseed and Jenifer Reinhardt tell all at OhMyGov.com

 

 

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