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'Unsatisfactory' Mega-Contractor Re-Ups on Another Big Military Deal


Business  (tags: Afghanistan, U.S. Air Force, Mega-Contractor, Virginia's DynCorp, Big Money, Politicians, Pentagon )

Judy
- 973 days ago - wired.com
Just days after an inspector general report revealed that a giant Pentagon contractor performed "unsatisfactory" work in Afghanistan, the U.S. Air Force awarded the firm another multimillion-dollar pot of cash.



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Judy C. (102)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 7:33 pm
The privatization of the military through the use of contractors is extremely costly, and occurs largely under the radar. This award is reprehensible and ridiculous.
 

Marisa Bennett (4)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 9:37 pm
Another example of what a joke this is, and a blatant disregard for what our tax dollars really need to be used for. Makes me sick!
 

Mary S. (1)
Monday November 5, 2012, 5:45 am
Just think what the cost of the Defense Dept. would be if they used their own people for these jobs. The Air Force hires "Virginia’s DynCorp, which performs everything from private security to construction for the U.S. military, has re-upped with Air Force to help pilots learn basic flying skills on the T-6A/B Texan II aircraft, a training plane." Does no one watch what the the various services spend their money on. The House of Rep. could easily put a stop to this, they do the money bills. Put the blame where it belongs.
 

donnaa d. (14)
Monday November 5, 2012, 7:20 am
disgraceful
 

Roger Garin-michaud (130)
Monday November 5, 2012, 1:46 pm
noted, thanks !
 

Malcolm Bush (0)
Monday November 5, 2012, 3:07 pm
This company has one of the worst records ever; they are horrific. The are allowed to privatize public money and are above the law most anywhere.
 

Lois Jordan (60)
Monday November 5, 2012, 5:26 pm
I just wish we could get this info out to more of the American public. These mercenary contractors are horrendous and have been having a field day since Dubya awarded them "No-Bid-Cost-Plus" contracts at the start of the Afghanistan invasion. I do believe that Pres. Obama has put an end to these specific contracts. But, they are so deeply embedded now in Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries, I know it will take an act of Congress to get these greedy thieves out. It just grated on my last nerve to learn that these private corporate contractors were working right beside our troops and earning 4 times what our troops earned.
 
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