Thursday, April 17, 2008

More Air Force Procurement Problems

In another procurement embarrassment, Reuters reported today that Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne disciplined a top Air Force official in the Pentagon and four others involved in the improper awarding of a $50 million Thunderbirds air show marketing and public relations contract.
Reuters reported that,

Wynne's action came after an investigation by the Defense Department's inspector general found the contract was "tainted with improper influence, irregular contracting practices and preferential treatment for the winning company."

While this $50 million contract is not even in the same category as the $35 billion tanker contract, the scandal will certainly have an effect on the perceived credibility and transparency of the Air Force acquisition process.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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