Monday, May 25, 2009

Wait, Defense Contract Reform?

So somehow this little piece of legislation got lost in the shuffle and signed into law without anyone really noticing. It seeks to provide the President and Secretary of Defense greater oversight of weapons contracting, especially with respect to cost control, and ensures that competitive bidding exists at all stages of the weapons procurement process. It also starts to fight conflicts of interest in the contracting process, something that runs rampant in the cozy world of defense contracts. It's not the major overhaul the system needs, but it's something, and it'll probably save us a few billion - probably more than the cost cuts Obama asked for from discretionary spending.

So why did no one pick up on this that I saw?

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