Senator Rob Portman of Ohio took explained this week why the military contractor General Dynamics needed an extra $314 million: to fight the Russians before 2020. His floor remarks: “The big news when I was over there was that there was a road march being
A few years ago, I looked into the ties that connected the top 10 federal contractors of 2010 and 2011, and last year I took an updated look at the top contractors of 2013. Let’s return to that subject again using federal contracting data for 2014, using
A few years ago, I shared with you patterns of connection between the Top 10 federal contractors of 2011. Let’s return to that subject with federal contracting data for 2013, released last month by the Federal Procurement Data System. The top 10 private contractors with
Last year, I shared with you the Top 10 federal contractors of 2010. Last week the Federal Procurement Data System released a new wave of information for 2011. Let’s compare the two years: Top 10 Federal Contractors of 2010: 1. Lockheed Martin Corp.: $35,828,421,340.83 in
The research budget of the Littoral Combat Ship has ballooned from 856 million dollars to 2.1 billion dollars. Even as the first two ships are being deployed, not all of the ship’s “critical technologies” are described as “fully mature”. The Navy has also described the mere act of putting the Littoral Combat Ship into the water as a “major risk” to its design. How would you like to be sent out to sea on that ship in wartime?