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Know Your Enemy Better: The Top 10 Federal Contractors of 2013

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 the United States government in fiscal year 2013 were:

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Collateral Damage and Civilian Casualties in the United States Congress

From 2000 to 2012, 53% of legislators who uttered the phrase “collateral damage” in the Congressional Record were Republicans, and 47% Democrats. The person who uttered the phrase “collateral damage” the most during that time was Republican Rep. John Gingrey — most likely known to you as “Phil” Gingrey. In the current election cycle, the [...]

Which District Is At The Forefront Of US Space Efforts?

Can any of you, without using a search engine to look for the phrase “are in the forefront of the nation’s space efforts”, identify the state and the congressional district, and the member of Congress who was talking about them? [...]

Proposed Military Spending Increase

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? [...]