Sunday, August 26, 2007

"Federal Contracting: Does Wackenhut Protect us from Terror?"
The Oversight Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization and Procurement holds a hearing, "Federal Contracting: Do Poor Performers Keep Winning?" This hearing will review flaws in federal contracting that allow contractors with poor performance records to either renew existing contracts or receive subsequent contracts with the same or different federal agencies. Although procurement rules require that past performance of contractors be weighed in the selection process, many companies that have experienced serious, documented cost overruns and quality control problems on federal contracts continue to receive new work. Rep. Peter Welch (VT-AL) questions witness on the baffling lack of consequences for faulty contractors and one particularly bizarre story regarding Wackenhut security contractors.


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