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Congress, the media and the KC-45 award

I made the mistake of watching Lou Dobbs on CNN this Saturday who had a rant about the KC-45 award to Northrop Grumman and EADS. The only guest he had on was the head of the machinist union from Boeing who was obviously not unbiased. He had no guest from DoD or Northrop to talk about the award. It was clear that Mr. Dobbs does not understand how DoD buys things. Here is the video from Mr. Dobbs blog on this issue. Read more

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Senator’s Shelby view of the KC-45 contract

This article in The Financial Times by Senator Shelby sums up the view from Alabama on the KC-45 contract award. He stresses the fact that the Air Force utilized the proper DoD regulations and instructions on requirements and source selection. Unfortunately for Boeing there is no standard for number of US jobs in these kind of selections.

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