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Department of Defense Contracts for Advanced Biofuels Can Spur Technology Deployment, BIO Says

May 11, 2011 by · Comment
Filed under: Syndicated Industry News 

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Legislation from Rep. Jay Inslee of Washington will allow the Department of Defense to engage in 15 year contracts for biofuels.



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Northrop Might Wish It Had Not Won this Contract

March 4, 2010 by · Comment
Filed under: BNET 

Virginia’s Senate passed legislation restructuring the management of their massive IT out-sourcing contract with Northrop Grumman. The contract is…

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Global Warming favors Boeing

According to this article a Washington Democratic Congressman wants to introduce legislation that requires the DoD to evaluate the “green house gas” emissions when awarding defense contracts. If this had been done as part of the KC-45 award, then Boeing would have won as nominally the KC-767 emits less harmful gases then the larger A330. Read more

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President Bush to pocket veto Defense Authorization Act

December 29, 2007 by · Comment
Filed under: Department of Defense, Events 

President Bush will pocket veto the 2008 Defense Authorization Act over one obscure part. The Administration objects to a law that will allow courts to freeze Iraqi Government assets as part of lawsuits against the Saddam regime. The Iraqi government has threatened to move all of its assets out of American banks if the law is enacted. Further details can be found here.

Somehow this means that the White House lost track of what was in the bill, or had not read it.  There was no warning to Congress or any attempt to negotiate the issue.  All this means is that the veto will be overridden with the same language in it, as neither the House or Senate should feel like compromising.

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