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  • How bad is the defense acquisition system, really?
    Posted in In the News on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Every day, anonymous bureaucrats make decisions that will have a profound effect on people's lives. These decisions are as boring as they are important, and I suspect that most people are okay with the process to a degree — civilization requires a certain amount of paperwork. The problem comes when the usual unhelpfulness and rule-following of civil servants is mixed with something worse: favoritism. What frustrates people I talk to at home is that the bureaucracy actually does work — you just n... Read more

  • US lawmaker calls for probe into possible $418M arms sale to Kenya
    Posted in In the News on March 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    A North Carolina congressman is calling for a probe into a potential $418 million contract between Kenya and a major U.S. defense contractor announced on President Obama's last day in office -- a deal the lawmaker claims reeks of cronyism. Republican Rep. Ted Budd wants the Government Accountability Office to investigate a deal between the African nation and New York-based L3 Technologies for the sale of 12 weaponized border patrol planes. He said he wants to know why a veteran-owned small compa... Read more

  • NC company carved out of $418M contract for warplane; U.S. Rep. Ted Budd tries to halt sale after firm not selected
    Posted in In the News on February 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    IOMAX USA Inc., based in Mooresville, modifies crop dusters into surveillance planes fortified with such weapons as Hellfire missiles. The United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia use them to protect their borders. Now Kenya wants to buy some. Buyer’s budget: $418 million. But, somehow, IOMAX, which is the only company that has a record of making and selling the weaponized plane, has not been selected as the seller. Rather, L3 Technologies, a large defense contractor based in New Yor... Read more

  • 115th United States Congress
    Posted in In the News on January 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress-DO NOT USE THIS ONE

    An article about the 115th United States Congress. Read more

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