In Today’s News March 6, 2009Posted by Molly in Uncategorized.
Obama signed a memorandum yesterday that gives the Office of Management and Budget until July 1 to issue new guidelines for identifying government contracts “wasteful, inefficient, or not otherwise likely to meet the agency’s needs, and to formulate appropriate corrective action in a timely manner.
While fixed-wing aircraft spending still remains perched at the top of the list of leading Pentagon expenses, it is shrinking as a percentage of overall military spending, an Aerospace DAILY analysis shows.
Reversing Bush policy, President Barack Obama ordered an overhaul of the way the government hands out contracts Wednesday, promising to curtail no-bid awards that have led to waste, abuse and corruption investigations.
Pentagon officials quietly notified Congress late last month that a program to build a new fleet of presidential helicopters will cost $1.8 billion more than the Defense Department has publicly acknowledged, congressional aides said Wednesday.