7 posts • joined Saturday 9th June 2007 01:22 GMT
US Government Contracts & Lowest Bidders
After working in OT&E (Operational Test & Evaluation) for 6 years:
1. Contracts are awarded to low bidders, not the best qualified or competent.
2. Requirements are waived.
3. Testing is not complete.
4. Contracts are not fulfilled.
??? GOOGLE pulling an Enron
Who do you believe?
6 Jun 2007 -- Sergey Brin testified to Congress that restricting H1-B visa restrictions are preventing new hiring.
20 Jul 2007 -- Eric Schmidt (The Register) reported Google hired more than anticipated.
NSA Official Denial
We were not listening.
You cannot not prove we were listening.
You are boring. We are not listening.
You now have a reason why we are not listening.
We will accept reasons to listen.
Lockheed Martin Again!
Lockheed Martin built the solar arrays for the ISS.
Boeing integrated the solar array assembly with the ISS components.
Was the reset/shutdown of the ISS computer systems a possibility?
WHO tested all this? WHO reviewed the tests?
WHO is investigating to find the cause of the unexpected result (multiple computer failure)?