U.S. Air Force Helicopter Math Needs a New Calculator
Posted on October 26th, 2010 by MacMillin Slobodien
Reports that the U.S. Air Force is considering a sole-source contract for a multi-billion dollar helicopter should make taxpayers queasy, and question who the Air Force has in its pocket. In fact, the basis of this math is the Economic Act of 1932.
Using the depression-era Economic Act of 1932 as a premise for a procurement is a desperate attempt at circumventing DoD’s initiatives about competition and could be a test case for avoiding competition for future defense procurement. CAGW asks the Air Force to consider competition as a way to bring the best value to the government and the taxpayer.