"The Defense Department and the Army are not going with companies that have proven solutions, What they are going with are people who know government and the government acquisition process."
“The Court, in its infinite wisdom, has committed your child, based on risk and needs.”
In light of the upcoming global March Against Monsanto, I offer the etymology lesson for the day: Monsanto. Monsanto is a biotech company that makes many claims. But what does the name actually mean?
The Cronyism of the Revolving Door is a shitty form of government. And it is not confined to US government leaders. It is the same story in academia, media, industry, and finance. America’s slogan these days is, Who Gives a Shit?
Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, R-Mo., said in a statement that she was leaving Congress not "because I have lost my heart for service," but rather because the job offered "a new way to serve."
The CREW report found that 70 percent (or 76) of the 108 three-and-four star generals and Admirals who retired between 2009 and 2011 took jobs with defense contractors or consultants. In at least a few cases, the retirees have continued to advise the
The Project on Government Oversight reports: Ann Elise Sauer, who left Lockheed last year, is now the Republican staff director at the Senate Armed Services Committee. The Committee oversees military spending, including major weapons systems that ar
Luckily for Northrop Grumman, which made $2.12 billion in profits last year, the firm essentially has a man on the inside of Congress with wide sway over how the government spends money on national defense.
The Center for International Policy released a new report this month focusing on the nuke lobby — the coalition of defense contractors and former government officials who continue to push for costly Cold War-style nuclear stockpile and delivery syste
Most of the 158 retired officers have been paid hundreds of dollars an hour by the military even as they worked for companies seeking Defense Department contracts. That's in addition to pensions of $100,000 to $200,000 a year for officers with 30 or
Welcome to another episode of "As the Washington Revolving Door Turns." The two latest ex-government officials to land jobs with private companies formerly served as very high-profile watchdogs of those companies.
Said Jaziri, who called for the death of a Danish cartoonist that drew pictures of the prophet Mohammed, was being smuggled into California...
From 2004 through 2008, 80 percent of retiring three- and four-star officers went to work as consultants or defense executives, according to the Globe analysis. That compares with less than 50 percent who followed that path a decade earlier, from 199
The "disgraced" former general has recently been hired by Yale University. He has also signed on with a Washington-based agency to set up speaking engagements. The fee per appearance: up to $60,000, plus travel and lodging for three. (CNN, Aug. 17)
Sidney Harman, who just bought Newsweek magazine, has for years been influential in the area of national security—and not just through his marriage to Rep. Jane Harman.
The Pentagon will release the names and roles of retired generals and admirals it hires to advise the military, the No. 2 Defense official announced today in an opinion piece in USA TODAY. As late as Monday, the Pentagon had considered shielding
Logan is now married to Joseph Burkett, described variously as “defense contractor” and “war contractor in Iraq.” No red flags there? Let’s get real. In fact, Logan produced a piece for 60 Minutes last year that served as a shill for Air Force drones
Jon Leibowitz (now Chairman of the FTC) and Ruth Marcus (Editor Washington Post) married in 1994. They were the perfect Washington power couple: He was chief counsel to Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wisc.) and she was a White House correspondent for the Washingt
It’s well-known that Sidney Harman, the electronics mogul who just bought Newsweek, is married to Rep. Jane Harman, one of Washington’s heavyweights on intelligence.
Of the 158 retired generals and admirals identified as mentors, 80% had financial ties to defense contractors, including 29 who were full-time executives of defense companies. The retired officers have not been subject to the ethics rules. . .
What do you do if you're a union-hated company on the verge of losing a major controversial contract with the Marines? You hire former Rep. Dick Gephardt to lobby, in a last ditch effort to save hundreds of millions of dollars.
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The firm owned by the general who withdrew his nomination to lead the Transportation Security Administration had received a contract worth almost $100 million from the Army after certifying he was a "service disabled veteran," [sleep apnea!]
Chertoff, Former Homeland Security Chief Hired By Controversial Contractor, BAE. Chertoff is joining BAE's board of directors to "provide oversight and strategic counsel, further ensuring that BAE Systems, Inc. is well positioned to meet current and