Rapid Fire March 7, 2013: Fixed and Flexible Contract Terms?Mar 07, 2013 09:50 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
- The US Air Force would like more flexibility in the payment of future fixed-priced development contracts and multiyear procurements, reports AviationWeek. In other words, the benefits of commitment without really committing. It seems likely that such flexibility will have its own price tag.
- As expected the US House of Representatives swiftly passed HR 933, a CR/Appropriations bill introduced earlier this week. The 267-151 roll call included 53 Democratic yeas and 14 Republican nays. Next step: the Senate.
- The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) submitted their final report [PDF]: “oversight was an oversight.”
“It also does not have military superiority over the region. These situations are much different from other emerging powers which are far more dominant than their peers in their respective regions. Brazil, for instance, is an undebatable economic, military and political powerhouse in South America.”