Rapid Fire 2011-10-05: ANC Bribery Charges | Hard Choices | Vote-O-Rama

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* After 15 years of pile-up, rising metal prices and clever thinking turned 30 million pounds of scrap at Thule AB, Greenland, into a full site cleanup plus $1 million. * Boeing has returned another E-4B national command and control aircraft to the USAF, after regularly scheduled maintenance found unexpected issues. That’s not uncommon in aging aircraft. * The UAE takes delivery of its 4th C-17 heavy airlifter. The last 2 will follow in 2012. * US federal authorities have arrested 2 Army Corps contracting officers and 2 executives from EyakTek, an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) with an office in Virginia. It’s not the first ANC to reach way beyond its state borders. According to the Washington Post the 4 individuals are charged with conspiracy, bribery and unlawful kickback. * The NYT published a recap of Tyler Hicks’ decade of photographing in Afghanistan and reports that the Taliban’s attacks are evolving. * Vote-O-Rama. The US House of Representatives approved a continued resolution for federal funding until Nov. 18. This is a short timeframe considering many FY12 spending bills have yet to be passed. Case in point, the National Defense Authorization Act has not been brought to the Senate floor yet […]

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