Rapid Fire 2010-05-07: KBR Troubles

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* NATO chief says it would cost less than Euro 200 million for C2 center to link alliance’s existing missile defense systems. * Life imitates Star Trek: USAF funds promising experiments with lasers and nanofluids to treat wounds. But the show never had to portray FDA approval, or it would still need to be on TV… * More KBR Troubles: US DoJ joins a whistleblower lawsuit against KBR and 2 freight fowarding companies, a suit that alleges that the freight forwarding companies provided “unlawful kickbacks” to KBR employees under the LOGCAP 3 contract. KBR said that it was unaware of any violations by its employees and that receiving gifts would be against company policy. * At the same time, the US Army awarded KBR a task order to provide base life support services – engineering and sustainment services, equipment maintenance, facility operations, food service, cleaning, laundry, water production, sewage and trash services – in Iraq under the no-bid LOGCAP 3 contract, instead of the competitive bidding LOGCAP 4 contract, at the request of commanders in the field. * US Special Forces to take XM-25 airburst grenade launcher to Afghanistan this summer. * GE discusses 3 improvement programs for its F414 […]

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