Reviewing the Review: A UK House of Commons Defence Committee report criticizes the UK government for haste and a lack of consultation with the defense industry in its Strategic Defence and Security Review; UK MoD responds. And RUSI’s Michal Clarke offers his thoughts.
New Rules: Industry reps whose companies provide contracted services to the US government plan to meet with the Pentagon’s acquisition chief, Ashton Carter, on Thursday to discuss concerns about the DoD’s new procurement guidance affecting $200 billion per year in defense programs.
Some say it’s the role Kevin Costner should have played. Other just wish he would try, as a cross between penance and reality TV. Yes, The Postman lives in Afghanistan, where the mail must go through… and contractors are on hand to see that it does. Recent contracts include:
World Wide Language Resources in Fayetteville, NC won a $14 million fixed-fee-price contract to provide postal operations in Afghanistan including, but not limited to, Bagram Airfield, Kandahar Airfield, Lagman, Airborne, Konduz, Fenty, Salerno, Sharana, Camp Phoenix, Camp Eggers, Tarin Kowt, Farah, Shank, and Qaiat. The contract will run until Sept 8/15, with work to be performed in Afghanistan. Bids were solicited on the Web, with 4 bids received by U.S. Army Contracting Command in Rock Island, IL (W52P1J-10-C-0047).
SOC-Afghanistan in Minden, NV won a $9.3 million firm-fixed-price contract to provide U.S. mail transportation services from Bragram Airfield to Shank, Fenty, and Kabul. The contract will run Sept 9/15, with work to be performed in Afghanistan. Bids were solicited on the web with 9 bids received by U.S. Army Contracting Command in Rock Island, IL (W52P1J-10-C-0059).