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Booz Allen to analyze survivability of military systems

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posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 10:07 PM
Booz Allen to analyze survivability of military systems

The article is very short, and pretty straight forward. I don't know if any of you pay attention to these kinds of things, but here goes;

Booz Allen to analyze survivability of military systems

By William Welsh

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. will help the military study the survivability of certain systems and operations under a pair of contracts worth a combined $53.4 million.

Under a $34.5 million contract, Booz Allen will conduct survivability research and development analysis for the European Security Operations Center and the 66th Military Intelligence Group, the Defense Department announced Aug. 14.

Under an $18.9 million contract, the company will provide the Marine Corps with logistics chain survivability analysis, DOD said.

Survivability analysis refers to the ability of a system to continue operating in the face of abnormal events such as failures and intrusions.

Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity that awarded the work and will oversee the contracts. The company will perform the work on both contracts at its headquarters in McLean, Va.

Booz Allen Hamilton ranks No. 11 on Washington Technology’s 2008 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

Is anyone impressed that the military needs to pay Booz Allen to tell them, the military - the experts, how vulnerable they are?

How does that work? Isn't there something wrong when the military is incapable of determining it's own operational security? Go figure. Store bought military wisdom on market....

posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 10:11 PM
There is a lot of back scratching within the military industrial complex. This is just another example. Some nice payoff was likely involved for this contract.

posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 10:20 PM
reply to post by Maxmars

I don't know if any of you pay attention to these kinds of things

That's exactly the point; most people don't pay any attention to articles like that, and that is why such pork continues. If you ever saw HOW your tax dollars were actually spent, and how much waste there is, you'd keel over.
Take a look at this link, dodumenting government waste:

Here are a few excepts:

# The federal government cannot account for $24.5 billion spent in 2003.

# A White House review of just a sample of the federal budget identified $90 billion spent on programs deemed that were either ineffective, marginally adequate, or operating under a flawed purpose or design.

# The Congressional Budget Office published a “Budget Options” book identifying $140 billion in potential spending cuts.

# The federal government spends $23 billion annually on special interest pork projects such as grants to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, or funds to combat teenage “goth” culture in Blue Springs, Missouri.

# Washington spends tens of billions of dollars on failed and outdated programs such as the Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Geological Survey and Economic Development Association.
# The federal government made $20 billion in overpayments in 2001.

# The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s $3.3 billion in overpayments in 2001 accounted for over 10 percent of the department’s total budget.

[edit on 16-8-2008 by ProfEmeritus]

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