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Originally posted by watchitburn
This is how the Govt gets things. Everything from eye protection to weapons.
The Govt. puts up a requirement for a gizmo that can do A B and C
Companies bid on the contract to provide said gizmo to the Govt. for a certain price.
You can probably figure out how the Govt. ends up with alot of useless crap equipment, also all the opportunities for corruption and favoritism.
Hope this explains things.
Also you should always avoid Govt. sites from your home computer, as the vast majority have disclaimers that say by accessing this Govt. IT system you consent to your computer becoming property of the US Govt. and give up any right to privacy regarding information contained on your computer.
Did everybody forget the Cash for Clunkers Scam?