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CAGW Releases November WasteWatcher Report

For Immediate Release Contact: Alexandra Booze 202-467-5318
October 13, 2014  


Procurement Legacies of the Afghan War

By Sean Kennedy
WasteWatcher, November, 2014

One of the most vivid and enduring images of the U.S. departure from Vietnam remains the Navy offloading perfectly good helicopters into the South China Sea as the last of its ships sailed away.  The ongoing U.S. exodus from Afghanistan has produced a similar moment, albeit for a less useful aircraft. 

CAGW Goes Trick-or-Treating

For Immediate Release Contact: Alexandra Booze 202-467-5318
October 28, 2014  

CAGW Releases September WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Alexandra Booze 202-467-5318
September 11, 2014  


Rocket Monopoly

By Sean Kennedy
Wastewatcher, September 2014

In the private sector, monopolies can charge consumers as much as they like due to a lack of competition.  When the government creates a monopoly through the use of a sole source contract, the taxpayers get stuck with the tab.

CCAGW Denounces Attempt to Resurrect Wasteful JSF Alternate Engine

For Immediate Release Contact: Alexandra Booze 202-467-5318
July 17, 2014 Leslie Paige 202-467-5300

 

CAGW Releases July Wastewatcher Report

For Immediate Release Contact: Alexandra Booze 202-467-5318
July 7, 2014  

 

The Cost of Free

By Sean Kennedy

Wastewatcher, July 2014

Clay County, Missouri Police Captain Matt Hunter described his department’s new acquisition, a 54,000-pound, 10-foot tall vehicle known as a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle (MRAP), as a “$750,000 machine that we got for absolutely nothing…taxpayers didn’t have to pay anything for it.”

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