Archive: intelligence

CIA Interrogation Contractors Fired

We have known for awhile now that the intelligence community spends up to 70 percent of its budget on contractors. That includes the firms that supply light bulbs, the office chairs and such. It also includes technology vendors, along with legions of contract analysts, who have been hired to, among...

 

By Robert O'Harrow | June 15, 2009; 09:19 AM ET | Comments (5)

Intelligence Spending: CACI Gets More

As many of you know, intelligence spending on contractors has soared to new heights in recent years. Up to 70 percent of the I-world budgets go to private vendors for everything from light bulbs to eye-in-sky satellites. Government Inc. guesses (and hopes) that those soaring outsourcing budgets will get more...

 

By Robert O'Harrow | January 28, 2009; 06:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

Intelligence Spending

The Defense Intelligence Agency is heading toward the award of another multibillion-dollar set of contracts. "The nation's premier all-source military intelligence organization" -- as it says on the press release -- is seeking industry input on a draft request for proposals for information technology. (We'll try to get the...

 

By Robert O'Harrow | August 5, 2008; 05:13 AM ET | Comments (2)

Intelligence Riches

Here's one that would put a song in the hearts and minds of any investor: SAIC and seven other contractors just scored an intelligence analysis contract with the Defense Intelligence Agency. The potential value on the deal: $1 billion. The DIA will call on the contractors for a wide-array of...

 

By Robert O'Harrow | April 10, 2008; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Domestic Intelligence, Commercial World

Police around the country are working with commercial technology companies to create information-sharing networks, anchored to data warehouses, that open the way for new ways of enforcing the law and looking for signs of terrorist threats. Federal plans call for a national network that eventually will link those systems...

 

By Robert O'Harrow | March 6, 2008; 11:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

Old School

And now some old school corruption from the L.A. Times. "A former military contractor was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in federal prison for bribing former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham with cash, ritzy vacations and prostitutes in exchange for help in getting government contracts," the Times story said yesterday....

 

By Robert O'Harrow | February 21, 2008; 06:26 AM ET | Comments (59)

Intelligence Research: No Widgets Please

Because of the huge increase in demands over the last seven years, the intelligence community can't get by without contractors for technology, people and presumably a lot of other stuff that no one can talk about. Depending on whom you believe, the numbers in dollars spent and consultants hired...

 

By Robert O'Harrow | February 14, 2008; 05:55 PM ET | Comments (6)

Surprise, Surprise

After a brief hiatus, used in part to contemplate the richness that is federal procurement, Government Inc. returns. Think of today's item in the context of the immortal words of Gomer Pyle: Su-prise, su-prise, su-prise. It turns out that several intelligence agencies are going to withhold unclassified information about...

 

By Robert O'Harrow | December 19, 2007; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Intelligence Riches

For a quarter century, General Dynamics IT has been the lead on the government's contracts for intelligence, information, command and control, equipment and enhancements. The so-called ICE2 contract is not just important, it's lucrative: A deal awarded in 2003 was worth almost $2 billion. Officials burned through that money...

 

By Robert O'Harrow | December 7, 2007; 01:16 PM ET | Comments (4)

 

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