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Air Force Contract Under Investigation

POSTED: 10:36 AM ET, 04/18/2008 by The Editors

Agents from the FBI and the Pentagon's Defense Criminal Investigative Service are looking into a contract between the Air Force and Commonwealth Research Institute, according to documents and interviews.

Commonwealth Research Institute, or CRI, is a Pennsylvania non-profit hired for consulting and other work without competition through a five-year contract worth $45 million.

The Post's Robert O'Harrow reported last year that the Air Force arranged for CRI to pay $26,788 to Charles D. Riechers, a civilian awaiting White House confirmation for a Defense Department appointment. CRI's parent, Concurrent Technologies, has received $226 million in congressional earmarks in recent years.

By The Editors |  April 18, 2008; 10:36 AM ET
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No bid competition on $45M. Sounds sweetheart to me, but tis no surprise at all. Why can this happen? Hey, Post, get busy and find out! We don't just need to know it IS happening, but what is being done to correct this.

Posted by: jimbeaux | April 23, 2008 5:00 PM

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