Tuesday, March 16, 2010

GAO Blocks Blackwater (Xe) from Afghan Police Training Contract

In a decision that could ultimately benefit DynCorp, the GAO has blocked the Army from awarding a lucrative contract to Blackwater (now known as Xe).  The contract is for the training of the Afghan police.  Something that DynCorp has not done a very good job with; but a contract many liberals do not want to see Xe get.  The contract involves millions of dollars.  The GAO says that the process to award the contract was flawed.   Xe may still get the contract in the end but . . . Read more in "GAO blocks contract to firm formerly known as Blackwater to train Afghan police", The Washington Post, March 16, 2010.  Read more about security contractors in the news.

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