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Silence Is a Weapon

By Staff
March 9, 2011


The U.S. Army has stayed mum for too long, according to a lawsuit filed by the American Small Business League (ASBL) on March 1. The Petaluma-based organization is suing the Army for refusing to respond to a Freedom of Information Act request for reports on contracts awarded to Bechtel, the largest engineering company in the United States. In court documents, the ASBL claims that the Army and Bechtel have committed fraud by circumventing a federal law that requires 23 percent of all federal contracts to be awarded to small businesses. This isn't the first lawsuit that the ASBL has filed against the federal government—and it might not be the last, since the league asserts that the government has awarded small-business contracts to large corporations including Lockheed Martin and Dell Computer.

Source: http://www.bohemian.com/bohemian/03.09.11/blast-1110.html



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