Defense Racket: One Man Gets $7 million Pentagon Contract
Article by FLN Staff.
According to NextGov, Eagle Harbor Solutions LLC, a one employee company, has been awarded a $7 million contract to provide cloud support for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) program. Eagle Harbor Solutions President Todd Morgan said in a press release, claiming the Defense Department would receive “a full range of infrastructure engineering, software engineering, acquisition, strategic communications, business operations, cost estimation, and budgetary expertise.” He’s the total package; did we mention that he’s also an Alaska Native-owned disadvantaged business?
“For three decades, we have sought to solve the problems of unemployment through government planning, and the more the plans fail, the more the planners plan. The latest is the Area Redevelopment Agency. They have just declared Rice County, Kansas, a depressed area. Rice County, Kansas, has two hundred oil wells, and the 14,000 people there have over $30 million on deposit in personal savings in their banks. When the government tells you you’re depressed, lie down and be depressed.” Ronald Reagan, A Time For Choosing Speech. October 27, 1964.
Not sure about the “disadvantaged” part, but that qualifies Mr. Morgan “to participate in a program that gives certain federal contracts to minority businesses or ones that are less advantaged,” according to ProPublica. With the government paying a man $7 million, it’s not hard to figure out why the Pentagon had $824.7 billion in demands last year, with at least $800 million of that unaccounted for. If you’re wondering, that’s how $20 Trillion piled up; because Washington doesn’t reign in wasteful spending at the Pentagon, or anywhere else.
Washington doesn’t “rein in” wasteful spending…correct usage is not difficult.
Washington will never reign in too much spending. That would be deflating the pork barrel