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Lawyered-up Enough for Government Work

July 3, 2014

There’s the start of what will probably be some increasing consternation over the fact that US Investigations Services was just awarded a contract for background checks.  If you’re not aware, they’re the contractor that did the background check on Edward Snowden, and I think the dude that shot up the Navy yard.

They were the lowest bidder on the contract, and therefore the US had to take them, at least that’s the story from the WSJ.  Probably a more relevant observation could be that there are very few firms that feel like doing all the legal hoop-jumping to work with the government.  I have some limited experience with government contracts, and you almost always have to find a firm that has all the right lawyers and credentials to actually do a bid.  So it’s not shocking to me that this retread of suck get a shot at the contract again.

So, wonderful.  If you have enough lawyers, and have some ideas on how to lobby, you can get my taxpayer money.  Why did we fight for independence again?

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  1. July 3, 2014 7:21 pm

    Reblogged this on That Mr. G Guy's Blog.

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