Here’s the latest stunning contract award for highly questionable work.
“Lockheed Martin Mission Systems Sensors … is being awarded an $80,556,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification to a previously-awarded contract (N00024-16-C-5103) for additional Aegis implementation studies for future foreign military sales … expected to be completed by November 2019.
This one is wrong on multiple levels.
We’re paying the company that produces the Aegis system to sell their product???? Isn’t that what the company is supposed to do on their own? Would you pay Ford Motor Company to study how to sell cars?
How much study does the producer of Aegis really need to do to be able to answer questions about possible future sales?
How about that dollar amount? That’s $80M over 20 months. That’s $4M per month. If there were 100 people dedicated to nothing but this (a ridiculous number of people but what the heck) and their time was charged at $100/hr, the cost would be $1.7M for a month’s work. That leaves us short $2.3M per month!!!!!
You know Lockheed doesn’t have 100 people working full time on this. I’d be surprised if they have 10.
Lockheed is raping the government which means they’re taking my tax dollars. How is the Navy being a good steward of my tax dollars on this?
Is this Lockheed’s response to the unilateral contract imposition on the F-35 program?