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Wed., July 9, 2008, 9:50 a.m.

Big news: Pentagon to re-bid tanker contract

Looks like the Defense Department has lost confidence in the Air Force on contracting matters. Doesn't help that the GAO found many errors in the process that could've helped Boeing.

Note that the irregularities had nothing to do with the noisiest objection: Too much of it outsourced to other countries.

The bigger issue is that defense contracting is horribly wasteful and inefficient, according to the GAO.

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