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POGO urges Congress to review Hamilton Sundstrand’s 9-year no-bid commercial item spare parts contract

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November 27, 2006

DoD Inspector General Report Finds Nine-Year Contract a Boondoggle for Hamilton Sundstrand

The Project On Government Oversight  (POGO) this week urged Senators Carl Levin (D-MI) and John McCain (R-AZ), and Representatives Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Christopher Shays (R-CT) to look into the upsurge in the number of no-bid commercial items contracts.

This request stems from issues raised in a recently released Department of Defense Inspector General's (DOD IG) report concerning the company Hamilton Sundstrand and its nine-year $860 million spare parts contract with the federal government.   The report finds Sundstrand, a division of United Technologies Corp., charged the U.S. Defense Department exorbitant prices for aircraft spare parts.  Prices for several of the items skyrocketed by as much as 900 percent.

For more information, follow the link for a copy of POGO's letter to Congress.

Follow the link to a redacted copy of the report available on the DOD IG's website.

Founded in 1981, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that champions good government reforms. POGO’s investigations into corruption, misconduct, and conflicts of interest achieve a more effective, accountable, open, and ethical federal government.

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