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re : Dyncorp & CSC. ...Insight has learned that the U.S. State Department's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs has issued a $22 million contract to DynCorp Aerospace Operations (UK) Ltd., a subsidiary of Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), to "re-establish police, justice and prison functions in postconflict Iraq." "The contract," according to one congressional aide who asked not to be identified, "was sole-sourced for one year. But this contract could come to $500 million before it's through." "There are some strange things about how this contract was issued," the aide continues, "because why would CSC use an offshore subsidiary. Is it so they won't have to pay taxes on this money? Also, why wasn't this contract put up for bid? Why was DynCorp the chosen recipient?" Indeed, DynCorp has many federal contracts. But sole-sourcing of this contract has raised eyebrows for some at the State Department and in Congress where aides want answers about this deal and others coming down the pike. And concerning DynCorp's contract, some in Congress are wondering why State would issue a sole-source bid to a company that has had some "recent" problems overseas in similiar roles. For example, last year alone was not only sued but paid large settlements to two former employees who blew the whistle on corporate managers and employees who engaged in sex trafficking in Bosnia? more.. http://www.insightmag.com/news/415933.html ----- Original Message ----- From: "Cathy Aitchison" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "Pierre Dulude" <email@example.com> Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2003 5:57 PM Subject: Re: [casi] DynCorp > > In message <3E99C12B.000003.00228@pit2>, Pierre Dulude > <email@example.com> writes > > > >[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] > > > >Hi, > > > >who runs DynCorp ? > > > >What are the links to Bush administration? > > > > > > > >Pierre > > > DynCorp was acquired by Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) on 7 March > 2003. > see: http://www.csc.com/features/2003/7.shtml > > Reference includes quote from Paul Cofoni, president of CSC's federal > sector: "We are committed to ethical conduct, customer satisfaction, > and professional delivery of services, and we will do it even better > with DynCorp as a key component of our business." > > Hmm... > > > > -- > Cathy Aitchison > > _______________________________________________ > Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. > To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss > To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org > All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk