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Wasteful spending in defense projects and cost overruns topping $295 billion “comes from investments in unproven technologies… lack of oversight… influence peddling and indefensible no-bid contracts that have cost American taxpayers billions of dollars…,” the new U.S. president said shortly after taking office in March 2009. “We will stop outsourcing services that should be performed by the [U.S.] government and open up the contracting process to small businesses.”
“We will end unnecessary no-bid and cost-plus contracts that run up a bill that is paid by the American people and we will strengthen oversight to maximize transparency and accountability,” President Barack Obama was speaking a month after taking office, March 2009.
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