…Resolved, That it is the duty of all persons in the service of the United States, as well as all other the inhabitants thereof, to give the earliest information to Congress or other proper authority of any misconduct, frauds or misdemeanors committed by any officers or persons in the service of these states, which may come to their knowledge [Continental Congress in the eighteenth century.]
Let there be no mistake, I was downgraded in performance and removed because I did my job too well…My removal serves to clarify that the power structure will no longer tolerate efforts to curb contract abuse.
Regardless, I still believe that Integrity in Government is not an option, but an obligation -- Bunnatine ‘Bunny’ Greenhouse, Army Corps of Engineers Chief Procurement Officer [U.S. Federal government twentieth-twenty-first centuries]
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WhistleblowerBunnatine ‘Bunny’ Greenhouse
Bunnatine ‘Bunny’ Greenhouse obtained a promotion to the Senior Executive Service of the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, the Corps' top level civilian rank.
In the lead-up to the Iraq war in 2001, a bid from the Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR) came across Greenhouse’s desk. The contract was being pushed as an “emergency” no-bid, no-competition contract that would last two to five years. Bunny noted that there was no compelling emergency that could reasonably last for five years, and that extending a contract for more than one year was intended to block competition. She sent the bid back with a series of notes, while stating that the contract be approved for no more than one year of ‘emergency’ status.
Behind her back, the Corps gave KBR a waiver, essentially going around Greenhouse to award the contract. Greenhouse complained about the inappropriate contract within the Corps, and then took it to Congress. She insisted that only a level playing field would enable small businesses, as well as large contractors, to bid competitively for contracts. When the Corps found out Greenhouse intended to speak to the Senate Democratic Policy Committee about the allegations in 2005, she was informed that it would not be ‘in her best interests.’
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