should not be too many folks reading this who don't know my thoughts on the debacle
created by the late U.S. Senator Ted Stevens and the ridiculous government
contracting latitudes imparted to a tiny segment of
the government contracting community.
I'm not saying benefits were not
and are not due to Alaskan Natives, but certainly they are not as deserving as
our men and women who wear the uniform of our Nation's Armed Forces, leave their loved one's behind to
protect our freedoms, and come home (those lucky enough) with physical
and mental scars that will never heal.
It seems time's are changing and it's about time.
Sarah Chacko over at Federal Times reports the number of contracts awarded to Alaskan Native Corporations has apparently declined, sharply. Her article cites that agencies awarded ANCs $4.4 billion in contracts in FY11, $2.5 billion of it through sole-source contracts valued at $20 million or more. For FY12, ANCs have only seen $1.8 billion to date, with only $587 million in sole source contracts ($20 million or more) so far.
the delta of those awarded dollars have stayed in the small business
community, I'm happy, but if they have somehow escaped and been tacked
onto contracts with the usual suspects, then not so much.
I guess we'll find
out in the coming months.
The Chief Visionary
"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it."