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$5 Million Here, $5 Million There...


When it comes to cutting Defense spending, keep this in mind: every day, at 5:00, the Pentagon issues a list of contracts issued that day. It can be pretty long -- sometimes as much as 20-25 items. And the list only includes contracts valued at $5 million and up.

(Hat tip: Marc Ambinder, via Twitter)


Tom Shoop is vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees both print and online editorial operations. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.

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