Sunday, September 18, 2005

Who's Who in the post-Katrina recovery

The usual suspects of big firms with Washington connections quickly landed $100 million no-bid contracts for emergency housing, according to The Wall Street Journal. Among the firms were Bechtel, Fluor and Shaw Group, which also signed a separate $100 million deal with the Army Corps of Engineers to help pump out New Orleans and provide other relief services. The contracts reportedly contained cost-plus provisions, meaning the contractors are guaranteed a profit. Halliburton Co.'s Kellogg, Brown & Root had a previous Pentagon contract to repair some Navy facilities.
(These are the folks who get to live on the cruise ships!) There's more here.

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