US needs a bit of a cleanup too...

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Boeing Overcharged U.S. Army $13M: IG Report - Defense News


Boeing overcharged the U.S. Army $13 million on spare parts that Army officials could have purchased from the Defense Logistics Agency (dla), according to a Department of Defense Inspector General report released on the Project on Government Oversight's website.

In one case, Boeing charged the Army $71 for a straight pin that would have cost the service 4 cents if the service had bought the same part from DLA, according to the report.

The Army's Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command bought the 18 parts highlighted in the report, which made up the $13 million in overcharges. Soldiers and civilians used the parts at Corpus Christi Army Depot, Texas.

Boeing charged the Army $1,626.49 for a roller assembly not much larger than the size of a coin. If the Army had bought it from DLA, it would have cost $10.25.

In another example, the report highlighted how Boeing charged $381.78 for a bolt retainer for which the DLA charges $6.77.

The Corpus Christi Army Depot is a maintenance center used mainly for Army helicopters. A similar audit is taking place concerning purchases made for the same depot from Sikorsky Aircraft, according to the report.

After the Defense Department IG released the report, Boeing issued the Army a voluntary refund of $1.6 million for six types of parts, a Boeing official said.

"The handful of errors cited by the IG's initial report represents an extremely small part of our outstanding support to our U.S. Army customer," said Bob Algarotti, a Boeing spokesman. "Boeing voluntarily reimbursed the government for the items cited and already improved our process, which will prevent reoccurrence of these errors."

Boeing builds the Army's AH-64 Apache attack helicopter and the CH-47 Chinook twin-rotor utility helicopter.

The Army had not replied to a call for comment as of 1 p.m. June 28.
 
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I would certainly hazard a guess that the amount of overcharge is well above the 13M figure presented. What the armies need to do is enlist professional help, professional purchasing agents and managers who's sole purpose in life is to ensure that everything being purchased is the right price, right quality, along with oversight spread out enough to make it not very worthwhile to pay everyone off to overcharge.
 
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Of course the Army also should have a chat with the supply bod who ordered direct from Boeing instead of DLA. Imagine what else he/she has****ed up?
 
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$13 Million!!!!

Bunch of bloody Yank amatuers…

… they should get some training from Big And Expensive in how to add a few more noughts on the end.
 
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I would certainly hazard a guess that the amount of overcharge is well above the 13M figure presented. What the armies need to do is enlist professional help, professional purchasing agents and managers who's sole purpose in life is to ensure that everything being purchased is the right price, right quality, along with oversight spread out enough to make it not very worthwhile to pay everyone off to overcharge.
Great idea, fully implemented by bfg years ago,

They enlisted professional help, professional purchasing agents who`s sole purpose in life is to ensure everything being purchased for use on British Army camps in Germany, is only the very best poor quality overpriced goods & services, which then disappear.

Who have the oversight to ensure that goods are returned to the supplier & the invoice paid in full. Spread out enough to make it worthwhile to pay everyone off with the proceeds of the overcharged goods, supplied, paid for & returned from whence they came, whilst accruing a personal credit to the widows & orphans fund in return.

There, fixed that for you.

Yes, you could say they are the Professionals, lol.

It was all over the local papers. Surprisingly, there was`nt a cheap out of HQ bfg, funnily enough, they had no idea it was going on.
 

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