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Picking government contractors, high-flying Dubai, and a dubious drug on the market

By Steven Brill
November 26, 2013

1. Who picks the contractors?

In the wake of the failed launch of Healthcare.gov there has been some spectacular insider coverage, particularly by the Washington Post and New York Times, of the failure of the private contractors to deliver what they promised when they won the assignments to build the federal insurance exchange. But while there has been some mention of problems with the contract procurement process itself (focusing on the notion that in Washington the IT providers who win the contracts are better at winning IT contracts than at doing cutting-edge IT), one piece of the story has so far been missing: Who actually decided to award the Healthcare.gov contract to CGI and the others who shared the work? And on exactly what basis?

from Global Investing:

Emerging markets to fuel airline spending trajectory

May 10, 2013

Emerging markets may not have all the technological know-how in civil aerospace, but from China across the world to Brazil, they do have the cash.

from Summit Notebook:

EADS chief longs for airplane that is no longer

September 8, 2010

What would you guess is the airplane that the head of  the company that produces the Airbus longs for?

from Global News Journal:

Safe landing? Airliner just had apricot face mask

March 19, 2010

A silhouette is seen on a Mexican flagApricot face masks can hydrate the skin, shrink your pores and strip the paint off  your average Airbus passenger jet.

from The Great Debate:

A dark and windy night

July 1, 2009

Miles O’Brien is a pilot, airplane owner and freelance journalist who lives in Manhattan. His blog is located at www.milesobrien.com. The opinions expressed are his own.

from UK News:

Little to celebrate at Paris Air Show

June 15, 2009

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-- John Bowker is UK Transport and Utilities Correspondent--

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It feels like a typical day at the Paris Air Show -- terrible transport links, a vast complex of exhibition tents, planes of all sizes and noise so dreadful it's impossible to talk, let alone use a mobile phone.

from The Great Debate:

The paradox of “simplicity”

June 10, 2009

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Miles O’Brien is a pilot, airplane owner and freelance journalist who lives in Manhattan. His blog is located at www.milesobrien.com. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate UK:

The paradox of “simplicity”

June 10, 2009

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