Monday, June 18th, 2018

Perry, Texas DPS Outsource $20M in No-Bid Border Contracts to Beltway Consultants

"[Austin American-Statesman] Investigative reporter Jeremy Schwartz spent more than three months reviewing
thousands of pages of contracts, program status reports and internal
Department of Safety Public documents that were the result of multiple open
records requests."  Here's the lede: "A little-known private defense contractor from Virginia has quietly received
about $20 million under a series of no-bid contracts with the State of Texas
to develop its border security strategies, an effort that included shaping
the state's public message on the increasingly controversial nature and
extent of violence spilling into Texas from Mexico." – Mar. 15, 2012.

Tom Barry at Borderlines provides