Thursday, February 9th, 2017

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

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"[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