Saturday, February 10, 2007

The Blogger and the Snake Eater

Sometimes perhaps I focus too much on such mind-blowing procurement lies and fraud; but today let's focus not on the liars and crooks - let's focus on those who get it done.

You have a problem. In the 21st Century, we have no official way to do what any Podunk Police office can do in the US - track the bad guys via fingerprints. Because, we should be honest here, With precious few exceptions, over 5-years into this war outside those actually 1 or 2 degrees away from the fighting - the US Military in general, and the Federal Gov't in total, just is not acting like their decisions result in the deaths of their countrymen. Due to the monster of our own creation - more often than not it takes of years to get anything new in theater, much less get a funding line for it.

If you want to say to yourself, "Hey, that is the America I know..." you should read in whole about Marine Major Owen West, Goldman Sachs, Spirit of America, Computer Deductions Inc., Cross Match Technologies, GETAC, Knowledge Computing Corp., and a friend of ours, Blogger Bill Roggio of The Fourth Rail.

They did in one month what would take years if done via official means - at a cost a few orders of magnitude less. Bravo Zulu to all - and thanks for setting my weekend right.

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