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Posted July 23, 2010
The government and its military industrial complex are out fleecing America again, right? Well, that's what the Washington Post seems to think and its reporting may drive a lot of government executives and contractors to duck for cover. But now's the time to double down on transparency and greet scrutiny with better data.
|We've heard a lot about government as a regulator. What about government as a buyer? With almost half a trillion dollars in government spending that flows to government contractors, as a buyer, the US federal government is pretty much as big as it gets. What would happen if government and industry came together to encourage corporate transparency and accountability? What would happen if buyer and suppliers got together in the same room and decided to make a big difference in the world, not by mandate and law, but through the marketplace?|