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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Obama Administration Wants Secret "Blacklist" for Pentagon Contractors

According to the American Small Business League Press Release, there is Legislation coming up this month that will allow the Pentagon to creae a "Secret Blacklist" for Federal Contractors. Here is the Release:

"In December, Congress is expected to consider legislation that may allow senior Department of Defense (DoD) Officials to create a “secret blacklist” of federal contractors.

In response, the American Small Business League (ASBL) has launched a campaign seeking the removal of this dangerous language. We need your help today. We are asking that small business owners and concerned citizens reach out to their representatives in the United States Senate and let them know that this legislation could seriously damage small businesses. Please scroll down for additional information on the “secret blacklist” language found within S. 3454, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011, as well as a contact portal for your senator and a “sign & send” letter template. Please click on the link to the Senate contact portal and copy and paste the letter template into the form to help small businesses. With just a few clicks you can make a tremendous difference for small businesses today!

Thank you for helping us to protect your business.


If passed, Section 815 of S. 3454:

- Could mean “de facto” debarments of small businesses across DoD federal contracting programs. Additionally, there is concern that DoD’s determination will be shared with each agency where the company competes as a prime contractor or subcontractor. This could lead to the exclusion of contractors from federal contracting programs without due process.

- Would allow DoD contracting officials to circumvent requirements for full and open competitions, and task and delivery orders found at 10 U.S.C 2304 and 10 U.S.C 2304c.

- Would NOT require DoD officials to notify businesses that have been added to its black list.

- Would protect the details of DoD’s decision from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Protest at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), or an action brought in the federal court system."

I know it's Alex Jones, but it's the Only Video I can find that talks about this...



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