American Notes: Aug 26, 1985

PENTAGON "Nothing Improper"

The new consulting firm was to be called Procurement Strategy Corp. In a solicitation of 29 prospective clients, P.S.C. claimed it would provide military contractors with "timely information of imminent policy changes being considered by the Federal government," enabling them to "compete for government business with confidence and success." There was only one thing wrong: the head of the proposed firm, Mary Ann Gilleece, had been Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Management since 1983, a job that made her Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's principal adviser on procuring weapons from defense contractors. Gilleece knew that her job...

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