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ID:

379

Date:

2006-03-13

Headline:

Vehicle costs obscure

Reporter's name:

Joseph Neff

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

News & Observer

City:

Charlotte, NC

Summary:

The News & Observer used FOIA to learn from the Export-Import Bank that a vehicle manufacturer had charged the Dominican Republic $33,000 per vehicle, compared to $127,000 per vehicle the Marine Corps planned to pay.

Notes:

The News & Observer filed its FOIA request with the Marine Corps (USMC) first, but was told it had been assigned to the "complex category" even though the information had been available on a public web site earlier; the News & Observer later filed the FOIA with the Export-Import Bank and received the information, complete, within the same month. At press time, four months later, the USMC FOIA request had not yet been completed.

Keywords:

Marine Corps, contract, vehicle, General Dynamics, contractor, defense

URL:

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/417544.html


Agencies:

DOD
Ex-Im Bank

States:

NC

Categories:

government property
military


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