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Senate Proceeding on Jul 11th, 2008 :: 1:08:59 to 1:13:29
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Norman D. Dicks

1:02:19 to 1:08:59( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Norman D. Dicks

Norman D. Dicks

1:08:45 to 1:08:59( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: given this two northrop grumman and eads. i plead with him not to do that. >> now that you have information mr. young, perhaps in a closed session, mr. diggs will ask you a question. [laughter]

Don Young

1:08:59 to 1:09:16( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: >> can i have a chance to comment? >> but i think you can answer at lank in a closed session as well. >> i think these are much more open session issues. 41, i have every personal reason to believe

Don Young

1:08:59 to 1:13:29( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Don Young

Don Young

1:09:16 to 1:09:30( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: secretary gates have been extremely open and candid with everyone. i cannot leave that on the reco. >> i was not told. >> can i? >> go-ahead. >> i have had discussions with secretary gates he understands

Don Young

1:09:30 to 1:09:49( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: the parameters but i -- he has also given me and the team license to go figure out how the requirements should be stacked. secretary gates personal discussions with me and has nothing to do with how

Don Young

1:09:49 to 1:10:02( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: we would score anything. i do not think he would have said that to a senator 11. as alternatives as we have right here the briefing characterizes 767, 787 and 330 as medium class airplanes. we will

Don Young

1:10:02 to 1:10:17( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: not get extra credit for additional fuel. we will give credit for how much fuel you carry. you must carry the threshold amount and we intend to give credit consistent with the requirement document

Don Young

1:10:17 to 1:10:30( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: for the fuel you carry beyond that. we are working those details in the rfp. military construction costs are included in the analysis and they were assessed both planes are significantly bigger than

Don Young

1:10:30 to 1:10:45( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: the kc-135 and do drives certain military construction. i do disagree with your estimates of fuel burned. i have seen the dates and i cannot comment but those are not accurate estimates. we will do

Don Young

1:10:45 to 1:11:04( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: exactly what you said which is an independent team look at how we estimate the lifecycle cost because i think you have a very good idea about that. and i think those are the key thinks that i wanted

Don Young

1:11:04 to 1:11:20( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: to be sure to discuss. thank you. >> mr. bonner? >> thank you, mr. chairman. any time i am in the same room with my friends and colleagues from washington state and kansas. sometimes i feel compelled to

1:11:20 to 1:11:35( Edit History Discussion )

respond to their comments but that is not the purpose so i will not not do that. mr. secretary, after the scandal that resulted in officials from the air force and boeing losing their jobs and

Don Young

1:11:35 to 1:11:53( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: in some instances going to jail, is it not true it was congress that charged the department of defense and the air force with the responsibility, was it not a congressional mandate, to go down the

Don Young

1:11:53 to 1:12:08( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: path of a competitive source selection process? not a sole source contract as was the case in 2001, but a competitive selection process charging you with the responsibility to provide the fighter anthe

Don Young

1:12:08 to 1:12:28( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: taxpayer with the best liu tanker? >> fabs correct congressmen. the one thing i would tell you that in looking back that process yielded some very attractive aircraft from both bidders for the

Don Young

1:12:28 to 1:12:43( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: government have very attractive prices. >> my question is, do you still feel bound by the congressional mandate to go down the path of not a sole source contract? >> absolutely. i see no benefit in

Don Young

1:12:43 to 1:12:55( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: my eight experience across the acquisition enterprise, that sole source limits our flexibility in negotiating prices and i talked earlier about the fact that even in a dual source process, we have

Don Young

1:12:55 to 1:13:14( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: considered that and rejected that because i believe that will cost the taxpayer more in the end. we get more than a single source suit is bid in a competitive environment and offer us an excellent deal.

Don Young

1:13:14 to 1:13:29( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: >> if by chance women sitting back home in wichita kansas or seattle washington or mobile alabam a were watching this, there might be some confusion because it seems at times particular to rfp or they

Jo Bonner

1:13:29 to 1:13:42( Edit History Discussion )

Jo Bonner: say go against the rfp. let me go back to the idea that congresswoman boyda raised and zion shall make sure i am clear in understanding your response. the inspector general looked at the rfp and confirmed

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