That’s right! KBR filed suit against the DoD on Nov 12, 2009. Maybe they should have filed in divorce court. KBR must be on the hunt for a new sugar daddy! If I were the DoD I would be thinking KBR is just more trouble than they’re worth and maybe they are since KBR hasn’t won any LOGCAP IV task orders!
According to KBR in Kellogg, Brown & Root Inc vs. United States Department of Defense Case 1:09-cv-02120-JDB the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) and the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) are just not being responsive to KBR’s request for what could add up to millions of dollars in manpower and millions of pages of documents from three separate Freedom of Information Act Requests (FOIA).
I have linked to each FOIA Request below. While you read them, visualize a bunch of US tax dollar paid KBR attorneys from McKenna Long & Aldridge sitting in one of their expensive conference rooms brainstorming a list of documents they can request from the DoD. A list so costly and labor intensive to produce these agencies decline, giving KBR the opportunity to file this ridiculous suit.
FOIA Request #1: December 5, 2008 FOIA Request to DCAA Components (click HERE) In this FOIA Request KBR has asked for DCAA employee training records, grade level, deployment history, procedures, policies, etc. But here is my favorite line on this particular FOIA. Keep in mind this is just one line item, #17 of 18 line item requests.
17. Any document relating to any communication between DCAA and the following regarding KBR’s performance of the LOGCAP III contract:
- US Army Material Command
- US Army Sustainment Command
- US Army Central Command
- Office of Secretary of Defense, including office of any Under or Assistant Secretary Offices.
- Office of Secretary of Army, including office of any Under or Assistant Secretary Offices.
- US Army Audit Agency
- Defense Contract Management Agency
- Department of Defense; Inspector General
- Government Accountability Office; or
- United States Congress, including but not limited to, either chamber, the committees or subcommittees of the same, the Policy Committees of the Democratic or Republican parties, and the Congressional Research Service.
I’m surprised they didn’t ask for the Dead Sea Scrolls or an inventory list of each grain of sand in Iraq!
FOIA Request #2: December 5, 2008 FOIA Request to DCMA (Click HERE)
FOIA Request #3: January 7, 2009 FOIA Request – Audit Reports (Click HERE)
KBR has filed suit against the US Government before. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you. I’m sure this is some legal maneuver on KBR’s part. Has anyone noticed the only ones who seem to be consistently cashing in here are KBR’s attorneys!!