— From the Pentagon's list of Wednesday contract announcements: "Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Va., was awarded a $475,000,000 maximum ceiling, $2,500 minimum guarantee, single award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity personal services contract (H92222-12-R-0072) for Resiliency and Human Performance Programs support personnel in support of the U.S. Special Operations Command, Preservation of the Force and Family programs. The anticipated period of performance is not to exceed 5 years. The place of performance is multiple locations both CONUS and OCONUS. The contracting activity is U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla."
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I guess if it's for the snake-eaters the sky's the limit. There was also this recent contract:

iGov Technologies, Reston, Va., received an increase in the contract maximum from $530,000,000 to $566,000,000 for U.S. Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) tactical local area network (TACLAN).

Let's see, 566 + 475 -- that's over a billion dollars for preserving families and communicating  services for Special Forces.

And how about this contract clause -- "The anticipated period of performance is not to exceed 5 years" -- When the Constitution favors short-term funding for temporary land forces.

Constitution, Article I
Section 8 - Powers of Congress
To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

The Spec-Ops bonus program has been reinstated also. Lump-sum cash bonuses of $18,000 to $150,000 are expected to remain available until at least Feb. 28 for CMF 18 sergeants first class, and MOS 18Z senior sergeants with 19 to 23 years of total active federal service.

A hundred and fifty grand to re-up. Freedom isn't free when it involves special operations.


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