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.