Navy Hat Trick

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Over breakfast the other day, a four-star general said the budget crunch means that any contract he issued for more than $5 million now needs a higher-up’s OK. He joked that he’d probably be issuing a lot more $4.9 million contracts soon.

At least Battleland thought he was joking.

The first three items listed in Friday’s roster of contract announcements are no doubt perfectly shipshape, but they do have that “make sure your bank deposits are less than $10,000 to avoid tipping off the feds” smell about them: