Senators urge Pentagon to investigate price gouging by military contractors cbsnews.com 13 points by hhs 12 days ago
Many parts of federal gov contracting process is archaic and broken. It's a lowest bidder system where the game is so heavily influenced along the way. Many federal contracting officials who are the decision makers on these contracts go with friends or places they are seeking jobs and tailor the contracts towards those companies. This is all done being legally grey and without proper oversight its incredibly hard to prove and catch. For example, They tailor the contract so that the only company that can win it is their friends company.
I can go on and on.