Source Code Dispute in Boston's Big Dig
Can anyone explain why this would cost such an enormous amount?
Ah, to be young and naive again. You don't deal with many big government contracts do you? :-) It is called pork. When a massive government contract gets awarded, tons of little piggies try to gather around the tit to get some of that action. A few million dollars on a contract the size of Boston's Big Dig is tenths of a penny on the dollar. It has costs billions and billions of dollars so far. On the plus side, it does keep American workers employed.