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Army Plans Overhaul of Infantry Gear

mystery_bowler It isn't always what it seems. (829 comments)

Having been involved with quite a few government contracts, government and military project proposals are often drafted and worded specifically to push certain vendors to bend over backward. Even if, in the end, that certain vendor gets the contract with changes.

For example, I was with a company that tried to bid on a state-wide law enforcement data-sharing app. The proposal stipulated that the source code had to be given to the state along with the product. While you'd think that might convince some vendors with pre-existing "off-the-shelf" solutions to bow out of the bidding, what it really did was convince them to lower their licensing in order to get the state to lift the source code from the proposal.

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