Procurement: November 7, 1999


President Clinton approved the $268 billion defense bill, but chided Congress for declaring $7.2 billion in routine spending as "emergency" measures. This designation was necessary to avoid statutory budget spending limits.--Stephen V Cole

Prosecutors and a grand jury are investigating charges that Raytheon, blocked from selling satellite communications equipment to the Pakistani Army after the recent round of nuclear tests, tried to complete the deal through a Canadian subsidiary. Reportedly, negotiations for a plea bargain are very tense and the prosecutors may decide to indict.--Stephen V Cole


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