Lawmakers cry foul over Defense procurement debacle – CongressDaily

Such is the Defense Department’s plight in the latest high-stakes contest to build aerial refueling tankers for the Air Force. The competition for the deal, worth $35 billion or more, hasn’t even officially begun, but lawmakers siding with the rival manufacturers bidding for the job are already calling foul.

A draft Request For Proposals released last month is, according to lawmakers on both sides of the fight, tilted squarely and unfairly in favor of the other guys.