9/7/04 9:00 AM EST
Halliburton Contract Will Be Rebid
This morning's Wall Street Journal reports the US Army "plans to move within months to break up the multibillion-dollar logistics contract that Halliburton Co. has to feed, house and look after US troops in Iraq, and to put out the work for competitive bid. . . . The contract, which the memo values at as much as $13 billion, has been used since early last year to provide massive support services for U.S. troops in Iraq and Kuwait, including housing, dining halls, transportation and laundry." Pentagon officials "said the intention to rebid the contract wasn't meant to penalize Halliburton's Kellogg Brown & Root unit that handles the work, so much as to find greater efficiencies by parceling the work out to a wider range of companies."