By Bob Brewin // October 14, 2014
The Army Intelligence and Security Command posted a justification and approval notice on FedBizOps last Thursday that it had to buy a whole bunch of Dell and HP PCs or laptops as “hardware requirements and compatibility issues with installation and operational needs require and justify the use of brand name products.”
The J&A document then lists the number and types of PCs, but blacks out the price. I realize INSCOM deals with a lot of shhhhh kind of stuff, but I don’t think the price of Dell and HP PCs or laptops is a military secret.
I did a Web price search for all the models covered in this order for 6,535 boxes, averaged that out to $800 a box and came up with a total price of $5.2 million – in some circles, real money. Why hide this?