[UPDATE: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES, THE PARENT COMPANY OF SIKORSKY, SAYS THEY HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE EMAIL POSTED BELOW AND ARE AS OFFENDED BY ITS CONTENT AS I AM.]
I received an email yesterday from a man I've never heard of, representing a PR firm I've never heard of, representing an unidentified client that is obviously either Lockheed Martin or Sikorsky.
I am posting here because I think's illustrative of the back-door manueverings of the CSAR-X bidders. I have received nearly as many unsolicited calls and emails from random "subject matter experts" as I've had on the CSAR-X program, and I don't think this is very helpful for the acquisition process. Here's the email:
Stephen, are you going to the Boeing presser today at 3:00 at the AFA conference?
If so, just wanted to pass this along - Boeing hasn't had to go on record to answer any of the following questions to date:
- Could Boeing have won CSAR if the Air Force had not made the one-word change of mission ready to flight ready?
- Which Air Force and Pentagon officials did Boeing meet with to get the KPP for air transportability changed?
- Boeing was unable to perform all of the tasks in its air transportability demonstration and instead it simply told the Air Force how it would do it if they won the competition. Which steps were simply explained to the Air Force rather than fully demonstrated. Where is the video tape of the demonstration?