Monday, August 22, 2011


               My reply to the GAO-IG should be completed by tomorrow

There were two meetings I had with the General Accountability Office (GAO) prior to the release of their audit (June 09) that I have been protesting for over two years.  I started off both meetings by saying out-loud, “the reason we are here is because CLP (gun oil) does not work properly”. If GAO would have read the material safety data sheet (MSDS) for CLP) the audit would have been more balanced and an investigation would have been warranted into using --  flammables on weapons in combat.

 This 32 year old Milspec oil (with its 20 upgrades or so) is recommended for most military weapons and under world-wide conditions. However, the vapors of this low flashpoint oil catches fire and weapons stop working when they are needed most. Who could be this ignorant to mandate 149 degree flashpoint oil on hot weapons in combat?  This is why weapons jam, soldiers die and Picatinny Arsenal (ARDEC) awards big bucks to their friends to solve the variety of problems a low flashpoint lubricant creates.

 ARDEC is the arsonist and the fire department, (all-in-one just like CLP’s three functions out of the same bottle. Plus, you have east coast trash haulers and countless scientists all draining Uncle Sam, while keeping our troops in danger with gear that does not work properly. If soldiers gear worked the way it should, there would be no fires to put out, nothing to upgrade, or repair, which shutters the revolving door. This proves zero correlation exists between federal workers (claiming their work is vitally important for warfighter survival) and warfighters receiving the proper gear when needed. Our military mentality for the past 100 years has been:  one-shoe-fits-all-sizes” which has proven not to work from 2001 thru 2011, since missions are spread out across the planet, (climate extremes)  more women ( unique sizes) and smaller specialized units being activated on short notice.

The only new gizmo to reach the warfighter in the past ten years has been the Picatinny Rail. The list of cancelled programs, upgraded and discontinued warfighter gear is too numerous to list, however, this proves (after wasting hundreds of billions) private sector technology is needed to reform the acquisition process. Private sector technology will launch our own astronauts back into space again, versus relying on the Russians to take us to the space station we primarily built. 

Further, and consistent with past mistakes, small business will create the next generation of weapons to replace the family of M16’s and other problematic weapons. The Singer Sewing Machine Company built great weapons during our past wars and built them proudly. America can do this again by allowing full and open competition – Is-- What –Made—America--Great. History is our judge, so the President must open up competition for all Americans to compete for all USG business and enforce the Defense Streamlining Acquisition Act (s) including other agencies that can adopt portions of acquisition reform.

The MILITEC PLAN will allow DoD to purchase the necessary equipment it needs and GAO can start the process of changing their 90 year old business mentality, which is the same problem DoD has with one-shoe-fitting-all-sizes. The USG needs to move past the “communism mentality” in the federal workforce. Reward folks for saving money (thinking outside the box) as a private business would.

There are four ways to save the economy without cutting Defense or Social Programs:

1.       Allow the acquisition (full and open competition) of federal (COTS) gear by warfighters and others with on-line debit cards that have a fixed credit line to approved DoD/GSA competitive merchandizing websites.

2.       Allow federal workers (that spend 5, 8 hour days on a computer) to work from home.

3.       Offer Multi- Million Dollar Rewards for workers that can yield (surrender their) programs for private sector absorption and reward Big Bucks for eliminating redundancies, reducing waste and blowing the whistle on waste. 

4.       Eliminate the IRS and impose a tax on all goods, services and the like sold in America. Mandate long oil drain intervals for all highway vehicles using American oil filter technology.

The New Super (committee) Congress is made up along party lines and the same old rhetoric will be played out.  However, if members will consider the MILITEC PLAN, no programs will have to be cut on either side, except for the IRS (if point 4 was adopted) which would be popular to shutter, especially in an election year.  The reason this plan will work is because I have been in the middle of our corrupt government and fighting for my life for the past 25 years. My recommendations for reform are also based on my business experience in understanding and identifying government abuses.

Full and open Competition (thinking outside the box) is what made our country great. DoD must scale down the old military communistic mentality –believing that our soldiers are stupid and civilian helpers are required to make sure their gear works.  A soldier should be allowed the same benefits as our federal law enforcement officers. Why the double standard in this High Tec age we live in since our troops are volunteers versus mostly jail birds as was the case when I joined in 1972. Back in the 70’s many troops needed babysitting, or went back to jail. Today troops are all volunteers, educated, motivated and can order gear online to save Uncle Sam hundreds of billions annually.

 What is the most important piece of hardware a soldier relies on in combat?  Their weapons ability to work is no different operationally than an Abrams tank engine running wide-open. Synthetic oils are required because of their high flashpoints that are well over 400 degrees F and their heat-transfer capabilities. Then why in the world would the army have a military specification for a weapon lube (for tank guns too) when the flashpoint of the liquid is only 149 degree F?

This is so army-stupid that GAO auditors could not understand the dangers of a 149 degree flashpoint lubricant being applied to hot guns were the gunmetal is over twice the temperatures as the CLP oil. The only way to challenge this combustible specification is by bringing up the issue of (your stuff don’t work) to the authors at Picatinny Arsenal. This powerful gang in NY /NJ will fall on their swords before admitting to any jammed weapons that have resulted in dead, captured and injured troops caused by their 149 degree specification.

The Program Managers and their multiple layers of worker-bees cannot allow a two-cent solution (COTS full and open Competition) to solve a million dollar problem.  This proves federal worker innovation (LE not included) is lacking (can’t think outside Milspec “conformance” box) and the local electronic store and hardware stores (and their new hires) could build needed technology now, and not the standard 10 year wait time for new gear to reach the troops. What happens to all army gear that finally reaches the troops after waiting a decade? Upgrades, downgrades, cancelled programs; including “Trojan Horse Programs” to ensure the federal worker remains in a job that should not exist in the first place since the local hardware store could have supplied the product or service.

 Why hire folks to develop and manage gear for Uncle Sam, if all you have to do is call True Value or Radio Shack. Plus, and the bigger issue, ARDEC would never admit to a 32 year old failed CLP gun oil program that is directly responsible for jammed weapons and dead troops. The reason a (defective) 149 degree Milspec gun oil has survived and even flourished (for over 30 years) is by not working properly on gun-metal.  This allows the money (we don’t have) for new weapons, parts, new supplies and of course simulation and closed door laboratory testing (with multiple labs to choose from) to demonstrate to congress that DoD is working (blowing dough) on the problem.  On-line purchasing, with competition will shutter the revolving door and ensure the troops receive the best gear.

If there was not a government program, there would not be a problem to fix. To say it another way, DoD has too many folks working on technology solutions, that should be the purview of American small business. This is common sense because American Entrepreneurs are more creative than career federal workers. This is a completely different mindset of working around the clock to solve a problem, versus federal work hours and their influences that can hinder productivity.

An immediate solution to fix a large part of the antiquated acquisition system is, Uncle Sam needs to authorize warfighters their own credit lines in order to requisition their needed gear on-line from commercial and competitive DoD managed Web Outlets. This eliminates the middle man (worker-bees) and a boat load of millionaires that take advantage of the very system that’s filled with all their buddies that are supposed to be looking out for Uncle Sam’s loot.  Troops must be allowed to order all gear on-line prior to deployment. Now, with drawdown’s taking place in Iraq and soon to be Afghanistan there will be more shortages as a steady stream of warfighter emails reveal.

 Since the beginning of OEF, there has been issues with the majority of the gear, to include, rucksacks, Velcro, boots, armor, helmets, weapons, weapons accessories and now the new camouflage clothing (BDU’s) so the troops can hide better (after 10 years of being shot at with the other design). This 10 year track record (really since Vietnam) of supplying our warfighters with less than the best gear, only guarantees new federal  hires,  promotions for folks who rubber stamp  gear and a ton of millionaires that influence  certain ranks within DoD.

History (the past 10 years) reveals the lack of proper gear being issued when needed. The USG should not be in business that the private sector can do-- better faster and cheaper. No one would argue this point except for federal workers whom believe their role keeps are troops safer. However, the cancellation yearly of billion dollar programs, allows for other programs to get corrupted and then the millionaires spin off from Potomac to Great Falls.

Federal workers do not get rich by any means, but many are crucial (let’s avoid lobbyists for now) to which business receives money or not. The MILITEC PLAN will eliminate the old boy and revolving door network that has bankrupted our country while spinning off greedy millionaires being rewarded for gadgets that don’t work properly. Full and Open competition with the adoption of the MILITEC PLAN will make America Great once again by learning from the past and adopting lesson learned from the “Great Generation”.

 Trillions of dollars will never have to be spent by Uncle Sam if full and open competition is allowed which will create millions of new and innovative jobs.  Huge DoD savings will result from allowing commercial off the self technology (COTS) for all gear that will be acquisitioned by the warfighter prior to deployment.  To prove this, under COTS the average soldier needs $50,000.00 in gear over a four year period. Each soldier now cost Uncle Sam over one-million dollars. It’s the R&D/T&E and countless federal workers (AMC/DLA/GSA/ARSENALS/BASES/ECT that push up the cost of a part so high.

 One final point on recent waste and why the MILITEC PLAN is needed.  The new GPS Gucci gear being issued to some troops recently weighs too much, does not work properly and is difficult to use. So what is DoD’s solution after spending billions on gear that does not work properly? Go to the commercial market and buy a Droid (or COTS equivalent).  Congress must enforce the Defense Streamlining Acquisition Act and adopt the MILITEC PLAN to create millions of new and innovative jobs.

Please contact me if I may be of service.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

This little mouse of a man (William Solis) is more concerned about his job, than protecting our troops.

                          My reply to the OIG will be this Monday.
GAO’s audit unexpectedly changed course one year from the date of Rep. Hoyer’s letter of February 08. Why did the audit change course one year later and then take four more months to complete with a release date and internet posting in June 09? Because GAO could not and did not answer Hoyer’s question regarding the listing and de-listing of National Stock Numbers (NSN’s) during 1993-1995. This was a very straight forward and easy to understand request that pertains to thousands of products with NSN’s. GAO claims the responsible folks (that would know about the issuance of NSN’s) at the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) are no longer there, so the precise information (what was the criteria for NSN award) is not available except for some second hand accounts -- 15 years after the fact -- by our enemies -- resulting in the maintenance of the status quo – which ensures nothing changes.

Congress was designed for the maintenance of the status quo -- to prevent radical change.  This is the same scenario with most federal agencies – because status quo rules and there is no reward for thinking outside the box -- which is the closest thing to communism in America there is. This must be the reason why GAO is protecting criminals in their ranks by (1), because they can and (2) who can challenge them except for congress.  USG agencies will fight tooth and nail to stay out of court because the 12 jurors use common sense, which the government does not. This is why it’s so difficult to sue the USG.
To suggest (as the OIG did yesterday) that there is no basis for my complaint when I have provided a mountain of materials (over one-thousand documents) that GAO dismisses as not being relevant to their audit. What does it mean when federal employees ignore or discount truthful evidence? It means, the truth hurts is why GAO tried to kill the messenger (me), versus issuing a truthful report and then avoiding my questions. When I pressed GAO for an answer after the audits release, William Solis reported me to the federal protective service (police) because he felt threatened by my email asking for an accounting. This little mouse of a man (William Solis) is more concerned about his job, than protecting our troops. That is called aiding and abetting the enemy, or a traitor

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


If GAO is the "WATCH DOG" of Congress, then I am the monkey's uncle. My fight to expose corruption at the GAO has just began. The USG should not be in the business of damaging a small business because of Congressional loyalty.  More to follow the first of the week.
----- Original Message -----
From: OIGHotline
Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 9:05 AM

Mr. Giordani,

We have received your e-mails and your complaint, and we thank you again for bringing this matter to our attention. We have reviewed the allegations raised in your complaint, and based on our review, we have decided to close this inquiry.

GAO's Office of Inspector General

From: Bradley P. Giordani []
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2011 12:54 PM
To: OIGHotline
Cc: Fraud; Brad Paul Giordani
Importance: High

Dear OIG,

I am hopeful that the fraud, waste and abuse that I have been highlighting is helpful to your ongoing, or not the ongoing investigation that I believe is more than warranted. May I please have a yes or no concerning a potential investigation? Do I need to file a FOIA to receive a simple answer? If the answer is yes I do, then I have no hope that the GAO is honest, let alone will conduct a proper investigation. I have supplied the OIG with mountains of information that is correct, or its all a big lie. What is the delay? Did Allen Westheimer deny saying that FRAUD used against Militec Inc to gain its NSN numbers were NOT ok? Did Allen Westheimer not mention lubricant additives over 50 times in a short report, without recommendations or conclusions?

GAO went out of its way to damage my company and its product. The report was promptly placed on-line without any rebuttals, even though GAO allows rebuttals for the Military. Please be advised, I will NOT drop this until justice is served. If I am wrong, PLEASE show me the errors of my way and I will leave you all alone. The fact is, I have the GAO over a barrel and can prove it very easily, however, GAO understands that politics (not honest government) dictates how and what GAO does.

I have given away all my money to help our country and what do I get in return, GAO selling out a small business based on political agendas. A broken government means folks are afraid to stick their necks out to prevent waste and abuse,  since its easier do nothing, which ensures nothing changes.  

May I please have a status of my complaint?

Thank you,

Brad P. Giordani

----- Original Message -----
To: xxxx
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2011 10:52 AM

Hi xxxx,
The reason for this message is Rep. xxx comment about the debt rating being tied to DoD waste. I AGREE.  I am a small business with 23 years of experience being cheated and abused by several DoD activities. When you have time, I wish you would read the "MILITEC PLAN (below) that will cut the majority of waste out of DoD. Competition is what made our country great. However, DoD and their "Old Boy Network" prevents even the most basic cuts. I would love to sit down with you and explain my simple plan of allowing credit lines for the troops to acquisition their gear through competitive websites. This will stop the bleeding of hundreds of billions annually.
The attached message was sent to Lee Thompson (ALT) that also describes how to streamline the DoD by allowing full and open competition by the enforcement of the 1994/1996 law's that allows for commercial-off-the-self- technology (COTS) to be used and purchased by warfighters.
I promise you the information is accurate and is the only way (In my view) to save hundreds of billions annually without cutting programs in advance. Thank you for your time!
Brad P. Giordani, President, Militec, Inc.
11828 Pika Drive, Waldorf, MD.20602
Posted on my Blog this morning There are approximately one-million DoD civilian jobs -- 779,163 regular jobs plus an undisclosed amount of contractors –estimated well over 100,000. The total number of warfighters is 1.43 million.   The main problem with DoD is it’s mentality of one-shoe fitting all sizes as it did since World War One. This dated mentality is wasteful since our missions now are spread out across the planet, smaller groups being deployed and more women in the ranks which require adjustment to the basic gear. As an example, the rucksacks are now being modified since many warfighters are getting injured.  
This top heaving bureaucracy is so top heavy that even the most simple task (K-9 being deployed) results in, paralysis- by- analysis, which only reinforces the status quo.  The only way to evaporate 500,000 workers is by allowing competitive on-line purchasing of gear by warfighters with credit lines.  This new system will close down the money trail that has corrupted the DoD and prevents needed gear from reaching the warfighter.
When we invaded Afghanistan, the equipment the average warfighter carried was all dated and nothing new other than the “Picatinny Rail”. It took warfighter questions to Donald Rumsfeld concerning ballistic protection for the Hummers to get action from the DoD bureaucracy. 
Where was the large civilian work force back home looking out for the troops when their vehicles were left defenseless?  Warfighters were forced to weld steel plates onto vehicles -- in a war zone -- because one-million DoD folks back home and abroad were not watching their backs and they were also not smart enough to realize that ballistic protection might come in handy to protect loss of life.  Plus, why did it take almost 10 years to field the right camouflage pattern to help hide the troops from the enemy?  The blame for this imbalance is not republican or a democrat, its greedy DoD civilians that place their job security above the welfare of the troops. The proof of a broken DoD is evidenced by the lack of gear and the countless upgrades, and downgrades with the existing gear. DoD would rather use their own folks to fix (upgrade) a problem, versus using a better mousetrap that competition allows.
Based on the variety and ever evolving technical screw-ups by DoD civilians since OEF started has proven the DoD work-force numbers have no bearing on the readiness of the average warfighter preparing for war. Troops today are still lacking basic staples that are supposed to be standard issue gear. Even with the countless billions from the free spending era of Bush, the average warfighter still did not have the basic gear prior to deployment. I have emails from front line soldiers to prove this in triplicate, if anyone cares if our troops have high confidence prior to landing in a war zone or not. Does the proper equipment matter when boots hit the ground in theater, your dam right it does and DoD has done a terrible job at keeping even basic supplies in stock, let alone delivered when needed.
It puzzles me when I count the number of SES positions and other positions with the tremendous perks  that are tied to the reliable DoD revolving door. Are these folks needed to oversee how tanks are made, or if they work? The point is this, if DoD folks cannot justify their position as supporting warfighters (versus supporting the bureaucracy) and all they do is “rubber stamp” documents for their bosses, then what good are they other than standing in the way of progress? Do these hard-boiled and embolden bureaucrats ensure our warfighters are safer every day, or are they there to deal with Capitol Hill politics and supporting the status quo?
DoD must take the purse strings away from its civilian workforce that manages everyday items and allow warfighters to order all their gear online through competitive websites. Each warfighter would have a credit line and would be their responsibility to have the proper gear prior to deployment. Purchasing basic supplies online evaporates the civilian acquisition workforce and the related programs -- because no one needs or wants their services any longer.
So why are folks so concerned over the cuts to defense? Is it that needed technology will not get to the troops and more of them will be killed, or is it the high paying government jobs with amazing benefits that allows too much idle time (for bureaucrats) to figure out how to spend as much of Uncle Sam’s money as possible, in order to have at least that same amount for the following year. As the saying goes, if you don’t use it, you lose it.  To prove this, Militec Inc always sees a spike in sales at the end of the acquisition year for the very reason of spending all the money. If DoD was a business, many employees would be in jail. Why can’t a government agency be run like a business? The answer is easy, the corruption of politics allows for embolden rascals to run amok – under the umbrella of national security.
This is not rocket science in dealing with pentagon cuts. All you have to do is look back at the past decade and count the new technology that is now standard issue for the troops and you will have the tragic answer.  I’m not suggesting shutting down necessary programs that cannot be done through out-sourcing and total absorption through private sector innovation. The basic issue gear, weapons and accessories can all be privatized plus this eliminates redundancies and ensures the best products get to the troops and in time.
DoD must realize that even active duty folks (PEO Soldier as example) will bend over for contractors because some will be leaving the service and want to have jobs. In other words, you can’t have future employment (for soldiers/DoD civies) interfere with getting the proper gear to the troops. The only way to cut acquisition waste for commodities (in our changing environment) is to allow credit lines for the acquisition of basic gear (by warfighters) through approved and competitively operated websites. This will not only eliminate the waste, it will make the accounting easier, since the troops will be the ones responsible for ordering their own supplies on-line prior to deployment.
Some fault lies with the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) whom will only hire former commanders of Army Material Command (AMC) to become President of the Association. Why is the policy of AUSA to only hire former CG’s of AMC?  This ensures the good old boy network and the money connections to AMC -- which pays the association Big Bucks for trade shows in DC and Florida in order to show off all the neat Gucci gear costing billions that seldom reach the average warfighter.
AUSA hinders competition and prevents the creation of American jobs by carrying the services’ water to Capitol Hill to influence army-specific legislation. For this lobbying service, AMC pays AUSA   for these high dollar tradeshows and related activities, including golfing outings. This is an easy case of following the money right to the tradeshow in DC and the personalities at the event -- which makes my case.
In order to cut waste, the pentagon must allow for full and open competition for all basic supplies, including most  weapons and accessories. This new acquisition process for sourcing basic supplies is for all active duty members with assigned credit lines that apply for gear only.  This new online ordering system will ensure the purchase of items that are needed and in budget since all ordering will be out-side the control of the existing acquisition system. Competition will place DoD on a diet, if they like it or not.  
                                    THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE MILITEC PLAN
The Militec Plan will reduce hundreds of billions in Defense spending programs by enforcement of the Defense Streamlining Acquisition Act of 1994 -- that was signed into Law by President Clinton. I witnessed the Rose Garden signing because I believed that this new Law would open up competitive markets.
For the sake of America; Congress must enforce the 1994 law while adopting the lessons learned from America’s Manufacturing Genius during the Second World War, where the U.S. Manufacturing base was vital to our National Security and was called upon for the development and production of a wide variety of products to fulfill this wartime demand.  The Singer Sewing Machine Company (as example) did a great job building weapons for the Military, even though they never built them before.
Since we are in a financial crisis, allowing out-sourcing through full and open competition will not only eliminate redundancies, it will eliminate the need (for hundreds of thousands of) federal workers (mostly DoD) and its associated billion dollar  programs that will be replaced by the private sector.
There are five basic points:
1.    Enforce the Defense Streamlining Acquisition Act of 1994
2.    Allow military members to order their basic gear online
3.    Allow the free market to decide which products work the best. 
4.    One-shoe (product) does not fit all sizes anymore as it has for the past 100 years.
5.    Milspec management by career bureaucrats for the past three decades has resulted in constant upgrades to the M16/M4 (and they still jam) and its CLP gun oil (still has a 149 degree F. flashpoint-and vapors catch fire) versus allowing a better mouse trap that competition and the enforcement of the Defense Streamlining Acquisition Act will provide.
I could go on forever about the problems with constant upgrades to the gear the average soldier carries and the billions in wasted redundancies by the services. The Army Labs will show off their expensive and redundant facilities and all their neat stuff costing billions in R&D/T&E costs that never reach the rank and file. Plus, in the past 10 years there has been no new technology that was delivered in advance of when it was needed (different  armor for example). Sure the MRAPS finally made it and the up-armored Hummers and enhanced vests -- after allot of dead soldiers. 
Now, the troops are receiving the proper camouflage pattern on their uniforms that will better hide them from the enemy.  Are you kidding me?  It took 10 years to get a uniform that blends into the environment of Afghanistan? This simple point here makes my other points on why competition is needed -- to help save America from itself.
Please read the attached Militec Plan that will save (just) the DoD hundreds of billions while at the same time creating millions of new and diverse jobs. Full and open competition is what made America the leader of the free world. Now, our position is threatened and will be forever changed unless bold action is taken now by the simple enforcement of the (Law) Defense Streamlining Act of 1994.

The time is now for American business to compete for federal programs by allowing military customers choices on what products best fit their needs for their specific assignment, versus being issued gear that does not work properly, or is not needed.  Each warfighter would have their own credit limit and would use the internet to order the majority of their gear through approved websites. The Defense Streamlining Acquisition Act was signed into law in 1994 that allows for the use of “commercial- off- the- self- technology” products (COTS) to be purchased and used, without regard to Milspec. This law has not been enforced, since the federal workers did not want to see full and open competition for commercially and industrially approved products that compete for their own jobs elimination. This plan will not have to cut any programs, since competition by the private sector will cause the evaporation of federal—work—programs that are not needed and the layers of redundancies that are driven by turf wars --chasing dollars--disappears since the customer is now the warfighter ordering and using products outside the control of the military civilians and their revolving door which ensures nothing changes.
The large activities such as DLA, AMC, arsenals, and bases could have their workforce reduced 75% since the private sector would absorb the work (and some workforce too) and the remaining 25% of the employees would work from their homes and at the contractor’s facility. The majority of the remaining work would require accounting skills since invoices will be submitted by American business that is responsible for the cradle to grave aspects of the supplied technology. It’s the contractor’s responsibility to insure the goods are received by the customer and are in working condition, prior to submitting the invoice for payment to “the new defense accounting agency”. The individual services would not be involved in this accounting or purchasing process.   This will stop redundancies by the services.
The government would turn over control (for a price-over time) of the arsenals and bases to American business and it would be the American’s that would rebuild our economy (versus Wal-Mart) and create millions of new U.S. jobs. The land, hardware and the buildings would be worth trillions for the private sectors benefit and hundreds of billions would also be saved by the evaporation of the federal work force over-time. The other significant cost saving is to allow certain federal employees to work from home.  
Hundreds of government programs and its federal workforce would evaporate since there’s no longer a demand for their product and/or service. Private sector jobs would soar due to closed markets being made available to American business for the first time and by the USG placing the private sector in charge of inventing, warehousing and distribution of the majority of its products and services.  Another big advantage is allowing the troops to perform the necessary field testing of products  -- at a cheaper price than USG labs and  the testing would be in the actual environment (which prevents abuse) than simulation- make-work- testing and all of its bells and whistles (ensuring all the money is spent) inside a controlled laboratory environment surrounded by career bureaucrats. These same bureaucrats have counter-parts in every service so the wasteful (system wide) redundancies will also evaporate over time.
 This artificial and simulation testing that keep thousands employed are seldom neutral, since jobs and military specifications and designs depends on planned outcomes of their in-house and mostly private testing.  No secret. The USG is famous at trying to improve the current technology by upgrades, which keeps the same folks in the same place, instead of using a better mouse trap that competition (COTS) will provide.  Competition will allow for the best products to be used and the warfighter will have the right products when they need it.
The way to reduce trillions in unneeded spending is by allowing for full and open competition — a win-win for everyone, since we all should agree that competition is what made America Great. The USG needs to enforce the Defense Streamlining Acquisition Act.  Full and open competition will decide the winners and losers of products and allows for the evaporation of unnecessary and redundant federal programs that encourage in-sourcing (making government bigger) versus, out-sourcing which reduces the size of government and creates jobs in the private sector. 
Thank you for reading the Militec plan.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


I have supplied the GAO-IG with significant evidence to prove that certain GAO employees went out of their way to damage my small company by withholding favorable USG reports and by diverting the NSN audit into a different and unrelated subject matter of mentioning lubricant additives over fifty (50) times. The audit diversion occurred roughly 12 months after Rep Hoyer’s specific request seeking  the granting of  National Stock Numbers (NSN’s) and the associated rules and regulations from 1993-1995 when MILITEC-1’s NSN’s were created by the  Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and then two years later additional NSN’s for MILITEC-1 were awarded.

GAO’s diversion occurred because the information governing the rules and regulations for NSN assignment  that Rep Hoyer was seeking, could not be located and the responsible folks from DLA back in the 1990’s have left the agency, so no one at GAO could find the rules that covers thousands of products being used today, including MILITEC-1. 

Since GAO was unable to dazzle the congressman with brilliance, they baffled him with BS by mentioning “Lubricant Additives” over fifty (50) times and the constant repetition of citing  failed laboratory testing (9 out of 11 failed) and other negative connotations. Allen Westheimer admitted that it is GAO’s practice to repeat the same thing over and over again.  This reminds me of the old saying:  say it enough times, and people will believe it. By enforcing (a negative) through negative repetition and the mentioning of lubricant additives over fifty (50) times, proves GAO was deflecting the congressman's only question concerning  an NSN listing for a dry  weapons lubricant and not vehicle lubricant additives that GAO pounded for 50 plus times . I hope the IG will explain to me how the request for NSN listing is related to lubricant additives and the associated testing that warranted over 50 mentions. Please recall, Allen Westheimer only notes taken during our meeting  were when I pointed out to him  the 50 mentions  of the words lubricant additives. Westheimer seemed concerned about that high number of repeating lubricant additives over 50 times.

1.       The GAO-IG should ask William Solis  and Allen Westheimer why they released a report that was not responsive (did not answer the mail) to Rep Hoyer’s specific request concerning listing and delisting of the  NSN’s that were created for MILITEC-1 by DLA in 1993.

2.       Why did GAO fail to mention the alleged problems with MILITEC-1’s competition (Milspec CLP) that Militec Inc presented facts in volumes to GAO the first day we met in 2008? The first thing I said in our first meeting (and second one too)” the reason we are here is because CLP does not work properly”. If CLP worked properly, we would not have shipped over 750,000 bottles to warfighters and DLA would not have shipped over 600,000 bottles to warfighters as well. For GAO to be completely  absent on the dangerous flashpoint and other hazards of this 30 year old volatile Milspec’d gun oil that has been upgraded 18 plus times is careless, irresponsible and proves a bias.  This army’s formula is not sold in the private sector or used in the private sector, because the product does not perform the three functions properly, for cleaning, lubing and preserving (CLP). This should have been a red flag for GAO, especially since the original manufacturer refused to fill an order for this specification because it’s faulty, especially in desert environments. 

3.       Allen Westheimer and Marilyn have stated the reason MILITEC-1 is requested is because it’s free and not because it works.  MG Nadeau also made this same statement which proves how out-of-touch-with-reality these folks really are. This must be why GAO said that the tens of thousands of emails (requesting MILITEC-1) are not relevant.

4.       Why did the report contain no recommendations or conclusions as other GAO reports contain? The report mentions lubricant additives over fifty (50) times. What do lubricant additives have to do with the listing or de-listing of NSN’s, where 30,000 email requests from warfighters do not?  In the early 1990’s, NSN’s were issued based on demand, so the supply system could gauge the volume. Now, Picatinny Arsenal must approve the gun oil (and all the related products too) first and not the supply system as before. This is another layer of government that prevents American jobs and builds up the government’s manpower in order to police itself from potentially bad products and unwanted (and perhaps competitive) business.

5.       Why did the GAO fail to mention gun companies that have approved, use and recommend MILITEC-1?  Many of these same companies supply the military with these same weapons. The rules back in the old days (70’s and 80’s and part of the 90’s) were if the manufacturer approved your product then the services automatically did too. Now the manufacturers have no influence over the use of products that are applied to their weapons (because of new Milspec and associated rules), which is careless and irresponsible because the manufacturers know more than the chemists and the associated layers of staff on how to maintain their manufactured weapons. This was how the defective gun oil called CLP stayed in the system 30 plus years and is still going strong -- because the jobs are more important than the best technology.

6.       GAO failed to mention (brushed off) the diversion of MILITEC-1’s NSN’s to an unknown competitor, who supplied (but should not have) the Military with CLP gun oil that was never requested or used before by the government. These large orders calling for MILITEC-1 were substituted with a CLP product that DLA and ARDEC rubber-stamped (and in record time) to this unknown competitor. Hundreds of thousands of dollars of “MILITEC-1 RUSH, GWOT Stamped orders” bound for Iraq were instead diverted and delayed (months) prior to the delivery of a product that no one requested and in fact, CLP was being avoided because it had problems of collecting sand and dust—which leads to the constant cleaning of weapons, even if they are not fired. The MILITEC-1 orders were delayed for 3-4 months (without notifying CDR’s in Theater that their re-orders would not show up) so the civilian army (ARDEC) could process this new companies CLP products information, using MILITEC-1’s NSN to capture the delayed and retroactive contracts calling for MILITEC-1.   How could GAO be silent with baiting and switching of critical products (involving the NSN subject) that are being applied to weapons during wartime? In the old days (turning a blind eye) would be called aiding and abetting the enemy. Today, its business as usual since their dog is not in the hunt and no one wants to stick their necks out -- since the reward for doing so is nonexistent and perhaps being perceived as traitorous by their peers for thinking outside the status quo box.

7.       Rep. Hoyer’s specific request dealt with the listing and de-listing of NSN’s and if the rules and regulations were followed. Why did GAO not properly report on the listing and de-listing of Militec’s NSN’s in 2005? This was the closet occurrence that would be responsive to the original request on how NSN’s are awarded? Furthermore, this was the exact subject where Allen Westheimer said (more than once) that the Fraud used against Militec was OK, since the Militec NSN’s were never valid in the first place. GAO could not find the NSN rules in 1993 and continues to ignore how NSN’s were awarded (to Militec’s competitor) in 2005 (which proves fraud- and makes my case). Militec’s NSN’s were awarded to a competitor in record time (short-cutting the process) by Picatinny Arsenal in order to stop the significant revenue stream (that I worked over 20 years for) and to  begin  the cancellation of Militec’s pending five year ID/IQ contract. My facts are based on a FOIA request through DLA that DLA (DSCR) even admitted that the NSN bait and switch could not be done (incomplete documents from the competitor) and the ID/Q contract should be issued to Militec Inc as sole source based on the history. Picatinny Arsenal/ARDEC did the NSN bait and switch anyway and convinced the brand new CG of RDECOM (BG Nadeau) to block the sharing of both companies NSN and reinstate the use of Milspec CLP only -- based on a single lab test with countless disclaimers showing no correlation  to actual conditions found in theater. Weapons are still jamming unnecessarily due to the continued use of CLP, and more soldiers will be killed because of a defective product that GAO and their friends in the army mistakenly believe is state-of-the-art.

Monday, July 11, 2011

GAO Is 90 Years Old and Is Cranky As Ever

Congress established the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in 1921. GAO was formed because Congress was demanding more information and better control over expenditures of tax dollars that were soaring due to a wartime demand.  GAO was also designed to be Independent and a non partisan agency that President Harding signed into law.  Presidents still appoint the comptroller general s’ to lead the so called “non partisan and independent agency”. 
If the GAO is truly Independent and non partisan, then all federal agencies and the like who is part of the political process would be under the same credible non partisan and independent agency classification.  GAO’s Mantra is:  Accountability * Integrity * Reliability *. I thought all federal agencies had integrity, were reliable and accountable.  My point is this; GAO folks are no different than any other federal group of investigative and accounting workers. There can be dishonest workers in any agency.

 Why would William Solis  report me to the Police (FPS) over an email concerning accountability of their audit? Also, the GAO-IG will not even acknowledge with a simple yes or no (by email) whether or not they will investigate my claim over the volume of material omissions in the GAO audit and not answering Rep Hoyer’s two simple questions. My product and company have been damaged by the incomplete and inaccurate audit/report on MILITEC-1 that Allen Westheimer admitted to me twice that my company would be damaged more in the private sector than in the public sector. 
So what does the GAO-IG do about my complaint and a defective military specification? Nothing, as of yet. The GAO could be shuttered and others (federal or private) would be happy to pick up their meager work load. My other Blog on defense waste/threat deals with cutting unnecessary people and programs that can’t prove their worth, since many programs are redundant, or are make work programs with no end result to the warfighter or taxpayer.

There were maybe six (6) GAO members in the meeting while I reviewed the draft audit and they all appeared to have some knowledge on the audit. For these many folks working on a report that took 18 months that yielded no new information is waste at its finest. The redundancies in the 17 page audit are tremendous. Westheimer claims the redundancies in the Militec audit is how GAO does business by repeating the same thing over and over.  Westheimer cited lubricant additive (s) over 50 times in the report. So when you break down the report into actual substance, and remove the redundancies and the already known failed government lab tests, there is NOTHING of value, no new information and the audit does not answer the congressman’s mail at all.
The only thing this audit did was damaged my small company and its principal product, while at the same time supporting the army’s position 100% on this 149 degree F defective military specifications. When I challenged Westheimer on this defective specification  he sided with the  army’s position 100% and then  I said to Westheimer, you took the army’s position hook, line and sinker and Westheimer replied, I do only when they are right, meaning the army and their weapons lubricant program are perfect from GAO’s point of view, or his own. This misguided belief in the army’s facts on my dry lube product is how the army mistakes on MILITEC-1 appeared in the GAO draft audit and unnoticed by Westheimer until I pointed it out. I could not believe after waiting 17 months for this report, to see a 25 year old army mistake on dates concerning Militec and my business in the early 1980’s before I was even in DC and set up my business. This also proves GAO spent very little time on the report, and went on a fishing expedition since MILITEC-1 was not even invented and marketed to the military until spring 1988.

 This audit helped the folks in the army (my enemies) look relevant and a defective product that should be banned to appear as state-of-the-art. Why GAO is helping to perpetuate a Fraud is not a mystery anymore. I was just writing about Westheimer admitting during Solis’ presence that the Fraud used against Militec Inc to gain its NSN’s and retroactive emergency war orders were legitimate, since our NSN’s were never valid. WOW. However, Westheimer must have forgotten that he can’t find the rules on how NSN’s were granted.
 I use to wonder why the GAO would go out of its way to damage a company so recklessly even though they could not answer the congressman’s two simple questions. I have heard of shooting the messenger, but this is ridiculous for the U.S. Government to intentionally go out of its way to damage a private company with a solid reputation by cheating on an audit.

 Based on GAO’s outstanding reputation with Congress, the GAO-IG should not be that busy policing itself while weapons are malfunctioning in combat every day. I would think the IG would be concerned over a defective 30 year old military specification (CLP gun oil) that is applied to millions of military weapons that are vital to our National Security.  The big question on jammed weapons is this and is a fact: Is 20% of weapons malfunctioning at all times acceptable? One out of 5 weapons going down in a squad size gun fight is not acceptable.
The minimum flashpoint for this army mandated specification is 149 degree F, which proves it’s defective for world-wide military weapon usage for complete maintenance.  Allen Wertheimer (GAO SR Analyst) could not find evidence that weapons (M16, M4, M9) jam, (weapons have been jamming since Vietnam) even though, the stars and stripes newspaper (OSD Sanctioned) reports on thousands of jammed weapons that need to be fixed. The 507th capture and  Massacre, Roberts Ridge, the two small outposts in the Stan, emails from soldiers and marines on the front lines claiming their weapons have jammed with the use of army developed and managed CLP-- the 3 in 1 lubricant. GAO also ignored military reports, military publications, military advisories that mentions, refers too and/or cites jammed weapons.  GAO even brushed aside the Center For Naval Analysis (CNA) report that the army paid over $900,000.00 for to prevent bias. GAO used one sentence out of the entire report to make MILITEC-1 look bad and that one sentence was taken out of context, since that sentence is contradicted in several areas in the same report that GAO also failed to account.

 I never thought anyone could be this reckless , until I connected the dots to the former CG of ATEC  who  proclaimed at a Pentagon news conference that Soldiers should clean their weapons up to eight (8) times per day, because the onetime you don’t  clean it may be the time it  jams. This was contained in an army news release that has been on our site and was provided to GAO. Not surprisingly, Allen Westheimer missed this one too even though he was suppose to meet with the General.   
According to The Washington Post, The GAO’s budget is 571.1 million and employs 3,350 personnel.  GAO puts out about one-thousand reports, including testimonies each year.  I am not a math and accounting experts t like the GAO is supposed to be, however, 3,350 folks goes into 571.1 million allot of times.  Ok, 1000 or so reports goes into 571.1 million how many times? 

It took GAO almost 18 months to answer my congressman’s letter.  And the belated answer contained a BIG LIE in the first paragraph of the cover letter and not only did not answer the two questions that pertain to millions of products with existing NSN’s, GAO unexpectedly decided to expand their audit to include automobile applications and testing of metals that were not on any actual working weapons, or in the real world, i.e. nothing outside of a “controlled laboratory environment”. GAO was forced to expand their investigation into other areas, since GAO could not explain how products were granted National Stock Numbers (NSN’s) during the nineties.  GAO would not admit that the rules back in the 1990’s were based on demand of a product over time and by a variety of federal agencies. I explained this known fact to GAO and have written on this subject more times than I care to count.
GAO’s excuse (for not answering the question) was that the responsible folks at DLA have left (retired) and too much time has passed (dog ate the homework) so the records are incomplete/lost. PLEASE.  So, GAO does not know (or would admit too) how NSN’s were issued during 1990’s. GAO then goes on a new path into other areas that are unrelated to Rep Hoyer’s specific request concerning the listing and de-listing of NSN’s and if the rules and regulations were followed. This was a very straight forward and easy to understand request that was based on Hoyer’s office receiving thousands of emails from Soldiers and Marines all requesting MILITEC-1 and many complaining about the problems with CLP causing weapons to jam and MILITEC-1 was the solution.

 If it was not for the volume of warfighters requests for help, Rep Hoyer’s request would not have been sent to the GAO asking about NSN procedures. And wouldn’t you know it, Allen Westheimer, did admit to a large number of emails sent to Militec, however, he said those emails were not relevant. WOW. If tens of thousands of warfighters emails (saying the same thing) are not relevant, then GAO, like Picatinny must then blame the soldiers for not keeping their weapons clean -- when they jam. Soldiers would be alive today, if one out of five weapons did not jam in gun fights.  
GAO must have had some quid pro quo arrangement with the army to rely on their MILITEC-1 public information and the errors I pointed out to Westheimer and Westheimer had the corrections made prior to the report’s release.  To further help GAO pull this injustice off they needed Capitol Hill help which they had from a newbie staffer who sold out my company and our troops to gain favor with HASC personnel.

 One of the many reasons I know the GAO audit  was proforma are;  when I was allowed 30 minutes to read their 17 page draft  report, the report had dates and information (pasted in) that was prior to the NSN assignment (SIC) in 1993. In other words, GAO pasted into their draft audit army mistakes (dates) that were years before MILITEC-1 even existed and was not relevant to boot. This is when I knew for sure I was set up.  I had 30 minutes to read the 17 page draft report and GAO wanted me to take notes on the draft, plus, I had to surrender my notes and the draft at the end of the 30 minute review. Allen Westheimer was raising his voice at me at the end of the meeting (Solis told him to stop) and I was crying in absolute disbelief at the rude and especially arrogant behavior exhibited by several members of the GAO group. I felt like I was in another country and was being tried for crimes that I did not commit.  Plus, there was a security guard (plain clothed) standing by in site (in case I got violent) and even took the trip down to the lobby with me. This encounter with the GAO group made me feel sick and could not believe I was in America.    


Friday, July 01, 2011


Below, is the latest from the GAO-IG's office. Either, the IG has ALL the information that is required for their investigation, or they are going to dismiss my complaint. Allen Westheimer and William Solis did their very best to damaged my company and it's product. This is easily proved by the volume of material omissions, did not answer my congressman's two questions, would not answer (or acknowledge) any of my rebuttal documents that challenged their audit and for not allowing Militec Inc time to challenge the report, prior to release, other than viewing their draft for 30 minutes at GAO HQ.

Allen Westheimer and William Solis allowed us to take notes for the 30 minutes while we read the drat report. However, GAO insisted we had to surrender our notes after the 30 minutes. Does this sound like an honest broker? GAO allows government activities weeks to examine reports and includes their rebuttals in the report prior to release. This is mind boggling: A federal agency is allowed weeks to digest and comment on their reports, but a small company is not afforded the same courtesy? Westheimer proudly admitted that Militec Inc would be damaged more in the private sector than the public.

Allen Westheimer and William Solis concealed USG reports (as cited several times in this Blog) that would have altered their entire report. This is akin to a crime scene investigator throwing away critical DNA evidence.

I am going to ask the IG if their rules of not informing complainants also applies to member of congress. Since GAO works for congress, the reply, if any, will be informative

from: OIGHotline []
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 12:31 PM
To: 'Brad Giordani'

 Mr. Giordani,

 We have received your e-mail dated June 16, 2011. As we indicated in our earlier e-mail dated April 4, 2011, we received your complaint and we thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. It is the policy of OIG not to inform complainants about any actions our office may undertake regarding complaints we receive.

 GAO's Office of Inspector General

 From: Brad Giordani []
Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2011 3:40 PM
To: 'Bradley P. Giordani'; OIGHotline
Cc: Fraud;;

 Dear Madam/Sir,

I am sending you this message that I cited to you in yesterday’s email. Why am I sending you this? Because you may not have clicked on the link to my Blog @ where the below message is contained. Now you have the text so this information is part of my complaint/record to your office. I hope you do not reply with in-house rules about the proper procedures were not followed when I filed my complaint, or other bureaucratic means of dodging a direct question.  

Allen Westheimer said FRAUD was OK since our NSN’s were never valid in the first place. If you all did your homework you might have realized that I will not drop this issue until Westheimer and Solis are jailed or kicked out of the USG. It’s troubling to me the secrecy (GAO rules/regs... as needed) about not commenting on, if there would be an investigation or not. This really depends on who is doing the asking as we all know.

May I please have a status of my complaint?

Thank you very much and have a nice day.


Brad P. Giordani


Militec Inc


Allen Westheimer, Senior Analyst for GAO admitted that the Fraud used by an unknown competitor during 2005 to gain our NSN's was OK, since the MILITEC-1 NSN's issued in 1993 and reaffirmed again in 1995 were never legitimate, even though federal orders were being issued citing the NSN's. It's funny (not really) that a statement like this could be made, even though Mr. Westheimer could not find the rules that explains how NSN are issued. Rep Hoyer asked GAO for the governing rules for the issuance and cancellations of NSN's. I am excited to hear what the GAO-IG has to say on this subject of Westheimer justifying Fraud involving emergency war orders bound for theater.

This Fraud allowed for emergency war orders (stated on contracts) calling for MILITEC-1 (many are reorders) to be diverted and then cancelled without notifying the commanders in theater that their war requisitions were cancelled. This proves beyond any shadow of a doubt that Allen Westherimer and his supervisor William Solis believe they are above the law. Allen Westheimer admitted this in front of William Solis and others at their office in DC. I could not believe he said that, and Solis was as quiet as a little mouse hiding in the government shadows where its safe. Subsequently, when I pressed Solis for an answer, he reported me to the Federal Police. Can you believe that? Reports me because I want an answer to a simple question. The investigator saw no merit in Solis' complaint, but had to speak with me just the same.

There is also the subject of material omissions that are to numerous to mention, but contained below in my rebuttal to the GAO Dated July 9, 2009. If Mr. Westheimer would have included the most complete and comprehensive report from the Army-- this would have caused their dated materials (some 20 years old) to become obsolete, since it contradicted the information. In other words, if Westheimer would have told the truth and included the most recent reports from the Army, the report would have had to be altered based on the APG test that GAO did it's best to hide.

How are corrupt officials held to account when the IG and others will not investigate? They are not held to account and become embolden, especially since the GAO is held in such high regard as being politically neutral. I wonder if folks at GAO vote? Are they affiliated with any party? Do they have political opinions? This is where the IG is needed and needs to do its job since I will NOT drop this until Westheimer and Solis are fired, or better yet, jailed for allowing the continuance of Jammed Weapons that are responsible for dead troops. YES, these two rascals are responsible for the continuing gun jamming problem. Please recall. GAO could find no evidence of jammed weapons.

What do you call some one that prevents emergency war orders from reaching the commanders in a war zone that need to be resupplied so their weapons do not jam? I call them Traitors and they are Traitors. What do you call some one that claims, more than once, that the Fraud used -- that resulted in cancelled emergency war orders was justified? WOW. This is why I will never stop until Solis and Westheimer are kicked out of the USG.

From: Bradley P. Giordani []
Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 2:55 PM
To: OIGHotline
Cc: Fraud; Brad Paul Giordani
Importance: High

Dear Madam/ Sir,

I have been updating my Blog with critical information that you will find useful. I would appreciate a status on my complaint. If you will not give me a status (can't see why not) then please tell me for the record. You can choose to remain silent, however, that will not deter me from getting the truth from GAO and convincing Rep Issa to look into this. I was already told by a trusted source that we have a good shot at being heard by Rep Issa.

I have a recent letter from Rep Hoyer (May 26, 11) to the Army discussing MILITEC-1. The reason I say this: Steve Ham was let go all of a sudden and Steve and Jesse Tolleson (HASC staffer) were GAO's POC on the hill. This is a very serious issue that finally got on Rep Hoyer's radar screen and I firmly believe that if you do noting, Rep Hoyer may get involved.


Brad P. Giordani


Militec, Inc.

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2011 1:09 PM


Dear Madam/Sir,

Thank you for acknowledging my complaint involving William Solis and Allen Westheimer. Based on the policy of the OIG, how do I know if the IG  will even look into this complaint? I have more information to share in addition to my Blog -- so do I wait until I am asked for more information, or should I keep sending you relevant documentation? Would it help my case if Rep Hoyer sent a letter of support? May I have a contact at the OIG?

Myself and my company  have been severely damaged by the volume of material omissions contained in the audit. If the two credible USG documents that were cited in my complaint (and in my rebuttal documents) been incorporated into the audit, most of the testing that GAO claims we failed (9 out of 11) would have become obsolete. This reminds me of an unethical investigator knowingly leaving out recovered DNA evidence from a crime scene.

Also, as I have reported, Mr. Westheimer admits fraud was used to gain our National Stock Numbers (NSN's) involving substitution of products witch caused emergency war orders to be delayed and then diverted to a company with no history and different technology. However, Mr. Westheimer also admitted that the Fraud was OK since our NSN's were never legitimate in the first place. It's unbelievable that this statement would have been made since Mr. Westheimer was unable to locate the records involving the proper issuance of the NSN's to determine legitimacy. 

I hope that the OIG will promptly investigate these two areas at a minimum:

1. The volume of Material Omissions that were furnished in my complaint and rebuttal documents dated July 9, 2009

2. Fraud used to gain multiple and large DLA contracts and NSN's. FOIA'd documents from DLA proves inconsistencies and reveals smoking gun statements by DLA employee's.

There is allot more waste and abuse that I could describe in detail, however, if the OIG could focus on these two areas and stay clear of politics and favoritism, the facts will reveal a pattern and practice of unethical conduct. The fact that the audit changed course after a year (because of lost records) and then did not answer Rep Hoyer's specific request (but mentioned lubricant additive over 50 times), should be helpful for the IG.

I would appreciate a prompt reply to my questions. If my questions cannot be answered, then please state.


Brad P. Giordani


Militec, Inc.

11828 Pika Drive

Waldorf Maryland. 20602

Office 301-893-3910

Fax    301-893-8354

Cell 240-682-0810

----- Original Message -----

From: OIGHotline

Sent: Monday, April 04, 2011 2:30 PM


Mr. Giordani,

GAO's Office of Inspector General (OIG) has received your e-mail to our hotline. Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. It is the policy of OIG not to inform complainants about any actions our office may undertake regarding complaints we receive.

GAO's Office of Inspector General

From: Bradley P. Giordani []
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2011 12:34 PM
To: OIGHotline
Cc: Brad Paul Giordani

Dear Ms. Garcia,

Could you please confirm that you have received my complaint.

Thank you for your help and I am at your service.



----- Original Message -----

Sent: Monday, March 28, 2011 2:21 PM




                                                                                        March 28, 2011

United States Government Accountability Office

Office of the Inspector General

Attn: Ms. Frances Garcia

441 G Street NW                                 VIA EMAIL ONLY

Room 1808                              

Washington, DC 20548

Subject: Re: - GAO-09-735R Defense Logistics dated June 25, 2009

Dear Ms. Garcia,

Representative Steny Hoyer wrote to the Honorable David Walker, Comptroller General, on February 5, 2008 requesting GAO assistance on two very specific and not complicated requests. (1) …”Effectively auditing the history of listing a particular product within the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) stock system” and (2) …”Determining if those federal agencies who were involved followed proper procedures and complied with all relevant laws and regulations in their actions taken to list and then delist MILITEC-1 within the national stock system”. 

The response received on June 25, 2009 stated, “The purpose of this letter is to respond to your request for information regarding the test and evaluation process1 conducted by the Department of Defense (DOD) of a specific synthetic lubricant called MILITEC-1 that is produced by Militec, Inc., and the assignment and cancellation of national stock numbers (NSN) associated with that product.”

The test and evaluation portion was never requested by Rep. Hoyer. Further, it is not relevant or applicable to the specific request concerning the listing and delisting of MILITEC-1 in the stock system. This extraneous information also consumes approximately two thirds of the report and is a distraction from Hoyer’s request that was based on thousands of emails sent to Militec Inc by warfighters seeking a better lubricant.

GAO responded to the listing and delisting portion of the request by stating. (1) “However, DOD officials were unable to provide complete information regarding early DOD policies governing the assigning and canceling of NSNs due to the passage of time, as some of the responsible officials are no longer employed by DLA” and (2) “According to DOD officials, DOD has no single regulation for either assigning or canceling an NSN; although it has an established system for assigning, it does not have a comparable system for canceling an NSN”.

From what I have been told by Rep Hoyer’s  staffer (Steve Ham) months after the investigation started, GAO significantly expanded their scope to include test and evaluation of military specifications; only to conclude “We did not, however, observe testing or evaluate test results, given the considerable lapse in time since such tests had occurred. We also did not evaluate the validity of the military specifications”

GAO was unable to evaluate the validity of the Military Specifications, or the results from the testing. I find this troubling since two thirds of the report is based on information that can’t be validated for accuracy; however, these reports are continuously cited throughout the report as MILITEC-1 failing tests, which we now learn cannot be evaluated for validity.

In addition to the added-on test and evaluation  section  and being unable to evaluate the validity of Military Specification’s, the report also included references to “lubricant additive (s) fifty-one times and goes back years before the product in question was invented and even had NSN’s. This deeply troubles me since the report does not answer Rep Hoyer’s two specific requests, appears to be one-sided and omits critical reports showing MILITEC-1 passing government testing.  

Since GAO could apparently find no records of the governing rules for NSN listing and delisting used in the nineties (that apply to millions of currently approved products); another scope was needed to complete its report. GAO’s audit only revealed public army documents spanning over 25 years. There was no new information in the report that the Army and DLA had not previously reported. I have pasted below my main rebuttal document to the GAO report, dated July 9, 2009 and Militec rebuttal letters sent to William Solis who signed the June 25, 2009 report and has not yet responded to my letters asking for clarity. Since the reports release, I have sent Mr. Allen Westheimer and Mr. William Solis over twenty rebuttal documents without a single reply. However, Mr. Solis reported me to the Federal Protective Service (FPS) over an email asking politely for a reply. The rebuttal documents I have cited are on my new Blog @ and hundreds of more documents sent to GAO will also be posted.

There have been millions of contracts issued for products during the nineties that require a valid NSN prior to contract award. How can there be no documents covering the basic requirements for listing and delisting of stock numbers that have been applied to products beginning in 1993 when MILITEC-1’s NSN’s were first awarded and  through 2005 when they were blocked? Are there products being used today with NSN’s that were granted in the nineties, like MILITEC-1? If so, what was the requirement involved back then in order to approve a product for listing through the stock system?

The most troubling portion of the report  are the volumes of material omissions absent in the report as evidenced by my volume of rebuttal letters to the GAO report and the extensive communications to William Solis and Allen Westheimer without a single reply.  One such example of material omissions is the Army’s approval of MILITEC-1 passing a series of laboratory testing at Aberdeen Proving Grounds that was endorsed by the Army Surgeon General. In addition, MILITEC-1 passed environmental testing by the Navy’s Environmental Heath Center and was subsequently approved by the Naval Medical Command.  These two reports, if entered into the June 25, 2009 report, would have caused the report to become more balanced and not one-sided. By omitting these and other documents, allowed for a series of incomplete and irreverent reports, to become noteworthy in the June 25th report.

The report also revealed another startling result; GAO wrote, “Army officials told us that they are unaware of any indications that weapons have jammed as a result of service members using the approved lubricant product”  I have supplied GAO with over one-thousand warfighters emails, news reports, various government reports and releases documenting that weapons do in fact jam. In Rep Hoyer’s letter dated February 5, 2008, referenced a large quantity of emails being received by Militec   only for GAO to report We have reviewed many e-mailed testimonials that Militec, Inc., officials shared with us, and we note them in our report. However, irrespective of their number, these testimonials are not relevant to the testing and evaluation or assigning and canceling of national stock numbers for MILITEC-1, the review of which constituted our objectives” If it was not for the large volume of “emailed testimonials” by our service personnel requesting MILITEC-1 to prevent jammed weapons, the request by Rep Hoyer would not have been sent.

I have also written on my blog about Allen Westheimer stating that the “fraud used by a competitor was OK”, since MILITEC-1’s National Stock Number’s (NSN’s) were never valid in the first place.


Brad P. Giordani


CC: Rep Hoyer


Subject: Defense Logistics: Information on the Test and Evaluation and Assignment and Cancellation of National Stock Numbers as It Relates to MILITEC-1.

This rebuttal to the GAO report dated June 25, 2009 was prepared by Brad P. Giordani. This document and attachments are being furnished to, Allen Westheimer, senior analyst for GAO on July 10, 2009. Copies will be emailed and hand delivered to Steve Ham, Jim Wood and Jesse Tolleson.

Release date, July 9, 2009

1.     Page 2, first paragraph: The vast majority (80%) of the GAO report contains information regarding “test and evaluation” that was neither requested nor relevant to the “listing or delisting”, of MILITEC-1’s NSN’s.  No MilSpec or ASTM procedures were listed to support the efficacy or the real world correlation of the various T&E programs. GAO wrote:  “We did not, however, observe testing or evaluate test results, given the considerable lapse in time since such tests had occurred. We also did not evaluate the validity of the military specifications”. How can GAO devote 80% of their report to MilSpec’s and testing if they can’t evaluate the results?

2.     GAO mentioned “Lubricant Additive(s) 51 times, DLA Officials 18 times, DOD Officials 18 times, Army Officials 12 times, contains chlorine 10 times and negative corrosion protection 18 times. GAO also mentions 10 times, “live fire”. What GAO does not reveal is that these live fire tests are done inside of a laboratory using artificial sand. Please see the (attached) Desert Research Institutes (DRI) findings on the flaws with this testing using artificial sand and the problem with jammed weapons in combat.

3.     The GAO report is 15 pages with seven additional pages as enclosures titled one and two.  The seven pages of enclosures are duplicated in the main body of the report. Without mentioning lubricant additives 51 times and other non-small arms applications repeatedly, the report would be 5 pages or less.

4.     Page 3, top paragraph: GAO’s main argument for supporting the army’s NSN cancellation policies is, “DOD officials told us that their procedures require DLA to obtain approval from the military services prior to assigning NSNs, to ensure that a product meets military specifications.”  The issuance and reissuance of MILITEC-1’s NSN’s and the Army’s repeated approval of MILITEC-1 during the wartime was never based on MilSpec’s.

5.     The DLA regulations that Militec, Inc., followed in 1993 were based on significant user demand by a variety of federal agencies, not MilSpec lab testing. Where are the governing rules by DLA that GAO is citing to support the Army’s position in 1993 and then again in 1995 that the NSN’s we not administered properly? Why weren’t these rules mentioned in 1995 when the NSN’s were reinstated and additional NSN’s were granted by DLA?

6.     MILITEC-1’s NSN’s were never awarded based on MilSpec’s in 1993, 1995 and granted to our competitor in 2005. To illustrate this, why did DLA and the Army (ARDEC) grant our competitor our five NSN’s in 2005 (and retroactive contracts) when its product did not meet the same MilSpec for CLP?

7.     Page 21, 2nd paragraph: and Page 5, last Paragraph: GAO wrote, “However, DOD officials were unable to provide complete information regarding early DOD policies governing the assigning and canceling of NSNs due to the passage of time, as some of the responsible officials are no longer employed by DLA.”   GAO further wrote, “According to DOD officials, DOD has no single regulation for either assigning or canceling an NSN; although it has an established system for assigning, it does not have a comparable system for canceling an NSN.” Should there not be copies of the regulations that were in effect in 1993 and 1995 for the listing and delisting of NSN’s?  GAO’s whole argument as to why the MILITEC-1’s NSN’s were never legitimate is based on the fact that DLA did not follow the regulations. Were there regulations in 2005 when the Army approved our NSN’s to a competitor? Or, were the regulations not followed?

8.     Over eighty percent of the GAO report contains MilSpec conformance testing and laboratory conformance testing.  Even if MILITEC-1 passed 99% of these tests, the product will still fail to meet the MilSpec for Cleaner Lubricant Preservative, (CLP).  In order to qualify for the CLP MilSpec a product must pass each lab test, no exceptions.  MILITEC-1 failed the first MilSpec lab test in 1990, (D). It was never reformulated to meet the MilSpec for CLP, because CLP is combustible, flammable and hazardous, as its Material Safety Data Sheet, (MSDS) reveals, (13).  Products are continually tested against this MilSpec and related MilSpec’s in order for the Army to reinforce its position against competition.  No commercial company has ever passed this MilSpec testing in more than 30 years. A candidate product must be combustible and flammable in order to pass these exacting lab tests.

9.     MILITEC-1’s NSN’s, assigned in 1995 for small arms applications, remained active for eight years without a problem. Why did the Army wait eight years to move against MILITEC-1's NSN’s?  No one in the Army had the authority to thwart the 1995 agreement, or to override the direction of the AMC commanding general, Paul Kern, in 2003 that reinstated MILITEC-1’s NSN’s, with the full backing of the RDECOM commanding general. GAO is silent on these two generals’ support and the resulting letter from DLA dated October 14, 2003, (1). The moment these two commanding generals retired, BG Nadeau stepped in and cancelled MILITEC-1's war orders and NSN’s at the request of Picatinny, claiming after eight years MILITEC-1 did not meet MilSpec. The new commanding general for AMC was not involved in this decision and never corresponded with us.

10.Page 3, last paragraph: GAO has received the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for CLP, where it states it is combustible, hazardous and flammable, and its vapors may catch fire, (13). GAO does not reference the MSDS hazards for CLP, or that MILITEC-1 is approved by the Naval Medical Command for submarine use, (4).  GAO also does not mention that MILITEC-1 passed the health and safety testing in 2005 by the Army at APG, (5). The Army’s specifications for CLP have been modified 18 times in the past 30 years and it’s still combustible, hazardous and flammable.

11.GAO does not consider thousands of emails from troops in combat stating MILITEC-1 works and MilSpec CLP does not as evidence.  Nor does GAO use any of the U.S. Coast Guard information that favors MILITEC-1 over CLP in its report, (19). GAO did not reference emails that GAO’s, Oscar Mardis, sent, and were replied to by warfighters when asked for their feedback, (attached).  If troop email is not evidence, why did GAO, use Militec-supplied emails from warfighters, asking for their opinion, and then leave this material out of its report?  How can MilSpec laboratory testing be considered real-world  evidence for combat usage of a product, if there is no field testing to support and correlate to the lab testing, especially when field users vehemently prefer MILITEC-1?

12.Page 11, first paragraph: Thousands of warfighters’ emails, using military computers and military email accounts are solid evidence that GAO completely discounts as “laudatory testimonials”. These emails are being sent by executive officers, commanding officers, including captains, majors and colonels. We have even received requests from generals serving in combat. GAO’s, Allen Westheimer, would not respond when asked if emails sent from combat are evidence. [[Perhaps, Allen would on another subject.]]

13.Page 6, 4th paragraph: Militec has had Department of Homeland Security and Coast Guard orders that were blocked because DLA could not differentiate between military and federal law enforcement users in 2003.  If what GAO is saying is true, why aren’t MILITEC-1's NSN’s just blocked from military users? How can the Army cancel MILITEC-1’s NSN’s when the NSN request for assignment was not initiated by Army? Militec has dozens of federal customers that are not allowed to order from DLA, despite what GAO is stating. GAO wrote: “For example, according to DLA officials, if an item meets the needs of a civilian user but does not meet military specifications, it retains its NSN listing but is specifically blocked from purchase by DOD users”.

14.Page 17, first paragraph: GAO knowingly left out two very significant health and safety reports that can be evaluated for validity, (4 and 5). However, GAO included an 18-year-old statement (without any testing) that said, “The study also found that MILITEC-1 posed a possible health hazard following both acute and chronic overexposure to the skin, and it noted that the product should not be recommended for use”.  Also, what does the velocity of a bullet have to do with the CLP Milspec or the NSN process from a 1991 report?

15.Page 7, bottom paragraph: GAO was provided a complete contact list for other federal users, but only mentions three. GAO also fails to mention what “broader needs” the troops have with an M-16 lubricant that other federal agencies do not. GAO has been furnished the complete POC list, but only refers to three users.

16.Page 9, 3rd paragraph; The diesel lubricants at this time also contained chlorine, though not as much. GAO failed to mention other navy diesel lubricants and MilSpec CLP contained chlorine. GAO mentions chlorine 18 times.

17.Page 16, 3rd paragraph: It was ADM Donahue, the Chief Engineer (GAO calls fleet) for the Atlantic Fleet, who authorized the testing. GAO failed to list the tests we had passed during the two year approval, (E). GAO fails to mention that in 1991, ADM Donahue sponsored the MILITEC-1 NSN’s for assignment, (27). This action by ADM Donohue and the Atlantic’s fleet two-year approval caused a backlash by Naval Sea Systems Command that resulted in the advisory to stop using MILITEC-1.

18. Page 18, 2nd paragraph: The NRL report never said would result; it said may result in white metal damage based on a European study on different chlorine containing products, and not MILITEC-1. NRL only conducted a four ball wear test (using twice the amount needed) and other MilSpec conformance tests that did not pertain to small arms. This was not a test and evaluation and used no bearings in their lab tests.

19.Page 11, 2nd paragraph: For GAO to write, “Army officials told us that they are unaware of any indications that weapons have jammed as a result of servicemembers’ using the approved lubricant product”,   This statement is false and  parrots the Army’s position, and discounts the warfighters’ experience in combat since Desert Storm. Why would the current instructions by, MG Nadeau, to clean a weapon up to “eight times a day” with CLP, if weapons did not jam?, (26). As also mentioned in number two above, the Army’s own Desert Research Institute (DRI) mentions weapons jamming in combat, (attached) and the Stars and Stripes articles report on “thousands of jammed weapons get fixed”, (18).

20.GAO continues to rely on verbal information from “DOD officials” instead of relying on public USG documents for their information. The majority of GAO’s conclusions are based on what they were told by the very people (our enemies) who were overridden by OSD, and had to answer numerous congressional inquiries.  GAO likes to use these terms for credibility purposes; “According to DOD officials,” (18 mentions) “According to DLA officials,” (18 mentions) without citing their department or civil service rating. GAO never mentions if there was a previous bias with these people.

21.Page 12, last paragraph: How can eight years of using our NSN’s thru DLA without a problem are blamed on a “computer system update” that failed to block our NSN’s?  This computer system update was separate and apart from the other mistakes made by DLA in the listing and delisting of MILITEC-1’s NSN’s. If all of these mistakes are true, why was it that 2.3 million dollars of sales were made to DOD with 1,800 requisitions to back this up thru DLA computers after multiple mistakes occurred? GAO is also calling hundreds of thousands of dollars, “uptick”, when GAO previously reported that only 3,000 dollars were purchased.  GAO is suggesting the “temporary issuance was granted” for the use of MILITEC-1 during war time was based on “concerns that the Army was biased against their product”. For GAO to report that the Army allowed MILITEC-1 to be purchased and used (during a war) for fear of being portrayed as biased, is incomprehensible. Was the “wartime demand” for MILITEC-1 evaluated as the Army said it would when our NSN were unblocked? Perhaps DLA orders (by the troops) could help the Army in assessing wartime demand? DLA awarded Militec, Inc. a Gold Medal in 2003 for perfect compliance.

22.Page 13, first paragraph:  Why would a future independent test allow the Army to reverse its position, again, and allow troops to order MILITEC-1 thru DLA for 18 months? This was not an independent test; it was done at APG with Picatinny’s help. What is the basis for calling this an independent test? Why would the Army keep reversing its position, when there is no evidence outside of their labs that MILITEC-1 caused problems? The Army kept reversing its position because the troops were demanding MILITEC-1.

23.The Army also reversed its position on under-lubing to over-lubing based on the 2005 artificial dust test at Aberdeen. GAO does not address this, or the Army’s Desert Research Institutes (DRI) report on this test using the wrong contaminate and that jammed weapons are in fact a problem in combat. The DRI confirms our position that jammed weapons occur with the use of CLP.  This over-lubing dust test was another reason our dry lubricant failed the laboratory live fire test. The Desert Research Institute (DRI) at Yuma Proving Grounds (YPG) should have had and wanted this responsibility for desert testing, since this is its domain.  DRI claims the dust test is faulty, (attached) as we do, because the dust particles are too large and not the consistency of real sand. If the Army used real sand, it would experience the same problems as the troops encounter in harsh desert environments with weapons jamming.  GAO only quotes (out of context) MG Nadeau’s mandate on constant cleaning, but never mentions up to eight times a day may be required if a weapon is fired or not, (F).  How do you clean a weapon in a sustained gunfight, or if you are on patrol in a dust storm?

24.Page 14, first and 2nd paragraphs: If warfighters’ testimonials (GAO now calls customers) in combat are not relevant (or real world) in this report (they test and evaluate too- and drive the NSN’s) then what is relevant? GAO wrote, “specifications are in part based on real world conditions, as experienced by the warfighter.” What are the real word conditions GAO is referring too? Is repeated use of a product in combat real world with thousands of emails claiming MILITEC-1 works better than CLP?

25. Page 14, 2nd paragraph: Why did Rep Hoyer include in his letter that troops were in large quantities emailing Militec, Inc, if these testimonials are not relevant”?  Where is the real world testing by the troops that GAO is referring too?  Field use over time (in combat) is “real world” and should be the final proving ground. Email reporting from combat provides lessons learned. What is more credible than thousands of emails from troops in combat all saying the same thing regarding MILITEC-1 vs. MilSpec CLP?

26.GAO fails to mention the Coast Guard tests MILITEC-1 has passed for their approval and the follow-on letter from the Coast Guard commandant. (19). GAO fails to report that MILITEC-1 has been approved by most weapons manufacturers and that the majority of federal law enforcement agencies mandate MILITEC-1. This is easily verified and the fact MILITEC-1 has protected the last four commanders in Chiefs’. GAO also does not report it cannot find evidence outside of Army Materiel Command (AMC) circles to support the efficacy of MilSpec CLP. No weapons manufacturer has approved or advises use of MilSpec CLP, unless the Army mandates it on its weapons because a company manufacturers its weapons under contract.


1.  Gen Kern (AMC CG) direction to Picatinny and confirmed by DLA, to reinstate MILITEC-1’s NSN’s dated Oct 14 2003.

2.  DLA acquisition plan documenting testing MILITEC-1 passed and the projected demand for MILITEC-1 for the next five (5) years.

3.  DLA requisitions showing troop demand. This does not include several hundred thousand dollars of cancelled war orders.

4. The Naval Medical Command approval for MILITEC-1 in submarines.

5. The health and safety testing at APG for small arms usage and approved by the army.

6. The May 15, 2003 - First After Action Report (AAR) from Iraq. The SWAT report below cites this report for credibility, (A).

7. The Army’s convoy leader training handbook mentions MILITEC-1.

9. The Department of Justice (DOJ) M-16 maintenance manual.

10. H&K Shotgun manual.

11. Talon high stress field test.


12. Ft Benning Infantry school test.

13. The MSDS for CLP citing significant health hazards.[MSDS]%20Royco%20634-1.pdf

14. The new CLP #2 MilSpec that was cancelled and used this spec (that never went anywhere) to block MILITEC-1’s NSN’s.

15. CLP failing the MilSpec for cold weather at Ft. Richardson.

16. DOD IG report stated a little CLP does wonders (opposite of current mandate) and not MILITEC-1. We were singled out by name and no one else; this was payback by LTG Thompson, former TACOM commanding general. and the problems with the report.

17. Technical manuals inconsistencies; under lubing versus over lubing. GAO cites no field manuals that can be evaluated for consistency.

18. Stars and Stripes articles proving jammed weapons occur and how much lube to use. GAO has seen no evidence that weapons jam. Emails from military computers from Iraq and Afghanistan (citing jammed weapons) don’t count as evidence by GAO and the DRI report is dismissed.

19. Coast Guard test report at Crane approving MILITEC-1 and safety concerns with CLP.

20. Congressional letter, signed by nineteen members to the Secretary of Defense. MILITEC-1  

21. Under Secretary of Defense letter to Congress advising of the new NSN’s.


22. DLA officially awarding new NSN’s and confirming old NSN’s from DLA HQ, Ft. Belvoir. 18 sept 1995

23. DLA issues Gold Medal to Militec, Inc for perfect compliance during 2003, even though MILITEC-1’s NSN’s were blocked for six months.

24. DLA letter proving demand with no computer glitches.

25. Southwest Research Institutes (SWRI) vehicle oil tests where MILITEC-1 passed.  The Army has a facility here and has been provide these tests.

26. Picatinny Arsenal’s, Gus Funcasta’s, email blaming the troops (not CLP) for jammed weapons experienced by the 507th Maintenance Company. Troops were killed and captured because all of their weapons jammed. GAO is still unable to find evidence of jammed weapons.

27.January 8, 1991: First NSN request by the Commander Atlantic Fleet.  This request for NSN assignment was based on operational field use after two years of testing MILITEC-1.


A. Picatinny Arsenal’s, SWAT report,  mentioning elbow grease as the best lubricant and not CLP. This report was released in word format and the editing process (which was not erased) reveals a bias towards MILITEC-1. The only reason this report was hastily released in word format was to counter the Army’s first After Action Report (AAR) dated May 15, 2003, that favored MILITEC-1 over CLP.

B. Official USMC Jeep test: The MILITEC-1 conditioned motor ran 25 minutes under full power and the MilSpec oil motor ran 12 minutes losing power. GAO did not mention the MILITEC-1 Jeep ran twice as far under full power and the engine could be restarted, where the other Jeep had a seized motor.

C. Center for Naval Analysis (CNA) interviewed over 2,600 soldiers, fresh off combat. The GAO used one sentence out of context citing this $900,000.00 study that was requested by the Army to prevent bias.  and the positive mentions towards MILITEC-1.

D. Picatinny’s MilSpec testing revealed MILITEC-1 surpassed the machines ability to test lubricity.

E. Atlantic’s Fleet Justification and Approval (J&A) cites Navy Medical command and other tests.

F. MG Nadeau claims to clean a weapon up to eight times a day.

G. The Army, DLA and GAO accepts the fact that fraudulent documents were used by a competitor to receive MILITEC-1’s NSN’s. The MSDS was not dated and different specs for same formula were used. There must have been current regulations in 2005 governing the listing and delisting of NSN’s?

For additional information regarding this document please contact the undersigned.

 Brad P. Giordani


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