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U.S. Department of Defense

City contractors need flexibility

I read with great interest the letter from retired contractor Sidney M. Levy ("Baltimore can control unexpected infrastructure costs," July 18) on how better contracting can potentially lessen cost overruns. Certainly, Baltimore is suffering from aging infrastructure, exacerbated by deferment of repairs due to budget constraints. Cost control on these projects is imperative.

Mr. Levy's proposals are worthy, but there are other innovative contracting methods that should be considered. For close to 20 years, the U.S. Department of Defense has been making extensive...