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Topic - Harold Pettigrew
Efforts by Washington, D.C., to include local, minority-owned and small businesses in city contracts have led to a system in which goods manufactured by major companies, including sensitive medical equipment, are routed regularly through residences where self-professed entrepreneurs — whose only client is the government — mark up and resell them.
Harold Pettigrew, former director of the Department of Small and Local Business Development, said he was reticent to criticize the report; however, he described it as a "snapshot" of a program the department is not adequately funded to police.