I recently spoke with Miami-Dade Aviation Director Jose Abreu who emphatically denied the watchdog's assertions, noting that his department is going to bid for a new contract this year when Secure Wrap's current deal expires- not 2010. In addition, Abreu provided me a copy of an April 18 2008 memo -- six months before the inspector general's report -- Assistant Aviation Director Miguel Southwell sent to the Transportation Security Administration explaining that the county wanted to solicit bidders for a new contract. So it turns out I was too hasty in calling the department lazy and slow for allowing Secure Wrap to hold on to its contract.
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