Settle down and let the drugs wear off. You're dripping foam on the carpet.
If there's any "whipped-up" indignation I have, it's because the whole Federal process is so infamously turgid that it doesn't support democratic participation and shoulders aside the Main Street businessman in favor of specialized Big Businesses. Basically, if you want to deal with Uncle Sam, you have to dedicate a significant amount of resources specifically to dealing with Uncle Sam. Not to mention a fair amount of expertise in Federal-specific processes and interactions. A pet Congresscritter or 2 won't hurt either.
In IT, depending on where you get your stats, how bad things have to come short to be defined as "fail", and how you define "big", somewhere between two-thirds and 90% of all IT projects fail. That's irrespective of whether the customer is the New York Times, the State of California or the Federal Government. So the idea that simply being a Big Business contracting to the Feds magically makes for success carries no weight with me. The Big Business vendors who have repeatedly failed at some of the previously-mentioned project sites carry Big names like IBM, Oracle and SAP.