*Cleanup Cash Goes to Familiar Faces*
Agencies Contact Firms They Know For Katrina Help

By Ellen McCarthy
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, September 12, 2005; D01

The Coast Guard order came by cell phone — no bids, no contract, no discussion of price, paperwork to follow. There was a single focus: Get fuel tanks and generators to New Orleans.

That call alone could mean perhaps a million dollars in business for Herndon-based Core Engineered Solutions Inc., a substantial amount for a 15-person firm that was expecting less than $10 million in revenue for the year.

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