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Senator blasts DoD for handling of contracts in Afghanistan

by Michelle Stein at Federal Times   July 1, 2011

Finding the party responsible for oversight of contractors in Afghanistan is “like I’m boxing ghosts” Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said Thursday.

“The sad thing about this hearing is that I’d been hopeful back in 2007 that by this year we would have done a lot to overcome some of the problems in reconstruction contracts,” said McCaskill, who chairs the ad hoc Senate subcommittee looking into allegations of bribery, mishandling of funds, and the lack of accountability throughout the contractor system.

“This hearing does not make me feel good about the progress we’ve made,” she said. “There has been some progress, but the American people cannot afford this anymore.”

Please read the entire story at Federal Times

July 1, 2011 - Posted by | Afghanistan, Civilian Contractors, Contractor Corruption, Contractor Oversight | , , , , , ,

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