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ID:

467

Date:

2009-10-07

Headline:

AP: Military Contractor Oversight Too Lax

Reporter's name:

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Associated Press

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

The Associated Press used FOIA, along with interviews, to show there had been minimal military scrutiny of defense contractors in the first several years of the Iraq War. Government auditors have identified at least $6 billion in errant expenditures, though the problem is not limited to defense contractors; the Commission on Wartime Contracting also found that shortfalls in oversight and a culture of non-confrontation contribute to such waste.

Keywords:

Iraq, defense, contracts, contracting, defense contracting, audit, government contracting, cost-plus

URL:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/10/07/national/main5368272.shtml


Agencies:

DOD

States:

CA
IL
US Terr./Other
VA

Categories:

Iraq
military


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