"What additional controls and government oversight are needed to make sure that these contracts don't result in the waste, fraud and abuse we saw in Iraq?" Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) asked a panel of witnesses from the State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Defense Department.
Pentagon auditors had examined $5.9 billion worth of contracts and found about $950 million in "questioned and unsupported costs," she said. "Because auditors have only looked at a fraction of contracts," she said, "the real amount of waste is likely to be much higher."
Friday, December 18, 2009
McCaskill wants more oversight of contractors in Afghanistan
Sen. Claire McCaskill is asking for more oversight of contractors working in Afghanistan: