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    Defense Department Budget and Contracting

    Defense Undersecretary for Acquisitions Ashton Carter testified on the Defense Department’s efforts to cut costs on federal contracts, increase competition, and improve Pentagon…

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    Justice Department and Congressional Subpoenas

    Witnesses testified about Justice Department refusals to comply with congressional subpoenas. Among the topics they addressed were the history of congressional subpoenas, executive…

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    Wartime Contractor Business Systems, Panel 1

    The Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan held hearings on review procedures of reconstruction and security contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The panel consisted…

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    Wartime Contractor Business Systems, Panel 2

    The Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan held hearings to explore whether billions of dollars in taxpayer money are at risk from inadequate contractor business…

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    Afghan Construction Projects, Arnold Fields Testimony

    The Commission on Wartime Contracting held a hearing to examine the spending of U.S. tax dollars in Afghanistan, as well as the quality of contract supervision. Arnold Fields, the U.S.…

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    Wartime Contracts and Private Security Firms, Government Officials

    Witnesses from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and State and Defense Departments testified about the more than 40,000 private security contractors supporting U.S.…

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    Contracting Support of U.S. Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan

    Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy on the department’s contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Among the topics he addressed were the transition of authority to civilian control…

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    Wartime Contracts and Private Security Firms

    Witnesses testified on the role and oversight of more than 40,000 private security contractors supporting U.S. operations in Southwest Asia.

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    Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan Final Report

    The Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan issued its final report, finding over $30 billion in waste and fraud from U.S.-funded contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan over…

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    Contractor Waste and Fraud in Iraq and Afghanistan

    Christopher Shays and Charles Tiefer, members of the Commission on Wartime Contracting, talked about the findings of the commission’s final report. They also responded to…

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    Subcontracting Risks in Combat Zones, Government Panel

    Government officials testified about the effectiveness and oversight of contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan. They focused on a review of prime contractors' billing and cost records…

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    Government Anti-Fraud Efforts, Panel 1

    Officials testified on the effectiveness of past recommendations on contracting reform and current fraud, waste and abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan contracting. 

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    Subcontracting Risks in Combat Zones, Subcontractors Panel

    Subcontractors testified about their business practices and the effectiveness of their work in Iraq and Afghanistan. They were also questioned by panel members about ethical, security…

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    Wartime Contracts and Private Security Firms, Executives Panel

    Executives from private security companies with contracts to provide security for some government agencies testified about agreements to provide services in Afghanistan and Iraq. Among…

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    Oversight of Afghan Security Forces Training

    Government officials and civilian contractors testified about the adequacy and oversight of contract training for Afghanistan’s national army, national police, and border…

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    Federal Oversight of Wartime Contracts, Panel 1

    The Commission on Wartime Contracting held a hearing on improving the federal government’s planning and oversight of billions of dollars in services contracts for operations in Iraq…

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    Contractor Performance and Suspensions in Iraq and Afghanistan, Panel 1

    The independent and bipartisan federal Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan held a hearing on the effectiveness of government’s tools to hold contractors…

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    Presidents and Executive Privilege

    Charles Tiefer talked about the presidents' assertion of executive privilege, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included Obama…

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    Reduction of Military Contractors in Iraq, Panel 1

    The Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan held a hearing on the reduction of nearly 100,000 military contractors in Iraq as a part of the Obama Administration’s…

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    Subcontracting Risks in Combat Zones, Prime Contractors

    Primary contractors testified about their business practices, use of subcontractors, and the effectiveness of their work in Iraq and Afghanistan. Among the topics they addressed were…

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