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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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    Wartime Contracting Waste, Fraud, and Abuse

    Members of the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan testified on the findings in their final report which noted that between $30 and $60 billion had been lost due to…

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    Wartime Contracting

    Witnesses testified on waste, fraud, and abuse in wartime contracting. They also talked about the work and recommendations of the Commission on Wartime Contracting. In her…

    225 views
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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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    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…

    1,385 views
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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…

    5,446 views
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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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    Government Anti-Fraud Efforts, Inspectors General Panel

    The special inspectors general for reconstruction in Iraq and Afghanistan and the Department of Defense inspector general testified on the effectiveness of past and current recommendations…

    630 views
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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. 

    1,097 views
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    Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan

    The Commission on Wartime Contracting continued its investigation into how U.S. tax dollars were spent on contracting projects in Afghanistan and Iraq. Witnesses focused on…

    683 views
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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…

    8,797 views
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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…

    872 views
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    Contractor Performance and Suspensions in Iraq and Afghanistan, Panel 2

    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…

    537 views
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    Afghanistan Construction Projects

    Officials from companies that received contracts for work in Afghanistan testified on problems with planning, costs, delays, and host-nation sustainability of construction projects.

    405 views
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    Afghan Construction Projects, Federal Officials

    The Commission on Wartime Contracting held a hearing to examine the spending of U.S. tax dollars an Afghanistan, as well as the quality of contract supervision. Military commanders and…

    532 views
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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.…

    3,133 views
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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…

    1,179 views
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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…

    1,074 views
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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…

    835 views
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    Defense Planning and Support for Private Security Contractors

    Defense Department officials appeared before the Commission on Wartime Contracting panel. They talked about a new report released by the commission indicating the amount of planning in…

    514 views
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