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… read more

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 telephone calls and electronic communications. According to the findings in the report, over $30 billion was lost to waste and fraud from U.S.-funded contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last decade. The commission members warned that unless changes are made, the effectiveness of money spent in future wartime operations will be undercut. Some of the problems outlined in the report included poor planning by the government amd poor performance by contractors, “ill-conceived” projects, and blatant corruption.

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Sep 01, 2011 | 7:54am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 01, 2011 | 2:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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