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  • Hearing Examines Lessons Learned from Concurrent Congressional and Criminal Probes
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    Concurrent Congressional and Criminal Probes

    The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism held a hearing to consider past investigations by the legislative and executive branches in light of current investigations into…

    1,931 views
  • Presidents and Executive Privilege
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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 administration’s assertion…

    574 views
  • Wartime Contracting Waste Fraud and Abuse
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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…

    485 views
  • Wartime Contracting
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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 remarks, Senator Claire…

    196 views
  • Contractor Waste and Fraud in Iraq and Afghanistan
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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 telephone calls and electronic…

    1,538 views
  • Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan Final Report
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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 the last…

    1,238 views
  • Contracting Support of US Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan
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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 for Iraq…

    2,703 views
  • Government AntiFraud Efforts Inspectors General Panel
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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 on reform, fraud,…

    595 views
  • Government AntiFraud Efforts Panel 1
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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.

    917 views
  • Justice Department and Congressional Subpoenas
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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…

    5,593 views
  • Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan
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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 reconstruction…

    485 views
  • Defense Department Budget and Contracting
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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 acquisition…

    9,771 views
  • Contractor Performance and Suspensions in Iraq and Afghanistan Panel 1
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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 accountable…

    658 views
  • Contractor Performance and Suspensions in Iraq and Afghanistan Panel 2
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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 accountable…

    378 views
  • Afghanistan Construction Projects
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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.

    391 views
  • Afghan Construction Projects Arnold Fields Testimony
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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. official…

    2,175 views
  • Afghan Construction Projects Federal Officials
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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…

    391 views
  • Wartime Contracts and Private Security Firms
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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.

    1,453 views
  • Subcontracting Risks in Combat Zones Prime Contractors
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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…

    626 views
  • Subcontracting Risks in Combat Zones Government Panel
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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 which…

    824 views
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