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Webb, McCaskill Introduce Amendments on Wartime Contracting
Jessica Smith and Adrianne Marsh (McCaskill), Senate Offices Press Release
September 21, 2007 

Rebuilding Iraq Stabilization, Reconstruction, and Financing Challenges
Statement of Joseph A. Christoff, Director International Affairs and Trade, GAO-06-428T
February 8, 2006 

Management of Rapid Regional Response Program Contracts in South-Central Iraq
Stuart W. Bowen Jr., Special Inspector General,
January 23, 2006 

POGO participates in Iraq Reconstruction's forum discussion
Stuart W. Bowen Jr., Special Inspector General,
December 5, 2005 

Letter to President Bush about Halliburton
Representative John Dingell (D-MI) and Henry Waxman (D-CA) ,
March 14, 2005 


POGO in the News

Inspector general: Amount wasted on Iraq reconstruction ‘can never be known’, Jennifer PeeblesThe Washington Examiner, July 18, 2012 

Automatic suspension in contracting bill draws ire of industry , Jack MooreFederal News Radio, March 5, 2012 

Senators go after waste in wartime contracting, Andrew LapinGovernment Executive (, March 1, 2012 

The Record: Letters, Dec. 20, 2011, Paula, December 20, 2011 

Contractor accused of negligence in soldier deaths, Richard Lardner, Associated PressBusiness Week, July 12, 2011 

O'Keefe vs. NPR: Round One Goes to the Kid, By Brian PalmerThe Huffington Post, March 14, 2011 

Wartime panel: Get tougher on bad contractors, By Sarah ChackoFederal Times, March 6, 2011 

OFPP's Gordon shy about opening meeting results, By Matthew WeigeltFederal Computer Week (, March 2, 2011 

Commission decries DoD's inattention to contractors' poor performance, By Sarah ChackoFederal Times, March 1, 2011 

Report: Wartime Contractors Waste, Steal Tens Of Billions -- Then Come Back For More, By Dan FroomkinThe Huffington Post, February 28, 2011 

ANALYSIS-U.S. grapples to keep Afghan rebuilding on track, By Missy RyanReuters, January 21, 2011 

Afghanistan reconstruction auditor resigns, By Michelle NicholsReuters, January 11, 2011 

Time to follow Fields' example and quit Afghanistan, By Pratap ChatterjeeThe Guardian, January 11, 2011 

Senators hail resignation of Afghanistan inspector general, By John T. BennettThe Hill, January 10, 2011 

U.S. hires firms with questionable pasts for Afghan jobs, By Marisa TaylorMcClatchy Newspapers, November 14, 2010 

Military Restructures Afghanistan Police Contract; Blackwater-Linked Army Office Stripped of Control, By Spencer AckermanThe Washignton Independent, March 25, 2010 

Firm tied to Iraq scandal profited, By Guillermo ContrerasSan Antonio Express-News, July 19, 2009 

War zone contracting termed huge 'failure', By Robin ActonPittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 4, 2009 

U.S. Returns Some Funds to Iraq, By Ellen NakashimaThe Washington Post, March 17, 2009 

When suspending contractors, size - not action - matters, By Elise CastelliFederal Times, March 2, 2009 

Outrageous: Baghdad Boondoggle, By Michael CrowleyReader's Digest, March 1, 2009 

Collins set to testify today before war contracts panel, By Dieter BradburyPortland Press Herald, Kennebec Journal, February 2, 2009 

Contractor for military committed serious violations, By Abbie Boudreau and Scott BronsteinCNN Special Investigations Unit, November 24, 2008 

Defense awards more Iraq reconstruction work to contractors cited for poor performance, By Elizabeth NewellGovernment Executive, October 28, 2008 

Corruption in Iraq reconstruction, By Murray LightBuffalo News, May 18, 2008 

Increasing reliance on private contractors in Iraq raises questions, By Lauren GregoryChattanooga Times Free Press, May 2, 2008 

Security Progress in Baghdad Draws Entrepreneurs, NPR: Morning Edition, May 1, 2008 

Investigators: Millions in Iraq contracts never finished, Trend News Agency (Azerbaijan), April 28, 2008 

Investigators: Millions in Iraq contracts never finished, By Hope YenAssociated Press, April 27, 2008 

Cape Canaveral-based contractor could land another Army contract in Iraq, By Richard, January 4, 2008 

McCaskill measure on wartime contracting wins Senate vote, by Sam Hananel (Associated Press)The Examiner, September 28, 2007 

Watchdog agency to audit 4 reconstruction firms, By Matt Kelley USA Today, May 22, 2007 

Iraq watchdog office faces 2007 closure , by Kelley Beaucar VlahosFox News , October 30, 2006 

Halliburton cited for Iraq overhead; costs in oil contract called extreme , by Griff WriteThe Washington Post , October 25, 2006 

Iraq’s Reconstruction a Boondoggle By Design , by Joshua , July 17, 2006 

Halliburton-KBR's LOGCAP-3 Iraq Contract Not Renewed, Defense Industry Daily , July 14, 2006 

Shays admits errors on Iraq, by Peter UrbanConnecticut Post, June 4, 2006 

Agency charged with spending oversight in Iraq left country in '04, By Seth BorensteinKnight Ridder Newspapers, October 17, 2005 

Army pays KBR for contracts not yet worked out, Hilary Wicai Transcript, National Public Radio Marketplace Morning Report, February 4, 2005 

Contractors Sometimes Stretch Their Deals, The Washington Post, May 31, 2004 

CACI Contract: From Supplies to Interrogation, By Ellen McCarthyThe Washington Post, May 17, 2004 

"Line Increasingly Blurred Between Soldiers and Civilian Contractors" in effort to rebuild Iraq, By Ariana Eunjung Cha and Renae MerleWashington Post, May 13, 2004 

Democrat Attacks on Contractors, by John BerlauInsight on the News, February 17, 2004 

Bechtel Lands Iraq Contract, By David Streitfeld and Mark FinemanThe Los Angeles Times, April 18, 2003