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September 10, 2013

By Joe Newman

Benghazi Ignored: New Evidence Exposes Gaps in Kabul Embassy Security



Kabul Embassy Guard Force The private security force tasked with defending the U.S. Embassy in war-torn Afghanistan has been chronically understaffed, leaving the compound at risk, former guards told the Project On Government Oversight (POGO).

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 10, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Map Shows State Dept. Official Gave Misleading Testimony to Congress



Infographic: Attacks in Kabul A top State Department official delivered inaccurate and misleading testimony to a Senate panel in July, when he dismissed concerns about security at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

September 6, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

DoD IG Confirms POGO’s DARPA Concerns



DARPA DARPA improperly awards contracts, often without proper evaluations, required support or approvals, and checking the adequacy of contractor accounting systems.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

August 22, 2013

By Neil Gordon

DynCorp Faces Another Subcontractor Nonpayment Lawsuit



Dyncorp building
For the second time in two months, a subcontractor has sued DynCorp International seeking money it claims DynCorp owes for Afghanistan reconsruction work.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

August 1, 2013

By Neil Gordon

New Report Slams Contract Oversight in Afghanistan



SIGAR Letter The latest quarterly report from the Afghanistan reconstruction watchdog found serious shortcomings in contract oversight, including “a pervasive lack of accountability.”

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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