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March 8, 2013

By Neil Gordon

SIGIR Says “At Least” $8 Billion Lost in Iraq



National Security The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR), which sunsets this month, said the government has no idea how billions of reconstruction dollars were spent over the past decade, and estimates that at least $8 billion has been lost to fraud, waste, and abuse.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

February 1, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Should SIGAR Have Suspension and Debarment Power?



Afghanistan While the government considers whether to grant SIGAR suspension and debarment powers, dozens of companies and individuals suspected of aiding terrorists in Afghanistan remain eligible to receive U.S. taxpayer money.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 31, 2013

By Andre Francisco

U.S. May Have Bought Fuel from Iran for Afghanistan



Oil barrels U.S. officials did not have a way to make sure fuel purchased for security forces in Afghanistan did not come from Iran, which would violate U.S. sanctions, according to a Washington Post story.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

December 17, 2012

By Neil Gordon

SIGAR Probing Army Corps Deal with DynCorp



Dyncorp building
The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has opened an investigation into why the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allowed DynCorp International to walk away from a bungled construction job.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

November 26, 2012

By Neil Gordon

KBR November Litigation Round-Up



Contract Oversight Despite a seemingly endless parade of legal troubles for KBR involving its Iraq logistics support work, the company remains a favored federal contractor.

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