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January 23, 2013

By Adam Zagorin

Lawsuit: Kabul Embassy Guards Told to Lie About Long Hours



Contract Oversight Guards responsible for protecting the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, have often worked 14 to 18 hours per day for six or seven days per week and have been directed to file false time records to avoid revealing that they have exceeded the standard 72-h

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Topics: Contract Oversight

October 19, 2012

By Joe Newman

We've Seen This Before: Video of Drunk Security Contractors



Bonfire in Kabul Security Guard Buidling There are lurid parallels between a new investigation of private security contractors drunk in Kabul and a similar POGO investigation three years ago.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

October 12, 2011

By Neil Gordon

State Dept. IG Finds Waste and Mismanagement on Afghanistan Contract



The Commission on Wartime Contracting (CWC) may be history, but the need for a contingency operations watchdog of the CWC's caliber will never go away. In fact, just as the CWC was closing up shop last week, the State Department Inspector General released a report finding problems on a $12 million contract in Afghanistan.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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