Wartime Contracting Commission finds drinking problem with ArmorGroup

Friday - 10/2/2009, 10:05am EDT

Bob Dickson

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A single line in federal law could be why the State Department hired a security firm whose workers allegedly engaged in alcohol abuse and lurid behavior. The scandal with ArmorGroup North America surfaced less than a month ago. The company was hired to protect the U.S. embassy in Afghanistan, but a new report from the Commission on Wartime Contracting suggests the State Department could have avoided the drama had it not been for the so-called the "lowest price" clause" in federal law. Bob Dickson is the Commission's executive director, and he joins us live to explain the finding.