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Search Tags: Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afgh
The congressionally-chartered commission will shut down at the close of business on Friday after three years, 25 hearings, and eight reports to Congress.
The Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan is relying on the Government Accountability Office to offer actionable information about contracting in war zones.
Ashton Carter, the Defense Department's undersecretary for acquisitions, said the Pentagon can buy things quickly when it truly needs to. But when it comes to supporting overseas contingency operations, he said the country needs a dedicated, permanent "fast lane" that leapfrogs DoD's notoriously slow methods of buying goods and services.
A recent hearing by the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan took a look at whether Defense has made adequate plans and actual progress to improve the federal workforce that oversees billions of dollars in contracting activity. Former Congressman Chris Shays is the co-chairman of the Commission brings us up to speed.