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US sues contractors over troop trailers in Iraq

The U.S. government has filed a civil lawsuit accusing a Houston-based global construction company and its Kuwaiti subcontractor of submitting nearly $50 million in inflated claims to install live-in trailers for troops during the Iraq War.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Iraq , DoD

Tuesday - 11/20/2012, 04:11pm EST

Commission on Wartime Contracting looking at Iraq contractor drawdown

As the number of war fighters in Iraq shrinks, the number of contractors will too. On Monday the Commission looked at the plan for the contractor drawdown.

Tags: contracting , Commission on Wartime Contracting , LOGCAP , Michael Thibault

Tuesday - 03/30/2010, 07:40pm EDT

Shay Assad: how to fix contracting problems in 30 days or less

Commissioner Dov Zakheim told FederalNewsRadio DCAA and DCMA "just didn't seem to be working in harness, and we got assurances, very, very firm assurances, from a very senior Defense official, Mr. Shay Assad, who said he's going to have it sorted out in 30 days. And frankly, we believe him."

Tags: Commission on Wartime Contracting , contracting , Shay Assad , DCAA , DCMA , DoD , defense , SPOT

Tuesday - 11/10/2009, 02:00pm EST
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DoD promises to fix Iraq contracting problems in 30 days

There is no precise figure for how many contractors are in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tags: Commission on Wartime Contracting , Dov Zakheim , contracting , Shay Assad , DCAA , DCMA , DoD , defense

Tuesday - 11/03/2009, 12:05pm EST
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Wartime contractors need more federal guidance

The independent Commission on Wartime Contracting wants to know whether American contractors in Iraq are adequately reducing the number of employees in the country as U.S. troops are withdrawn. Commission co-chair Michael Thibault explains.

Tags: contracting , Commission on Wartime Contracting , LOGCAP , Michael Thibault

Tuesday - 03/30/2010, 11:10am EDT
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