DOD, State Resist Recommended Contract Oversight Posts

Law360, New York (September 21, 2011, 6:53 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Departments of Defense and State pushed back against some recommendations by the bipartisan Wartime Contracting Commission, saying Wednesday that new high-level positions for contract oversight were unnecessary.

The wartime commission recently published a report two years in the making, describing a pervasive lack of oversight and planning that has led to the waste of $31 billion to $60 billion in wartime contracts since 2002.

Among 15 recommendations, the commission said the U.S. should create a permanent U.S. special inspector general for contingency operations and...
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