DOD Orders Review Of Sole-Source Alaska Native Contracts

Law360, New York (November 8, 2011, 8:02 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Defense asked its military contracting executives on Monday to begin a top-down review of all contracts handed to Alaska Native corporations without competition, after a recent bribery scandal drew new scrutiny to the sole-source contracts.

Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and John McCain, R-Ariz., had asked for additional oversight after the early October indictment of four people, including two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees and a former contracting officer at Alaska Native contractor EyakTek. The four men were charged with taking $20...
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