DOD Is Mishandling Afghanistan Chopper Contracts, IG Says

Law360, New York (January 17, 2013, 5:43 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Defense is not properly overseeing billion-dollar helicopter transportation contracts in Afghanistan, leaving on-site reports uninspected and relying on contractor reports instead of independent agency reviews, according to a DOD inspector general's report Tuesday.

Since 2009, the U.S. Transportation Command has awarded 10 indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts to provide medium-, heavy- and superheavy-lift helicopters to distribute supplies, passengers and U.S. mail throughout Afghanistan, the report said. The Afghanistan Rotary Wing Transport Program IDIQ contracts have a potential ceiling value of $5.6 billion, and Transcom...
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