Standoff Casts Shadow Over $3B In Iraq Security Contracts

Law360, New York (July 29, 2011, 8:02 PM EDT) -- A dispute between the U.S. Department of State and the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction over access to plans to protect diplomats has cast doubt on the oversight of nearly $3 billion in diplomatic security contracts, adding another layer of uncertainty to an already volatile transition out of Iraq.

SIGIR was rebuffed when it asked for records about the State Department's plans to oversee its contractor force, which will pick up some of the slack from the U.S. military's withdrawal from Iraq, according to news...
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