USAID Will Probe Contractors To Keep Cash From Terrorists

Law360, New York (February 14, 2012, 7:01 PM EST) -- The U.S. Agency for International Development finalized its contract vetting rules Tuesday, implementing security checks for overseas contractors to help ensure that USAID funds don't end up in the hands of terrorists or their supporters.

USAID had been sharply criticized — along with the U.S. departments of State and Defense — for failing to properly vet contractors and subcontractors in Afghanistan, with some government reports, like the bipartisan Wartime Contracting Commission's report, saying poor oversight allowed U.S. contract funds to flow directly to terrorists and Taliban...
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