Watchdog Vacancies Put Contracts At Risk For Fraud, Waste

Law360, New York (May 4, 2012, 5:53 PM EDT) -- Watchdogs and lawmakers are seeking to fill lingering inspector general vacancies at 10 federal agencies — which include the ones most responsible for wartime contracting in Afghanistan — saying the lack of top-level oversight has placed contracts at greater risk for fraud and waste.

Lawmakers from both parties have expressed concern about the lack of IG oversight of contracts, particularly overseas wartime contracts, which were the subject of a September report from the bipartisan Wartime Contracting Commission. The U.S. has wasted $30 billion to $60 billion in contracts in Afghanistan and...
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