The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) this week issued an audit of a $2.5 billion State Department contract with DynCorp International for training Iraq’ police.  The report finds that the State department failed to oversee the contract properly, due to a shortage of staff to oversee work done by contractors.  The SIGIR discovered that there was ONE single conractor officer to monitor invoices for the $2.5 billion contract –who was approving all invoices without questioning them.  (There are now 3 contracting officers overseeing the contract).

The result:  waste.   For example, the Department paid more than $4 million per year to assign a 16-person security detail to protect 6 US contractors in Iraq who already had a whole team of hired guards.

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