Category Archives: Afghanistan

USAID suspends IRD, its largest nonprofit contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan

USAID suspends IRD, its largest nonprofit contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan By Scott Higham and Steven Rich January 26 at 6:10 PM Follow @ScottHigham1 Follow @dataeditor The U.S. Agency for International Development announced Monday that it has suspended one of … Continue reading

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How Has Congressional Oversight Failed in Afghanistan Reconstruction?

How Has Congressional Oversight Failed in Afghanistan Reconstruction? Anthea Mitchell January 13, 2015 Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images Whenever the U.S. government puts money toward a project, there’s always the potential for mismanagement or poor implementation. In fact, there has been a great deal of … Continue reading

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U.S. top court rejects appeals by Halliburton, KBR over conduct overseas

U.S. top court rejects appeals by Halliburton, KBR over conduct overseas By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:18am EST The company logo of Halliburton oilfield services corporate offices is seen in Houston, Texas April 6, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Richard … Continue reading

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The Savings from Seven Key Afghanistan Audits: $1.1 Billion

The Savings from Seven Key Afghanistan Audits: $1.1 Billion By Charles S. Clark 12:27 PM ET A recent audit looked at Defense’s procedures to account for weapons provided to the Afghan National Security Forces. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction … Continue reading

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Department of Defense: More than 75 Percent of All SIGAR Audit and Inspection Report Recommendations Have Been Implemented

Department of Defense: More than 75 Percent of All SIGAR Audit and Inspection Report Recommendations Have Been Implemented

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Private Security Companies Give Way to the Afghan Public Protection Force

Private Security Companies Give Way to the Afghan Public Protection Force

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U.S. spent $500,000 on Afghan training center that was ‘melting,’ watchdog finds

U.S. spent $500,000 on Afghan training center that was ‘melting,’ watchdog finds By Christian Davenport January 15 at 12:01 AM Follow @_chrisdavenport The U.S. spent $500,000 to build a training building for Afghan Forces that quickly fell apart. Photo courtesy … Continue reading

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Half a Million Dollar Afghan Police Training Center Melts

Afghan Special Police Training Center’s Dry Fire Range: Poor Contractor Performance and Poor Government Oversight Led to Project Failure Today SIGAR released an inspection of the $456,669 Afghan Special Police Training Center’s dry fire range. The report found: –Within four … Continue reading

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Naperville man admits stealing computer equipment from overseas base

Naperville man admits stealing computer equipment from overseas base By Jason Meisner Chicago Tribune contact the reporter Naperville man admits to stealing more than $330,000 of computer equipment from an Afghanistan air base A Naperville man who worked as a … Continue reading

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As U.S. Draws Down in Afghanistan, Role Continues for Private Security Firms

As U.S. Draws Down in Afghanistan, Role Continues for Private Security Firms By Eric Auner, Dec. 13, 2013, The sacrifices of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan have been widely reported, but the U.S. war effort has relied heavily on … Continue reading

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