Tag Archives: Reconstruction

USAID Paid $5.2M for Afghan Industrial Park Where Contractor Left Out Water and Sewer

USAID Paid $5.2M for Afghan Industrial Park Where Contractor Left Out Water and Sewer By Bridget Johnson July 29, 2016 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) spent $5.2 million on an industrial park in Kabul province that ended up … Continue reading

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USAID Reconstruction Contracts in Afghanistan and Iraq Bites Former Louis Berger Executives

from Diplopundit USAID Reconstruction Contracts in Afghanistan and Iraq Bites Former Louis Berger Executives August 3, 2016In May 2015,  the former president, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board of USAID contractor Louis Berger Group Inc. (LBG) was  sentenced to … Continue reading

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$43 Million Gas Station a “Can of Worms” Says Sen. Grassley

$43 Million Gas Station a “Can of Worms” Says Sen. Grassley July 26, 2016 The controversial gas station in Afghanistan, which cost taxpayers either $42.7 million or less than $10 million depending on whom you ask, has become a “can of worms,” according … Continue reading

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Inspection of $5.2 Million Bagrami Industrial Park

Today, SIGAR released an inspection report on the $5.2 million USAID-funded design and construction of Bagrami Industrial Park. The inspection notes: — USAID awarded a $10 million contract to Technologists, Inc. (TI), a U.S. company, for the development of three … Continue reading

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July 2016 Quarterly Report

Today, SIGAR released its 32nd (July 2016) Quarterly Report to Congress. The report notes: — The opening section, entitled “Power Struggle: Electrifying Afghanistan,” notes that Afghanistan has one of the lowest rates of electrification in the world, with only about … Continue reading

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Pentagon Chief Sees Role for U.S. Contractors in Rebuilding Iraq, Syria

7/27/2016 Pentagon Chief Sees Role for U.S. Contractors in Rebuilding Iraq, Syria By Jon Harper   FORT BRAGG, North Carolina – Contractors could play a major role in efforts to stabilize and rebuild cities in Iraq and Syria after they … Continue reading

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United States Sues Former Executives of Government Contractor for Making False Claims in Connection with Reconstruction Contracts in Afghanistan and Iraq

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 28, 2016 United States Sues Former Executives of Government Contractor for Making False Claims in Connection with Reconstruction Contracts in Afghanistan and Iraq The Justice Department announced today … Continue reading

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Audit of DOD, State, and USAID’s Over $2.6 Billion Investment in Afghanistan’s Information and Communications Technology Sector

Today, SIGAR published an audit of DOD, State and USAID’s over $2.6 billion investment in Afghanistan’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Sector. The audit notes: — According to U.S. and Afghan officials, the ICT sector is generally seen as a … Continue reading

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Review of Location Data and Operating Conditions of USAID-Funded Health Facilities

Today, SIGAR published a letter to USAID regarding site inspections conducted to verify the location data and operating conditions of 29 U.S.-funded public health facilities in Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan. The letter notes: — SIGAR found substantial inaccuracies in the geospatial … Continue reading

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We wasted $113B in Afghanistan, no wonder ‘America First’ resonates

We wasted $113B in Afghanistan, no wonder ‘America First’ resonates By Paul Sperry May 15, 2016 | 7:15am Modal Trigger The US lost $6 million of your money trying to spur the goat cashmere industry. Photo: EPA While Donald Trump took … Continue reading

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