Thursday, April 22, 2010

Contractors Watching Contractors in Afghanistan

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recently released a report on the issue of contractors overseeing other contractors in contingency operations (Iraq and Afghanistan). The report is critical of the practice.
"Clearly, conflicts of interest could arise, as government decisions on contract and grant administration, which represent "the government's primary mechanism for assessing whether it is getting the expected products or services from contractors or whether grantees are performing in accordance with grant programs," might be "inappropriately influenced by, rather than independent from," a contractor's actions."
Read more in "GAO: Contractors Overseeing Other Contractors in a Contingency Environment Problematic", OMB Watch, April 20, 2010.

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