October 28th, 2016
The U.S. government has long recognized that it does not have enough information on the identities of its contractors – those that help protect our national security, provide medical and educational services, and build infrastructure. “here is no database in the U.S. government” that provides reliable subcontractor information. -Ray DiNunzio, Special Investigator General for Afghanistan
November 28th, 2011
In June of this year, the U.S. Senate published a report evaluating U.S. foreign assistance to Afghanistan that emphasizes the unsustainability of the current foreign assistance strategy. Of particular interest is the key point that the “U.S. government relies heavily on contractors in Afghanistan, but multiple reports have raised alarms about the lack of robust oversight and accountability for multi-billion dollar investments.” The reality is that when these private companies are found guilty of corruption, the consequences, if any, are low.