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Commission on Wartime Contracting

Opportunity for Federal Contractors to Lead on Human Trafficking

Kelly Heinrich | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Kelly Heinrich

The award of a federal government contract is contingent upon a laundry list of complex, lengthy, substantial assurances. Through those assurances, i.e. regulations, the USG has the leverage to shape corporate policy and is doing so quite purposefully for human trafficking.

How to Get a Mule's -- I Mean Contractor's -- Attention

David Isenberg | Posted 08.03.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

The Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan (CWC) may be gone, but it is hardly forgotten. At least not by the U.S. Government Accou...

Privatizing the War on Terror: America's Military Contractors

John W. Whitehead | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

America's troops may be returning home from Iraq, but we're far from done paying the costs of war. In fact, at the same time that Obama is reducing the number of troops in Iraq, he's replacing them with military contractors at far greater expense to the taxpayer.

No Success in Iraq -- Unless You're a War Profiteer

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe | Posted 02.14.2012 | World
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe

Nothing about the Iraq fiasco should be called a success, despite President Obama's attempt to provide closure to the troops misused and abused since the launch of that war.

Making the Relationship Work: PSC and the Military

David Isenberg | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
David Isenberg

The PSC/PMC industry desperately needs the equivalent of the Center Army for Lessons Learned so that all firms can take advantage of the lessons, many of them dearly earned at the price of blood, limbs, and lives of numerous contractors, learned from their operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere.

Billions Of Lost Iraq Cash Finally Accounted For

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

As the decade-long Iraq conflict finally comes to close, so too does the mystery of a stockpile of American cash worth billions lost during the war. ...

War and Private Contractors: Can't Live with Them, Can't Live Without Them

David Isenberg | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Anybody who was dreaming that that the military was going to divest itself of contractors can put that fantasy to rest. Now that the CWC has said the government is over-reliant on contractors, you can see that we have a bit of a contradiction.

Dan Froomkin

Report: Wartime Contractors Waste, Steal Tens Of Billions -- Then Come Back For More

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The chairmen of the bipartisan Commission on Wartime Contracting decried on Monday a federal system that has allowed contractors in Iraq...

CWC on PMC in Afghanistan

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

This past Monday the always useful Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan held a hearing. The topic was "Recurring problems in Afghan construction."

When Doing More With Less Is Not a Good Idea

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

"From 2001 to 2008, contract spending more than doubled to over 500 billion dollars ... this inattention to the workforce resulted in increased use of high-risk contracting practices."

Who's Minding the Subcontractors?

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

On July 26 the Commission on Wartime Contracting held a hearing on an important but long unexplored and underappreciated topic; the role of subcontrac...

Private Security Contractors in Iraq: Where are we going?"

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

I previously highlighted some notable excerpts from the first day of a recent two day set of hearings held by the Commission on Wartime Contracting in...

Inherent or Non-Inherent: That is the Question

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

I was out of town when the federal Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan (CWC) held the first part of a two-day hearing on the p...

Sometimes It Helps to Read the Fine Print

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Here are some excerpts from the first panel of the hearing held earlier this week (April 19) by the Commission on Wartime Contracting. The topic was "...

Defense Contractors Robbing Taxpayers Blind Due To Lack Of Oversight

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — During a routine check of a watch tower at a U.S. military base in Kuwait, an Army sergeant found the guard leaning back in a chair...

The Ghost of Truman: The Wartime Contracting Commission Gives DOD Hell on Iraq Contracting

Dina Rasor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dina Rasor

I felt the usual dread as I settled down to watch the hearings by the congressional Wartime Contracting Commission. But this time, the ghost of Harry Truman was lurking in the room.