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Senator McCaskill, Ex-Auditor, to Shine Brighter Light on Iraq Defense Contracts

July 12th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

By Roxana Tiron

Freshman Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), a former prosecutor and Missouri state auditor, is planning to offer several amendments to the defense authorization bill in an effort to curb contracting mismanagement and abuse in Iraq.

The new member of the Senate Armed Services Committee is coming into her own, drawing on her auditor experience to shine light on fraud in defense contracts. Around 180,000 contractors are in Iraq, performing everything from providing security and transportation to feeding the soldiers.

McCaskill is planning to introduce her amendments later in the week. The junior senator has worked closely with Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) to make sure “that they are principled measures,” according to a Senate aide. Read more…



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