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Senate Panel to Consider Report on War Contract Waste

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The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will meet Wednesday to consider a recent report on wasteful spending in contracts for the wars in Afghanistan in Iraq.

In a 240-page report released in August, the Commission on Wartime Contracting detailed between $31 billion and $60 billion in waste, including projects that either went unfinished or are unsustainable.

“This report provides further proof that vigorous management of contracts is central to successful outcomes – in government and in business,” Chairman Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said in a statement.

“That is a lesson that must be applied not only to wartime contracting but to contracting across all federal agencies as we seek to improve government performance.”

The committee will hear from three panels of witnesses, including Chris Shays, who co-chaired the commission with Michael Thibault.

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