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U.S. Spending on Afghanistan Reconstruction at Risk of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

The U.S. government has spent about $141 billion on reconstruction in Afghanistan since 2002. Here at GAO, we have been monitoring these efforts. In today’s WatchBlog post, we look our new report, which highlights concerns we found about U.S. reconstruction … Continue reading

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Getting a Good Deal — How to Do Federal Contracting Right

Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Economics for their contributions to contract theory—which looks at how contract incentives help resolve conflicts of interest between parties. And, as anyone who’s hired a contractor knows, ensuring that … Continue reading

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Contractors in Iraq & Afghanistan

At the peak of combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the number of military contractors sometimes met or exceeded the number of U.S. military personnel in service. Since then, contracted support in these areas has decreased, but contractors continue to … Continue reading

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