Defense Contracting in Iraq, and More from CRS

12.04.07 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

The complexities of U.S. defense contracting in Iraq and some of the resulting irregularities are reviewed in a newly updated report from the Congressional Research Service.

“Given the size and scope of the contracts in Iraq, and the challenge of managing billions of DOD-appropriated dollars, many have suggested it appropriate to inquire whether these types of contracts can be managed better,” the CRS report delicately stated.

See “Defense Contracting in Iraq: Issues and Options for Congress” (pdf), updated November 15, 2007.

Other noteworthy new CRS reports obtained by Secrecy News include the following (all pdf):

“North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons: Latest Developments,” November 21, 2007.

“Russian Energy Policy toward Neighboring Countries,” November 27, 2007.

“Foreign Aid Reform: Issues for Congress and Policy Options,” November 7, 2007.

“Defense: FY2008 Authorization and Appropriations,” updated November 28, 2007.

“Botnets, Cybercrime, and Cyberterrorism: Vulnerabilities and Policy Issues for Congress,” updated November 15, 2007.