The purpose of the hearing was to assess the management and oversight of reconstruction contracts in Afghanistan. In particular, the hearing focused on the extent to which the Defense Department and USAID have incorporated and institutionalized the lessons learned since the beginning of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The hearing also provided an opportunity to review finding from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) regarding the Defense Department’s management and oversight of reconstruction contracts. This hearing was the fifth in a planned series of hearings covering actual and potential waste, fraud, and abuse in Afghanistan contracts.
Director, Defense Capabilities and Management
Government Accountability Office
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Procurement
Assistant to the Administrator and Director, Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs
U.S. Agency for International Development