Two senators are trying to change the way agencies plan for wartime contracting.
Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Jim Webb (D-Va.) have sponsored a bill that would incorporate ideas from the Commission on Wartime Contracting. That group found the U.S. lost up to $60 billion to fraud, waste and abuse during contracting operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“It goes a very long way,” said Dov Zakheim, a former member of the commission, about the bill. “It doesn’t address all of the problems, and, in one or two respects, it probably goes further than we’ve gone. But I would say generally it’s a major step in the right direction.”
Zakheim joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin to share his thoughts on whether the bill hits the mark.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-8 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.