Hundreds of millions of dollars are at risk of waste, fraud and abuse in the Defense Department’s fuel network in Afghanistan. The Pentagon is frustrated because it knew about the risk before the money went out the door. Elizabeth Field is the assistant inspector general for Audits and Inspections at the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.
A lot of Defense Department civilians can come back to work now and some of them were back today. DoD Comptroller Robert Hale says a legal interpretation in conjunction with the Justice Department concludes they can get 90 percent or more of Pentagon civilians back to work this week. But Federal News Radio DoD reporter Jared Serbu says getting an exact number of workers going back isn’t easy to compile.
Mike Causey Senior Correspondent Federal News Radio
Employees at the Pentagon that weren’t essential last week are coming back this week. The Defense Department’s interpretation of the Pay Our Military Act means about 90 percent of DoD civilians will be back to work by Friday. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders if “reclassification” might be how more federal employees get the call back to work.
Bryan King government contracts lawyer General Counsel, P.C.
Francis Rose is the host of In Depth, which airs weekdays from 8-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. metro area and online everywhere. Francis has covered all three branches of the federal government as a broadcast journalist since 1998. He joined Federal News Radio in 2006, and launched In Depth in 2008 as a daily show focused on connecting federal executives to the information they need to do their jobs better.