Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Claire McCaskill tweets her disgust over latest contractor scandal

Posted By on Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 4:44 PM

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Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill chairs the Senate Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight, so chances are she's seen pictures like the one to the left, which were just published by Gawker.

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The senator has been tweeting her reactions to the news that some of the guards at State Department facilities in Afghanistan allegedly treated their posts like they were on spring break, Kabul. A whistleblower informed the Project on Government Oversight, a nonpartisan nonprofit, that employees of ArmorGroup North America were drinking booze out of each others' ass cracks, abusing the locals and generally making a mockery of the company's 5-year, $189 million dollar contract with the State Department.

ArmorGroup North America is a subsidiary of a ginormous contractor named Wackenhut. Wackin' hut, indeed.

From Clairecmc:

We had hearing in

June on security contract at our embassy in Afghanstn.Today new info

out that confirm serious problms w/this contractor.

Once again

whistleblower is a key to accountability.Another contracting

scandal.I've sent letter to State asking for full investigation.

Testimony given in front of my sub comm on contracting appears to be misleading at best. 

POGO once again earns its reformer stripes. #ChippedArmor

McCaskill wrote a letter to Patrick Kennedy at the State Department, saying if the allegations are true, they "raise questions

regarding [ArmorGroup's] performance of the contract and the

Department's management and oversight," and asking for a thorough review of ArmorGroup's performance.

Oh and hey! Wackenhut's hiring! I dare someone to show up to the interview in a coconut g-string.

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