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Commission on Wartime Contracting

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Commission on Wartime Contracting final report cover

Final Report to Congress

Transforming Wartime Contracting
Controlling costs
Reducing risks

August 2011

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How did the Commission derive its
$31 billion to $60 billion estimate of waste? (pdf)

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Full report 5,200 KB 75,600 KB
Contents & Executive summary 370 KB --
Ch 1. Reliance on contractors 1,000 KB 10,700 KB
Ch 2. 'Inherently governmental' rules 951 KB 8,300 KB
Ch 3. Waste, fraud, and abuse 1,200 KB 9,300 KB
Ch 4. Sustainability 903 KB 10,200 KB
Ch 5. Acquisition as a core function 733 KB 5,900 KB
Ch 6. Interagency coordination 866 KB 6,300 KB
Ch 7. Competition, management, and enforcement 747 KB 5,400 KB
Ch 8. The way forward 685 KB 6,300 KB
Appendixes 1,600 KB --

Welcome to the website of the Commission on Wartime Contracting (CWC), an independent, bipartisan legislative commission established to study wartime contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan. Created in Section 841 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, this eight-member Commission is mandated by Congress to study federal agency contracting for the reconstruction, logistical support of coalition forces, and the performance of security functions, in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Section 841 requires the Commission to assess a number of factors related to wartime contracting, including the extent of waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement of wartime contracts. The Commission has the authority to hold hearings and to refer to the Attorney General any violation or potential violation of law it identifies in carrying out its duties.

The Commission has issued two interim reports to Congress, “At What Cost?” (June 2009) and “At What Risk?” (February 2011), as well as five Special Reports on specific issues. PDFs are posted at the Reports section of this site. The final report to Congress, “Transforming Wartime Contracting: Controlling Costs, Reducing Risks,” was filed in August 2011.

The Commission will sunset on September 30, 2011. From that date, this website will no longer be updated, but will remain online as an archive of the Commission’s work.

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