Auditing and financial transparency

  • GAO report: Status of Competition for Iraq Reconstruction Contracts Oct 2006 (06 Oct 2006)

    Assessment of the awarding of contracts financed by the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund from October 2003 - March 2006. USAID awarded 99% of its Iraq reconstruction contracts competitively; DOD awarded nearly 82% competitively; but the State Dept awarded only 10% of its contracts competitively.

    Based on the US Government Accountability Office's review of $10bn of the total $11.6bn disbursed by the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund. Some DOD contracts could not be assessed because the DOD did not retain information on their awarding.