Commission on Wartime Contracting’s site goes live
Understandably, the new whitehouse.gov Web site has attracted a flurry of attention. But another new government site, wartimecontracting.gov, has escaped attention, until now.
Compared to when the World War II-era Truman Committee began (which was even before WWII started), the Commission on Wartime Contracting has had a late start in examining how the government is using contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan. It became active last year and is having its first public hearing on Feb. 2, over seven years after conflict began in Afghanistan and nearly six years after the war started in Iraq.
ProPublica and The New York Times made available a draft of the report that will be officially released by the Commission on Feb. 2. The report was authored by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction.