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Senators Ask For Pentagon Explanation on Contract Abuse
By Josh White Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, April 19, 2008; A02
Two members of the Senate Armed Services Committee called yesterday on Pentagon officials to further explain the awarding of a $50 million Air Force contract to a company owned by people close to senior Air Force officials, demanding accountability at the highest levels of the service.
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), in a letter to the secretary of the Air Force, asked why senior leaders escaped punishment for the award. McCaskill has been outspoken on contracting improprieties and wrote to Michael Wynne that there had been "insufficient punishment and a lack of corrective actions" after a 2005 contract was steered to a company owned by a recently retired four-star general and a millionaire civilian pilot who had grown close to Air Force officials.
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