The DOD Inspector General

The Inspector General at the Departmnet of Defense must be disgruntled:

According to the report on the inspector general’s Web site, procurement rules were not followed in 22 of 24 deals awarded by the military on behalf of the U.S.-led Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad and its now-defunct Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance (ORHA).

Many of these contracts, the biggest of which was to create an Iraqi media network, were not competitively bid.

In one example, a contractor was paid even though he was on vacation. In another, vehicles were airlifted into Iraq at a cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars without proper approval. And in a third, a media contractor was used to organize garbage removal.