The Minority Office of the House Committee on Government Reform has issued a report, “Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Hurricane Katrina Contracts.”
The Minority Office’s website says, ” In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Bush Administration turned to private contractors to provide relief and recovery services worth billions of dollars. Now, one year later, it is apparent that taxpayers and the residents of the Gulf Coast are paying a steep price for the failure to stop waste, fraud, and abuse in federal contracting.
“At the request of Reps. Waxman, Cardoza, Obey, Tanner, Norton, and Tierney, this report examines procurement spending in response to Hurricane Katrina. The report identifies 19 Katrina contracts, collectively worth $8.75 billion, that have experienced significant overcharges, wasteful spending, or mismanagement.”
The full text of the report is available.