Over a period of six months, the contracted value of one Iraqi task order of Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown & Root grew by a multiple of 36 and was modified 21 times, according to previously classified documents obtained by the Center for Public Integrity.
More than 70 American companies and individuals - donors to the presidential campaigns of George W. Bush - have won up to $8 billion in contracts for work in postwar Iraq and Afghanistan over the last two years.
Read more about Top 100 Contractors in Iraq, Afghanistan
Using data from FY 2004-2006, the Center compiled the top defense contractors gaining off conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan.
Read more about Contractors in Iraq, Afghanistan, FY 2004-2006
The top 10 contractors and what they earned.
Read more about Documents reveal concern regarding Halliburton contracts
A top Army contracting officer asks for an independent investigation.
Read more about Halliburton contracts balloon
Despite being under an investigative cloud, company gets $4.3 billion in 2003.
Read more about Winning contractors – An update
As the number of contracts rises, problems continue to plague the contracting process.
Read more about A timeline of Fuel Distribution Task Order 0005
Read more about Contractors write the rules
Army policy governing use of contractors omits intelligence restrictions.
Read more about Army was aware of the risks of private sector intelligence in 2000
As early as December 2000 the Army was aware of the risks of calling on the private sector for intelligence work.
Read more about Some players in Iraq got their business from Baghdad and Kabul
While the Defense and State Departments have granted the lion's share of contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan directly from Washington, a few U.S. companies have made their deals directly with local governing authorities that have emerged with U.S. support or direction.
Read more about A closer look at Science Applications International Corp's deal
The Pentagon has awarded seven contracts to San Diego-based Science Applications International Corp. to oversee much of the massive jobs of building a new government and mass media in post-war Iraq.
Read more about Sullivan Haave may be tiny, but it does have an influential Pentagon link
One of the more interesting Iraq contracts the Center uncovered involves a tiny firm called Sullivan Haave Associates.
Read more about Government denies charges that Bush helped oil companies in Iraq
Executive Order 13303, which appears to give immunity from any judicial process to every entity with direct or indirect interests in Iraqi petroleum and related products, went unnoticed outside the government until July.
Read more about Service contracting has risen dramatically in the last decade
Government contracting has always been a complex matter, thick with legal wrangling and bureaucracy, but the last decade has seen a radical change in how the U.S. government purchases goods and services.
Read more about Open records law offers flawed glimpse of government contracting
Under a presidential directive signed by Ronald Reagan on June 23, 1987, known as Executive Order 12600, companies have potential veto power over Freedom of Information Act requests for copies of their contracts with the U.S. government.
Read more about Methodology: Windfalls of War
The Center for Public Integrity looked at U.S. companies that received U.S. government contracts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Our investigation focused on the three agencies that are responsible for awarding most of the contracts—the Department of Defense, Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development.
Read more about From the Executive Director
Charles Lewis' remarks to the press on the release of Windfalls of War.
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