The U.S. State Department is struggling with its accounting for billions of dollars spent on police-training contracts in Iraq with DynCorp International Inc., reports the Wall Street Journal. A report from the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction says squaring away just how the money was spent may take years. “Over $2.5 billion in U.S. funds are vulnerable to waste and fraud,” the report said.
Auditors examining three major DynCorp work orders concluded that money is being misspent on a variety of things, including unneeded security guards and property leases, and duplicate equipment. DynCorp, of Falls Church, Va., has been involved in a range of operations from coca eradication programs in Colombia to United Nations peacekeeping in Sudan. It is also currently training local forces in Afghanistan.