The U.S. military’s inability to properly set up or enforce a maintenance contract for equipment and vehicles needed for Iraq combat is costing the Pentagon money and hurting Defense Department operations, a recent U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report says. The GAO released its Jan. 22 interim report on the Army’s Global Maintenance and Supply Services (GMASS) contract’s multimillion-dollar Kuwait task order – Task Order 1 – “because of the findings we uncovered during this ...

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