Rewarding Failure:
Contractor Bonuses for Faulty Work in Iraq

Wednesday, May 20, 2009
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
628 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senator Robert Casey, Senator Byron Dorgan, Senator Kay Hagan, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Senator Frank Lautenberg, Senator Mark Udall, and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse attending.


Opening Statement

Senator Byron L. Dorgan
Chairman, Senate Democratic Policy Committee

Witness Statements

Jim Childs
Master Electrician, former Subject Matter Expert for Task Force SAFE

Eric Peters
Former KBR Master Electrician

Charles Smith
Former Chief of HQ, Army Field Support Command
Field Support Contracting Division

Additional Materials

2007 DCMA Memo on Electrical Hazards Created by KBR

2008 DCMA Letter to KBR on Corrective Action Report

KBR Level III Corrective Action Request

KBR Level III Corrective Action Request (without attachments)

Additional Areas Cited for Poor Performance Under Task Order 139

Electrical Hazards Assessment — Iraq

KBR Electrical Fire Report

KBR Fire Inspection Report

KBR DCMA Citations for Poor Performance in a Variety of Jobs and Multiple Areas (Excel spreadsheet)



Senate Whistleblower Hearing Today!

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Dear Action Alert Member,

The Senate is holding a hearing on the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act today.  The public hearing will be held in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 342 at 2:30 PM.  Please attend if you are in the DC area or you can watch live online by clicking here.

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During the campaign, President Obama pledged to support effective legislation that would protect all federal employees with a guaranteed right to federal court access.  Please urge the Senate to back up this promise.

Today is the day to send an action alert.  Today it is imperative to pass this alert on to a friend or co-worker so the Senate can hear form the public while they are debating the scope of the law.

Thank you for your continued support.


Stephen M. Kohn
National Whistleblowers Center

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