John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss a newly issued high risk list.
From buildings that collapse in the rain to crooked contractors, the special inspector general for Afghanistan Reconstruction has seen it all.
The Pentagon and the IG charged with Afghanistan reconstruction oversight sparred Wednesday over alleged obstructions to the IG’s probe into a controversial reconstruction program.
On this week’s On DoD, John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, says the role of an IG is to effectuate change. In his words, “If it’s worth publishing, it’s worth publicizing.”
Corruption and instability in Afghanistan threaten to derail billions of dollars of U.S. aid. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko recounts the problems in a new report to Congress. His team investigated $31 billion worth of programs and projects during the first three months of this year. Sopko told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp some of the mistakes discovered through the report.