Halliburton in Iraq: How to spend $1.9 billion

I have a new long piece about DAAA09-02-D-0007, the Halliburton logistics support contract, which uses published DD-350s (reports of contract actions to Congress) to track the exact spending to date against the contract. Bottom line: through the end of the government’s fiscal year 2003 (September 30, 2003), about $1.9 billion was obligated on the contract, almost half in the months of August and September. Or, to put it another way:

cumulative obligations on halliburton logistics contract