Tracy L. Barnett wrote this article for YES! Magazine. Tracy is a Mexico-based independent writer focused on the environment, social justice, indigenous rights and travel. She is the founder of The Esperanza Project and author of the upcoming book, Looking for Esperanza: One Woman's Search for Hope in the Other America.
The report noted that the DOD has been susceptible to multiple forms of fraud schemes, including fraudulent bid submissions, counterfeit parts, billing for work not performed, and disguising conflicts of interest.