Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Lurita Doan’s testimony to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Government Executive has an excellent preview with links to the relevant documents. FCW has a summary of the morning’s testimony which is very sympathetic to Doan, mostly for what it leaves out.

Listening to the hearing on CSPAN, it seem to me to be a disaster for Doan. Her use of the selective memory defense was so disingenuous as to embarrassing. Waxman has wisely put the relevant documents on the committee website. I don’t see how anyone can look at the January 26 slide presentation and not conclude that is was an improper presentation for a government agency. Doan’s protestations, that while she attended the meeting she had no memory whatsoever of the presentation, and was unable to characterize it, insults our intelligence.

On the whole these hearings and investigations will be a good thing for government contractors.

Further coverage -
Federal Times: New memo details allegations against GSA administrator

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