Military Contracting http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Zweifel Issues Report To Shore Up Missouri's Military Infrastructure http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/zweifel-issues-report-shore-missouris-military-infrastructure <p>State Treasurer Clint Zweifel issued a report aiming to shore up the state’s military installations and contractors.</p><p>The report comes several months after Gov. Jay <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-announces-partnership-protect-and-enhance-military-presence-missouri" target="_blank">Nixon appointed Zweifel to head the Missouri Military Partnership</a>, an initiative to bolster defense installations throughout the state. Missouri is home to several major military bases, including Whiteman Air Force Base in western Missouri and Fort Leonard Wood in mid-Missouri.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:14:27 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 34902 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Zweifel Issues Report To Shore Up Missouri's Military Infrastructure McCaskill Blames Military Recruitment Scandal On Lack Of Oversight http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mccaskill-blames-military-recruitment-scandal-lack-oversight <p>A military-recruitment program gone awry may have cost U.S. taxpayers as much as $50 million, Army and National Guard officials confirmed Tuesday in a hearing before a Senate panel chaired by U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill.</p><p>Still, several of those testifying defended the program as being highly effective in increasing the number of troops during the height of the Iraq and Afghanistan deployments from 2006-2008. The program began in 2005 and ended in 2012, when problems were detected.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 17:39:09 +0000 Jo Mannies 33458 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McCaskill Blames Military Recruitment Scandal On Lack Of Oversight