Oversight in Afghanistan: The Insurance Policy for Reconstruction Efforts

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John K SopkoSpecial Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, John F. Sopko, will discuss the latest developments facing the reconstruction effort in Afghanistan and the importance of oversight.  The talk will highlight the many obstacles the reconstruction mission continues to face and discuss the new opportunities that can help ensure the U.S. and international community’s extensive efforts are not wasted.

John F. Sopko was sworn in as Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction on July 2, 2012. Mr. Sopko, appointed to the post by President Obama, has more than 30 years of experience in oversight and investigations as a prosecutor, congressional counsel and senior federal government advisor.  Mr. Sopko came to SIGAR from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, an international law firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., where he had been a partner since 2009. Mr. Sopko’s government experience includes over 20 years on Capitol Hill, where he held key positions in both the Senate and House of Representatives. He served on the staffs of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the Select Committee on Homeland Security and the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

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