Congress appropriated $823 million for TFBSO projects.
Further, out of 124 contracts awarded by TFBSO, only 89 had complete files.
I intend to continue our inquiry into TFBSO
activities to shed additional light on how this program operated, what it achieved, how this enormous amount of money was spent, and whether any conduct by TFBSO
staff or contractors was criminal in
The DoD shut the TFBSO
in March and said the departure of its workers has yielded in the Pentagon "no longer possessing the personnel expertise" .
works with private-sector firms to encourage them to invest in Afghanistan s mineral and hydrocarbon sectors, Catalino said.
He was referring to findings from a study on nonfuel minerals in Afghanistan, conducted by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), TFBSO
, Afghanistan's Ministry of Mines and Afghanistan's Geological Survey.