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Report: Government Missing Files For $6 Billion In Contracts

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A State Department spokeswoman, Marie Harf, says that the $6 billion hasn't gone missing and calls it a "bureaucratic issue" that's being addressed.

The report by the State Department's Office of Inspector General recommends establishing a centralized system for maintaining, tracking and retaining files. Other recommendations include random checks of contract files and holding accountable those responsible for maintaining files.

The report is dated March 24 but was released to the public on Thursday.

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