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Rice Orders New Oversight for Contractors

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Rice Orders New Oversight for Contractors

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Rice Orders New Oversight for Contractors

Rice Orders New Oversight for Contractors

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Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has ordered improved government oversight of independent contractors.

The new measures would affect companies, such as Blackwater USA, that protect U.S. diplomats in Iraq.

The measures include increased training and the creation of "go teams," which would investigate incidents in which weapons were fired.