The federal government's response to the Katrina Hurricane could cost taxpayers up to $200 billion -- much of it going to corrupt private contractors. As many of the players are the same it is not surprising that numerous abuses occurring in Iraq reconstruction, including waste, fraud, and violence, are also present in Katrina "relief". While friends of the White House are getting filthy rich, people who need help are left out in the cold. Working with government experts, the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) has conducted investigations into contracting abuses for more than 20 years. This link is to their resource page on Katrina.