Contractors provide a broad range of support to U.S. forces deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, with the number of contractors at times exceeding the number of military personnel in each country. The DoD has acknowledged shortcomings in how the role of contractors was addressed in its planning for Iraq and Afghanistan. This report assesses DoD's development of contract support plans. It examines: (1) what progress DoD has made in developing operational contract support annexes for its operation plans; (2) the extent to which contract requirements are included in other sections of operation plans; and (3) DoD's progress in establishing a long-term capability to include operational contract support requirements in operation plans. Charts and tables.
Contains a listing of common abbreviations and acronyms, and definitions of terms used throughout the DoD weapon acquisition community, including terms that have commonality between U. S. and allied acquisition programs and definitions of terms unique to the international cooperative community. Contains 720 acronyms and 700 terms.
The drawdown from Iraq is a complex operation of significant magnitude. Established drawdown timelines dictate a reduction in forces to 50,000 troops by August 31, 2010, and a complete withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq by December 31, 2011. While the Dept. of Defense (DoD) has made progress toward meeting these goals, a large amount of equipment, personnel, and bases remain to be drawn down. Moreover, escalating U.S. involvement in Afghanistan may increase the pressure on DoD to efficiently execute the drawdown. This report examined: (1) the extent to which DoD has planned for the drawdown from Iraq in accordance with set timelines; and (2) factors that may impact the efficient execution of the drawdown. Includes recomm. Illus.
Reviews the Army¿s Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP). Under this program, a civilian contractor provides logistics & engin. services to deployed forces. There were reports of its escalating costs for the peacekeeping mission in Bosnia. This report addresses: (1) the extent to which the Army is using the program; (2) reasons for increases in the program¿s cost for the Bosnia peacekeeping mission; & (3) opportunities to improve program implementation from a doctrine, cost control, & contract oversight standpoint. Also addresses the potential for inefficiency by having similar support contract programs in the Navy & the Air Force. Focuses on the peacekeeping mission in Bosnia but also includes info. on LOGCAP use in Somalia, Rwanda, & Haiti. Illus.
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