The DoD relies greatly on contractors to support its current operations and is likely to continue to depend on contractors in support of future operations. As of Dec. 2009, DoD estimated that over 207,000 contractor personnel were supporting operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. DoD expects to increase the number of contractors as more troops deploy to Afghanistan. This testimony addresses: (1) the challenges DoD faces when trying to provide management and oversight of contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan; and (2) the extent to which DoD has made progress in institutionalizing a department-wide approach to managing and overseeing operational contract support. Charts and tables.
For decades, the DoD has relied on contractors to support contingency operations and recognizes them as part of the total force. In Iraq and Afghanistan contractor personnel now outnumber deployed troops. In Iraq more than 95,000 DoD contractors support 92,000 troops, and in Afghanistan more than 112,000 DoD contractors support approx. 94,000 troops. DoD anticipates that the number of contractors will grow in Afghanistan as the dept. increases its troop presence in that country. Several long-standing challenges have hindered DoD¿s ability to manage and oversee contractors at deployed locations. This testimony addresses the extent to which DoD has institutionalized operational contract support. Illustrations.
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.
The Army believes that the U.S. will continue to be engaged in an era of ¿persistent conflict¿ -- a period of protracted confrontation among states, non-state, and individual actors increasingly willing to use violence to achieve their political and ideological ends. This manual is a revolutionary departure from past doctrine. Commanders will employ offensive, defensive, and civil support operations simultaneously as part of an interdependent joint force to seize, retain, and exploit the initiative, accepting prudent risk to create opportunities to achieve decisive results. This ed. will take us into the 21st century urban battlefields among the people without losing our capabilities to dominate the higher conventional end of the spectrum of conflict.
This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. Provides doctrine for geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) support to joint operations. It discusses GEOINT roles, planning, coordination, production, dissemination, and existing architectures that support GEOINT and the geospatial info. and services and intelligence officer in planning, execution, and assessment of the mission. Sets forth joint doctrine to govern the activities and performance of the Armed Forces of the U.S. in operations and provides the doctrinal basis for interagency coordination and for U.S. military involvement in multi-national operations. Provides military guidance for the exercise of authority by combatant commanders and other joint force commanders Prescribes joint doctrine for operations and training.
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