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.
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.
This testimony, by David M. Walker, Comptroller General of the United States, discusses some of the systemic conditions in Iraq that contribute to the fraud, waste, or abuse of U.S.-provided funds. Since 2003, the Department of Defense (DoD) has reported total costs of about $257.5 billion for military operations in Iraq; these have increased from about $38.8 billion in fiscal year 2003 to about $83.4 billion in fiscal year 2006. The largest increase has been in operation and maintenance expenses, including items such as support for housing, food, and services; the repair of equipment; and transportation of people, supplies and equipment. Many of the operation and maintenance expenses are for services. Other U.S. government agencies had reported obligations of $29 billion for Iraqi reconstruction and stabilization, as of October 2006. These funds have been used for, among other things, infrastructure repair of the electricity, oil, water, and health sectors; training and equipping of the Iraqi security forces; and administrative expenses. This testimony will focus on the following: (1) security, (2) management and reporting of the program to train and equip Iraqi security forces, (3) contracting and contract management activities, and (4) Iraqi capacity and commitment to manage and fund reconstruction and security efforts. In preparing this testimony, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) relied on previously issued GAO reports and testimonies on the security situation in Iraq, the training and equipping of Iraqi security forces, capacity of key Iraqi ministries, the management of contracts and contractors used to support deployed forces, and issues related to the reconstruction of Iraq. GAO performed its work in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards.
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