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 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.
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.
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