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Author: David M. Walker
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: management, improve, continue, oversight, congressional, testimony, contractors, reliance, dod, needs, reexamine, extensive, defense
Number of Pages: 42
Published: 2008-07
ISBN-10: 1437902707
ISBN-13: 9781437902709

The fed. govżt., incl. the DoD, is relying on contractors to carry out many of its missions. Governmentwide spending on contractor services has more than doubled in the last 10 years. DoD has used contractors extensively to support troops deployed abroad; there are about 196,000 contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan. While contractors can play an important role in helping agencies accomplish their missions, there have been problems regarding the appropriate role and mgmt. of contractors, particularly at DoD. This testimony highlights the challenges DoD has had in managing its increased reliance

Author: Daniel Frisk
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: iraq, operations, support, contractors
Number of Pages: 36
Published: 2009-01
ISBN-10: 1437908780
ISBN-13: 9781437908787

Contractors play a substantial role in supporting the U.S.¿s current military, reconstruction, and diplomatic operations in Iraq. This report examines the use of contractors in the Iraq theater from 2003 through 2007. It provides an overview of the fed. gov¿t. costs of employing contractors in Iraq and in nearby countries, the type of products and services they provide, the number of personnel working on those contracts, comparisons of past and present use of contractors during U.S. military operations, and the use of contractors to provide security. Also investigates the command-and-control

Author: Gregory D. Kutz
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: management, issues, remain, accounting, overpayments, contract, dod, continue
Number of Pages: 150
Published: 2003-11-01
ISBN-10: 0756735920
ISBN-13: 9780756735920

Several reports have been issued highlighting billions of dollars of overpay. to Defense contractors by the DoD. In Dec. 2001, the Congress required a Federal agency with contracts totaling over $500 mill. in a FY to have a program for identifying payment errors and for recovering amounts erroneously paid to contractors. This report determined: (1) whether overpayments and underpayments to contractors have continued, (2) what actions DoD has taken to address payment discrepancies with contractors, and (3) whether the Defense Finance and Accounting Service properly accounts for and collects amo

Author: John P. Hutton
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: grant, contract, administration, iraq, afghanistan, supporting, contractors, contracting, improvements, needed, management, contingency
Number of Pages: 54
Published: 2010-08
ISBN-10: 1437932142
ISBN-13: 9781437932140

The DoD and State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have relied extensively on contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan, including using contractors to help administer other contracts or grants. Relying on contractors to perform such functions can provide benefits but also introduces potential risks, such as conflicts of interest, that should be considered and managed. This report reviewed: (1) the extent to which DoD, State, and USAID rely on contractors to perform contract and grant administration in Iraq and Afghanistan; (2) the reasons behind decisions to use such contra

Author: Moshe Schwartz
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: background, analysis, afghanistan, iraq, defense, contractors, department
Number of Pages: 29
Published: 2010-02
ISBN-10: 1437921701
ISBN-13: 9781437921700

Contents: (1) Background; (2) Managing Contractors during Contingency Contracting; (3) Number and Roles of Contractors in CENTCOM, in Iraq, in Afghanistan; (4) Efforts to Improve Contractor Management and Oversight; (5) Contractors in DoD Strategy and Doctrines: (a) Can Contractors Undermine U.S. Efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan?; (b) DoD Strategy and Doctrine: The National Defense Strategy and Quadrennial Defense Review; Field Manual on Operations; Field Manual on Counterinsurgency; New Doctrine, DoD Instructions, and Other Efforts; (6) Selected Congressional Hearings and Legislation; (7) Cont

Author: Gregory D. Kutz
Publisher: DIANE Publishing Inc.
Keywords: tax, federal, system, abuse, contractors, compliance, thousands
Number of Pages: 20
Published: 2007-08-01
ISBN-10: 1422315746
ISBN-13: 9781422315743

Weaknesses in the tax area continue to expose the fed. govżt. to significant losses of tax revenue & increase the burden on compliant taxpayers to fund govżt. activities. Over the last several years, the author investigated the DoD & GSA contractors that abused the fed. tax system. 122 contractors were referred to IRS for further investigation & prosecution. This testimony highlights the key findings from prior testimonies & related reports. It: (1) describes the magnitude of tax debt owed by fed. contractors; (2) provides examples of fed. contractors involved in abusive & potentially crimin

Author: Moshe Schwartz
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: background, analysis, options, congress, afghanistan, iraq, defenses, private, security, contractors, department
Number of Pages: 25
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437923666
ISBN-13: 9781437923667

Contents: (1) Intro.; (2) Background: Services Provided by Private Security Contractors (PSC); Number and Profile of PSCs Working in Iraq and Afghanistan; Congressional Focus on PSCs; (3) Private Security Co. Working for the U.S. Govżt.: Why the U.S. Govżt. Uses PSCs; DoD PSCs; Iraq; Afghanistan; Can the Use of PSCs Undermine U.S. Efforts?; DoD Mgmt. and Oversight of PSCs; (4) Options for Congress: Define the Role that Private Security Contractors Can Play in Support of Mil. Operations in Unsecure Environments; Prohibit armed security contractors from being deployed in combat zones; Restrict
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