The Resource Defense Contracting: Army Case Study Delineates Concerns with Use of Contractors as Contract Specialists

Defense Contracting: Army Case Study Delineates Concerns with Use of Contractors as Contract Specialists

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Defense Contracting: Army Case Study Delineates Concerns with Use of Contractors as Contract Specialists
Title
Defense Contracting: Army Case Study Delineates Concerns with Use of Contractors as Contract Specialists
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Language
eng
Summary
In 2007, the Department of Defense (DOD) paid contractors $158.3 billion for a range of services, including contract specialists. To better understand the use of contractors in this role, GAO initiated a case study, under the authority of the Comptroller General, at the Army Contracting Agency's (ACA) Contracting Center of Excellence (CCE). GAO determined (1) the extent to which and why CCE relies on contractor contract specialists, (2) how risks of contractor use are mitigated, (3) how the cost of the contractors compares to that for CCE's government employees, and (4) whether the contract vehicles were appropriate. GAO reviewed a random sample of contract files to understand the contractors duties and responsibilities, compared compensation costs, and reviewed documents from the General Services Administration (GSA), under whose contracts CCE ordered the contract specialists. GAO recommends that the Secretary of Defense issue guidance regarding personal services contracts and that the Secretary of the Army direct ACA to work with CCE to develop a plan that addresses the appropriate mix of government and contractors, implement a training program, and ensure that contractors identify themselves as such. GAO also recommends that GSA implement controls to prevent contractors from improperly advertising their services. In written comments on a draft of this report, DOD and GSA agreed with the recommendations
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DTICE
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non fiction
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GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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  • Contractors
  • Army
  • Government employees
  • Logistics, military facilities and supplies
  • Personnel management and labor relations
  • Department of defense
  • Risk analysis
  • Contracts
  • Costs
  • Training
Target audience
adult
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Defense Contracting: Army Case Study Delineates Concerns with Use of Contractors as Contract Specialists
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
54 pages
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online
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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)318684065
  • (OCoLC)ocn318684065
Label
Defense Contracting: Army Case Study Delineates Concerns with Use of Contractors as Contract Specialists
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
54 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)318684065
  • (OCoLC)ocn318684065

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