The Resource Inherently governmental functions and Department of Defense operations : background, issues, and options for Congress, John R. Luckey, Valerie Bailey Grasso, Kate M. Manuel

Inherently governmental functions and Department of Defense operations : background, issues, and options for Congress, John R. Luckey, Valerie Bailey Grasso, Kate M. Manuel

Label
Inherently governmental functions and Department of Defense operations : background, issues, and options for Congress
Title
Inherently governmental functions and Department of Defense operations
Title remainder
background, issues, and options for Congress
Statement of responsibility
John R. Luckey, Valerie Bailey Grasso, Kate M. Manuel
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An "inherently governmental function" is one that, as a matter of law and policy, must be performed by federal government employees and cannot be contracted out because it is "intimately related to the public interest." Concerned that the existence of multiple and/or inconsistent definitions of "inherently governmental functions" might be partly responsible for the alleged contracting out of inherently governmental functions by the Department of Defense (DOD) and other agencies, the 110th Congress enacted legislation (P.L. 110-417) requiring the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to develop a "single consistent definition" of "inherently governmental functions." This definition is to "ensure that the head of each ... agency is able to identify each position within that department or agency that exercises an inherently governmental function." Congress has several options if it is concerned that deficiencies in the existing definitions of inherently governmental functions may lead agencies to improperly contract out inherently governmental functions. Options include (1) relying upon recent statutory changes and/or the policies of the Obama Administration, which proposes to limit contracting out generally, to effect desired changes in agency contracting; (2) changing the existing definition of "inherently governmental functions"; (3) placing limits on contracting out or use of appropriated funds; (4) addressing structural factors potentially prompting agencies to rely on contractors; (5) providing for more effective oversight of executive branch contracting decisions; and (6) focusing more on questions of contracting policy (i.e., what functions should the government perform?) than on contracting law (i.e., what functions must the government perform?)
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Cataloging source
AWC
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Luckey, John R
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Grasso, Valerie Bailey
  • Manuel, Kate
  • Library of Congress
  • Federation of American Scientists
Series statement
CRS report for Congress
Series volume
R40641
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Government contractors
  • Contracting out
  • Public contracts
  • Defense contracts
  • Contracting out
  • Defense contracts
  • Government contractors
  • Public contracts
  • United States
Label
Inherently governmental functions and Department of Defense operations : background, issues, and options for Congress, John R. Luckey, Valerie Bailey Grasso, Kate M. Manuel
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Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF title page (viewed on October 27, 2009)
  • "September 14, 2009."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Background -- Current definitions of "inherently governmental functions" -- Issues and options for Congress
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
58 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Other physical details
color illustrations (digital, PDF file).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)460107750
  • (OCoLC)ocn460107750
System details
Mode of access: Internet from Federation of American Scientists web site. Adobe Acrobat Reader required
Label
Inherently governmental functions and Department of Defense operations : background, issues, and options for Congress, John R. Luckey, Valerie Bailey Grasso, Kate M. Manuel
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF title page (viewed on October 27, 2009)
  • "September 14, 2009."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Background -- Current definitions of "inherently governmental functions" -- Issues and options for Congress
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
58 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Other physical details
color illustrations (digital, PDF file).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)460107750
  • (OCoLC)ocn460107750
System details
Mode of access: Internet from Federation of American Scientists web site. Adobe Acrobat Reader required

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