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Department of Defense’s Use of Contractors to Support Military Operations: Background, Analysis, and Issues for Congress

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,Govt Procurement,Iraq

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R43074.pdf

Describes the importance of effective use of contractors by the Defense Department and the dangers of ineffective use, especially as seen by consequences in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Also discusses the importance of cultural and systemic change in contracting in the future.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists