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Contractor's support of U.S. operations in Iraq

Author: Daniel Frisk; R Derek Trunkey; United States. Congressional Budget Office.
Publisher: [Washington, DC] : Congress of the United States, Congressional Budget Office, [2008]
Series: CBO papers.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Contractors play a substantial role in supporting the United States' current military, reconstruction, and diplomatic operations in Iraq. That support has raised questions regarding the costs, quantities, functions, and legal status of contractor personnel working in the Iraq theater. This Congressional Budget Office (CBO) paper, which was prepared at the request of the Senate Committee on the Budget, examines the  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Frisk; R Derek Trunkey; United States. Congressional Budget Office.
OCLC Number: 243639880
Notes: Title from caption (viewed Sept. 4, 2008).
"August 2008."
"Pub. No. 3053."
"This paper was prepared by Daniel Frisk and R. Derek Trunkey of CBO's National Security Division under the supervision of J. Michael Gilmore and Matthew Goldberg."--Pref.
Description: 28 p. : ill., digital, PDF file.
Details: System requirements: Adobe Reader.; Mode of access: Internet from the CBO web site. Address as of 9/04/2008: http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/96xx/doc9688/08-12-IraqContractors.pdf; current access available via PURL.
Series Title: CBO papers.

Abstract:

"Contractors play a substantial role in supporting the United States' current military, reconstruction, and diplomatic operations in Iraq. That support has raised questions regarding the costs, quantities, functions, and legal status of contractor personnel working in the Iraq theater. This Congressional Budget Office (CBO) paper, which was prepared at the request of the Senate Committee on the Budget, examines the use of contractors in the Iraq theater from 2003 through 2007. It provides an overview of the federal government's 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. CBO also investigated the command-and-control structure between the U.S. government and contract employees and the legal issues surrounding contractor personnel working in Iraq."--Pref.

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