Accession Number : ADA324284

Title :   Defense Outsourcing: Challenges Facing DOD as It Attempts to Save Billions in Infrastructure Costs,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Warren, David R.

PDF Url : ADA324284

Report Date : 12 MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : DOD defines infrastructure as activities that generally operate from fixed locations to support missions like those carried out by combat forces. Infrastructure includes installation support; central training; central medical; central logistics; force management; acquisition; infrastructure central personnel; and central command, control, and communications. DOD recognizes that its support structure is inefficient and that its costs continue to absorb a large share of the defense budget and diverts funding that could be used for modernization. DOD has implemented various reform initiatives in the past to achieve efficiencies and reduce costs. The Defense Management Review (DMR), base realignment and closure (BRAC) process, National Performance Review, the bottom-up review, and other efforts proposed various actions intended to achieve these objectives. More recently, the Commission on Roles and Missions (CORM) and the Defense Science Board (DSB) have identified similar problems with DOD'S support structure and processes, but have made outsourcing and privatization the centerpiece of their reforms to reduce infrastructure and support costs. DOD defines outsourcing as the transfer of functions performed inhouse to outside providers and privatization as the transfer or sale of government assets to the private sector.

Descriptors :   *CONTRACT PROPOSALS, *MILITARY BUDGETS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, WEAPON SYSTEMS, COST ESTIMATES, MILITARY MODERNIZATION, MILITARY PROCUREMENT, SAVINGS, INFRASTRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE