Accession Number : ADA329209

Title :   Base Operations Contracting for Firefighters and Security Guards.

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

PDF Url : ADA329209

Report Date : 12 SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : This report responds to your request for information about contracting for firefighter and security guard services within the Department of Defense (DOD). Specifically, you asked us to provide information on (1) the military services' positions on contracting for firefighters and security guards, (2) lessons learned from using contract firefighters and security guards at military bases, and (3) the cost-effectiveness of contracting for these services. Federal agencies have been encouraged since 1955 to contract with the private sector for goods and services, also known as outsourcing. In 1966, the Office of Management and Budget (0MB) issued Circular A-76, which established the federal policy for the government's performance of commercial activities. In a 1983 supplemental handbook, 0MB established procedures for determining whether commercial activities should be contracted. In 1996, 0MB revised the supplemental handbook to streamline and improve the A-76 decision-making process.

Descriptors :   *FIRE FIGHTING, *SECURITY PERSONNEL, *CONTRACTED SERVICES, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY FACILITIES, POLICIES, COMMERCE, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, LESSONS LEARNED, COSTS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE