Further Improvements Needed in Agency Tracking of Contractor Personnel and Contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan

Hutton, John P.
November 2009
GAO Reports;11/2/2009, preceding p1
Government Documents
The article reports on the need to improve the agency tracking of contracts and contractor personnel information in Iraq and Afghanistan. It states that the information is important to help various agencies in the U.S. such as the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of State (State) to decide when and how to use contractors and ensure they are properly managed and overseen. It notes that the agencies have implemented the Synchronized Predeployment and Operational Tracker (SPOT).


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