Wartime Contracting in Afghanistan: Analysis and Issues for Congress

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Government contracting in Afghanistan and other wartime environments is different than contracting in peacetime. In peacetime, the goal of contracting is generally to obtain the good or service that is required. The measurements of success are generally getting the right good or service, on schedule, and at a fair price. In wartime, however-and particularly in a counterinsurgency environment-cost, schedule, and performance are often secondary to larger strategic goals of promoting security and denying popular support for the insurgency.

Creator(s): Schwartz, Moshe
Location(s): Afghanistan
Creation Date: November 14, 2011
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Schwartz, Moshe

Specialist in Defense Acquisition

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: November 14, 2011
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Afghanistan
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Government contracting in Afghanistan and other wartime environments is different than contracting in peacetime. In peacetime, the goal of contracting is generally to obtain the good or service that is required. The measurements of success are generally getting the right good or service, on schedule, and at a fair price. In wartime, however-and particularly in a counterinsurgency environment-cost, schedule, and performance are often secondary to larger strategic goals of promoting security and denying popular support for the insurgency.

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20 pages.

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