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  • Main Title Defense Services Acquisition: Questions for the Record


  • Author: United States. Government Accountability Office.
    Creator Type: Organization


  • Name: United States. Government Accountability Office.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2007-03-26


  • English


  • Content Description: Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "On January 17, 2007, GAO testified before Congress on the Department of Defense's (DOD) management of its acquisition of services. GAO made several key points during the hearing. First, DOD's long-standing problems with contract management have become more prominent as DOD's reliance on contractors to provide services continues to grow. Second, DOD lacks sound contracting practices when acquiring services. Third, DOD's acquisition workforce has been downsized without sufficient attention to requisite skills and competencies. Fourth, DOD's acquisitions have resulted in outcomes that have cost the department valuable resources. And, finally, while DOD is taking some steps to address these problems, it does not know how well its services acquisition processes are working, which part of its mission can best be met through buying services, and whether it is obtaining the services it needs while protecting DOD's and the taxpayer's interests. Within this context, members of Congress requested that GAO provide additional comments on DOD's efforts regarding the following topics: interagency contracting, acquisition of services, acquisition reform, and the acquisition workforce."


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Government accountability -- United States.
  • Keyword: worker and family assistance
  • Keyword: national defense
  • Keyword: defense services acquisition
  • Keyword: correspondence


  • Place Name: United States


  • Name: Government Accountability Office Reports
    Code: GAORT


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD


  • Rights License: pd

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  • Text


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  • Report No.: GAO-07-640R
  • Accession or Local Control No: 94733
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc298602