Army Leaders Expect Greater Scrutiny In Hiring Contractors

By Sebastian Sprenger / March 11, 2015 at 2:57 PM
The Army continues to dial back the employment of contractors, eying savings in the billions of dollars over the next few years, senior service leaders told Senate appropriators at a March 11 hearing. Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno said giving equipment-maintenance jobs back to Army personnel, for example, already has yielded $2 billion in savings. The military had greatly increased the outsourcing of such services to private companies during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In many cases, new...

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