Army Seeks to Limit Contractors On the Battlefield

By Dan Dupont / June 12, 2002 at 5:00 AM
The Army this week instructed acquisition officials to develop systems that do not require routine contractor support personnel in operational areas, a move aimed at reducing the number of civilians on future battlefields. Claude Bolton, the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, issued the guidance in a widely distributed June 11 memo. "Our Army currently relies upon a significant contractor presence to maintain operations," it notes. "The reliance on contractor personnel on the battlefield generates operational...

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