Senate panel wants LOGCAP review

By Tony Bertuca  
June 18, 2019 at 11:08 AM

The Senate Armed Services Committee wants the Defense Department to review the Army's Logistics Civil Augmentation Program, a massive services contract that provides food, sanitation, housing, maintenance, and power generation for military operations and associated civilian support.

The committee, in a report accompanying its version of the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill, says DOD has faced persistent challenges with LOGCAP, including: "limited insight into the nature and extent of reliance on contractors; cost and requirements growth; and military commanders' inconsistent understanding of their roles and responsibilities in theater."

Lawmakers want the Government Accountability Office to review LOGCAP with an eye toward the understanding what "lessons the department learned" from earlier LOGCAP contracts that were incorporated in the fifth installment of the contract.

Additionally, GAO should determine whether DOD developed plans to transition services being provided under LOGCAP IV to the LOGCAP V contract.

The committee wants a report on preliminary findings from GAO no later than Feb. 28, 2020.

LOGCAP V was in the news recently when the Army awarded contracts on the program to KBR, Vectrus, Fluor and a PAE-Parsons team. DynCorp International, AECOM, Fluor and the PAE-Parsons team have filed protests with GAO. KBR, Fluor and DynCorp International were the incumbents on the previous version of the program.