In FY 2008, the DoD obligated over $200 billion on contracts for services, which accounted for more than half of its total contract obligations. Given the serious budget pressures facing the nation, it is critical that DoD obtain value when buying these services. Yet DoD does not always use sound practices when acquiring services, and the depAit. lacks sufficient people with the right skills to support its acquisitions. This report addresses challenges facing DoD in measuring the value from and risks associated with its contracting for services. Specifically it focuses on: (1) challenges DoD faces in following sound contract and contracting management practices; and (2) recent actions DoD has taken to improve its management of service contracting. Illustrations.... and September 2006 we reported that a disagreement between a contractor and DCAA on how to bill for services to feed ... For example: ac In December 2008, we issued a report on performance based logistics, which is defined by DOD asanbsp;...
|Title||:||Defense Acquisitions: Actions Needed to Ensure Value for Service Contracts|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2009-11|