Contractors on the Battlefield

When and How?: Using the US Military's Risk Management Framework to Learn from the Balkans Support Contract

Published in: Service Contractor, Summer 2008, p. 9

Posted on RAND.org on December 29, 2015

by Victoria A. Greenfield

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This study provides insight into the role and value of contractors and challenges facing the government as it seeks to best integrate the skills and capabilities it needs; these skills are increasingly principally resident in the private sector. A set of four basic "lessons learned" which are highly applicable to Iraq and Afghanistan and, indeed, to future military operations. Those lessons are excerpted here.

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