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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 Dec 29, 2015

by Victoria A. Greenfield

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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