Accession Number : AD1031209

Title :   Defense Primer: DOD Contractors

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Library of Congress Washington United States

Personal Author(s) : Rumbaugh,Russell ; Peters,Heidi M

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Report Date : 10 Feb 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : Throughout its history, the Department of Defense (DOD) has relied on contractors. A defense contractor, as defined by the Code of Federal Regulations, is any individual, firm, corporation, partnership, association, or other legal non-Federal entity that enters into a contract directly with the DOD to furnish services, supplies, or construction (see 32 C.F.R. 158.3, Definitions). Within the defense policy community, the term contractor is commonly used in two different contexts. The word can describe the private companies with which DOD contracts to provide goods and services. It can also describe individuals hired by DODusually through private companies, which are also considered contractors in the previous contextto perform specific tasks. The term contractor does not refer to military service members, DOD career employees, or political appointees.

Descriptors :   DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , CONTRACTORS , military personnel , personnel management , MILITARY acquisition , software development , weapon systems , inventory , employment

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE