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Decision Matter of: Delta Dental of California

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[Technical Report, Other]

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United States Government Accountability Office

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Why GAO Did This Study. To mitigate the effects of budget uncertainty, the Army uses borrowed military personnel to perform tasks previously performed by civilians or contractors. Under Army Regulation 570-4, this use is generally restricted to a limited time and to duties deemed military essential or filling critical requirements, and can be in or outside of a soldiers military occupation. Due to the sequestration of budgetary resources in fiscal year 2013, the Army expected an increased use of these personnel, suspended some requirements in the Army regulation, and required monthly usage reports. House Report 113-102 included a provision for GAO to review the Armys use of borrowed military personnel. This report examines the extent to which the Army, during fiscal years 2013 and 2014, 1 used borrowed military personnel, and what is known about any readiness and training impacts and 2 considered costs when making decisions for this use. GAO reviewed relevant DOD and Army documents, analyzed cost data, and interviewed cognizant officials. GAO visited selected installations and while not generalizable, information obtained from these site visits provided insight into the use of borrowed military personnel.

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  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

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[A, Approved For Public Release]