Contract Maintenance: Improvement Needed in Air Force Management of Interim Contractor Support
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV
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The Air Force, like the Army and the Navy, supplements its in-house maintenance capability through contractor support, either for a temporary period or for the life of system, equipment, or component. Temporary support, known as interim contractor support, is used when the Air Force has made the decision to eventually maintain the material in-house-that is, in government facilities with government personnel. Thus, ICS is temporary maintenance and logistics support that a contractor provides until the items can be supported at operating bases and maintenance depots by government personnel. Air Force ICS program costs, including contractor management costs, repairs, and materials, are currently funded in the operation and maintenance appropriation. Contractor-provided items such as reparable spares that may be used to support ICS repairs are not funded through the Air Force ICS program.
- Administration and Management
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies