Base Operations Contracting for Firefighters and Security Guards.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV
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This report responds to your request for information about contracting for firefighter and security guard services within the Department of Defense DOD. Specifically, you asked us to provide information on 1 the military services positions on contracting for firefighters and security guards, 2 lessons learned from using contract firefighters and security guards at military bases, and 3 the cost-effectiveness of contracting for these services. Federal agencies have been encouraged since 1955 to contract with the private sector for goods and services, also known as outsourcing. In 1966, the Office of Management and Budget 0MB issued Circular A-76, which established the federal policy for the governments performance of commercial activities. In a 1983 supplemental handbook, 0MB established procedures for determining whether commercial activities should be contracted. In 1996, 0MB revised the supplemental handbook to streamline and improve the A-76 decision-making process.
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