Interagency National Personnel Recovery Architecture
Final rept. Apr 2002-May 2004
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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The House Appropriations Committee recommended in 2001 that the Defense Prisoner of WarMissing Personnel Office DPMO conduct a government wide interagency needs assessment in order to define the components of a fully integrated national personnel recovery architecture. The assessment should include a consideration of Service personnel, civilians and contract personnel, and examine possible consolidation of training programs. In April 2002, the DPMO tasked the Institute for Defense Analyses IDA to conduct a 2-year study addressing the congressional tasking. In July 2003, IDA provided an interim report, IDA Paper P-3779 this paper is the final report of this effort. DPMO has asked IDA for continued support to implement the recommendations of this report. With increased requirements of peacekeeping operations, humanitarian assistance, counter-narcotics operations, Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom OIFOEF, and the global war on terrorism, numerous U.S. military, civilian, and contractor personnel have been deployed overseas in harms way. The Department of Defense provides an implicit promise to Service personnel that they will be returned home in the event they are isolated or taken hostage. This study assesses increasing the scope of personnel recovery from military only to include Government civilians and Government contract personnel. This study assesses the policy and planning implications of broadening personnel recovery operations.
- Information Science
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Defense Systems