Performance Based Logistics: A Path to Reduced Reliance on Contractor Technical Support for Weapon Systems in the Field
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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This paper examines the effect that Performance Based Logistics PBL arrangements will have on the number of contractors required to deploy for technical support of weapon systems. The paper reviews the historical use of contractors on the battlefield and analyzes recent trends in deployed contractor support, focusing specifically on contractors providing technical support for weapon systems. The paper reviews the policies of the Department of Defense DoD and the US Army on Performance Based Logistics PBL the DoD preferred approach for acquiring support for weapon systems. It examines several current PBL arrangements for their impact on the number and type of contractors to be deployed with combat forces. Finally, the paper speculates on long-term implications as PBL arrangements proliferate and makes recommendations for future PBL implementation.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Fire Control and Bombing Systems