Procurement Ethics: Have We Resolved the Army's Expeditionary Contracting Problems?
Strategy research project
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The United States Army discovered numerous occurrences of unethical behavior by contracting officials and contractors while providing contracting support in Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan. The number of substantiated cases through the International Contract Corruption Task Force was astounding. As a result, the credibility of the Army and the contracting workforce took a devastating blow. The Secretary of the Army established an independent commission under the leadership of Dr. Jacques S. Gansler to review lessons learned and provide recommendations to establish the future of expeditionary contracting operations. The Army has aggressively implemented many of the Gansler Commission recommendations but have we taken adequate measures to mitigate the procurement fraud issues This paper reviews expeditionary contracting operations and provide additional recommendations toward the future success of expeditionary contracting. Once implemented, the US Army will become better stewards of the nations financial resources and restore the publics confidence in our ability to responsibly conduct contracting operations.
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