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TITLE VIII--ACQUISITION POLICY, ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT, AND RELATED MATTERS

Subtitle F Contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan

NDAA Section

House Conference Report 110-477

SEC. 863. COMPTROLLER GENERAL REVIEWS AND REPORTS ON CONTRACTING IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN.

    (a) Reviews and Reports Required-

      (1) IN GENERAL- Every 12 months, the Comptroller General shall review contracts in Iraq or Afghanistan and submit to the relevant committees of Congress a report on such review.

      (2) MATTERS COVERED- A report under this subsection shall cover the following with respect to the contracts in Iraq or Afghanistan reviewed for the report:

        (A) Total number of contracts and task orders awarded during the period covered by the report.

        (B) Total number of active contracts and task orders.

        (C) Total value of all contracts and task orders awarded during the reporting period.

        (D) Total value of active contracts and task orders.

        (E) The extent to which such contracts have used competitive procedures.

        (F) Total number of contractor personnel working on contracts during the reporting period.

        (G) Total number of contractor personnel, on average, who are performing security functions during the reporting period.

        (H) The number of contractor personnel killed or wounded during the reporting period.

        (I) Information on any specific contract or class of contracts that the Comptroller General determines raises issues of significant concern.

      (3) SUBMISSION OF REPORTS- The Comptroller General shall submit an initial report under this subsection not later than October 1, 2008, and shall submit an updated report every year thereafter until October 1, 2010.

    (b) Access to Databases on Contracts- The Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State shall provide full access to the databases described in section 861(b)(4) to the Comptroller General for purposes of the reviews carried out under this section.

Comptroller General reviews and reports on contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan (sec. 863)

The House bill contained a provision (sec. 832) that would require the Comptroller General to report to review data on contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan and report to Congress every 6 months.

The Senate amendment contained a provision (sec. 878) that would require agency heads to report to Congress on similar issues.

The Senate recedes with an amendment that would require reports to Congress on an annual basis, instead of every 6 months.

 

House Armed Services Committee Report 110-146

SECTION 832--COMPTROLLER GENERAL REVIEWS AND REPORTS ON CONTRACTING IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN

This section would require that the Comptroller General review contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan every six months, starting on March 1, 2008, and continuing through March 1, 2010, and report on the review to the relevant committees of Congress. The report would include information on:

      (1) The total number of contracts awarded during the reporting period;

      (2) The total number of active contracts;

      (3) The total value of all contracts awarded during the reporting period;

      (4) The total value of active contracts;

      (5) The total number of contractor personnel;

      (6) The total number of contractor personnel providing security;

      (7) The categories of activities undertaken;

      (8) The extent to which such contracts have used competitive procedures;

      (9) The extent to which such contracts achieved their requirements;

      (10) The effect of costs for security on such contracts and the effects of contracting for security rather than using government provided security; and

      (11) Any information on contracts that raise issues of significant concern.

This section would also require that the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State provide the Comptroller General with full access to information on contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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