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Overseas Contractor Count – 4th Quarter FY 2012

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This update reports DoD contractor personnel numbers in theater and outlines DoD efforts to improve management of contractors accompanying U.S. forces. It covers DoD contractor personnel deployed in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Iraq, and the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR).

In 4th quarter FY 2012, USCENTCOM reported approximately 137,000 contractor personnel working for the DoD in the USCENTCOM AOR. This total reflects no change from the previous quarter. The number of contractors outside of Afghanistan and Iraq make up about 13.7% of the total contractor population in the USCENTCOM AOR. A breakdown of DoD contractor personnel is provided below:

 

A breakdown of DoD contractor personnel is provided below:

DoD Contractor Personnel in the USCENTCOM AOR

 

Total Contractors U.S. Citizens Third Country Nationals Local & Host Country Nationals
Afghanistan Only 109, 564 31,814 39,480 38,270
Iraq Only* 9,000 2,314 4,621 2,065
Other USCENTCOM Locations 18,843 8,764 9,297 782
USCENTCOM AOR 137,407 42,892 53,398 41,117

*Includes DoD contractors supporting U.S. Mission Iraq and/or Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq

 

 

Afghanistan Summary

The distribution of contractors in Afghanistan by contracting activity are:

 

Theater Support – Afghanistan: 16,973 (15%)
LOGCAP: 40,551 (37%)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: 7,647 (7%)
Other:* 44,393 (41%)
Total: 113,736
*Includes Defense Logistics Agency, Army Materiel Command, Air Force External and Systems Support contracts, Special Operations Command and INSCOM.

 

OEF Contractor Posture Highlights:

There are currently approximately 109.5K DoD contractors in Afghanistan. The overall contractor footprint has decreased 3.7% from the 3rd quarter FY12.

The contractor to military ratio in Afghanistan is 1.13 to 1 (based on 84.2K military).

Local Nationals make up 34.9% of the DoD contracted workforce in Afghanistan.

 

Iraq Summary

Contractor Posture Highlights:

The total number of contractors supporting the U.S. Government in Iraq (DoD+DoS) is now approximately 13.5K, which meets the USG goal of reducing the contractor population at the end of FY 2012.

The Department of Defense and Department of State continue to refine the requirements for contract support. Some contractor personnel employed under DoD contracts are supporting State Department and other civilian activities under the Chief of Mission, Iraq. These DoD contractors are provided on a reimbursable basis.

 

General Data on DoD Private Security Contractor Personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan

USCENTCOM reports, as of 4th quarter FY 2012, the following distribution of private security contractors in Afghanistan and Iraq:

 

Total* U.S. Citizens Third Country National Local & Host Country National
DoD PSCs in Afghanistan 18,914 2,014 1,437 15,413
DoD PSCs in Iraq 2,116 102 1,873 191

*These numbers include most subcontractors and service contractors hired by prime contractors under DoD contracts. They include both armed and unarmed contractors. They do not include PSCs working under DoS and USAID contracts.

October 27, 2012 Posted by | Afghanistan, Civilian Contractors, Contractor Oversight, Department of Defense, Private Military Contractors, Private Security Contractor | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Overseas Contractor Count Trends for Past 5 Quarters

The Overseas Contractor Count published by the Pentagon reports DoD contractor personnel numbers in theater and covers DoD contractor personnel deployed in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Iraq, and the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR).

These four graphs show the figures for the past five quarters and you can clearly see some interesting trends.

Total Contractors

U.S. Citizen Contractors

Third Country National Contractors

 

Host Country / Local Contractors

 

August 3, 2012 Posted by | Afghanistan, Civilian Contractors, Department of Defense, Iraq, Private Military Contractors, Private Security Contractor | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Overseas Contractor Count – 3rd Quarter FY 2012

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This update reports DoD contractor personnel numbers in theater and outlines DoD efforts to improve management of contractors accompanying U.S. forces. It covers DoD contractor personnel deployed in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Iraq, and the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR).

In 3rd quarter FY 2012, USCENTCOM reported approximately 137,000 contractor personnel working for the DoD in the USCENTCOM AOR. This was approximately a 10.5% decrease from the previous quarter. The number of contractors outside of Afghanistan and Iraq make up about 11.5% of the total contractor population in the USCENTCOM AOR.

A breakdown of DoD contractor personnel is provided below:

DoD Contractor Personnel in the USCENTCOM AOR

Total Contractors U.S. Citizens Third Country Nationals Local & Host Country Nationals
Afghanistan Only 113,736 30,568 35,118 48,050
Iraq Only* 7,336 2,493 2,956 1,887
Other USCENTCOM Locations 15,829 7,049 8,157 623
USCENTCOM AOR 136,901 40,110 46,231 50,560

*Includes DoD contractors supporting U.S. Mission Iraq and/or Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq

Afghanistan Summary

The distribution of contractors in Afghanistan by contracting activity are:

Theater Support – Afghanistan: 20,291 (18%)
LOGCAP: 36,901 (32%)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: 7,743 (7%)
Other:* 48,801 (43%)
Total: 113,736
*Includes Defense Logistics Agency, Army Materiel Command, Air Force External and Systems Support contracts, Special Operations Command and INSCOM.

OEF Contractor Posture Highlights:

There are currently approximately 113.7K DoD contractors in Afghanistan. The overall contractor footprint has decreased 3% from the 2nd quarter FY12.

The contractor to military ratio in Afghanistan is 1.19 to 1 (based on 95.4K military).

Local Nationals make up 42% of the DoD contracted workforce in Afghanistan.

Iraq Summary

There was a 33% decrease in the number of DoD contractors as compared to the 2nd quarter 2012 due to the continued transition of DoD contracts to the Department of State.

The Department of Defense and Department of State continue to refine the requirements for contract support. We project that by the end of FY 2012, the USG contractor population in Iraq will be approximately 13.5K. Roughly half of these contractors are employed under Department of State contracts. Although the remainder are employed under DoD contracts, only approximately 4,000 will be directly supporting DoD mission areas. The remaining contractor personnel employed under DoD contracts are supporting State Department and other civilian activities under the Chief of Mission, Iraq. These DoD contractors are provided on a reimbursable basis.

General Data on DoD Private Security Contractor Personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, The Afghan Public Protection Force (APPF) Advisory Group is developing the planning for contracts to transition to the APPF in accordance with Presidential Decree 62. The original intent was for all convoy and development contracts to transition by 20 March 2012, however, this timeline has been extended to enable the APPF to come to full operational capability. The APPF Advisory Group has established a transition plan to facilitate the transition of security for development sites and convoys. International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) fixed site and military construction PSC contracts have until 20 March 2013 to be transitioned to the APPF.

USCENTCOM reports, as of 3rd quarter FY 2012, the following distribution of private security contractors in Afghanistan and Iraq:

Total* U.S. Citizens Third Country National Local & Host Country National
DoD PSCs in Afghanistan 28,686 480 821 27,385
DoD PSCs in Iraq 2,407 116 2,074 217

*These numbers include most subcontractors and service contractors hired by prime contractors under DoD contracts. They include both armed and unarmed contractors. They do not include PSCs working under DoS and USAID contracts

August 2, 2012 Posted by | Afghanistan, Civilian Contractors, Department of Defense, Government Contractor, Iraq, Private Military Contractors, Private Security Contractor | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Overseas Contractor Count – 2nd Quarter FY 2012

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This update reports DoD contractor personnel numbers in theater and outlines DoD efforts to improve management of contractors accompanying U.S. forces. It covers DoD contractor personnel deployed in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Iraq, and the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR).

In 2nd quarter FY 2012, USCENTCOM reported approximately 153,000 contractor personnel working for the DoD in the USCENTCOM AOR. This was approximately a .6% increase from the previous quarter. The number of contractors outside of Afghanistan and Iraq make up about 16% of the total contractor population in the USCENTCOM AOR.

 

A breakdown of DoD contractor personnel is provided below:

DoD Contractor Personnel in the USCENTCOM AOR

Total Contractors U.S. Citizens Third Country Nationals Local & Host Country Nationals
Afghanistan Only 117,227 34,765 37,898 44,564
Iraq Only* 10,967 3,260 5,539 2,168
Other USCENTCOM Locations 24,765 11,126 12,796 843
USCENTCOM AOR 152,959 49,151 56,233 47,575

*Includes DoD contractors supporting U.S. Mission Iraq and/or Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq

 

Afghanistan Summary

The distribution of contractors in Afghanistan by contracting activity are:

Theater Support – Afghanistan: 20,226 (17%)
LOGCAP: 32,653 (28%)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: 15,222 (13%)
Other:* 49,126 (42%)
Total: 117,227
*Includes Defense Logistics Agency, Army Materiel Command, Air Force External and Systems Support contracts, Special Operations Command and INSCOM.

 

OEF Contractor Posture Highlights:

There are currently approximately 117.2K DoD contractors in Afghanistan. The overall contractor footprint has increased 3.2% from the 1st quarter FY12.

The contractor to military ratio in Afghanistan is 1.18 to 1 (based on 99.2K military).

Local Nationals make up 38% of the DoD contracted workforce in Afghanistan.

 

Iraq Summary

Contractor Posture Highlights:

There was a 54% decrease in the number of DoD contractors as compared to the 1st quarter 2012 due to the end of Operation New Dawn and the transition of authority to the Chief of Mission.

The Department of Defense and Department of State continue to refine the requirements for contract support. We project that by the end of FY 2012, the USG contractor population in Iraq will be approximately 14K. Roughly half of these contractors are employed under Department of State contracts. Although the remainder are employed under DoD contracts, only approximately 4,000 will be directly supporting DOD mission areas. The remaining contractor personnel employed under DoD contracts are supporting State Department and other civilian activities under the Chief of Mission, Iraq. These DOD contractors are provided on a reimbursable basis.

 

General Data on DoD Private Security Contractor Personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan

Total* U.S. Citizens Third Country National Local & Host Country National
DoD PSCs in Afghanistan 26,612 519 782 25,311
DoD PSCs in Iraq 3,577 288 2,991 298

*These numbers include most subcontractors and service contractors hired by prime contractors under DoD contracts. They include both armed and unarmed contractors. They do not include PSCs working under DoS and USAID contracts.

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Overseas Contractor Count – 1st quarter FY 2012

 

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This update reports DoD contractor personnel numbers in theater and covers DoD contractor personnel deployed in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)), Iraq, and the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR).

In 1st quarter FY 2012, USCENTCOM reported approximately 152,000 contractor personnel working for the DoD in the USCENTCOM AOR. The number of contractors outside of Afghanistan and Iraq make up about 9.6% of the total contractor population in the USCENTCOM AOR.

A breakdown of DoD contractor personnel is provided here:

 

 

Total Contractors U.S. Citizens Third Country Nationals Local/Host Country Nationals
Afghanistan Only 113,491 25,287 34,811 53,393
Iraq Only* 23,886 11,237 9,445 3,204
Other USCENTCOM Locations 14,618 6,070 6,995 1,553
USCENTCOM AOR 151,995 42,594 51,251 58,150
* These numbers are as of December 9, 2011 and do not reflect the continued contractor drawdown in anticipation of the end of military operations in Iraq.

 

Iraq Summary

Contractor Posture Highlights:

  • As of December 9, 2011, there were approximately 24K DoD contractors in Iraq. This represents a 55% decrease as compared to the 4th quarter 2011.
  • As of December 31, 2011, Operation New Dawn ended in Iraq. The Department of Defense and Department of State continue to refine the requirements for post-2011 contract support. We project that the end of FY 2012, the USG contractor population in Iraq will be approximately 14K. Roughly half of these contractors are employed under Department of State contracts.
  • Although the remainder are employed under DoD contracts, only approximately 4,000 will be directly supporting DOD mission areas. The remaining contractor personnel employed under DoD contracts are supporting State Department and other civilian activities under the Chief of Mission, Iraq. These DOD contractors are provided on a reimbursable basis.

Afghanistan Summary

The distribution of contractors in Afghanistan by contracting activity are:

Theater Support – Afghanistan: 20,223 (17.8%)
LOGCAP: 32,297 (28.5%)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: 19,347 (17%)
Other:* 41,624 (36.7%)
Total: 113,491
*Includes Defense Logistics Agency, Army Materiel Command, Air Force External and Systems Support contracts, Special Operations Command and INSCOM.

 

OEF Contractor Posture Highlights:

  • There are currently approximately 113.5K DoD contractors in Afghanistan. The overall contractor footprint has increased 10.3% from the 4th quarter FY11.
  • The contractor to military ratio in Afghanistan is 1.1 to 1 (based on 99.6K military).
  • Local Nationals make up 47% of the DoD contracted workforce in Afghanistan.

 

General Data on DoD Private Security Contractor Personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan

  • In Afghanistan, The Afghan Public Protection Force (APPF) Advisory Group is developing the planning for convoy and development contracts to transition to the APPF by the 20 March 2012 deadline, in accordance with Presidential Decree 62. International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) fixed site and military construction PSC contracts have until 20 March 2013 to be transitioned to the APPF.

USCENTCOM reports, as of 1st quarter FY 2012, the following distribution of private security contractors in Afghanistan and Iraq:

Total* U.S. Citizens Third Country National Local/Host Country National
DoD PSCs in Afghanistan 20,375 570 897 18,908
DoD PSCs in Iraq 8,995 751 8,083 161
*These numbers include most subcontractors and service contractors hired by prime contractors under DoD contracts. They include both armed and unarmed contractors. They do not include PSCs working under DoS and USAID contracts.

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Overseas Contractor Count for Second Quarter 2011

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This update reports DoD contractor personnel numbers in theater for the second quarter of 2011. It covers DoD contractor personnel deployed in Iraq (Operation New Dawn (OND), Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), and the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR).

In 2nd quarter FY 2011, USCENTCOM reported approximately 173,644 contractor personnel working for the DoD in the USCENTCOM AOR. The number of contractors outside of Iraq and Afghanistan make up about 11% of the total contractor population in the USCENTCOM AOR.

A breakdown of DoD contractor personnel is provided below:

IRAQ SUMMARY

Base Support 38,966 60.6 %
Security 10,448 16.3 %
Other 7,235 11.2 %
Translator/Interpreter 4,099 6.4 %
Transportation 1,229 1.9 %
Construction 858 1.3 %
Training 599 .9 %
Communication Support 495 .8 %
Logistics / Maintenance 324 .5 %
Total 64,253

OND Contractor Posture Highlights:

There are currently 64K DoD contractors in Iraq.  This represents a 10% decrease as compared to the 1st quarter 2011.  The military to contractor ratio in Iraq is now 1 to 1.25 (based on 51.5K military).

In Iraq there is a focus on consolidating, de-scoping and cancelling contracts.  We expect further decreases in the overall number of contractors as FOBs close and the military footprint is reduced later in FY11.

DoD and DoS are conducting detailed planning for post-2011 contract support.  We expect that approximately 17K-22K contractors will remain after December 31, 2011 in support of DoS and the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq.

Afghanistan Summary

The main categories of contracts in Afghanistan are similar to those shown in the Iraq summary.   We are currently capturing data by contracting activity as follows:

LOGCAP 31,126 34.5 %
Other* 23,356 25.8 %
*Includes Defense Logistics Agency, Army Materiel Command, Air Force External and Systems Support contracts, Special Operations Command and INSCOM.
Theater Support – Afghanistan 19,180 21.2 %
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 16,677 18.5 %
Total 90,339

OEF Contractor Posture Highlights:

There are currently approximately 90.3K DoD contractors in Afghanistan.

The military to contractor ratio in Afghanistan is 1 to 0.84 (based on 107.6 military).

Recent efforts to develop strategies to improve the viability of business in Afghanistan include developing a more skilled workforce, increasing business opportunities, increasing community cash flow, improving public infrastructure such as roads and utilities and community organizational capacity to maintain economic governance. All of these initiatives have a direct influence on the hiring of Afghani local nationals.

Local Nationals make up over 51% of the DoD contracted workforce in Afghanistan.

DoD Private Security Contractor Personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan

Private security contractors perform personal security, convoy security, and static security missions.  Not all private security contractor personnel are armed.

USCENTCOM reports, as of 2nd quarter FY 2011, the following distribution of private security contractors in Afghanistan and Iraq:

April 16, 2011 Posted by | Afghanistan, Civilian Contractors, Department of Defense, Iraq | , , , , | 1 Comment

Overseas Contractor Count For First Quarter 2011

This update reports DoD contractor personnel numbers in theater for the first quarter of 2011. It covers DoD contractor personnel deployed in Iraq (Operation New Dawn (OND), Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), and the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR).

In 1st quarter FY 2011, USCENTCOM reported approximately 176,161 contractor personnel working for the DoD in the USCENTCOM AOR. The number of contractors outside of Iraq and Afghanistan make up less than 2% of the total contractor population in the USCENTCOM AOR. Over the past year there have been consistent decreases in Iraq and slight increases in Afghanistan. We expect these trends to continue.

A breakdown of DoD contractor personnel is provided below

Iraq Summary

The main categories of contracts in Iraq and the percentages of contractors working on them are displayed below:

Base Support: 42,386 (59.5%)
Security: 12,743 (18%)
Other: 7,851 (11%)
Translator / Interpreter 4,432 (6.2%)
Construction: 1,144 (1.6%)
Transportation: 1,039 (1.5%)
Training: 591 (.9%)
Communication Support: 527 (.7%)
Logistics / Maintenance 429 (.6%)
Total: 71,142

OND Contractor Posture Highlights:

There are currently 71K DoD contractors in Iraq. This represents a 4% decrease as compared to the 4th quarter 2010. The military to contractor ratio in Iraq is now 1 to 1.29.

In Iraq there is a focus on consolidating, de-scoping and cancelling contracts. We expect further decreases in the overall number of contractors as FOBs close and the military footprint is reduced later in FY11.

DoD and DoS are conducting detailed planning for post-2011 contract support.

Afghanistan Summary

The main categories of contracts in Afghanistan are similar to those shown in the Iraq summary. We are currently capturing data by contracting activity as follows:

Theater Support – Afghanistan: 15,041 (17%)
LOGCAP: 25,210 (29%)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: 20,884 (24%)
Other:* 26,348 (30%)
Total: 87,483
*Includes Defense Logistics Agency, Army Materiel Command, Air Force External and Systems Support contracts, Special Operations Command and INSCOM.

OEF Contractor Posture Highlights:

There are currently approximately 87.5K DoD contractors in Afghanistan.

The military to contractor ratio in Afghanistan is 1 to 0.84.

Recent efforts to develop strategies to improve the viability of business in Afghanistan include developing a more skilled workforce, increasing business opportunities, increasing community cash flow, improving public infrastructure such as roads and utilities and community organizational capacity to maintain economic governance. All of these initiatives have a direct influence on the hiring of Afghani local nationals.

Local Nationals make up approximately 53% of the DoD contracted workforce in Afghanistan.

General Data on DoD Private Security Contractor Personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan

USCENTCOM reports, as of 1st quarter FY 2011, the following distribution of private security contractors in Afghanistan and Iraq:

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January 29, 2011 Posted by | Afghanistan, Civilian Contractors, Department of Defense, Iraq, Private Military Contractors, Private Security Contractor, Wartime Contracting | , , , , , , | Leave a comment