Saturday, July 9, 2016

Will The Pentagon Replace Soldiers With Civilians?

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CNBC: Replacing soldiers with civilians could save billions: Report

A federal agency has issued a report suggesting the U.S. military could save as much as $5.7 billion every year by replacing some forces personnel with government civilians.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) used a model which either cut or replaced about 80,000 active-duty positions with civilians.

The report, published Tuesday, claims the move would not be new to the Department of Defense (DoD) and could help the military focus on core roles.

"Transferring to civilians certain jobs currently held by military personnel could reduce costs and increase DoD's focus on war-fighting," said the report authored by Adebayo Adedeji, Principal Analyst at the CBO's National Security Division.

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WNU Editor: It always comes down to the money and what you can afford. If civilians and contractors are cheaper .... so be it. As to whether this is a good policy .... mu gut says not.


Anonymous said...

Outsourcing is the cheapest way to avoid long term costs of hiring. It can also be very shortsighted and destructive to the organization employing it.

RRH said...

"It can also be very shortsighted and destructive to the organization employing it."

Not to mention the people employed by it.

Unknown said...

Just one more little nail in the coffin of our Legions.....August 9th, 378 AD, draws ever nearer.

James said...

Adrianople, who will be the Goths and who will be the East Romans?

Jay Farquharson said...

It's different this time around, Corporation's will replace the Republic.