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Corporate Author United States. Government Accountability Office.

Title Afghanistan [electronic resource] : improvements needed to strengthen management of U.S. civilian presence : report to Congressional addressees.

Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2012]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  GA 1.13:GAO-12-285    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (ii, 44 p.) : ill.
Note Title from PDF title page (viewed on Feb. 28, 2012).
"February 2012."
Summary In March 2009, the President called for an expanded U.S. civilian presence under Chief of Mission authority to build the capacity of the Afghan government to provide security, essential services, and economic development. In addition, the Department of Defense (DOD) deploys civilians under combatant commander authority to Afghanistan to support both combat and capacity-building missions. DOD established the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce (CEW) in 2009 to create a cadre of civilians trained, cleared, and equipped to respond urgently to expeditionary requirements. As the military draws down, U.S. civilians will remain crucial to achieving the goal of transferring lead security responsibility to the Afghan government in 2014. For this report, GAO (1) examined the expansion of the U.S. civilian presence in Afghanistan, (2) evaluated DOD's implementation of its CEW policy, and (3) determined the extent to which U.S. agencies had provided required Afghanistan-specific training to their personnel before deployment.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Background -- U.S. agencies reported expanding their civilian presence in Afghanistan and took steps to improve their ability to track that presence -- DOD took preliminary steps to implement CEW policy but did not identify the number and types of positions that should constitute the CEW -- U.S. agencies established Afghanistan-specific predeployment training requirements, but DOD faced implementation challenges -- Conclusions.
Note "GAO-12-285."
Subject United States. Department of Defense -- Personnel management.
Civil service -- Personnel management.
Civil service -- United States.
Technical assistance, American -- Afghanistan.
Added Title Afghanistan : improvements needed to strengthen management of US civilian presence
Afghanistan : improvements needed to strengthen management of United States civilian presence
Improvements needed to strengthen management of U.S. civilian presence
Gpo Item No. 0546-D (online)
Sudoc No. GA 1.13:GAO-12-285

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