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Defense Acquisition Organizations: Changes in Cost and Size of Civilian
Workforce (Letter Report, 11/13/95, GAO/NSIAD-96-46).

Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the
composition and cost of the Department of Defense's (DOD) civilian
workforce.

GAO found that: (1) in 1994, DOD acquisition organizations had a
combined workforce of 398,000 civilian employees and 66,000 military
personnel; (2) the DOD civilian acquisition workforce increased with the
defense buildup of the early 1980s and decreased with DOD reductions in
the mid-1980s; (3) although the civilian workforce in 1994 was 12
percent lower than in 1980, defense wide contracts increased by about
$10 billion in that same period; (4) even with the decline in the
defense procurement budget and the civilian workforce, the number of
acquisition organizations remains constant; and (5) DOD believes that
the civilian acquisition workforce will increase once the defense
procurement budget is expanded.

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 REPORTNUM:  NSIAD-96-46
     TITLE:  Defense Acquisition Organizations: Changes in Cost and Size 
             of Civilian Workforce
      DATE:  11/13/95
   SUBJECT:  Defense budgets
             Defense cost control
             Defense procurement
             Civilian employees
             Military personnel
             Reductions in force
             Defense contracts
             Labor force