National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (Reported in House)
SEC. 1205. GUIDANCE AND REPORT REQUIRED ON CONTRACTORS SUPPORTING DEPLOYED FORCES IN IRAQ.
(a) GUIDANCE- Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall issue guidance on how to manage contractors that support deployed forces and shall direct the Secretaries of the military departments to develop procedures to ensure implementation of the guidance. The guidance shall--
(1) establish policies for the use of contractors to support deployed forces;
(2) delineate the roles and responsibilities of commanders regarding the management and oversight of contractors that support deployed forces; and
(3) integrate into a single document other guidance and doctrine that may affect Department of Defense responsibilities to contractors in locations where members of the Armed Forces are deployed.
(b) REPORT- Not later than 30 days after issuing the guidance required under subsection (a), the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the House of Representatives and the Senate a report containing a discussion of the following:
(1) A description of the process used by the Department of Defense for deciding which security functions in Iraq will be performed by military personnel and which by private security companies.
(2) A discussion of the overall chain of command and oversight mechanisms that are in place to ensure adequate command and supervision of contractor personnel in critical security roles.
(3) An explanation of the rules of engagement for private security personnel throughout Iraq, along with how training in these rules of engagement is being carried out.
(4) A description of mechanisms that exist or that are under consideration to share intelligence and standardize communications procedures among private security companies.
(5) Casualty and fatality figures for each contractor in Iraq supporting deployed forces over the period beginning on May 1, 2003, and ending on the date of the issuance of the guidance.
(6) Disciplinary or criminal actions brought against such contractors during the period covered by the report.
(7) Any incidents of note in Iraq regarding such contractors during the period covered by the report.
(8) A plan for establishing and implementing a process for collecting data on individual contractors, the value of the contracts, and the number of personnel in Iraq performing the following services:
(A) Personal security details.
(B) Non-military site security.
(C) Non-military convoy security.
(D) Interrogation services at interrogation centers operated by the Department of Defense.