While much has been written and revealed about contractual abuses, fraud, and mismanagement, the overwhelming majority of personnel, both military and civilian, deployed and performing reachback
operations, in support of contingency contracting operations are hard working, well-trained professionals to whom we owe a huge "thank-you" for the dedication and caring they bring to the support of contingency operations.
would then be used only for the hardest-to-resolve cases.
In a matter of days after the reachback
effort started, the LOGCAP office took on over $1 billion in annual requirements.
They are also responsible for directing sensors for optimal effects and guiding exploitation at reachback
In the Second Gulf War, the Air Force employed a "reachback
" concept that allowed on-site commanders to tap into intelligence and logistics experts back in the U.S.--a kind of reverse offshoring that reduced the number of troops in the war zone requiring housing, food and protection.
There is value in developing support capabilities away from front lines, relying on so-called reachback
There is value in developing support capabilities away from front lines--relying on so-called "reachback
Communication systems must have maximum reachback
A key feature of the emerging Air Force way of war is the notion of "reachback
." This is keeping with the idea that the size of the forward deployed force will be kept as small as possible.
While some personnel in the major commands may be skeptical about the operational value of an entity that calls itself a battlelab, the IWBL has already performed one demonstration of its capabilities for the AFIWC called SCI Reachback
. According to IWBL personnel, IW Support Teams (IWSTs) deployed from the AFIWC will sometimes arrive at their destination without any Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) connectivity the bread and butter of AIA field operations.
Another group that used our advertising pages to great PR advantage was a West Virginia business organization called Reachback
This architecture will also provide a reachback
or "anchor point" of intelligence data and information for the USARAF/USAFRICOM area of operations.