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By Kim S. Nash  |  Posted 2007-08-28 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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U.S. Central Command Base Case

Headquarters:
7115 S. Boundary Blvd., MacDill AFB, FL 33621-5101

Phone:
(813) 827-5894

Business:
Unified combat command in charge of area that includes Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait

Chief Information Officer:
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Mark S. Bowman

Financials in Fiscal Year 2007:
The Central Command is funded by the Defense Department, whose base budget was around $434 billion excluding special appropriations.

Challenge:
To coordinate the exit of U.S. troops, equipment and supplies from Iraq on whatever deadline the president sets.

Baseline Goals:

Coordinate exit of U.S. troops from Iraq (currently 160,000) with no injuries or casualties.

Supervise transport or disposal of at least 9 million tons of equipment and supplies.

Account for 54,000 missing cargo containers (as of May 31) in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Increase logistical options by expanding the time given to cargo movement planning from 10-20 days to 50-60 days.

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Kim_Nash@ziffdavisenterprise.com
Kim has covered the business of technology for 14 years, doing investigative work and writing about legal issues in the industry, including Microsoft Corp.'s antitrust trial. She has won numerous awards and has a B.S. degree in journalism from Boston University.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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