Perception of Army Civillian Contractors in General

What is the perception amongst current or former Army / Navy / AF / Marines types regarding civilian contractors. Since I am one and admittedly ‘part of the problem’, I seek feedback as to the need and value they either bring, or take away. Would the military be better off going back and ‘insourcing’ jobs [...]

Any S-6 / Commo NCOs out there?

I was wondering if there were any former / current Battalion / BDE S-6 or Commo NCOs out there with experience in the intitialization of BFT or EPLRS. units / equipment?  I would like to ask how difficult is the initialization process and what problems you encountered with the data product / LDIF that either [...]