A treatment package that included FCT and contingency contracting
was successful in reducing off-task behavior across two types of academic tasks.
The lack of a contracting officer on the ground adds to the difficulty of employing contingency contracting
in many African partner nations.
The web-based nature of OContrax provides greater capability for contingency contracting
officers operating in more austere environments.
First, contingency contracting
is much broader in scope than Major Theater War (MTW).
But in the contingency contracting
environment, we have to learn the second-order effects of our actions and how to ask probing questions when we work with local nationals.
Furthermore, the law directs DOD to assign a senior commissioned officer to act as head of contingency contracting
and report to the relevant combatant commander.
The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) and many others offer training courses in contracting, COR/COTR training, and contingency contracting
Recommendation 6 is to "Elevate the positions and expand the authority of the civilian officials responsible for contingency contracting
at [the Department of] Defense, [the Department of] State, and USAID [the U.
Today's contingency contracting
officers are being challenged more than ever before.
According to its director, Tim Freihofer, the new Joint Contingency Acquisition Support Office (JCASO) will help meet a congressional mandate that ordered the Department of Defense to implement a "programmatic approach to fix problems which exist in contingency contracting
and contingency acquisition management.
The Contingency Contracting
Office (CCO) supports and sustains CJTF-HOA operations through awarding contingency contracts proactively, timely and effectively.
While political and military leaders focus on the drawdown in Afghanistan, many Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines will continue to rely on the contingency contracting
process to accomplish their difficult missions.