Accession Number : AD1026836

Title :   Flawed Execution: A Case Study on Operational Contract Support

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

Personal Author(s) : Taggart,Scott F ; Ledford,Jacob ; Blyleven,Melissa

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Report Date : 01 Jun 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : Contracting for supplies and services within a contingency and deployed operational environment has become a vital necessity. Despite the last decade and a half of armed conflict, the military services as a whole have done a poor job of teaching their leaders how to effectively plan for and manage operational contract support, starting with requirements generation and continuing to post-award contract management. The objective of this research is to develop a case study for use in Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) schools that examines the far-reaching strategic, operational, and tactical effects of operational contract support (OCS).This case study will examine the use of OCS in a deployed environment, and the positive and negative impacts of OCS decisions on the tactical, operational, and larger strategic military mission. We also consider the long-term effects of the requirement and subsequent contract actionfiscally, politically, and locally. The case study is meant to spur discussion on how second-, third-, and fourth-order OCS effects impact the United States military mission and general interests.

Descriptors :   contracts , contingency operations (military) , procurement , marine corps

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE