Joint Contingency Contracting: A Step Forward
Defense Acquisition University Fort Belvoir United States
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Todays contingency contracting officers are being challenged more than ever before. High frequencies of deployments to the field, working in austere environments, and rapidly changing acquisition policies are just a few of the challenges CCOs face every guidance, tools, and templates CCOs could use for training in garrison and on the battlefield. The timing at this point could not have been more perfect. The Office for Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy had initiated several projects with the Secretary of the Air Force as part of a Joint Contingency Contracting Working Group. The groups mission was to develop an official doctrine for joint Service contingency contracting. This new doctrine was envisioned as the groundwork for the deployment of a joint framework for contingency contracting operations. After promoting the idea to the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force and obtaining sponsorship from the Office for Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, we were well on our way.