Contracting under Conditions of National Emergency/Full Mobilization.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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The declaration of a national emergency by the President or Congress will undoubtedly create urgent demands for supplies and services to be provided by the Department of Defense acquisition community. It has become apparent that DOD contracting functions may be incapable of expediting the contracting process to meet the demand. Large numbers of statutes, regulations, and directives contain restrictions that may impede the contracting process, but the nature and extent of these restrictions have never been consolidated into a single body of material. The objectives of this thesis were 1 to identify any statutes, regulations, or directives which might impede the contracting process, in the event of a national emergencyfull mobilization 2 to determine the existence of any waivers to the restrictions identified and 3 to establish the level of approval of any existing waivers. A subjective review of United States Code, the Federal Acquisition Regulation, and Defense and Air Force acquisition-related directives and regulations was accomplished. A total of 126 provisions were identified as potential impediments to the contracting process, requiring waiver approvals ranging from Congress to the contracting officer, if a waiver was found to exist. Based on these findings, several recommendations were made pertaining to Department of Defense contracting contingency planning.
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