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The Contingency Contracting Community serves as the central repository for contingency contracting knowledge. The community is supported by a team of experts from all services to facilitate knowledge sharing, linking the joint contingency contracting community together to achieve mission goals. This community provides policy and guidance information, deployment information, contract administration information, training materials, CCO tools and related learning assets. 

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JSJ4 Operational Contract Support Execution Handbook
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This Handbook was created as a collaborative effort among the Joint Staff, J-45, Operational Contract Support Division; the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics; and the OCS community.

OCS_Execution_Handbook_V 1-2 June 2023.pdf
JSJ4 Operational Contract Support Planning Handbook
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This Handbook was created as a collaborative effort between the Joint Staff, J-45, Operational Contract Support Division and the OCS planning community to improve planning for use of commercial capabilities and thereby contribute to realization of the National Defense Strategy.

OCS_Planning_Handbook_V 1-2 June 2023.pdf
J4 OCS Discussion Mr. Lee Tate
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Mr. Tate discusses OCS risks and challenges, the new JSJ4 OCS Planning and Execution Handbooks, and JSJ4 OCS courses.

J4 OCSD Discussion DAU Lee Tate - readahead.pptx
2024 DAU Acquisition Update
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Keep up on your lifelong learning; join DAU's 2024 Acquisition Update where there are topics for everybody! The Acquisition Update is an annual tradition where DoD members can hear from various functional leaders and officials about the latest and greatest in acquisition.

2024 DAU Acquisition Update (2-Day Event)

Discussions / Contingency Contracting and Operational Contract Support (OCS)

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​Beyond SAM.gov, to what extent is vendor vetting done and what resources are OCS professionals of the DoD expected/required to use? JCCS only covers CENTCOM & AFRICOM areas. Is there any published policy or guidance to our contracting forces that outlines either a mandatory process or general SOP to assess and communicate current or potential risks of doing business with foreign vendors when they are not registered in SAM or JCCS?

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OSD is in a bit of a unique place with VTM right now - usually they develop

policy and implementation flows down, however, currently there are 3 CCMDs that have

been doing this for awhile and the rest are just starting to play catch-up

and establish VTM programs and guidance for their areas of responsibility.

Until the Directive for VTM was signed out this summer, a lot of effort had

to be put into working that policy. OSD still has to develop an instruction

and doctrine to further guide implementation. However, OSD recognizes the

need for more tactical level guidance because they have such different levels

of maturity and your question is really timely.  What is needed is a handbook or

repository that helps folks in the field think through all the avenues of a

vendor's profile to reduce the overall risk of doing business with a foreign

entity (intel threats, geopolitical issues, ties to other entities, supply

chain risk, etc.).   Ms Donna Livingston from OSD OUSD A-S is tentatively scheduled to be our guest on the CCO Experience Office hour 25 Jan 2023 to discuss this topic in more detail  Please stay tuned.

 


Events / Contingency Contracting and Operational Contract Support (OCS)

CCO Experience Office Hour
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Every Wednesday from 11:00 - 12:00 Central Time. The CCO Experience office hour connects CCOs to valuable lessons learned and the latest contingency contracting policy, guidance, training resources and information!

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Announcements / Contingency Contracting and Operational Contract Support (OCS)

2024 DAU Acquisition Update
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Keep up on your lifelong learning; join DAU's 2024 Acquisition Update where there are topics for everybody! The Acquisition Update is an annual tradition where DoD members can hear from various functional leaders and officials about the latest and greatest in acquisition.

2024 DAU Acquisition Update (2-Day Event)
CON 8400V Advanced Contingency Contracting Officer's Course
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The next CON 8400V Advanced Contingency Contracting Officer's Course is set for 13-16 Nov. The Advanced Contingency Contracting Officer’s Course, CON 8400V, provides an in-depth, comprehensive examination of Contingency Contracting at an advanced level that will help you to understand how to effectively manage contracts in a contingency environment. The course examines Contingency Contracting from the perspective of a Chief of Contracting Office, Senior Contracting Official Staff Officer, or Combatant Command Staff Officer. This course is essential to the Operational Contract Support Community in that it enables the military and government personnel to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to perform in the complex environment of contingency contracting. Seats are still available. Here's the link to sign up: https://icatalog.dau.edu/onlinecatalog/courses.aspx?crs_id=12667 

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CON 0390 Barda Bridge: Contingency Contracting Simulation
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​Barda Bridge: Contingency Contracting Simulation.  Click on the highlighted text to sign up for this course.

CON 8300V Joint Contingency Contracting Course (25-29 Mar)
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Still open seats! CON 8300V Joint Contingency Contingency Contracting Course is scheduled for 25-29 Mar 24.  Click on the highlighted link to enroll.  Seats are available so sign up now.

"The CCO Experience" Office Hour (30 Aug 2023) 1100-1200 Central Time
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Please come out and join us on Wednesday, 30 Aug for the CCO Experience Office Hour where we'll have SFC Justino Surla, 408th CSB for Regional Contracting Office-OIR.  SFC Surla will discuss the use of OPFUND through Field Ordering Officers (FOOs) and the support provided during special operations.  These are true contingency environments  and how logistics support is provided through capability of the FOO program.  

If you're in a deployable position, you'll not want to miss out on this one!

In the meantime, help us spread the word about the weekly CCO Experience Office Hour every Wednesday from 1100-1200 Central time.

CON 0840 Vendor Threat Mitigation Course Deployed
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This Online Training (OLT) course provides students with a broad introduction to the policies and functions for VTM and the importance of considering the potential risks introduced by malign actors in campaign and contingency operations. The course defines VTM, reviews roles and responsibilities for various government stakeholders involved, and provides examples of VTM policies from various Combatant Commands and operations.

Target Audience:  This enterprise-level course targets Department of Defense acquisition and non-acquisition professionals, especially supply chain security professionals; joint and Service component headquarters staffs with force protection, counterintelligence, and operational contract support responsibilities; and contracting activities supporting overseas campaign and contingency operations.  

Training Link:  CON 0840 Vendor Threat Mitigation



"The CCO Experience" Office Hour (23 Aug 2023) 1100-1200 Central Time
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DAU has started a brand new office hour called the Contingency Contracting Officer Experience."  

Please come out and join us on Wednesday, 23 Aug for the next CCO Experience Office Hour.  We're very fortunate to have as our guest speaker Ms. Margaret Crow, OCSIC Planner, Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), CJTF-OIR, CJ48 OCSIC, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.  Margaret deployed to Kuwait and into southern Syria via DCMAs Contingency Response Force (CRF).  These positions are contracts that require CRF personnel to deploy whenever given orders.  In Kuwait she was part of the OCSIC team for CJTF-OIR working directly with the customer, assisting them in defining their needs and developing their requirements package in preparation for the Joint Requirements Review Board. The DCMA CRF program mostly fills OCSIC, 408th/401st LOGCAP/KO positions, and 401st/408th QA positions.

If you're a civilian and looking for a deployable position, you will not want to miss out on this one!

In the meantime, help us spread the word about the weekly CCO Experience Office Hour every Wednesday from 1100-1200 Central time.




CON 0830 Private Security Contractors deployed 12 Dec
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This Online Training (OLT) course provides a broad introduction to Department of Defense private security contractors (PSCs), what functions PSCs and PSC personnel are and are not authorized to perform, and why PSC personnel accountability and visibility is important. It also reviews key PSC policies and guidelines, oversight and personnel accountability requirements and processes, and organization-level responsibilities for the effective and appropriate use and oversight of PSC personnel. This course is appropriate for both acquisition and non-acquisition professionals at all levels, grades, and ranks. This is an Online Training (OLT) course. Click here to access the new course:  CON 0830 Private Security Contractors

Resources / Contingency Contracting and Operational Contract Support (OCS)

Vendor Threat Mitigation
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All vendor threat mitigation information should be contained in this topic area.

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CCO Digital Toolkit

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​This repository profiles hundreds of useful contingency contracting tools, templates, training, forms, and resources that can be used for training in garrison or in the field supporting contingency operations. Contingency operations may involve direct support of troops in combat or humanitarian relief for the victims of a natural disaster. Regardless, success will ultimately depend on the Contingency Contracting Officer’s (CCO) ability to act quickly and effectively in one of the most demanding missions we face.

The Contingency Contracting Toolkit serves as a consolidated source of information for CCOs to do just that and to be effective in meeting the challenges they will face, regardless of the mission or environment. It will help CCOs in expediting the needs of those whom they are supporting, which is crucial to the overall success of the mission.

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ACQuipedia Articles

View articles related to Contingency Contracting by clicking this link.

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DoD Service and Other Organizational Guidance

DoD Guidance

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​All contingency contracting policy and guidance should be contained in this topic area.

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Note: Filter the list below using the CC-OCS Topics column to view service- or agency-specific policy and guidance.

 

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Contractors Accompanying the Force

Contractors Accompanying the Force

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Training Materials

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"The CCO Experience" Office Hours

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Virtual office hours are held every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Central Time for one hour. The Contingency Contracting Officer (CCO) Experience office hours connect people, ideas, resources, and information.


“One of WEXMAC's goals is to develop a community of end users and contingency contracting officers...the CCO Experience Office Hour provides the avenue to make this happen.”

Mr. Thomas Kunish
NAVSUP N72 Contracting Directorate, Fleet Support

Accessing the meeting:

  1. Select an internet browser other than Internet Explorer or the browser you use to access Microsoft Office 365.

  2. Copy and paste this meeting link: CCO Experience Office Hours meeting link

  3. Do not try to access this meeting in your own Teams account. Currently, Teams licenses between DoD services and agencies are not interoperable. This meeting is scheduled in DAU's Teams license.

  4. Click on "Continue on this browser", which will then take you to the audio and video settings. Choose your settings and click on "Join now".



Assistance: Please email [email protected] if you are experiencing problems joining the office hour or staying connected during each live session.



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Documents / Contingency Contracting and Operational Contract Support (OCS)

JSJ4 Operational Contract Support Execution Handbook
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This Handbook was created as a collaborative effort among the Joint Staff, J-45, Operational Contract Support Division; the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Logistics; and the OCS community.

J4 OCS Discussion Mr. Lee Tate
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Mr. Tate discusses OCS risks and challenges, the new JSJ4 OCS Planning and Execution Handbooks, and JSJ4 OCS courses.

JSJ4 Operational Contract Support Planning Handbook
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This Handbook was created as a collaborative effort between the Joint Staff, J-45, Operational Contract Support Division and the OCS planning community to improve planning for use of commercial capabilities and thereby contribute to realization of the National Defense Strategy.

Source Selection File Checklist
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Source Selection File Checklist used by Source Selection Teams to Organize Source Selection Documentation

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VTM Overview Presentation - March 2023 - DAU CON8300
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VTM Overview Presentation_March 2023_DAU_CON8300 - Ms. Donna Livingston, Director Vendor Threat Mitigation

VTM Overview and Acquisition Authorities for Managing Risk - July 2023
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VTM Overview and Acquisition Authorities for Managing Risk

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