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White graduation cap icon CON 0390  Contingency Contracting Simulation: Barda Bridge

Contingency Contracting Simulation: Barda Bridge

This Online Training (OLT) course is a unique interactive movie in which you (the student) "play" the lead character, a military Contingency Contracting Officer (CCO). Students make choices, and see the outcomes of those choices. The main character deploys as the CCO to a war zone. He gets the call to move out and in two weeks and soon finds himself on the ground in a remote corner of the world. As part of the lead-up, there is a concentration on pre-deployment planning and the roles the CCO plays in achieving mission success. Topical areas addressed include: Recognizing the importance of ethical behavior in a contracting environment, the impact of cross-cultural behavior patterns, anti-terrorism vulnerabilities and operational security in a contingency contracting environment, and the importance of the CCO's role and their responsibilities in a contingency contracting environment. Students make choices that lead to different story paths and outcomes. It concludes with a final major project - employing critical decision-making skills.

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Military and civilian contracting personnel who are either in deployable positions or contracting personnel who wish to have the knowledge and awareness of contingency contracting involving an contingency contracting setting.


  • Any exams in this course must be passed with a minimum score of 80%.
  • There is no time limit for completing this course.
  • After completing the course, please be sure to complete the survey at the end.
  • The CLPs assigned to this learning activity may be used to meet professional certification and/or licensure requirements (PDUs/CPE credits).