Contract Optimization in Afghanistan Pays Big Dividends

Contract Optimization in Afghanistan Pays Big Dividends

Being a good steward of taxpayer dollars means thinking and acting decisively. That’s just what CCAS and ECC-A did—examining and consolidating the contracts under its purview to make it easier and cheaper for to operational commanders to obtain services for their troops. by Mr. Gordon Jones Sustaining joint forces to train, advise and assist the Afghan National Police and Afghan National Army requires the efficient use of contract resources. Within 30 days of standing up the Contingency Contract Administration Service (CCAS) team’s mission in Afghanistan, senior staff elements of United Stated Forces – Afghanistan (USFOR-A) approached the Expeditionary Contracting Command – Afghanistan (ECC-A) for assistance in evaluating a recommendation to […]

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Responding to unique contracting challenges, DOD has made a major strategic change in contingency contracting administration services to support U.S. forces in Africa—from the fight against the Lord’s Resistance Army and Joseph Kony to the Ebola outbreak—that makes it easier to get needed services and supplies to the customer, much more rapidly. By Maj. Justin L. De Armond Africa is an extremely challenging environment that requires contracting officials know their craft and be able to understand and adapt to each customer’s requirements. This is especially true for those in the noncommissioned officer (NCO) 51C acquisition military occupational specialty. The 51C’s roles and responsibilities encompass contract administration, employing different contracting actions […]