Accession Number : AD0780796

Title :   Role and Mission of the Contracting Officer.

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST WASHINGTON D C

Report Date : MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : The objective of the study was to recommend definitions of the roles of Department of Defense procuring contracting officers (PCOs) as they pertain to their assigned missions in weapon system acquisition. It has been concluded that broad interpretation of the role of the contracting officer, as an individual separate from the program manager (PM) of a major defense system, is incompatible with the authority and responsibilities of the program manager (PM). The report discusses the role, authority, responsibilities, and organizational location of the PCO in the program management environment. Some recommendations are made. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS PLANNING, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, *CONTRACTS, *SUPERVISORS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, JOB ANALYSIS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE