Accession Number : ADP002762

Title :   The Leader of the Army Acquisition Workforce,

Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kipp,G. B.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Who is the Leader in the Army Acquisition Workforce? I think most of us involved in any federal procurement process know that individual is the Contracting Officer (KO). In this article, first in the Introduction I will summarize how the Defense Acquisition Regulation (DAR) and the Army Procurement Procedure (APP), define a KO, how he is selected, his required qualifications, and major responsibilities. After the DAR and APP summaries, in the Text of the Paper I will point out a number of weakness I see in the present system and then make personal Recommendations for Improvement. In the Conclusions I will synopsize the benefits that can result from the overall upgrading of the KO position. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Government procurement, *Army procurement, *Contract administration, *Management planning and control, Resource management, Army planning, Regulations, Acquisition, Methodology, Strategy, Military requirements, Human resources, Personnel development, Manpower utilization, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE