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TITLE VIII--ACQUISITION POLICY, ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT, AND RELATED MATTERS

Subtitle D Provisions Relating to Contracts in Support of Contingency Operations

P. L. 112-

House Conference Report 112-705

SEC. 845. INCLUSION OF OPERATIONAL CONTRACT SUPPORT IN CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS FOR DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PLANNING, JOINT PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION, AND MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE.

(a) Readiness Reporting System- Section 117(c) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

`(8) Measure, on an annual basis, the capability of operational contract support to support current and anticipated wartime missions of the armed forces.'.

(b) Operational Contract Support Planning and Preparedness Functions of CJCS- Section 153(a)(3) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

`(F) In coordination with the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, the Secretaries of the military departments, the heads of the Defense Agencies, and the commanders of the combatant commands, determining the operational contract support requirements of the armed forces and recommending the resources required to improve and enhance operational contract support for the armed forces and planning for such operational contract support.'.

(c) Operational Contract Support as Matter Within Course of Joint Professional Military Education- Section 2151(a) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

`(6) Operational contract support.'.

(d) Management Structure- Section 2330(c)(2) of such title is amended by striking `other than services' and all that follows and inserting `including services in support of contingency operations. The term does not include services relating to research and development or military construction.'.

 
Inclusion of operational contract support in certain requirements for Department of Defense planning, joint professional military education, and management structure (sec. 845)

The Senate amendment contained a provision (sec. 863) that would require the Department of Defense to address issues arising out of contract support for overseas contingency operations in several military systems and processes.

The House bill contained no similar provision.

The House recedes with an amendment that would clarify that the provision applies to all types of operational contract support and delete subsection (c) of the Senate provision relating to joint professional military education.

The conferees direct the Secretary of Defense to ensure that the curriculum established for each phase of joint professional military education pursuant to section 2154 of title 10, United States Code, includes content appropriate for such phase on requirements definition, program management for operational contract support, contracting for operational contract support, and the strategic impact of contracting on military missions.

Senate Report 112-173

Inclusion of contract support in certain requirements for Department of Defense planning, joint professional military education, and management structure (sec. 863)

The committee recommends a provision that would require the consideration of issues arising out of contract support for contingency operations in the Department of Defense (DOD) readiness reporting system, the contingency planning functions of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the curriculum for joint professional military education, and the DOD structure for the management of contracts for services.

 

 

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