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CONTRACTING COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS
U.S. Army Contracting Command
The U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC) has renamed
its major Contracting Centers (CCs) to reflect their geographi-
cal locations. These centers provide comprehensive acquisition,
contracting, business advisory, production support, and depot-
level maintenance services in acquiring, fielding, and sustaining
Army weapon systems, services, and Soldier support.
ACC Soldiers and civilians work with industry to acquire
equipment, supplies, and services for America's Army. If a
Soldier shoots it, drives it, flies it, communicates with it, wears
it, or eats it, ACC contracts for it.
"Over the past two years, we've come to realize the impor-
tance of establishing a consistent and practical identity across
the organization," said Jeff Parsons, ACC Executive Director.
"After much study and consideration, the one area where we
believe we can achieve some major returns on investment is
branding and standardizing the naming convention of the ACC
Contracting Centers. We decided to incorporate the geographi-
cal locations of the centers in their new names."
Following are the former and new names of the ACC
---Article courtesy of the ACC.
Logistics Civil Augmentation Program
Improves Support Capabilities
Tommy L. Marks and Robert Gottfreid
The Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) is
an Army initiative to contract for a broad range of logistics
and support services to U.S. and allied forces during wartime,
contingency, peacekeeping, humanitarian, and training opera-
tions. The LOGCAP mission continues to evolve, providing
premier support to the Soldier with flexibility, agility, and
Lessons learned during this evolution have improved contract
oversight in a variety of ways, in a variety of areas of operation.
LOGCAP has grown from a contingency plans management
program to the Army's premier contract vehicle of choice,
capable of providing service support anywhere in the world.
LOGCAP III and IV
The LOGCAP III contract was awarded to Kellogg, Brown &
Root Inc. (later renamed KBR Inc.) in 2001, furnishing support
operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Djibouti, Jordan,
Kenya, Uzbekistan, and Georgia.
Before Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF ), LOGCAP III was valued
at about $5 million per year. With the growth of U.S. military
participation in combat in Southwest Asia, LOGCAP also
grew to nearly $5 billion a year. However, the processes and
personnel needed to manage the program could not keep up
with its expanding mission.
Awarded in April 2008, LOGCAP IV involved a single
support contractor, SERTO, and three multiyear, best-value
performance contractors, DynCorp International, KBR Inc.,
and Fluor Corp. Performance contracts were awarded as
Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity with one base year
and nine option years, with a lifetime maximum value of
LOGCAP IV's use of multiple performance contractors fosters
competition to reduce overall costs and award fee incentives
appropriate for the risk associated with specific tasks that
enhance the quality of services. The use of multiple contractors
reduces the risk to the Army associated with a single contractor
and broadens the selection of mission resources. The intent
during the transition to LOGCAP IV has been to ensure
uninterrupted delivery of services to field units.
While LOGCAP III remains in effect in Iraq, LOGCAP IV is
now active in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar.
ACC--National Capital Region Alexandria,
U.S. Army Tank-
Electronics Command CC
Ground (Command, Control,
Intelligence, Surveillance, and
U.S. Army Research,
Ground (Soldier, Chemical,
Research, and Test)
& Lethality CC
U.S. Army Aviation and
Missile Command CC
Rock Island CC
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