Home' Army Acquisition Logistics and Technology Magazine : Army ALT April-June 2016 Contents Office of Primar y Responsibility Requirement Focus
DCOS ANSF LOG (logistics)
Facilitate the development of logistics distribution networks, oversee institutional logistics train-
ing and ensure enduring operational sustainment.
Provide contract management and oversight; develop the core management and operational
systems to enable the Afghans to independently plan and manage their ANDSF.
Focus Afghanistan’s actions on the defeat of IEDs as weapons of strategic influence through
equipment, training, maintenance and sustainment.
CJ-6 TAA (communication)
Train, advise and assist with procurement, training, employment and sustainment of informa-
tion technology and communication enablers for the ANDSF to effectively support operations
CJ ENG (engineers)
Provide high-quality facilities, improve infrastructure management systems and enhance the
combat and general engineering capabilities of the ANDSF.
DCOS COMM (communication)
Implement strategic communication efforts to enhance public perceptions of legitimacy of the
coalition and the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, placing operational ac-
tions in context and undermining anti-government propaganda.
DCOS INT TAA (intelligence)
Set the conditions for a professional, effective and sustainable Afghan intelligence enterprise
through integration with operations, intelligence cycle development, training on and sustain-
ment of intelligence capabilities.
DCOS INT ISR (capabilities integration)
Assist with the fielding, training, employment and sustainment of intelligence, surveillance and
reconnaissance (ISR) technology to enable the Afghan National Army to effectively neutralize
EF4 Human Resources Management (force
Assist the ANDSF in building professional security and defense forces through recruiting,
training, and the development and management of human resource systems.
EF1 (resource planning)
Assist the ANDSF to develop enduring capability to plan, program, budget and execute a
resource-informed budget. Develop accountable Afghan personnel and pay processes.
Assist the Afghan security institutions to promote women’s active and meaningful participation
within the organizations, including safe facilities, equal training and equipment.
Assist with the development of ANDSF medical capabilities and the advancement of the
Afghan civilian health system. Track supply receipt and distribution and analyze product
NSOCC-A (special operations)
Provide functionality-based security forces assistance and counterterrorism operations with
Afghan special security forces to ensure a credible, capable and sustainable force. Through
training programs, set the future theater posture to protect vital national interests.
SAO (Security Assistance Office)
Coordinate acquisition, transportation and end-user monitoring of foreign militar y sales equip-
ment for ANDSF. Provide initial inspections, maintenance and repair of cargo.
TAAC-A Air (air force)
Train, advise and assist the Afghan National Army to develop a professional, capable and
sustainable Air Force. Includes training and contracted maintenance to conduct operations.
TF PARWAN (justice center)
Train, advise and assist the Military Police Guard Command in the investigation, detention and
prosecution of national security threats within the Afghan legal system.
Table 1 shows offices that submitted requirements to the POM process, and the focus of
their efforts. (SOURCE: Maj Sabine Peters, Program and Analysis Division, CSTC-A CJ-8)
ANDSF: Afghan national defense and
ANSF: Afghan national security forces
CEC: Contracting Enabler Cell
C-IED: Counter-improvised explosive devices
CJ: Combined Joint
DCOS: deputy chief of staff
EF: essential function
NSOCC-A: NATO Special Operations
Component Command - Afghanistan
TAA: train, advise and assist
TAAC: Train, Advise and Assist Command
TF: Task Force
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