An empirical study of the contracting officer representatives social network
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The volume and amount of money spent on services, which includes construction, acquired by the Department of Defense has steadily grown over the past several fiscal years. Recent studies on services acquisition have not only shown the challenges in acquiring these services but also how they are managed. One member that is intimately involved with the management of service and construction contracts is the contracting officers representative (COR). The COR acts as the eyes and ears of the procuring contracting officer and is primarily responsible for monitoring the performance of the service by the contractor to ensure they are meeting all requirements outlined in the contract or the work statement. The purpose of this study is to better understand the social network of the COR. The goal is to answer the following questions: 1)What is the structure of the CORs social network and what members are included in it, 2) How does communication transpire between each member of the network, and 3) What conclusions can be drawn from the analysis of the social network.
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