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dc.contributor.advisorLandale, Karen
dc.contributor.advisorKremer, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorPeel, Tanya V.
dc.contributor.authorAcevedo, Angel R.
dc.dateSep-16
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-02T17:17:57Z
dc.date.available2016-11-02T17:17:57Z
dc.date.issued2016-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/50466
dc.description.abstractThis research project examines Army contract administration procedures in the Continental United States (CONUS) and Outside Continental United States (OCONUS) performed by Contracting Officer's Representatives (CORs) for service contracts. We analyze COR roles, responsibilities, education/training, communication, staff levels, oversight, and leadership support by comparing and contrasting Army COR contract administration processes from a CONUS and OCONUS perspective. The results inform Army Contracting leadership about differences and discrepancies that exist in the training of CORs and in the processes followed. Using regulatory documents, audit reports, and interviews with CONUS and OCONUS CORs and supervisors, leaders, and commanders of CORs, we found gaps and challenges that affect the completion of COR duties relating to Army service contracts. We identified five common COR issues that need to be addressed: education/training, communication, staff Levels, oversight, and leadership support. We found that COR training differs in CONUS and OCONUS environments. Additionally, lessons learned revealed that COR training remains inadequate, communication among contracting personnel and CORs requires improvement, staff levels need to be increased to support contract administration, managers nominate CORs who lack technical knowledge and experience, and commanders and leaders neither understand the requirements needed to support contract administration requirements nor COR roles and responsibilities.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/annalysisofarmyc1094550466
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleAn analysis of Army contract administration with regard to Contracting Officer's Representativesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentBusiness & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.subject.authorcontract administrationen_US
dc.subject.authorcontracting officer's representative (COR)en_US
dc.subject.authorCOR roles and responsibilitiesen_US
dc.subject.authorCOR training requirements.en_US
dc.description.serviceCivilian, United States Armyen_US
dc.description.serviceCivilian, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Program Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineProgram Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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