FEDERAL CONTRACT PLANNING IN SUPPORT OF CONUS DISASTER RESPONSE: AN ANALYSIS AND APPLICATION OF DOD CONTINGENCY TOOLS IN THE PRECONTRACT-AWARD ENVIRONMENT
Lawson, Stephen C.
Cashwell, James O.
Yoder, Elliott C.
Apte, Aruna U.
MetadataShow full item record
This research examined the role of CONUS federal disaster response, relief, and recovery operations utilizing existing Department of Defense (DoD) frameworks. This project intends to analyze how the DoD’s capabilities may provide for more efficient and robust planning and response operations capabilities via a coordinated effort across local, state, and federal entities within the authorities described in the Stafford Act and when the Federal Acquisition Regulation protocols are utilized. This research was conducted based on the utilization of the Yoder Three-Tier Model, specifically as it pertains to Phase Zero Contract Operations, and examined methodologies for the incorporation of protocols into FEMA’s disaster planning and response operations as a means of improving contract award effectiveness. Throughout our research we identified that the federal government’s disaster response agencies often lack the requisite capacity, capability, and manpower to efficiently implement contract solutions and processes necessary to minimize property loss and mitigate unnecessary risk to human life. Based on our research, we recommend that Operational Contract Support is integrated into the National Response Framework, that Section 307 of the Stafford Act is amended to enable authorities to use disaster mitigation funds in creative ways, and that a portfolio of enhanced and innovative contract solutions is established to render a more capable and efficient federal response.
MBA Professional Project
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.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Rendon, Rene G. (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2015);Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present the results of contract management process maturity assessments in the US Navy using a process capability maturity model. The maturity model is used to benchmark an ...
Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate SchoolCenter for Homeland Defense and Security, 2005-06);June 2005. We are pleased to present the inaugural issue of Homeland Security Affairs. The primary goal of the journal is to be the academic publication that furthers the discussion and debate of important elements that ...
Enhancing Professional and Technical Excellence: Analysis of Contract Management Competency Models Rendon, Rene G. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2019-04-30); SYM-AM-19-036The DoD’s contracting function continues to be challenged by deficiencies in pre-award, award, and post-award contract management processes. The DoD Inspector General (DoD IG) has identified acquisition and contract ...