The role of administrative contracting officers

size0CALX0M0MBetween January and June 2013, the administrative contracting officer for Army Pre- positioned Stocks 5 was responsible for administering three contracts involving over 1,800 contractor personnel. To successfully accomplish this, the ACO was required to serve as an integrator for the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade (the requirements owner), the contractor, the Army Sustainment Command, and the Army Contracting Command-Rock Island. This article captures the observations, insights, and lessons of the ACO of the largest APS contracts administered during the first half of 2013. Full story