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            Tidewater Government Industry Council



     TGIC Exchange Brief
Army Contracting Agency, Northern Region
         Joann Langston, SES, Director
                       30 October 2007




ACA NR                                         Army Contracting: One Community Serving Our Soldiers, Serving Our Nation
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                                Agenda                  Supporting Soldiers Through Contracting




•    ACA Overview
•    ACA Northern Region Overview
•    Transformation Considerations
•    Challenges
•    Future Issues



    Army Contracting: One Community Serving Our Soldiers, Serving Our Nation

                            30 Oct 2007       Slide 2           http://www.aca-nrhq.army.mil
                     Army Contracting Agency
                                                                                                                                                                 Supporting Soldiers Through Contracting



                                           Yakima Training
                            Fort               Center
                            Lewis
                     Vancouver
                     Barracks
                                                                   Northern                                                                                                                   Fort Drum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Natick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          R&D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ctr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Fort Devens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         RFTA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (USAR)
                                                                                                                                                   USAG Selfridge                                                             Ft.


                                                                    Region                                                   Fort McCoy
                                                                                                                             (USAR)


                                                                                                                                Rock Island Arsenal
                                                                                                                                                      Detroit
                                                                                                                                                      Ars
                                                                                                                                                                         Charles E. Carlisle
                                                                                                                                                                         Kelly Spt Fac
                                                                                                                                                                         (USAR)        Barracks
                                                                                                                                                                                                   West Point                 Hamilton

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Fort Monmouth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fort Dix
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (USAR)
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Aberdeen Proving
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Ground
                                                             Dugway Proving                                                                                                                                      Ft. AP
                                                             Ground                                                                                                        Adelphi Lab                            Fort
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Hill Eustis
                                                                                    Fort                 Fort Riley Fort                                                   Ctr         Fort                       Fort Monroe
                                                                                    Carson                                                                                             Lee                        Fort
                                                                                                               Leavenworth                                                                                        Story
                                                                                                                              Fort Leonard                                                                                 Ft.
                                                                                                                              Wood                                                                         Fort            Meade

               .
           Presidio of
           Monterey
                                                                                                                                                      .
                                                                                                                                                    Fort
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fort
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Myer
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fort
                                                                                                                                                                                                           McNair


                                                                                                                                                                                                      Belvoir
                Fort Hunter Liggett                                                                                                                 Knox
                  (USAR)                                                                                                                     Fort Campbell                                                Fort Bragg
                           Fort Irwin

                                    Yuma Proving
                                                             Southern Region
                                                                                              .
                                                                                             Fort
                                                                                                                                              Redstone
                                                                                                                                              Arsenal
                                                                                                                                                 Fort
                                                                                                                                                      ..               . .                      Fort Jackson
                                    Ground
                                          Fort
                                                   .
                                                             White Sands
                                                             Missile Testing
                                                                                             Sill
                                                                                                                                                 McClellan
                                                                                                                                                                 .                            Fort Gordon
                                                                                                                                                                                       Fort McPherson



                                   Fort
                                          Hauchuca
                                                             Center

                                                                       .   Fort Bliss        Fort Hood
                                                                                                                Fort
                                                                                                                Polk
                                                                                                                                                        Fort
                                                                                                                                                   Fort Benning
                                                                                                                                                   Rucker       .                      Ft.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Gillem
                                                                                                                                                                                       Fort Stewart
                                   Wainwright
                                  Ft.

Tokyo/Yokohama
Akizuki/Kure
Zama/Sagamihara
                             Fort

                             on
                                  Greel
                                  y
                             Richards
                                                                                          Sam
                                                                                             .
                                                                                          Fort
                                                                                         Houston

                                                                                                                                                                                USAG Miami Ft Buchanan, PR
                                Fort
                                Shaft                                                                                        Overseas: USARPAC, USARSO,
                      Schofield er
                      Barracks
                                                                                                                             3rd Army, 7th Army, and 8 th
               Kwajalein                                                                                                     Army
 Okinawa

Army Contracting: One Community Serving Our Soldiers, Serving Our Nation

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                             ACA Organization                                              Supporting Soldiers Through Contracting




                                                                   Director



                                                  Chief of Staff               Executive Officer



                                                                                          Executive Agency
                     PARCs                                             Staff                                            Chief Counsel
                                                                                               offices


  ACA Northern               ACA Southern       Operations & Policy                                         Army-wide
    Region                      Region             Directorate                                             Purchase Card


                                                Review & Outreach
      ITEC4                  ACA- Europe                                                                  Contract Services
                                                   Directorate


                                                                                                         Business Systems
  ACA-SW Asia                 ACA- Korea          Small Business
                                                                                                           Management


                                                    Resource
ACA- The Americas            ACA- Pacific                                                                ALT Futures Office
                                                   Management


Contracting Center
                                                 Liaison Directorate
  of Excellence


  Army Contracting: One Community Serving Our Soldiers, Serving Our Nation

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                             ACA NR Structure                         Supporting Soldiers Through Contracting




                                               ACA Northern
                                                 Region
                Northern        Capitol
                                                                Army Reserve           Direct
                 Region         District
                                                                 Contracting          Reporting
               Contracting    Contracting
                                                                   Center              DOCs
                 Center         Center


 Fort Eustis                          Fort Belvoir
   DOC                                   DOC                              Fort Drum                    West Point
                                                       Fort Dix DOC

  Fort Lee                             Fort Myer                                                           Fort
                                                                             Fort
   DOC                                   DOC                                                             Leonard
                                                                            Carson
                                                                                                          Wood

   Fort                               Fort Meade     Fort McCoy DOC
Leavenworth                              DOC
   DOC                                                                    Fort Riley                   Fort Lewis
                                      Fort AP Hill
                                        DOC
 Carlisle
 Barracks                                                                  Dugway                      Aberdeen
                                         Fort           12 RSC’s           Proving                      Proving
                                       Hamilton                            Grounds                     Grounds
                                        DOC
Army Contracting: One Community Serving Our Soldiers, Serving Our Nation

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        ACA NR Contracting Offices                                                   Supporting Soldiers Through Contracting




    Fort
    Lewis

                                                                                                                 Fort Drum          Natic
                                                                                                                                  Fort Devens
                                                                                                                                         Ft.
                                                                              USAG                               West                    Hamilton
                                                             Fort McCoy                                          Point
                                                             (USAR)           Selfridge                                               Picatinny Arsenal
                                                                                Detroit            Carlisle
                                                                                Ars                Barracks                  Fort Monmouth
                                                                Rock Island                                                         Fort Dix
                                                                Arsenal                      Ft Detrick
               Dugway Proving                                                                                                Fort AP Hill
                                                                                                                             Fort Eustis
               Ground                                                                                                        Fort Monroe
                    Tooele      Fort      Fort RileyFort                                                  Fort
                    AD          Carson         Leavenworth                                                Lee                 Fort Story
                                                              Fort Leonard
                                                              Wood
                                                                                                                   Fort Fort McNair
                                                                                                                   Myer
                                                                                                          Fort
                                                                                                                  Fort
                                                                                                          Belvoir
                                                                                                                  Meade
   BASOPS Support: IMA and Garrison Tenant Organizations

   Mission Support: TRADOC, MDW, Cadet Command,
      USAREC, Accessions Command, Army Reserves

   Mission Represents > 1/3 of NR Workload

Army Contracting: One Community Serving Our Soldiers, Serving Our Nation

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                   ACA NR Goals                      Supporting Soldiers Through Contracting




• Make customer service the responsibility of
  every single person in the Region
• Optimize our resource stewardship and
  workforce capacity to address current and future
  contracting mission requirements
• Establish a continuous process improvement
  program to create a more efficient business
  environment
• Cultivate an innovative and vibrant workforce
  with highly developed leaders

                                                         ACA NR Strategic Plan
Army Contracting: One Community Serving Our Soldiers, Serving Our Nation

                        30 Oct 2007        Slide 7           http://www.aca-nrhq.army.mil
                           Missions                  Supporting Soldiers Through Contracting




Contracting Centers                     Installation DOCs
• A-76 Contracts                        • Business Advisor
• MACOM “Mission”                       • Requirements under
  Contracts                               $500K
• National Requirements                 • Contract Administration
  (when assigned by ACA                 • Government Purchase
  Headquarters)                           Card (GPC)
• Regional and Sub-                     • Emergency/Safety
  Regional Requirements
                                        • Other Missions Assigned
• Major Service Contracts                 by Region
 Army Contracting: One Community Serving Our Soldiers, Serving Our Nation

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                    Major Customers                 Supporting Soldiers Through Contracting




• U.S. Army Installation Management Command
  (IMCOM)
• U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)
     – U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC)
     – U.S. Army Accessions Command (USAAC)
• U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)
• U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC)
• U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM)
• Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC)
• U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command
  (NETCOM)
• Army Materiel Command (AMC)

Army Contracting: One Community Serving Our Soldiers, Serving Our Nation

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        Contingency Contracting                      Supporting Soldiers Through Contracting




• ACA & Army Material Command (ASC) Partnership (MOA
  Signed)
   – Integrates OCONUS Command Structure - ACA / ASC
       • AMC responsible for execution of the Contingency Contracting (CC)
         mission OCONUS
       • ACA retains authority for all installation and mission contracting
       • Prepare to reach-back into ACA’s worldwide installation, BASOPs
         and operational contracting missions
       • Preplan and establish contracts as needed to support operations
         plans
• Contingency structure OPCON to ACA when not
  deployed
   – ACA NR trains CCOs for contingency mission
       • Train at DOCs
       • Prepare to deploy and establish CC operations
 Army Contracting: One Community Serving Our Soldiers, Serving Our Nation

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               ACA Transformation                   Supporting Soldiers Through Contracting




•   BRAC/Joint Basing
•   Rebasing
•   Standardize installation operations
•   Achieve further efficiencies
•   Increased contract management
    oversight

Army Contracting: One Community Serving Our Soldiers, Serving Our Nation

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    ACA Organizational Challenges                   Supporting Soldiers Through Contracting




  • Multiplicity of efforts to determine the
    future of Army contracting
  • Obtaining adequate resources to
    operate the contracting organization
  • Permanent workload increases-
    “workload creep”
  • Personnel, recruiting and retention
    issues

Army Contracting: One Community Serving Our Soldiers, Serving Our Nation

                        30 Oct 2007      Slide 12           http://www.aca-nrhq.army.mil
                ACA NR Challenges                       Supporting Soldiers Through Contracting




•    Competitive Sourcing (A-76)
•    Increased Oversight of Services
•    COR Function
•    Personnel Challenges
•    Recruiting challenges
•    Training Challenges
•    IT Challenges
•    Legal Counsel Challenges
•    Small Business Challenges


    Army Contracting: One Community Serving Our Soldiers, Serving Our Nation

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           Competitive Sourcing (A-76)
                  Challenges                        Supporting Soldiers Through Contracting




• Preliminary Planning phase (9 Steps)
• Standard competition – 12 Months
• Letter of Obligation (LOO): Not required
  under previous Circular (Similar to contract
  terms for private sector performance)
• Roles & Responsibilities – new officials
  and responsibilities
• Post Award Accountability - Administration
Army Contracting: One Community Serving Our Soldiers, Serving Our Nation

                        30 Oct 2007      Slide 14           http://www.aca-nrhq.army.mil
        Increased Oversight of Services             Supporting Soldiers Through Contracting




   • New requirement for rigorous
     Acquisition Strategy documentation
        – Client training
            • Increased participation in working groups, etc.
            • Implications (e.g., CICA bundling,
              consolidation)
        – Management of milestones through
          multiple, challenging briefing levels
        – Reaching the right level of documentation


Army Contracting: One Community Serving Our Soldiers, Serving Our Nation

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                    COR Function                    Supporting Soldiers Through Contracting




• Contracting Officer Representative (COR)
  – Key to contract administration
  – Increased visibility from Congress on down
• Training function becoming essential
  function
  – New guidance increases need for training
    CORs



Army Contracting: One Community Serving Our Soldiers, Serving Our Nation

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          Personnel Challenges                      Supporting Soldiers Through Contracting




• Pending retirements
• Skill gaps and significant retirement-
  eligible workforce
• NSPS
  – Must maintain 2 separate personnel systems
       • Supervisory requirements for TAPES and NSPS
         must be maintained for foreseeable future
       • 20 percent of workforce transitioning to NSPS
       • 80 percent remain on GS schedule
Army Contracting: One Community Serving Our Soldiers, Serving Our Nation

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                Recruiting challenges                 Supporting Soldiers Through Contracting




• Lack of PCS funds
• Competition for applicants from finite pool
  qualified 1102 candidates
• The uncertainty of BRAC 2005 has
  increased rate of personnel loss




  Army Contracting: One Community Serving Our Soldiers, Serving Our Nation

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                  Training Challenges                 Supporting Soldiers Through Contracting




• Career Program (CP-14) Management issues
  – Certification levels, leadership training, and education
    status
  – Intern program
• Continuous professional development
  – Internal and External Staff training
• Resource impacts
  – Priority is the mission- not training
  – Personnel shortages – availability of qualified mentors

  Army Contracting: One Community Serving Our Soldiers, Serving Our Nation

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                    IT Challenges                   Supporting Soldiers Through Contracting




• Managing wide variety                        Army wide initiatives
                                               •Server consolidation
  of issues from PCs to                        •WAWF
  enterprise
  deployments
  – Life cycle replacement
                                               DoD wide initiatives
  – Systems administrator                      •PD2
    customer service                           •FPDS-NG
  – PRWeb                                      •DFAS Payment issues

Army Contracting: One Community Serving Our Soldiers, Serving Our Nation

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       Legal Counsel Challenges                        Supporting Soldiers Through Contracting



           Issue                                      Risk
• Reduced supervision of                •   Reduced quality of legal
  Center counsels                           work products
• Reduced training of                   •   Loss of mentoring
  contracting community                     opportunities
   –   Procurement                      •   Increased instances of
   –   Ethics                               sustained protests
   –   Fiscal law
                                        •   Added costs (in both time
   –   Website development
                                            and dollars) of
• Reduced legal support to                  procurement to the
  field                                     government
   – Shortened review time/
     follow-up
   – Lessons learned tracking
     and application
   – After action reports
 Army Contracting: One Community Serving Our Soldiers, Serving Our Nation

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        Small Business Challenges                    Supporting Soldiers Through Contracting


              Issue                                       Risk
• Reduced participation in              • Reduced quality of acquisition
  market research and                     strategy decisions
  acquisition strategy decisions        • Less awareness of viable SB
• Fewer SB counseling                     concerns for Army
  sessions                                requirements
• Limited conduct, attendance           • Missed opportunities for SB
  at outreach events                      participation
• Reduced subcontracting plan           • Inadequate subcontract plan
  oversight                               administration
• Reduced program planning              • Sporadic and incomplete
  and management                          program management
• Reduced training                      • Failure to meet DAWIA training
  opportunities                           standards
• Reduced participation in DoD          • SB personnel lose ability to
  SB Council                              remain current on SB
• Inability to assign full time         • Non-compliance with DoD
  SBSs                                    Directive 4205.1
 Army Contracting: One Community Serving Our Soldiers, Serving Our Nation

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      Future Contracting Issues                     Supporting Soldiers Through Contracting




• Master contracts/strategic sourcing
• Standardizing business processes and
  procedures
• Competitive sourcing (the A-76 process)
• Base Realignment (BRAC)
• Changing workforce


Army Contracting: One Community Serving Our Soldiers, Serving Our Nation

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                                                    Supporting Soldiers Through Contracting




                      Questions?




Army Contracting: One Community Serving Our Soldiers, Serving Our Nation

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