Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Manual 4301.01 Planning Operational Contract Support : Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff , June 30, , 2017
June 30, 2017
Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
From the document: "1. Purpose a. Consistent with references a through q, this manual provides guidance for integrating operational contract support (OCS) into established planning processes during deliberate, crisis action, and theater campaign planning in order to achieve the operational commander’s objectives and desired effects. Within the context of the Joint Strategic Planning System (JSPS), OCS planning: (1) Encompasses contract support integration, contracting support, and contractor management (2) Identifies roles and responsibilities specific to OCS during joint planning and operations execution (3) Evaluates DoD’s ability to execute and sustain joint operations (4) Identifies capability shortfalls (5) Recommends mitigation options to resolve capability gaps (6) Determines and quantifies requirements appropriate for contract solutions."