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Accession Number ADA589911
Title Implications and Constraints of Fiscal Laws in Contingency Contracting.
Publication Date Sep 2013
Media Count 142p
Personal Author A. M. Calhoun M. R. Larssen
Abstract When contracting officers procure goods and services to meet the needs of government agencies and programs, they seek best value and manage risk. Those government agencies must comply with fiscal laws while fulfilling their needs. Fiscal laws and regulations were originally designed for peacetime environments, processes, and systems. When unforeseen events occur and require an immediate response such as a contingency environment mission the regulatory framework is stressed. In a contingency environment, the constraints of fiscal laws and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) put contracting officers in the position of compromising mission results or compliance with the rules. This study examines cases where fiscal law constraints lead to either violation of the Anti Deficiency Act or impact to missions. We find that different contingency environments and phases of the contingency present different risks to mission effectiveness and compliance. We provide recommendations for more flexible funding and regulatory models in contingency environments.
Keywords Anti-Deficiency Act
Contingency contracting
Contracting officer
Federal law
Fiscal laws

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
70B - Management Practice
74E - Logistics, Military Facilities, & Supplies
43A - Finance
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Joint applied project.
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number N/A

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