Define Requirement

Once a requirement has been identified, defining the requirements is the next major step in the procurement process. It is the Requiring Activity (RA) that identifies, defines, and details its procurement needs. Only when the RA can succinctly identify its program's mission, accurately describe the program's relevant history, and confidently detail anticipated scope and requirements, is it ready to proceed through the contracting process.

Identify COR

"Contracting Officer's Representative (COR)” means an individual, including a Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR), designated and authorized in writing by the Contracting Officer to perform specific technical or administrative functions. A COR is a key members of the acquisition workforce. A COR’s duties include, but are not limited to, defining the requirement, conducting market research, and conducting contract surveillance after award.

First Lead-Nation Procurement Case Signed

WASHINGTON, August 19, 2016 -- The Department of State Bureau of Political-Military Affairs and Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) have announced the signing of the first Foreign Military Sales (FMS) case under the new Lead-Nation Procurement Initiative as part of a series of improvements to be made to FMS processes as outlined in DSCA’s strategic plan – DSCA Vision 2020.

U.S. arms sales approvals on track to reach nearly $40 billion

FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) - The U.S. government is on track to approve nearly $40 billion (£30.1 billion) in foreign military sales in the 2016 fiscal year that ends Oct. 1, down from $46.6 billion last year, a top Pentagon official said on Wednesday.

"We're tracking toward $40 billion. We're tracking towards our forecast," U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Joe Rixey, who heads the Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), told Reuters at the Farnborough International Airshow.

Ambassador Kirby Attends Donation Ceremony at Red Cross in Zemun

On Thursday, January 28, Ambassador Michael D. Kirby will attend a donation ceremony at the Serbian Red Cross warehouse in Zemun to mark the handover of a consignment of supplies to assist refugees and migrants in Serbia. The donation is the first of two, with a total value of approximately $665,000. This is a US Department of Defense donation carried out through EUCOM (US Military European Command) and the US Embassy.


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