Jay Carr,Â executive director of theÂ Army Contracting Command, has said thatÂ contractors should be well-trained and ready to help U.S. Army commanders implement technology they need toÂ execute a mission.
Carr added that he believes companiesÂ and government officials need to collaborateÂ early in the acquisition planning process and throughout the procurement cycle, according to an article published Friday on the Army website.
The report said he overseesÂ nearly $80 billion in contracts for the service branchÂ each year.
HeÂ noted that ACC works to helpÂ ground commanders articulate written requirements and the command has a “vested interest” to provide themÂ with technologiesÂ needed in the battlefield.
Maj. Gen. James Simpson, ACC commander, said the command aims to increase accountability for contracts that its contractingÂ personnel is responsible for.