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Jay Carr: Contractor Engagement Key in Army Procurement Process

Jay Carr, executive director of the Army Contracting Command, has said that contractors should be well-trained and ready to help U.S. Army commanders implement technology they need to execute a mission.

Carr added that he believes companies and government officials need to collaborate 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 oversees nearly $80 billion in contracts for the service branch each year.

He noted that ACC works to help ground commanders articulate written requirements and the command has a “vested interest” to provide them with technologies needed in the battlefield.

Maj. Gen. James Simpson, ACC commander, said the command aims to increase accountability for contracts that its contracting personnel is responsible for.

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