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The core mission of the Contract and Fiscal Law Department is to prepare students to understand, identify, research, analyze, resolve, and communicate fundamental contract and fiscal law concepts.  We strive to provide the best contract and fiscal law instruction available within the DOD and the federal government to various student populations, including the Judge Advocate Officer Basic and Graduate Courses, Reserve Component Judge Advocate Officer Advanced Course (JAOAC), General Officer Legal Orientation (GOLO), Senior Officer Legal Orientation (SOLO), and various short (1-2 weeks) courses in basic contract law, advanced contract law, and fiscal law.

COURSES COURSES

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4.5 Days. Offered Once Annually. Next Offering: March 2019.

Scope: This course provides a foundational review and update of fiscal law authorities, restrictions, and analysis for military and civilian attorneys conducting fiscal legal reviews within the Department of Defense.  The course is heavily focused on practice within the military departments.  The course covers the legal authorities for the expenditure of appropriated funds including: the concepts of purpose, time, and amount; the requirements, prohibitions, and application of law and policy concerning the Antideficiency Act; the rules and regulations applicable to military construction projects; and funding authorities governing military operations in the contingency and humanitarian assistance environment.

Prerequisites: Department of Defense civilian and military attorneys actively engaged in administrative law, operational law, or government contract law.  Paralegals in the grade of E-6 or GS-7 or higher and who are assigned to, or on orders for a position that requires the paralegal to provide fiscal law support to an attorney or commander may attend.  Legal Administrators in the grade of CW2 or above may attend.  The LCS CSM and Chief Warrant Officer will review Paralegal and Legal Administrator applicants to approve attendance.  Enrollment in this course is limited to individuals who have not attended this course (5F-F12), the Distributed Learning Fiscal Law Course (8F-DL12) or Comptroller Accreditation and Fiscal Law Course (5F-F14) within the previous four years.  Non-Department of Defense Federal Government Attorneys may enroll in this course by exception.

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8.5 Days. Offered Once Annually. Next Offering: July 2019.

Scope: This course presents instruction regarding the basic legal concepts pertaining to the authority of the government and its personnel to enter into contracts; statutorily mandated competition requirements; contract formation (sealed bidding and competitive negotiation), including basic contract types, labor standards, and socioeconomic policies; contract administration, including performance, modification, termination, inspection, and acceptance; disputes, including remedies for unsuccessful offerors and appeals; and introduction to procurement fraud.

Prerequisites: Department of Defense attorneys with two years or less of recent government contract law experience.  Attorneys must currently be assigned to Department of Defense positions that require them to provide legal advice to U.S. Government contracting officers on contract formation and administration issues, or be designated to fill such positions upon course completion. Individuals who have completed this course within the prior three years are not eligible for enrollment.  Paralegals in the grade of E-7 or GS-9 and higher who are assigned to, or on orders for a position that requires legal support to a contracting activity or command (AMC, MICC, etc.) may attend. Legal Administrators in the grade of CW2 or above may attend.  The LCS CSM and Chief Warrant Officer will review Paralegal and Legal Administrator applicants to approve attendance.  Attendees may only enroll in one of the following resident government courses per year:  Contract Attorneys Course (5F-F10), Government Contract and Fiscal Law New Developments Course (5F-F11).

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3.5 Days. Offered Once Annually. Next Offering: November 2018.

Scope: This course updates senior government attorneys on significant changes in government contract and fiscal law and policy by providing attendees the opportunity to hear the views of prominent individuals from the government and private sectors.  The course features guest speakers and seminars with an emphasis on new developments, policy insights, and advanced instruction in selected contract and fiscal law topics.  The course also serves as the focal point for the continuing education needs of program manager attorneys and includes seminars designed to meet the interests of senior military and civilian attorneys in the field of government procurement law.  With a focus on policy, this course is designed for senior-level contract and fiscal law attorneys.

Prerequisites: Senior (GS 14 and above, Military Grade of 05 and above) U.S. Government attorneys with significant acquisition law (contract or fiscal) experience.   Attendees must have successfully completed the Contract Attorneys Course (5F-F10), or equivalent training, and have a minimum of five years of experience as a contract or fiscal law attorney.  Attorneys may only enroll in one of the following resident courses per year:  Contract Attorneys Course (5F-F10), Government Contract and Fiscal Law New Developments Course (5F-F11).

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3.5 Days. Offered Every Other Year. Next Offering: May 2019.

Scope: This course provides advanced instruction on specialized acquisition topics.  It is intended for non-supervisory contract law attorneys with more than two years of contract law experience.  The course addresses a wide variety of topics which vary with each course.  This course typically includes selected classes from the previous Government Contract and Fiscal Law New Developments Course (5F-511) as well as other advanced contract law topics.  Topics offered in past courses include survey of recent legislative, case law, administrative and policy developments; competition; source selection; bankruptcy; government furnished property; commercial activities; commercial item acquisitions; contract litigation; environmental contracting; costs and cost accounting standards; intellectual property; non-FAR transactions; ethics in government contracting; organizational conflicts of interest; contract labor standards; reverse auctions; and deployment contract and fiscal law.  This course is offered each summer.  Individuals interested in attending are encouraged to contact the Contract and Fiscal Law Department prior to enrolling to determine whether the particular topics offered at each year’s course will be relevant to their practice.  This course is offered every other year in ODD Fiscal Years; the next course will be in FY17.

Prerequisites: Military or civilian attorneys employed by the U.S. Government.  Attendees must have successfully completed the Contract Attorneys Course (5F-F10), or equivalent training and have at least two years of experience as a contract law attorney. This course is not intended for senior/supervisory contract law attorneys who attended the most recent Government Contract and Fiscal Law New Developments Course (5F-F11).

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RESOURCES

DESKBOOKS / HANDBOOKS

DOCUMENT LIBRARY

CONTRACT & FISCAL LAW (CAC Only)

JAGCONNECT

CONTRACT & FISCAL LAW (CAC Only)


USEFUL LINKS *

STUDENT SERVICES

PME / COMMAND COURSES

FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE

ARMED SERVICES BOARD OF CONTRACT APPEALS

COURT OF FEDERAL CLAIMS

ARMY PROCUREMENT FRAUD DIVISION (CAC Only)

* Any links to private organizations are provided for information only and do not constitute endorsement by TJAGLCS, the Department of the Army, or the Department of Defense.

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