OCS COMMON OPERATING PICTURE

Background

The OCS Common Operating Picture (COP) provides Commanders with improved ability to make informed decisions based on timely visibility of OCS capabilities using common, authoritative data and information. The OCS COP allows commanders to consume OCS information at the same time and in conjunction with other operations, logistics, and intelligence information, thereby enabling more effective integration of OCS into operations. The availability of authoritative data and information in this format will facilitate planning and sourcing of OCS solutions to meet operational requirements, aid in the development of theater acquisition strategies/plans, and support determination of the viability and benefit of using OCS to meet operational requirements.

Deployment

The OCS COP is being deployed in iterative cycles of capability according to the priorities of the GCCs and is accessible on both NIPR and SIPR environments. Capability requirements and data/information sources to be integrated to the OCS COP are gathered and prioritized on behalf of the OCS community of interest by the OCS COP Advisory Board. The Advisory Board, which was established in 2014 by the OCS Functional Capabilities Integration Board (FCIB), consists of representatives from each of the GCCs and relevant Combat Support Agencies and is co-Chaired by ODASD-Program Support and the Joint Staff-J4 OCS Support Division.

The first iteration of the OCS COP is now available for operational use on GCSS-J and includes three capabilities:
  • Emergent Requirements: provides visibility of requirements and status across the AOR utilizing data from the Contingency Acquisition Support Module (cASM)
  • Contractor Management: provides visibility of the number and type of contractor (CTR) personnel deployed across the Area of Responsibility (AOR) utilizing data from the Synchronized Pre-Deployment and Operational Tracker – Enterprise System (SPOT-ES)
  • Locations: a background process that works with all OCS COP capabilities to establish the Joint Operational Area (JOA) by providing common business and display rules for location data from business systems

A fourth capability, which will provide contract data from the Federal Procurement Data System – Next Generation (FPDS-NG) via the All of Government Contract Spend (AGCS) tool is currently undergoing final testing and has an expected release date in Q4FY17.

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Current Development

The OCS COP platform, GCSS-J, is currently undergoing a modernization effort to enhance its usability. The updated platform will provide users with a more intuitive interface, increased reporting, visualization, and integration capability. Sample improvements include graphical analysis capabilities, flexible report creation, export to PowerPoint, and integration with SharePoint. The initial operating capability (IOC) for the revamped GCSS-J is expected in Q2FY18.

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Future Development

In early FY17 four new OCS capability gaps were selected to be addressed in the next iteration of the OCS COP based on the priorities and needs specified by the GCCs: Authorized Government Services, Detailed Place of Performance, Contracting Officer Representatives, and Planned Forces. Working groups to refine the requirements of these capabilities are currently underway.

To learn more about the OCS COP development roadmap, source systems to be added in the future, and timeline, email us.

Questions and Comments

To submit questions and comments regarding the OCS Common Operating Picture, email us.

Advisory Board Members, access the OCS COP Sharepoint Page to view meeting calendars, agenda and other materials.

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