Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Q: When will the handbook be updated?

A: Version 2 of the handbook, dated August, 2012, is now available in electronic format on this website. Print copies were distributed in late 2012. DPAP anticipates subsequent updates on a 2-year basis.

2. Q: How do I get a copy of the hard copy handbook & accompanying DVD?

A: Copies of the 2nd Edition of the COR handbook were initially distributed to users in late 2012 throughout all four services and the other defense agencies (DAU, DCMA, DLA, etc). Your home station may have copies already.

Additional Handbook requests (except the Army) should be sent to Please provide your Name, Organization, Home Station unit/address and the number of copies requested.

Attention Army: For all Army Handbook requests, please contact the Army's Media Distribution Division (part of the Directorate of Logistics-Wishington), at 314-592-0910;

3. Q: What does the DVD contain?

A: The DVD contains a stand-alone version of the Defense Contingency COR Handbook website that does not require the internet to be able to access the training documents and other supporting materials. The DVD does not contain anything that cannot also be found on the website. The DVD comes packaged with every printed copy of the handbook.

4.Q: Can I download the entire handbook from this web site?

A: Yes and No. The entire text of the handbook can be downloaded as one PDF. This PDF is identical to what is printed in the hard copies of the handbook.

In addition, any supporting tools, templates, and other resources may be downloaded as needed, but it is currently not possible to download all of the supplemental materials from the website at once. The DVD contains a stand-alone copy of the COR Handbook website, including both the handbook text and the supplemental documents.

If you need a hard copy of the handbook, please see question # 1 above.

5. Q: How do I send in a recommendation for the handbook?

A: We are continually receiving update requests and appreciate any recommendations you have. Please send your thoughts and feedback to

The guidebook is updated on a 12-18 month basis with administrative changes posted on a quarterly basis. Typically, there are two joint working groups that meet over the summer months to evaluate all the recommendations and decide what changes, tools, templates, and resources make it into the final handbook revisions for the CY. We rely on each of you to gain access those real-world working examples and practices as we attempt to give the Contingency Contracting Officer a "one-stop shop" resource. Use the feedback button within the web site or on the main DVD to contribute!

6. Q: What file do I need to access to run the DVD -- I put it into my drive and it doesn't do anything?

A: DoD computers have disabled the "autorun" capability that normally launches your DVD. As such, if your DVD does not automatically start, please use your MY COMPUTER to find the file "INDEX.html" on the disc and open this file to launch the DVD.


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