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DOD/OS RIN: 0790-AK81 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Operational Contract Support 

The Department of Defense is finalizing a proposed rule to establish policy, assign responsibilities, and provide procedures for operational contract support (OCS), including OCS program management, contract support integration, and integration of defense contractor personnel into contingency operations outside the United States. This rule also removes unnecessary internal policy, designates contractor personnel as part of the DoD total force, adds a provision for contracts to include requirements for contractor personnel to report suspected cases of gross violations of internationally-recognized human rights, broadens the range of applicable operational scenarios, and incorporates other updates in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2333.

Agency: Department of Defense(DOD)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 32 CFR 158   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 110-181    Pub. L. 110-417   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/07/2021  86 FR 1063   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/08/2021 
Final Action  09/00/2022 
Additional Information: Existing DoD Instruction 3020.41, "Operational Contract Support (OCS)" (available at and new DoD Instruction 3020.41, "Operational Contract Support (OCS) Outside of the United States," which will be available at
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Donna M. Livingston
ODASD (Logistics)
Department of Defense
Office of the Secretary
4800 Mark Center Drive, Suite 14G07-01,
Alexandria, VA 22350
Phone:703 692-3032