CPARS Training
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REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--In fiscal year 2015, the Army Contracting Command's Redstone Arsenal Center began a bi-weekly virtual training event here covering various procurement data systems and metrics-related topics. Three years later, it grew into a formalized initiative called Operation Aristotle. The initiative transformed into a collaborative and organic setting to engage and connect with the ACC-RSA workforce while educating them on the Paperless Contract File system (PCF), Procurement Data Integrity and Contract Action Reporting, and Procurement Action Lead Time (PALT) from a data and reporting perspective.

At the beginning of 2019, the ACC-RSA workforce responded to a survey and strongly supported continuing the program. This birthed Operation Socrates, which is a streamlined version from previous iterations through the facilitation of monthly offerings. It is the third iteration of a strategic training program designed to deliver knowledge readiness to the ACC-RSA workforce.

The program takes place currently in the Bob Jones Auditorium (BJA) at the Sparkman Center complex and covers various contracting topics such as: Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS), new PCF milestones and the importance of procurement data integrity, Virtual Contracting Enterprise -- Business Intelligence tool, PALT and Leading Indicators, and the Contracting Officer's Representative Tracking (CORT) Tool.

Since the program's inception, ACC-RSA has conducted more than 30 sessions to more than 2,000 attendees.

On July 30, from 9:00a.m. -- 11:00 a.m. at the Bob Jones Auditorium, ACC-RSA will host its last session this fiscal year on the new Joint Appointment Module (JAM) and Surveillance and Performance Monitoring module (SPM) which replaced CORT on June 24. If you need further information, contact: Keith Stern at