The General Counsel is the chief lawyer of the Army ultimately responsible for determining
the Army's position on any legal question. The General Counsel serves as legal counsel
to the Secretary, Under Secretary, five Assistant Secretaries, and other members
of the Army Secretariat. The General Counsel also exercises technical supervision
over the Office of the Judge Advocate General, the Office of the Command Counsel,
Army Materiel Command, and the Office of the Chief Counsel, Corps of Engineers.
FDM Program Award
The Office of Government Ethics presented the Army an "Excellence & Innovation"
award for FDM, our secure, online efiling program for OGE 278s & 450s. FDM also
earned "Best in Show" and "Best eFiling" ribbons at the recent National Government
Ethics Conference .
New ADR Policy for Contract Disputes
The Army Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (AFARS) has been revised to include Army ADR policy in
contract disputes. More.” The Army FAR Supplement, Part 5133, was recently updated to reflect Army policy regarding the
use of Alternative Dispute Resolution to resolve contract disputes. This policy, stated in new subpart 5133.204,
expressly implements current FAR policy on the voluntary use of informal dispute resolution techniques to resolve
claims and potential claims, to the maximum extent practicable and appropriate. Continued