(Revised01 May 2019)
ArmyAcquisition Executive (AAE) means the Assistant Secretary of theArmy (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), as designated by theSecretary of the Army.
Chiefof the contracting office means the person having directresponsibility for the operation of a contracting office as definedin FAR 2.1. This person also has procurement authorities assigned by the FederalAcquisition Regulation and its supplements and performs contractingauthorities as delegated by the head of the contracting activity orsenior contracting official.
Headof the agency means the Assistant Secretary of the Army(Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) when executing authorities ofthe head of the agency for contracting procurement matters pursuantto laws and regulations, as designated by the Secretary of the Army.
Headof the contracting activity means the Deputy Assistant Secretaryof the Army (Procurement) for a contracting activity that does nothave a head of the contracting activity specifically designated. This authority shall not be further delegated. See delegations inAppendix GG.
Seniorcontracting official (SCO) meansthe senior official for or within a contracting activity responsiblefor the performance of contracting authorities delegated by the headof the contracting activity. (See 5101.693.)
SeniorProcurement Executive (SPE) means the Assistant Secretary of theArmy (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology), as designated by theSecretary of the Army.