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Definition of Contracting officer

Contracting officer Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
A US military officer or civilian employee who has a valid appointment as a contracting officer under the provisions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. The individual has the authority to enter into and administer contracts and determinations as well as findings about such contracts. (JP 1-06)
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Contracting officer Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A Contracting Officer (CO or KO) is a person who can bind the Federal Government of the United States to a contract that is greater than the Micro-Purchase threshold. This is limited to the scope of authority delegated to the Contracting Officer by the head of the agency.

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Contracting officer Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Confusing NIH Terms
Government employee authorized to execute contractual agreements on behalf of the government.
John McGowan and Maya Hadar