As a joint strategic enabling capability for the Department of Defense, JCASO helps joint force commanders ensure they have pre-planned, organizational approaches to executing OCS and associated expenditures during contingencies in which organic military solutions are not feasible or timely. JCASO’s sustained engagement with combatant commands staffs during conflicts, humanitarian assistance operations, and exercises enhances DoD’s Better Buying Power initiative, reduces the demand for boots on the ground, and is responsive when theater crises arise. When requested, JCASO's mission support teams and joint OCS planners support combatant commands’ planning, exercises, training, and deployments.
OCS Knowledge Management: The Joint Staff J4 OCS Connect SharePoint Portal is where the OCS community can collaborate and share documents. OCS-C is used as a central repository for the OCS community to distribute the latest tools, best practices, templates and information to OCS practitioners. JCASO may also use the All Partners Access Network to foster information and knowledge sharing between DoD, multinational organizations, coalitions, and non-governmental agencies that don’t have access to traditionally restricted DoD networks.