Operational Contract Support

This site provides direction for U.S. Southern Command contracting operations in support of day-to-day activities and contingencies.  Contracting activities, requiring activities and contractors will find information here that will facilitate their entry into and work within the SOUTHCOM area of responsibility and SOUTHCOM Headquarters. 


Theater Clearance Requirements

Guidance for Contracting Officers and Organizations

Contractor Management Planning

DoD Operational Contract Support Publications

Multinational Agreements

  • ACSA Intelink (remote access log in)

  • International Agreements

  • Host Nation Support Agreements

  • Acquisition and Cross-Servicing
    Agreements (ACSAs)

  • Mutual Logistics Support
    Agreements (MLSAs)

Guidance for Requiring Activities

Contractor Personnel Guidance (Laws, policies, orders)

 Contractor Living Considerations (AOR/Country)

Travel Info

The State Department Travel web site provides travel documents, emergency info and resources.

Travel Warnings

Warnings are issued when long-term, protracted conditions that make a country dangerous or unstable lead the State Department to recommend that Americans avoid or consider the risk of travel to that country. A Travel Warning is also issued when the U.S. Government's ability to assist American citizens is constrained due to the closure of an embassy or consulate or because of a drawdown of its staff.

State Department Travel Warnings

Theater Clearance Info

Requirements for Theater Clearance approval into countries in SOUTHCOM's Area of Responsibility can be found on our Theater Clearances page.

Country-specific travel information

For each country, find information like the location of the U.S. embassy and any consular offices; whether you need a visa; crime and security information; health and medical conditions; drug penalties; and localized hot spots.

State Department Country Specific Info

Western Hemisphere country information

Information about countries (including dependencies and areas of special sovereignty) is available at the State Department's Country Info page.

Websites Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions

State Department provides a comprehensive list linking to the official sites of U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions in the Western Hemisphere.