U.S. Forces – Iraq Private Security Contractors (PSC) Registration Requirements

FRAGO 0309

  • HQ, USF-I CAMP VICTORY, IRAQ
  • 4 pages
  • For Official Use Only
  • January 1, 2010

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(U) FRAGO 0309 REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR PRIVATE SECURITY CONTRACTORS

(PSC) TO USF-I OPERATIONS ORDER 10-01.

(U) TIME ZONE USED THROUGHOUT THIS PUBLICATION: CHARLIE (C).

1. (U) SITUATION: USF-I, DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND NUMEROUS OTHER ENTITIES IN
IRAQ HAVE CONTRACTED SECURITY OPERATIONS FOR FORWARD OPERATING BASES (FOB)
AND PERSONAL SECURITY DETAILS (PSD) TO PRIVATE SECURITY CONTRACTORS (PSC).
GOVERNMENT OF IRAQ, MINISTRY OF INTERIOR (MOI) HAS IN RECENT MONTHS INDICATED
THAT CONTRACTED SECURITY COMPANIES ARE NOT OPERATING WITH THE THE PURVIEW OF
ESTABLISHED LAW. AS A RESULT, MANY PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANIES HAVE BEEN
STOPPED AT SNAP CHECK POINTS AND ENTRY CONTROL POINTS TO VERIFY THEIR
CREDINTIALS. THOSE COMPANIES OUT OF COMPLAINCE HAVE HAD PERSONNEL ARRESTED
AND WEAPONS AND VEHICLES CONFISCATED. GOVERNMENT OF IRAQ, IN COORDINATION
WITH USF-I, HAS GRANTED A 30 GRACE PERIOD FOR ALL PRIVATE SECURITY
CONTRACTORS TO COMPLY WITH IRAQ LAW STARTING 14 JAN 2010 AND ENDING 12 FEB
2010.

2. (U) MISSION: EFFECTIVE UPON PUBLICATION, USF-I UNITS WITH PRIVATE
SECURITY CONTRACTORS AND ARMED CONTRACT CIVILIANS WILL ENSURE THAT ALL ARE IN
FULL COMPLIANCE WITH PUBLISHED USF-I POLICY AND GOVERNMENT OF IRAQ LAW PRIOR
TO 12 FEB 2010.

3. (U) EXECUTION:

3.A. (U) CONCEPT OF THE OPERATION:

3.A.1 (U) UPON RECIEPT OF THIS FRAGO, MSC’S IDENTIFY THE NUMBER OF PRIVATE
SECURITY CONTRACTORS (PSC) AND ARMED CIVILIAN CONTRACTORS WITNIN THEIR
COMMAND AND VERIFY THEIR LEVEL OF COMPLIANCE WITH USF-I POLICY DIRECTIVES AND
GOVERNMENT OF IRAQ LAW. DIRECT ALL CONTRACT OFFICER REPRESENTATIVES(COR)TO
TRACK SUBMISSION OF REQUIRED INFORMATION TO GOI BY EACH COMPANY UNTIL COMPLETE. ADDITIONALLY SUBMIT A STATUS REPORT TO JCC-I/A AND ACOB WEEKLY INDICATING COMPLETE DOCUMENT SUBMISSION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF MOI EMPLOYEE
ID AND WEAPON CARDS RECEIVED FROM GOI. AFTER REACHING 100% CONTINUE TO SUBMIT
UPDATES WITH A MONTHLY COR REPORT TO JCC-I/A.

3.B. (U) TASKS TO UNITS:

3.B.1. (U) ALL MSC’S AND SEPARATES.

3.B.1.A (U) ALL UNITS WITH CIVILIAN ARMING AUTHORIZATIONS FROM THE DEPUTY
CHIEF OF STAFF (DCOS), USF-I WILL NOMINATE AND JCC-I/A WILL APPOINT OF A
CONTRACTING OFFICER REPRESENTATIVE (COR) WHO IS PROPERLY TRAINED, QUALIFIED,
AND ASSIGNED COR DUTIES AS A PRIMARY TASK IAW DCMA COR TRAINING AND
REQUIREMENTS.

3.B.1.B (U)CONTRACT OFFICER REPRESENTATIVE (COR) VERIFIES THAT EACH COMPANY
WITH A DOD CONTRACT FOR ARMED PERSONNEL WITHIN THEIR COMMAND IS IN COMPLIANCE
WITH ALL USF-I POLICY DIRECTIVES AND GOVERNMENT OF IRAQ LAW. SUBMIT A WEEKLY
STATUS REPORT TO JCC-I/A AND ACOB UNTIL ALL UNITS ARE IN COMPLIANCE AND THEN
MONTHLY THERE AFTER WITH THE MONTHLY COR REPORT TO JCC-I/A.

3.B.2. (U) JCC-I/A

3.B.2.A (U) RECEIVE AND CONSOLIDATE COR WEEKLY AND MONTHLY REPORTS. PROVIDE
AN AGGREGATE STATUS REPORT OF ALL APPLICABLE CONTRACTS AND ISSUES RELATED TO
NON-COMPLAINCE TO USF-I ARMED CONTRACTOR OVERSIGHT BRANCH (ACOB).

3.B.2.B (U) ENSURE ALL CONTRACTS WITH ARMED CONTRACTORS HAVE TRAINED CONTRACT
OFFICER REPRESENTAIVES (COR) APPOINTED, MONTHLY CONTRACTOR STATUS REPORTS
SUBMITTED AND STRICT MONITORING BY CONTRACTING OFFICERS (KO).

3.D. (U) TASKS TO STAFF:

3.D.1. (U) USF-I J34 PROTECTION

3.D.1.A (U)UPON PUBLISHING OF THIS FRAGO, ENSURE ARMED CONTRACTOR OVERSIGHT
BRANCH (ACOB) PROVIDES OVERSIGHT OF ALL DOD ARMED CONTRACTORS SUPPORTING USFI
OPERATIONS.

3.D.1.B (U) REVIEW THE CONSOLIDATED ARMED CONTRACTOR COMPLIANCE RESULTS FROM
JCC-I/A, AND FORWARD TO J3 AND COMMAND GROUP WITH ANALYSIS OF ANY ISSUES.

3.D.1.C (U) COORDINATE WITH GOI TO MAINTAIN A STATUS ON THE NUMBER OF DOD
PRIVATE SECURITY CONTRATORS WHO HAVE SUBMITTED THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS.
FURTHER ASSESS STATUS OF GOI PROCESSING MOI EMPLOYEE ID AND WEAPONS CARDS.
BASES.

3.E. (U) COORDINATING INSTRUCTIONS:

3.E.1. (U) ALL PRIVATE SECURITY CONTRACTORS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH ALL
USF-I POLICY DIRECTIVES, ORDERS AND GOVERNMENT OF IRAQ LAW. FOR A LIST OF
REQUIRMENTS ON GOVERNMENT OF IRAQ REQUIRMENTS VISIT WEBSITE
WWW.IRAQIINTERIOR.COM/PSCD/PSCD_INDEX.HTM.

3.E.2. (U) PER THE GUIDANCE ISSUED AT THE PRIVATE SECURITY MEETING ON 17 JAN
10 CORS WILL RECEIVE REPORTS ON THE STATUS OF PERSONNEL, WEAPONS AND VEHICLES
EVERY TUESDAY FROM PRIVATE SECURITY CONTRACTORS. SEE ENCLOSURE 1, PSC
LICENSE AND REGISTRATION STATUS REPORT FORM. AFTER THE CRISIS PERIOD CEASES,
REPORT THE INFORMATION MONTHLY TO COR WHO WILL SUBMIT CONSOLIDATE REPORT TO
JCC-I/A.

3.E.3. (U) ALL REQUESTS FOR 30 DAY GRACE PERIOD WAIVERS CAN BE REQUESTED FROM
GOI AT THE OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR REGISTRATION AND ASSESSMENT OF PRIVATE
SECURITY CONTRACTORS.

FRAGO 0640

  • HQ, USF-I
  • CAMP VICTORY, IRAQ
  • 3 pages
  • For Official Use Only
  • February 2010

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(U) FRAGO 0640 CHANGE 1 TO FRAGO 0309 REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR PRIVATE
SECURITY CONTRACTORS (PSC) TO USF-I OPERATI ONS ORDER 10- 01.

(U) THIS TASK HAS BEEN DIRECTED, REVIEWED AND APPROVED BY COL MAHONEY, USF- I
J34 PROTECTION CHIEF.

(U) REFERENCES: NO CHANGE .

(U) TIME ZONE USED THROUGHOUT THIS PUBLICATION : CHARLIE (C) .

1. (U) SITUATION: CHANGE TO READ. USF-I, DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND NUMEROUS
OTHER ENTITIES IN IRAQ HAVE CONTRACTED SECURITY OPERATIONS FOR FORWARD
OPERATING BASES (FOB) AND PERSONAL SECURITY DETAILS (PSD) TO PRIVATE SECURITY
CONTRACTORS (PSC) . GOVERNMENT OF IRAQ, MINISTRY OF INTERIOR (MOl) HAS IN
RECENT MONTHS INDICATED THAT CONTRACTED SECURITY COMPANIES ARE NOT OPERATING
WITHIN THE PURVIEW OF ESTABLISHED LAW. AS A RESULT, MANY PRIVATE SECURITY
COMPANIES HAVE BEEN STOPPED AT SNAP CHECK POINTS AND ENTRY CONTROL POINTS TO
VERIFY THEIR CREDENTIALS . THOSE COMPANIES OUT OF COMPLIANCE HAVE HAD
PERSONNEL ARRESTED AND WEAPONS, VEHICLES, AND OTHER EQUIPMENT CONFISCATED .
GOVERNMENT OF IRAQ, IN COORDINATION WITH USF-I, HAS GRANTED AN EXTENDED 60
GRACE PERIOD FOR ALL PRIVATE SECURITY CONTRACTORS TO COMPLY WITH IRAQ LAW.
THIS GRACE PERIOD EXPIRES ON OR ABOUT 11 APRIL 2010. ADDI TIONALLY, IN
ACCORDANCE WITH IRAQI LAW, ARMED NON-SECURITY CONTRACTORS ARE ALSO REQUIRED
TO LICENSE WEAPONS . USF-I AND USEMB-B ARE CURRENTLY WORKING WITH MOl TO MORE
CLEARLY DEFINE THIS PROCEDURE .

2. (U) MISSION: CHANGE TO READ. EFFECTIVE UPON PUBLICATION, USF- I UNITS
WITH PRIVATE SECURITY CONTRACTORS AND ARMED NON-SECURITY CONTRACTORS WILL
ENSURE THAT ALL ARE IN FULL COMPLIANCE WITH PUBLISHED USF-I POLICY AND
GOVERNMENT OF IRAQ LAW NLT THE EXPIRATION OF THE MOST RECENT MOl GRACE-PERIOD
LETTER (CURRENTLY 11 APRIL 2010) .

3.E.5. (U) ADD. PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THIS FRAGO CHANGE IS TO INCLUDE ALL ARMED
CONTRACTORS (VICE PREVIOUSLY WORDED “PRIVATE SECURITY CONTRACTORS”) . IRAQI
LAW INDICATES IT IS UNLAWFUL TO CARRY WEAPONS WITHOUT A LICENSE, BUT MOI
CURRENTLY DOES NOT HAVE A PROCESS IN PLACE TO SUPPORT ARMED NON-SECURITY
CONTRACTOR LICENSING . MOI LEADERSHIP HAS INDICATED THAT NON-SECURITY
CONTRACTORS WILL BE HANDLED/PROCESSED IN A SIMILAR MANNER TO PSC’S, HOWEVER,
TO DATE, NOTHING HAS BEEN PUBLISHED . USF-I AND USEMB-B WILL CONTINUE TO
ENGAGE MOI TO CODIFY THIS PROCESS, AND WILL CONTINUE TO INFORM ALL ARMED
CONTRACTORS .

3.E.6 . (U) ADD. DUE TO THE VOLUME OF REQUESTS GENERATED BY MOI DIRECTORATE
OF REGISTRATION AND ASSESSMENT OF PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANIES LICENSING
REQUIREMENTS, ALL ARMED CONTRACTORS ARE REQUIRED TO PRIORITIZE – AS BEST
POSSIBLE – SUBMISSIONS OF ALL PERSONNEL AND WEAPONS THAT HAVE NEED TO TRAVEL
OFF US INSTALLATIONS AND FACILITIES . PERSONNEL AND WEAPONS THAT TRAVEL OFF
US FACILITIES HAVE A GREATER PROBABILITY OF BEING STOPPED/CHECKED BY IRAQI
AUTHORITIES . UNDERSTANDING THAT MOI REQUIRES SUBMISSIONS “EN MASSE” FOR EACH
COMPANY, USF-I WILL ENGAGE MOI IN AN ATTEMPT TO FACILITATE PRIORITIZATION
(THERE IS CURRENTLY NO MECHANISM WITHIN THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THIS) .

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3 comments for “U.S. Forces – Iraq Private Security Contractors (PSC) Registration Requirements

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