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Summary of Major Areas of Responsibility

It is sometimes difficult to pigeonhole individual questions or cases referred to the office, since many of them cut across functional lines. However, the work of the Office normally falls into seven key areas or groups of areas. A Deputy General Counsel is responsible for each of the divisions listed below.

tabSAF/GCA - Fiscal, Ethics and Administrative Law  
The Fiscal, Ethics and Administrative Law Division has responsibilities in several distinct practice areas.  Attorneys in this division provide advice and assistance in the following:  fiscal law, ethics, civilian personnel law, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act, Air Force organization and administration, claims, and accident and safety investigations.
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tabSAF/GCR - Conflict Resolution 
The Conflict Resolution Division is responsible for the development and implementation of the Air Force Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program and is home to the Air Force ADR Program Office. Our mission is to match individual ADR needs with Air Force ADR resources, training, and experts. Attorneys in this division develop ADR policy and regulations and provide advice and assistance for resolving disputes without resorting to litigation. The office has a close partnership with the Judge Advocate General and the JAGs around the world.
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tabSAF/GCI - International Affairs 
The Intelligence, International & Military Affairs Division resolves legal issues involving international agreements, foreign operations, international cooperative Research, Development, Test, and Engineering (RDT&E), security assistance, international intelligence operations, activities in outer space, air law, information operations, and many other international matters involving the Department of the Air Force. The division represents Air Force legal interests in a variety of international fora, including meetings of United Nations Committees, Boards of NATO Organizations, multinational satellite organizations and other international bodies.

GCI also provides advice on a wide variety of military personnel policy matters and cases; advise concerning investigations of alleged misconduct by senior officials; provide legal support to the Secretary of the Air Force Personnel Council and the Air Force Board for Correction of Military Records; and furnish oversight and direction for civil litigation arising from military personnel actions, policies, and Correction Board decisions.

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tabSAF/GCN - Installations, Energy and Environmental Law  
Attorneys in the Installations, Energy and Environmental Law Division provide legal advice, counsel, and representation for virtually all matters related to Air Force installations and the environment. These matters include: the acquisition, testing and beddown of new weapon systems; natural resources conservation and management; compliance and remediation requirements and liabilities of federal and state environmental laws and negotiations flowing from them; hazardous waste management and disposal; base closure, realignment and reuse; military construction; real property acquisition, use, management and disposal; and environmental planning, among others. Attorneys of the Installations, Energy and Environmental Law Division primarily serve officials at Headquarters Air Force but can advise clients at all organizational levels of the Air Force. The Division also advises the Center of Excellence for Environment, Facilities and Installations, and the Energy Directorate within the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC).
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tabSAF/GCQ - Acquisition  
The Acquisition Division provide advice and assistance on acquisition, technology, and logistics matters. The office provides advice on acquisition policy and contracting procedure and participates in planning, source selection, and execution of major acquisition programs. In addition, attorneys represent the Air Force in the defense of bid protests, oversee contract related litigation, and coordinate remedies on procurement fraud investigations. 
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tabSAF/GCR - Contractor Responsibility 
The Contractor Responsibility Division proudly serve the Warfighter by insuring that the Air Force buys its vital products and services from only ethical and competent contractors.

Our award-winning program has had great success in striking the right balance between proactively helping responsible contractors to avoid criminal and performance problems; while at the same time aggressively protecting against those who would cheat the Air Force, and risk the lives of its military members.
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