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What does DCO stand for?

DCO stands for Defense Coordinating Officer (US DoD)

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However, while the Defense Coordinating Officer program has improved civil authorities' overall awareness of DOD's capabilities, roles, and responsibilities, command and control and coordination among the Defense Coordinating Officers and the military services' liaison officers have been confusing and sometimes problematic because DOD's civil support guidance is outdated.
Lilli: Absolutely, what we hope to do is to develop a process that can be exported to any community or government activity through one of the 10 Defense Coordinating Officers (DCOs) stationed in the 10 FEMA regions.
Determining the status of a function requires coordination among at least three parties: the Federal coordinating officer, primary agency, and defense coordinating officer.
Army, North--NORTHCOM's Army service component command--responded to the simulated hurricane by deploying to Providence its Operational Command Post 2 (organized as Joint Task Force-Falcon) and the Region I Defense Coordinating Officer and Element.