Topic: Subcontracting Plans Assignment instructions: You are required to write a 3-page research paper (not counting the references page). Within the context of your paper you must (at a minimum) answer or address the following: 1. Describe the DOD Subcontracting Program. 2. List and describe the various types of subcontracting plans. 3. Explain the difference between a small business subcontracting plan and a small business commitment document (Also sometimes referred to as a small business participation plan or small business utilization plan.) a. How can subcontracting plans be used in source selections? b. How is the assessment of the subcontracting plan IAW FAR 19.7 different from the evaluation of small business participation? 4. What are some strategies (or best practices) you can employ as the contracting officer to increase the utilization of small businesses? a. When should the contracting officer consider using subcontracting incentives? b. Describe a specific form of incentive that could be provided Note: You are NOT limited to discussing the above questions.