The Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) fund is money set
aside in the DOD portion of the federal budget for expenses such as: crisis
response, infrastructure and coalition support for operations in
Iraq/Afghanistan, humanitarian assistance in parts of the Middle East and North
Africa and embassy security, among other needs abroad.
The OCO fund is the name given to it by the Obama
Administration in 2009 when the nomenclature used by President George W. Bush
-- the "Global War on Terror" -- was discarded. Read more