Accession Number : ADA262897


Title :   Acquisition Management: Waivers to Acquisition Work Force Training, Education, and Experience Requirements


Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262897.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 14


Abstract : Over the years, the Department of Defense (DOD) has undertaken several initiatives to improve its weapon systems acquisition process. Nevertheless, DOD's management of acquisition programs is often the source of much public and congressional criticism. To address this criticism, Congress enacted the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (10 USC 1701 et seq.) on November 5, 1990. The intent of the act is to professionalize DOD's acquisition work force. It established education, training, and experience requirements that take effect over a 3-year period, beginning in October 1991. The act permits DOD officials to waive specific qualification requirements pertaining to program managers and other acquisition personnel. It also requires that, through 1998, we annually report on DOD's compliance with the act's waiver provisions. This is our second required report. We are also reporting on DOD's overall implementation of the act in a separate report.


Descriptors :   *ACQUISITION , *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , WEAPON SYSTEMS , PERSONNEL


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE