Accession Number : ADA263518


Title :   Acquisition Management: Implementation of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act


Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIV


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a263518.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 43


Abstract : In response to continuing concerns about the Department of Defense's (DOD) ability to effectively manage its acquisition programs, Congress enacted the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act on November 5, 1990. The act requires the Secretary of Defense to establish an acquisition work force with specific experience, education, and training qualifications. Specific provisions of the act require the Secretary of Defense to (1) establish a management structure and policies and regulations for implementing the act's provisions, (2) establish qualification requirements, (3) provide training and education to meet these requirements, and (4) enhance civilian opportunities to progress to senior acquisition positions. The act requires that we determine whether DOD has effectively implemented the act and make any recommendations appropriate to meet the act's objectives. This report evaluates DOD's implementation efforts through January 1993. The act also permits DOD officials to waive specific qualification requirements pertaining to program managers and other acquisition personnel. The act requires up to report annually on DOD's compliance with those waiver provisions.


Descriptors :   *ACQUISITION , *MANAGEMENT , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE