Accession Number:

AD1016385

Title:

Knowledge vs. Experience: The Need for an Acquisition On-the-Job Qualification Standard

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article

Corporate Author:

Defense Systems Management College Fort Belvoir United States

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Report Date:

2009-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

U.S. military services would never consider letting someoneespecially an officer with experience in a vastly different fieldfly a complex aircraft with only a few weeks of classroom indoctrination. Why Because we all recognize the difference between knowledge and experience. Yet in too many of our acquisitions, program managers and their key functional leaders have insufficient on-the-job experience to manage the complex, multi-billion-dollar acquisition programs. Even the acquisition professionals who are lucky enough to have served in program offices throughout much of their careers may have experience that is too narrowly focused to handle the breadth of challenges presented by todays complex acquisition processes. But how could this happen

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE