Accession Number:

ADA470388

Title:

Defense Acquisition Structures and Capabilities Review

Descriptive Note:

Special rept.

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV FT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

144.0

Abstract:

Section 814 of the National Defense Authorization Act NDAA for Fiscal Year FY 2006 directed the Defense Acquisition University DAU, under authority of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, USDATL, to review acquisition structures and capabilities of the Department of Defense DoD. This review included the military departments, defense agencies, and other DoD organizations with significant acquisition functions. In light of recently completed reports that addressed broader acquisition issues, this review focused on organizational structures and workforce. The scope included surveying 63 organizations in the military departments, 17 defense agencies and field activities, and 2 combatant commands, and interviewing 46 executives and thought leaders in related fields. Also, more than 150 reports, books, and documents were reviewed along with DoD acquisition program outcomes over the past 25 years. This is the most comprehensive review of DoD acquisition workforce since the congressional studies leading to passage of the 1991 Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act DAWIA. This report, which presents the results of the review, covers three major areas organizations, workforce, and recommendations.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Administration and Management
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE