Accession Number:

ADA543499

Title:

Acquisition of Services: A Standard Process

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV FT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Many of us are familiar with the memos and directives from Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Dr. Ashton B. Carter regarding Improving the Tradecraft in Services Acquisition. The Defense Acquisition University DAU has taken a leading role in developing a process to train the acquisition community on how to more effectively acquire services. With over half of the total expenditures across DoD going toward the acquisition of services 212.8 billion in FY09, educating the workforce engaged in services is critical. In fact, the total expenditure of services has exceeded spending on supplies and equipment for more than 10 years. This article will discuss the process DAU is currently using in its curriculum and some of the tools available to anyone involved in the acquisition of services.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE