Accession Number:

ADA588568

Title:

Developing Army Acquisition Officers for the 21st Century

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Army faces a future comprised of uncertain threats, fiscal restriction, and aging, worn-out equipment. The need for new, relevant, affordable and well managed capability portfolios could never be higher. The Army is reliant on its Acquisition Corps program managers to successfully refine, develop, field, and institutionally support current and next generation programs. Defense Acquisition University and Army Acquisition Center of Excellence curriculums focus on subject matter facilitating completion of acquisition certification functional training requirements. The new Department of Defense Acquisition Qualification Standard initiative requires initiation of comprehensive developmental programs to rectify experiential proficiency gaps within the program management community. Critical to the Army s future programmatic success is focusing program manager training and developmental on holistic portfolio management concepts preparing them to manage the entire acquisition programmatic lifecycle.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE