Accession Number:

ADA608678

Title:

The Acquisition Community and Engineering Expertise Development

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV FT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Acquisition community members are part of a team tasked with making affordable and operationally effective procurement decisions for the Department of Defense DoD. To achieve this goal, workforce engineers and engineering teams must have and maintain a well-balanced skill set that includes an understanding of government acquisition policies and technical skills that provide the level of expertise required for their role in the acquisition process. Providing acquisition workforce engineers this skill set balance requires a partnership between the acquisition and technical communities within DoD. The Defense Acquisition University DAU has taken on the role of providing acquisition workers the skill sets required for success in learning the required acquisitions policies and procedures for various acquisition roles. The training provided is directly applicable, progressive, careerlong, and relevant to a particular DoD department. On the other hand, the applicable technical skill set is not being maintained with as much structure, consistency, or resourcing.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE