Accession Number:

ADA608874

Title:

Focusing on Professionalism

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV FT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

A priority objective for the Department of Defense DoD is to shape a high-quality, high-performing, and agile Defense Acquisition Workforce to deliver technologically superior warfighting systems to our men and women in uniform in support of America s national security. Over the past year, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall has focused on this challenge and has implemented several initiatives to improve and professionalize our workforce. In some cases, we already have started implementing initiatives. However, in other cases, challenges and impact studies require a more measured approach. This article will address the successes and challenges of three initiatives that are targeted to improve the qualifications and prestige of the Acquisition Workforce by establishing 1 higher standards for Key Leadership Positions KLPs 2 more relevant and professional qualification requirements for all acquisition specialties and 3 increased recognition of excellence in acquisition.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE