Retention and Promotion of High-Quality Civil Service Workers in the Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce
RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INST SANTA MONICA CA
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The defense acquisition workforce AW comprises military personnel, civilian employees of the Department of Defense DoD, and contractors who perform functions that are related to the acquisition of goods and services for DoD. In 2006, the RAND National Defense Research Institute began a collaboration with DoD to develop data-based tools to support analysis of the organic defense AW, which includes military and DoD civilians, but not contractors. In response to the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act DAWIA of 1990, DoD has been tracking and reporting on the AW since 1992. The AW is responsible for planning, design, development, testing, contracting, production, introduction, acquisition logistics support, and disposal of systems, equipment, facilities, supplies, or services that are intended for use in, or support of, military missions. A key role of the AW is to oversee the acquisition process. Military and DoD civilian personnel who fulfill one or more of these roles are flagged as being part of the AW. Members of the AW can be found in many different organizations across DoD.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations