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Deliver capability at the point of need through a Defense Acquisition System that is flexible, tailorable, and enables speed.

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Strengthening, Empowering the Acquisition Workforce Through Modernization

As the Defense Department embraces a paradigm shift in current and future work environments, Pentagon leaders remain focused on cultivating human capital through new approaches to training, talent development and recruitment.

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Defense Acquisition Builds Expertise, Modernization Through Public-Private Talent Exchange

The Department of Defense’s (DoD) Public-Private Talent Exchange (PPTE) provides the opportunity for members of the defense acquisition workforce to complete a professional assignment with industry, while industry employees are deployed to DoD offices. The program is currently partnering with Amazon to build expertise and drive modernization.

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Deputy Defense Secretary Lauds Achievements of DOD's Acquisition Workforce

The most important asset in the Defense Department is its people, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen H. Hicks said at the virtual 2021 Defense Acquisition Workforce Awards ceremony.

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Securing the Future Through Back-to-Basics

In response to an emergent China and rapid technological change, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has consistently emphasized the need to innovate and modernize quickly and at scale to keep pace with threats to our security. In this dynamic landscape, people are our most critical asset and the key to driving our competitive advantage.

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Tanya M. Skeen

Performing the Duties of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition

John M. Tenaglia

Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition


Acquisition Enablers

Enables the acquisition workforce with innovative, data-driven practices and policies to deliver capability at the speed of relevance.



Platform and Weapon Portfolio Management

Manages, analyzes, and informs acquisition and resourcing decisions in platform and weapon portfolios.



Strategic, Space, and Intelligence Portfolio Management

Manages, analyzes, and informs acquisition and resourcing decisions in strategic, space, and intelligence portfolios.



Defense Pricing and Contracting

Responsible for all pricing, contracting, and procurement policy matters, including e-Business, in the Department of Defense.



Joint Rapid Acquisition Cell

Coordinates rapid acquisitions to meet current and emergent operational needs by quickly acquiring effective, innovative solutions.



Defense Contract Management Agency

Ensures timely delivery of quality products, and provides acquisition insight supporting affordability and readiness.



Defense Acquisition University

Provides a global learning environment to develop qualified acquisition, requirements, and contingency professionals.