Our focus is moving defense acquisition away from being expensive, slow, and burdensome by reducing timelines, lowering costs, and improving quality while rapidly introducing new technology to enhance capability and deliver increased lethality to our Warfighters. To do this, we are implementing DoD acquisition reform across four broad categories.
Deliver capability at the point of need through a Defense Acquisition System that is flexible, tailorable, and enables speed.
In today’s battlespace, the rapid interplay of time and information is the critical determinant of defense posture. The DoD’s adversaries are acquiring and deploying modern technologies at a pace never seen before—and often in nontraditional and highly effective ways—while digitalization is forcing operational planners to throw “the way we have always done things” out the window.Continue Reading
On June 8, the Defense Department marked a new milestone in its commitment to modernizing the acquisition workforce with the launch of the Defense Civilian Training Corps. This pioneering initiative aims to prepare competitively selected students for public service in vital DOD acquisition-related occupations and improve talent readiness in DOD critical skill areas. The first cohort will begin in August 2023, and will comprise approximately 80 students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Purdue University, the University of Arizona and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading