Acquisition Exchange Program

The nomination period for the FY 2022 Acquisition Exchange Program is now closed.


The Defense Pricing and Contracting (DPC) Acquisition Exchange Program (AEP) provides a unique career developmental experience for high-caliber individuals in acquisition and acquisition-related career fields.

The AEP represents a serious commitment on the part of DPC to provide a valuable career development experience to individuals in the acquisition community.


Application Process

To apply for acceptance into the AEP, candidates should review the DPC website, select areas of interest, and submit a completed application along with a current resume. Applicants must already be DoD government civilian employees. Application submission details are on the application and FAQs provide additional useful information.

Selection Process

After the closing date of the announcement, the AEP Program Manager will forward the application packages to the DPC Directors for their review. The Directors will review the applications and, if required, interview the applicants to determine who are best suited for the current opportunities and assignments.

Once these evaluations are completed, the Directors will prioritize and forward their recommendations / nominations to the AEP Program Manager who will then forward the nomination package to the DPC Principal Director for final approval.

Specific assignments will be based on urgency of requirements and negotiated between the office of the Principal Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting, the applicant, and the applicant's home Military Department / Defense Agency senior procurement executive and/or immediate supervisor.

Defense Pricing and Contracting will notify applicants of status within 30 days after the closing date of announcement. Due to the pandemic, applicants selected for the AEP will be in a telework status from their home location until DPC staff is authorized to return to their offices. At that point, DPC will consider options for AEP travel and temporary relocation expenses. Please note, FY21 AEPs are currently in a telework status and are fully integrated virtually to ensure a productive, career-broadening experience.