The Role of Functional Domain Experts (FDEs)
In Services Acquisition

  • Determine contracted services requirements owners, the amount and appropriateness of services spend in the portfolio group, and appropriately prioritize contracted services requirements for trade-off discussions and decisions;
  • Identify functional expertise across the DOD to identify and export localized best practices in the acquisition and management of services to services customers who are not as expert in services acquisition;
  • Develop appropriate metrics for actively managing and reporting improvements in services acquisition;
  • Implement standardized processes in services acquisition lifecycle (budgeting through acquisition through execution) to improve consistency and to facilitate year-to-year comparisons; and
  • Report improvements in cost, schedule and performance of contracted services within the portfolio groups regularly.