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  • Defense Acquisition Workforce (AWF) Strategic Plan for FY 2016 - FY 2021 released!

    Strategic Goals: 1) Making DoD an employer of choice, 2) Shaping the AWF to achieve current and future acquisition requirements, 3) Improving the quality and professionalism of the AWF, and 4) Continuously improving workforce policy, programs and processes.

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  • The 2016 Defense Acquisition Workforce Individual Achievement and Development Award Winners

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  • HCI Mission

    The HCI mission is to execute Department of Defense-wide acquisition workforce governance, strategies, policies, programs and talent management initiatives to equip a highly-qualified workforce of professionals in acquiring and delivering world-class warfighting capabilities to our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines.

  • Better Buying Power Principles:

    What Are They?

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  • New Organizations Join AcqDemo

    A hearty welcome was extended to Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), NAVSEA, & Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA).

  • On 27 March 2017, Ms. René Thomas-Rizzo spoke to the Defense Civilian Emerging Leader Program (DCELP) Cohort 6 in Southbridge, MA.

    Approximately 82 acquisition candidates will participate in four one-week seminars of leadership training that commenced in March and graduates in September 2017.

    The Acquisition Career Fields represented are Audit, Contracting, Engineering, Financial Management, Logistics, Purchasing and Science and Technology.

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Better Buying Power

Better Buying Power

Better Buying Power (BBP) is the implementation of best practices to strengthen the Defense Department's buying power, improve industry productivity, and provide an affordable, value-added military capability to the Warfighter.

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Acquisition News

December, 2016
Defense Acquisition Workforce (AWF) Strategic Plan for FY 2016 - FY 2021 released!

December, 2016
Defense Acquisition Workforce Annual Award Winners

July, 2016
Navy - DACM Corner Newsletter

July/August 2016
Intellectual Innovation - A Paradigm Shift in Workforce Development

July/August 2016
Improving Acquisition From Within - Suggestions from Our PEOs

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Acquisition Spotlight
Spotlight Award
Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Frank Kendall presents the Spotlight Recognition Award to Emily Nguyen for outstanding acquisition performance.

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