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  • A member of the HCI team, Steve Edsall, Deputy for the Civilian Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project, recently took Command of the 321st Special Troops Battalion, US Army Reserve, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • Looking for a full academic scholarship AND a summer internship?

    The SMART Program allows students pursuing a degree in a STEM field to receive a full scholarship and be employed upon degree completion.

    The Deadline is December 1, 2016, 5pm EST! Apply today!
  • The Office of the Secretary of Defense recognizes Jason R. Pitts for his contribution as the Army DACM representative to the CONFIPT.

    Jason has been an invaluable contributor and leader in the FIPT meeting discussions, which has enabled the Functional Leader to make informed decisions about the resources and initiatives that have a positive impact on the Contracting, Purchasing, and Property workforce.
  • Call for Nominations for the 2016 Defense Acquisition Workforce Individual Achievement and Workforce Development Awards

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  • Focus on Acquisition HCI's Shannon Potter sits down with US Navy Captain Tom Druggan.


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  • Better Buying Power Principles:

    What Are They?

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  • The 2015 Defense Acquisition Workforce Individual Achievement and Development Award Winners

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  • Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announces the first phase of personnel reforms in his Force of the Future initiative at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

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  • HCI is Growing!

    We welcome our newest
    team members to HCI.
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  • New Organizations Join AcqDemo

    A hearty welcome was extended to Defense Test Resource Management Center (DTRMC), Washington Headquarters Service Acquisition Directorate (WHS AD), and Assistant Secretary of the Navy Research, Development and Acquisition (ASN RD&A).

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  • Joint Acquisition / Human Relations Summit

    The Joint Acquisition / Human Relations Summit, held on July 30, 2015, provided a venue for the acquisition and personnel and readiness communities to join together to discuss challenges and best practices in talent management.

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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.

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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

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

May 3, 2016
Call for Nominations for the 2016 Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Acquisition Awards

March/April 2016
Sustaining the Momentum

March/April 2016
2015 Defense Acquisition Workforce Awards

Jan, 2015
Navy - DACM Corner Newsletter

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Spotlight Award
Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Frank Kendall presents the Spotlight Recognition Award to the Military Global Positioning System User Equipment Independent Logistics Assessment Team for outstanding acquisition performance.

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