EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

ACQUISITION CIVILIAN EXCHANGE (ACE) PROGRAM

Background

Section 884 of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2019 (Public Law 115-232), directed the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment USD(A&S) to develop an exchange program for temporary assignments of civilian personnel in the Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition Workforce (AWF).

Program Information

The purpose of the ACE program is to provide key members of the acquisition workforce with opportunities to share expertise and best practices; refresh skills, knowledge and proficiencies; improve communication; establish relationships, build business acumen, and establish coalitions through Component exchanges.

WHERE TO FIND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please visit the ACE Program webpage for complete information about the program, including eligibility, opportunities, participating agencies and more. Questions may be directed to Dr. Gina Eckles at 703-805-5420 or gina.eckles@hci.mil.

PUBLIC-PRIVATE TALENT EXCHANGE (PPTE)

PROGRAM INFORMATION

DoD has launched the pilot of the Public-Private Talent Exchange. The six month acquisition exchange enables DoD and private sector participants to gain a better understanding of each other’s business operations, and share innovative best practices. The exchange program targets high-performing, mid-career civilians with demonstrated leadership potential.

PPTE News

DoD Public-Private Talent Exchange Participants Meet With Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment – Mid-Point Feedback

On March 28, 2019, the Honorable Ellen M. Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, United States Department of Defense (DoD), met with the 5 DoD and 5 private sector participants of the inaugural DoD Public-Private Talent Exchange. This groundbreaking acquisition-focused pilot exchange program targets high-performing, mid-career civilians with demonstrated leadership potential. These trailblazers are midway through their six-month exchange assignments. Participants shared highlights of their experience thus far and ideas for improving the program for those who follow.

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WHERE TO FIND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please visit the PPTE webpage for additional information and news about the program. Questions may be directed to Ms. Aissa Tovar at 703-805-5237 or aissa.tovar@hci.mil.