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Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition,
Technology and Logistics – Human Capital Initiatives

Workforce Metrics

2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

HCI compiles, reviews, and analyzes key information from each DoD Component on the Defense Acquisition Workforce quarterly.  Metrics on DAWIA Certification Levels, Retirement Eligibility Rates, Gains and Losses, Employee Demographics, etc. are analyzed to determine strategic and continuous improvement decisions. The FY 2016-FY2021 Acquisition Workforce Strategic Plan (Report to Congress) served to baseline key workforce information and was developed from HCI analysis in partnership with Defense Acquisition Workforce Functional Leaders and Components. Key information summaries for the entire Defense Acquisition Workforce, along with each Functional Career Field can be found below.

Acquisition Workforce (AWF) historical overall bar graph 

The x-axis depicts years FY08 to FY17 Q1 and the y-axis depicts the number of workforce in thousands. The graph separates AWF data by civilian and military.

For FY 08 the civilian AWF was at 110,000 and military AWF at 14,945. Total 125,879.
For FY 09 the civilian AWF was at 118,445 and military AWF at 14,658. Total 133,103.
For FY10 the civilian AWF was at 132,821 and military AWF at 14,884. Total 147,705.
For FY11 the civilian AWF was at 136,452 and military AWF at 15,439. Total 151,891
For FY12 the civilian AWF was at 136,714 and military AWF at 15,612. Total 152,326
For FY13 the civilian AWF was at 136,714 and military AWF at 15,842. Total 151,355.
For FY14 the civilian AWF was at 134,808 and military AWF at 15,657. Total 150,465.
For FY15 the civilian AWF was at 140,962 and military AWF at 15,351. Total 156,313.
For FY16 the civilian AWF was at 145,988 and military AWF at 15,481. Total 161,469. 
For FY17 Q2 the civilian AWF at 147,533 and military AWF at 15,491. Total 163,024.
Acquisition Workforce (AWF) by component pie graph.

The pie chart shows the breakdown of the AWF by component as of March 31, 2017, with the total workforce as being 163,024 people. The pie chart shows the largest AWF being the Navy with 57,333 (or 35%), then Army with 38,352 (or 23%), Air Force with 37,329 (or 23%), 4th Estate with 27,401 (or 17%) and Marine Corps consisting of 2,979 (or 2%) of the total acquisition workforce.

FY17(Q2) Functional Career Field Information Summaries:

  • Abode PDF DownloadFY17(Q2) OVERALL Defense Acquisition Workforce (DAW) Information Summary

  • Abode PDF DownloadFY17(Q2) Auditing DAW Information Summary

  • Abode PDF DownloadFY17(Q2) Business DAW Information Summary

  • Abode PDF DownloadFY17(Q2) Contracting DAW Information Summary

  • Abode PDF DownloadFY17(Q2) Engineering DAW Information Summary

  • Abode PDF DownloadFY17(Q2) Facilities Engineering DAW Information Summary

  • Abode PDF DownloadFY17(Q2) Information Technology DAW Information Summary

  • Abode PDF DownloadFY17(Q2) Life Cycle Logistics DAW Information Summary

  • Abode PDF DownloadFY17(Q2) Program Management DAW Information Summary

  • Abode PDF DownloadFY17(Q2) Production, Quality, & Manuf. DAW Information Summary

  • Abode PDF DownloadFY17(Q2) Property Management DAW Information Summary

  • Abode PDF DownloadFY17(Q2) Purchasing DAW Information Summary

  • Abode PDF DownloadFY17(Q2) Science & Technology Manager DAW Information Summary

  • Abode PDF DownloadFY17(Q2) Test & Evaluation DAW Information Summary




FY17(Q1) Functional Career Field Information Summaries:

  • Abode PDF DownloadFY17(Q1) OVERALL Defense Acquisition Workforce (DAW) Information Summary

  • Abode PDF DownloadFY17(Q1) Auditing DAW Information Summary

  • Abode PDF DownloadFY17(Q1) Business DAW Information Summary

  • Abode PDF DownloadFY17(Q1) Contracting DAW Information Summary

  • Abode PDF DownloadFY17(Q1) Engineering DAW Information Summary

  • Abode PDF DownloadFY17(Q1) Facilities Engineering DAW Information Summary

  • Abode PDF DownloadFY17(Q1) Information Technology DAW Information Summary

  • Abode PDF DownloadFY17(Q1) Life Cycle Logistics DAW Information Summary

  • Abode PDF DownloadFY17(Q1) Program Management DAW Information Summary

  • Abode PDF DownloadFY17(Q1) Production, Quality, & Manuf. DAW Information Summary

  • Abode PDF DownloadFY17(Q1) Property Management DAW Information Summary

  • Abode PDF DownloadFY17(Q1) Purchasing DAW Information Summary

  • Abode PDF DownloadFY17(Q1) Science & Technology Manager DAW Information Summary

  • Abode PDF DownloadFY17(Q1) Test & Evaluation DAW Information Summary