The 2020 DCAIP Application Cycle
Is Now Open. Apply Today!

DOD Early Career Workshop:
Dare to Engage


DoD Hiring Authorities
for the Acquisition Workforce

2020 Public-Private Talent Exchange

What's New

2020 DoD College Acquisition Internship Program: The application period for the 2020 DoD College Acquisition Internship Program is now open. The application cycle will close on Oct. 1, 2019, but locations will close as the maximum number of applications are received. READ MORE

Exchange Programs for the Civilian Acquisition Workforce: HCI has two exchange programs that are beneficial to civilian acquisition workforce professionals: the Acquisition Civilian Exchange and the Public-Private Talent Exchange. Learn how to participate in these exchange programs. READ MORE

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Careers in the DoD Acquisition Workforce

The Department of Defense (DoD) acquires goods and services from industry, federal arsenals, and shipyards to fulfill the DoD needs. Often these goods and services are for the use of, or support of, military missions. Acquisition is a budget term that applies to more than just the purchase of an item or service. The acquisition process encompasses the design, engineering, construction, testing, development, sustainment and disposal of weapons or related items purchased for the Department’s use. READ MORE