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Register for the SMART Application (8/4/2022): The application cycle is open for the Department of Defense Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program. This program, which is a combined educational and workforce development opportunity for STEM students, enhances the DoD civilian workforce with innovative scientists, engineers and researchers across the United States. Please share this opportunity with STEM students. To learn more and to check your eligibility, visit the SMART Scholarship website.


Register to Attend a DoD Acquisition Public-Private Talent Exchange (PPTE) Interest Session (6/14/2022): Plans are underway for the February 2023 PPTE cohort! HCI is hosting PPTE interest sessions and invites interested organizations to attend. Registration is free but required. Click here to see the interest session dates and to register to attend.


Public-Private Talent Exchange Orientation (5/3/2022): Last month, the Human Capital Initiatives office of the Defense Acquisition University hosted an orientation for the DoD Public-Private Talent Exchange to welcome the new cohort to the program. This event was led by Mr. Paul Cramer, Performing the Duties of Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, with additional attendance by Mr. James Woolsey, President, Defense Acquisition University; and Ms. Dani Irvine Kobylski, OSD General Council, who presented the Ethics Briefing. Additionally, Mr. Alan Moore, a PPTE alumnus from 2020 from the F-35 Program, shared his coaching insights on how to get the most from the exchange experience.

This is the fifth PPTE cohort, bringing the overall total to 60 participants from government and industry. The new PPTE cohort includes 15 government participants from the Army, DoN, and F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO), and one industry participant from Amazon continuing his previous assignment at the F-35 JPO. The industry partners participating include Amazon, SAP, National Defense Industrial Association, Accenture, SAP NS2, Dcode, GA-ASI, and Sterling Foods. Click here to learn more about the PPTE.


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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

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