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[Excerpt] This report provides background on the Department of Defense (DOD) acquisition workforce. Specifically, the report addresses the following questions:

  1. What is the acquisition workforce?
  2. What is the current size of the acquisition workforce?
  3. How has Congress sought to improve the acquisition workforce in the past?
  4. What are some potential questions for Congress to explore in the area of acquisition workforce management to improve acquisitions?


Suggested Citation
Schwartz, M., Francis, K. A., & O'Connor, C. V. (2016). The Department of Defense acquisition workforce: Background, analysis, and questions for Congress (CRS Report R44578). Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service.