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William Mark Deskins - Director, Acquisition Career Management


Mission Statement

The Department of the Navy Director, Acquisition Career Management (DACM) is the Navy and Marine Corps’ lead for the professional development and management of the DoN acquisition workforce. The DACM is the chief advisor and staff assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition, and represents the Assistant Secretary and the Principal Civilian Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research, Development, and Acquisition in all matters relating to initiatives and other efforts that improve the acquisition workforce through education, training, and career management.

The DACM responsibilities are to:

  • Direct advisor to ASN (RD&A) on Acquisition Workforce Education, Training and Career Development
  • Develop Acquisition Workforce Strategies and Policies
  • Provide Acquisition Community Stewardship
  • Develop Acquisition Workforce Requirements
  • Manage DON Acquisition In-Sourcing
  • Manage DON Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund (DAWDF)
  • Manage Critical Acquisition Position (CAP)/Key Leadership Position (KLP)
  • Manage Career Development Programs and Opportunities
  • Report Acquisition Workforce Metrics
  • Acquisition Workforce IT Systems
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