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FORMS, POLICY & INSTRUCTION

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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, Principle Civilian Deputy (PCD) and Principal Military Deputy (PMD) in all matters relating to initiatives and other efforts that improve the acquisition workforce through education, training and career management

  NATIONAL LEADS

A Senior Executive is assigned as a National Lead to provide oversight for each of the career fields. The National Leads monitor the health of the acquisition career fields and promote aquisition excellence. They validate the adequacy of education, training and other developmental opportunities for each career field, and work with the acquisition commands to implement career paths and talent management. Click on Career Fields for the latest information from your National Leads.


" Winning teams don't rest on past success; winning teams have a competitive mindset in all that they do.  
We are a winning team and I need you to ensure you are helping us continue to compete and win.  
Our Sailors and Marines around the world depend on it - our nation depends on it."

"We need to develop solid plans, ruthlessly measure ourselves against our plans,
and where our plans are not delivering, quickly and rapidly adjust the plans."

~The Honorable James "Hondo" Geurts, ASN (RD&A), 12 Mar 2018

Why do we need an educated and trained workforce?

  1. COMPLEXITY - Today's systems are more complex than ever before
  2. FUTURE - The decision we make today will have technical (reliability, maintainability, availability) relevance and cost (acquistion and life-cycle) implications for the warfighter and taxpayer for the next 30+ years
  3. RISKS & THREATS - We face increasing risks and threats from near-peer competitor nations

Career Development / Recognition
Notional Planning Dates

Though dates are not specific, they are intended to help individuals and Commands plan ahead for individual opportunities, budgeting and meeting deadlines.

NAMEANNOUNCEDEADLINELENGTHDATEPOC
UVA Darden School Business InsightsSepOct2 WksFeb/JulDACM
Program Managers WorkshopOngoingOngoing1 WkMthlyDACM
NDU Eisenhower School Senior Acquisition CourseJanMar10 MthsAug/JunDACM
Cyber Information Technology Exchange ProgramSummerFall6 MthsJanDACM
SECDEF Fellows ProgramDec/JanMar1 YrJuly/JunDACM
Public Private Talent Exchange ProgramCY20CY206 MthsTBDOSD HCI
ASN (RD&A) SIGMA RotationOngoingOngoing2 WksOngoingASN (RD&A)
Acquisition Excellence AwardsFebApr/MayCeremonyOct/NovDACM
USD (A&S) Acquisition AwardsMayJunCeremonyDecDACM

DoN Civilian Human Resource Portal also has a Civilian Workforce Development Framework that is a useful tool for mapping out ones career and Leadership Development Programs.

EVERY PERSON MATTERS, EVERY DAY MATTERS, EVERY DOLLAR MATTERS

VISION

Right people, right skills, right place, right time; making a positive impact for current and future Sailors and Marines

VALUES

Integrity - Trust - Diversity - Teamwork, Dedicated Service - Excellence

ETHOS

Promote ethics, integrity, trust, teamwork, communication & continous high velocity learning

Provides policy, guidance, and tools to assist DoN Acquisition Workforce (AWF) members in planning and accomplishing their acquisition career goals.

2019 DoN DAWIA
Operating Guide

Naval Force the Nation Needs

► Deliver and Sustain Lethal Capacity
► Increase Agility
► Drive Affordability
► Building the Workforce to Compete & Win!

1

DECENTRALIZE

To the Lowest Level

2

DIFFERENTIATE

The Work

3

DIGITIZE

All Facets of Work

4

DEVELOP

The Workforce

AEA Selection Panel
Convenes for Final Vote

Recognizing our Men and Women of the Navy Acquisition Workforce

ACQUISITION POSITIONS

The DoN AWF is comprised of over 60,000 civilians and military members as of end of FY18. Strategies to strengthen the capability and capacity of this workforce continue to be a major element of acquisition reform to shape and improve the quality with a focus on having the right people in the right job at the right time.

Get in Touch

Address:

1000 Navy Pentagon, Washington D.C. 20350-1000

Phone:

(703) 614-3666

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