Within the Army, the DACM is responsible for implementing ALT workforce education, training, and career development.
The DACM appoints a deputy DACM (DDACM), who is responsible for the organization and daily management functions of the Army's acquisition career management activities.
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For educational course requirements, effective April 8, 1999, the DACM
Mandatory Course Fulfillment Program and Competency Standards was reinstated allowing and giving direction to members to pursue and receive required course fulfillment.
Enabled by Section 852 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, the Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund provides the Army's DACM
with enhanced capabilities to ensure the "acquisition workforce has the capacity, in both personnel and skills, needed to properly perform its mission, provide appropriate oversight of contractor performance, and ensure that the department receives the best value for the expenditure of public resources.
Armed with the Navy's Total Force Vision for the 21st Century and the Secretary of Defense's 2010 DoD Strategic Human Capital Plan Update: The Defense Acquisition Workforce, we in the DACM
office set off to build a strategic plan to act on the President's and the Secretary of Defense's guidance.
The Service or DoD Director, Acquisition Career Management (DACM
) office works with DAU to ensure enough course offerings are planned each year, and the DACM
office coordinates the training requirements within its own workforce to send the right employees to the right courses at the right time.
acts under the authority of the secretary of the Army and the AAE to manage the integrated execution and oversight of the AT&L Workforce Education, Training, and Career Development Program within the Army.
In addition to the NAIP, the center's responsibilities include management of the DACM
budget, the acquisition workforce tuition assistance program, the continuous learning program, and the information technology systems that support these programs.
A review of best practices and recommendations focuses on local management of the program; engineers' first days and downtime; the "intern" terminology issues; and administration at DACM
(Mechanicsburg) and headquarters.
POC: Cindy Taylor, Deputy DACM
, (703) 681-3443 or ctaylor@doddacm.