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An Assessment of Gaps in Business Acumen and Knowledge of Industry within the Defense Acquisition Workforce: A Report Prepared for the U.S. Department of Defense in Compliance with Section 843(c) of the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act : RAND Corporation , 2019


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From the preface: "Section 843(c) of the National Defense Authorization Act of fiscal year 2018 directed the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (USD[A&S]) to conduct an assessment of training for the acquisition workforce. The legislation indicated two key objectives of the assessment: (1) to determine the effectiveness of training and development resources offered by providers outside the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) that were available to acquisition workforce (AWF) personnel and (2) to assess gaps in business acumen, knowledge of industry operations, and knowledge of industry motivation present within the AWF."



Werber, Laura, Haberman, Ryan, Knutson, Felix, Ausink, John A., Daugherty, Lindsay, Phillips, Brian M.


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