The Obama administration does not want Congress to cut funds for Defense Department acquisition employees’ training.
The administration opposes a House committee’s proposal to reduce funding for the Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund, cutting it nearly in half compared to fiscal 2012’s appropriation.
The fund is a key tool for the Defense Department to alleviate some of the long-standing challenges associated with training the acquisition workforce. It also provides additional funds for the recruitment, training, and retention of acquisition personnel. DOD expects to use the fund’s money to hire approximately 10,000 new acquisition personnel through fiscal 2015. Approximately $1.8 billion was allocated to the fund through February 2012, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report.
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