The Defense Department needs more training for its acquisition workforce, as many of the department’s seasoned program managers are set retire, the DoD’s top acquisition official said.
“Seasoned and experienced program managers are retiring in record numbers and newly-hired junior members of the workforce are not yet properly trained and qualified to take on the,” said Under Secretary Of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall.
Currently, about 21,000 members of the DoD acquisition workforce are eligible for retirement and in the coming years 25,000 more will become eligible, Kendall told the Senate Armed Services Committee at an April 30 hearing.
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Go to the hearing page (webcast and prepared testimony available) at: http://www.armed-services.senate.gov/hearings/14-04-30-reform-of-the-defense-acquisition-system