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The U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) is part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA(ALT)). The Acquisition Support Center helps the 40,000-plus men and women of the Army Acquisition Workforce grow and develop in their careers.
By developing a well-trained, professional acquisition workforce, the USAASC aims to acquire the best possible equipment and systems for Soldiers while managing taxpayer dollars efficiently.
Overview[edit | edit source]
The USAASC’s core functions include:
- Manage and provide career and workforce development support for the Army Acquisition Workforce and the Army Acquisition Corps, military and civilian acquisition leaders.
- Provide customer service and support to the Army Program Executive Offices in the areas of human resources, resource management (manpower and budget), program structure, and acquisition information management.
- Advise the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) and others on acquisition issues.
- The USAASC was established in its current form on October 1, 2002. USAASC was designated as a direct reporting unit (DRU) of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA(ALT)) on October 16, 2006.
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Strategy[edit | edit source]
Mission Support the Army Acquisition Workforce at all levels by shaping and developing world-class professionals.
Vision Provide seamless support to the Army Acquisition Workforce. Rethink the way the organization does business, identify industry best practices, and develop innovative solutions to meet mission requirements.
USAASC Leadership[edit | edit source]
Mr. Craig Spisak has served as the director of the USAASC since June 2005. Mr. Spisak also serves as the Deputy Director for Acquisition Career Management.
Director, Acquisition Career Management (DACM)[edit | edit source]
The DACM Office is the organization within the USAASC responsible for providing professional development opportunities for the Army Acquisition Workforce and establishing the procedures that train, educate, and develop members of the workforce.
The Army DACM Office works directly with the Defense Acquisition University (DAU), the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Acquisition), and the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) to enable workforce initiatives and to serve as advocates for the Army Acquisition Workforce.
In accordance with the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act, aimed at professionalizing the Defense Acquisition Workforce, the Army DACM Office supports the workforce through:
- DAWIA certification
- DAU course scheduling for Army students
- Army Acquisition Corps membership
- Acquisition position waivers
- Acquisition tuition assistance and degree granting programs
- Acquisition leadership and fellowship programs
- Acquisition advocacy for 14 acquisition career fields
- Functional area 51 and Military Occupational Specialty 51C proponency
- Army acquisition career field and certification metrics
- Acquisition career development and talent management tools
- Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund (DAWDF) requirements
- Policy development
- Human Capital Strategy and acquisition career model development
- Acquisition Career Management support/advice and assistance
DACM Leadership[edit | edit source]
Lt. Gen. Michael E. Williamson became the Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology and DACM on April 4, 2014.
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