DEFENSE ACQUISITION WORKFORCE EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
|Publication Date:||31 August 2018|
Purpose: In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive 5134.01, this issuance:
• Implements Chapter 87 of Title 10, United States Code (U.S.C.).
• Establishes policies, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for the conduct of the Defense Acquisition Workforce (AWF) Education, Training, Experience, and Career Development Program, referred to in this issuance as the "AWF Program."
• Integrates AWF strategic human capital management planning and budgeting efforts with AWF Program initiatives, as required by Chapter 87 of Title 10, U.S.C., and Volume 250 of DoD Instruction (DoDI) 1400.25.
APPLICABILITY. This issuance:
a. Applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense (IG DoD), the Defense Agencies, DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within DoD (referred to collectively in this issuance as the "DoD Components").
b. Does not apply to employees in non-acquisition designated positions, wage grade and clerical employees, foreign nationals, non-appropriated fund employees, political appointees, or non-DoD employees. However, for the purposes of contracting and purchasing training priority and associated funding, direct-hire foreign nationals employed in contracting and purchasing positions will be considered the same as AWF members in contracting and purchasing positions.