Acquisition Management:

Waivers to Acquisition Work Force Training, Education, and Experience Requirements

NSIAD-93-128: Published: Mar 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1993.

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Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reported on the Department of Defense's (DOD) compliance with the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act's provisions for waiving qualification requirements for acquisition personnel.

GAO found that: (1) DOD issued 33 waivers during fiscal year 1992, of which 30 were due to the individuals not having completed a required program management course or lacking the minimum required acquisition experience; (2) the Army issued a significantly higher proportion of waivers than the other services; and (3) the services gave waivers predominantly to general officers with extensive operational experience, but little acquisition experience.

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