by Anthony DeMarco
| September 19, 2014
I am excited about the efforts described in Derek Kaufman’s article on the AFMC website. For the complete story please see this link http://www.afmc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/154211/dod-making-massive-investment-in-its-acquisition-workforce/. The DoD is investing in the rapid build up of a new foundation of acquisition workers focused on estimating costs and negotiating prices through continuous learning.
Mr. Assad notes that Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, was once the preeminent DoD recognized leader at estimating costs and negotiating prices with defense contractors. It's a skill that has been allowed to atrophy, he noted. "We need to build that pricing capability back up," he said. "It's extremely important for us to have world-class pricing talent, so that we make sure that we get a reasonable deal for our taxpayers."
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