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TITLE VIII--ACQUISITION POLICY, ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT, AND RELATED MATTERS

Subtitle E Acquisition Workforce Provisions

NDAA Section

House Conference Report 110-477

SEC. 854. REPEAL OF SUNSET OF ACQUISITION WORKFORCE TRAINING FUND.

    Section 37(h)(3) of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 433(h)(3)) is amended by striking subparagraph (H).

Repeal of sunset of acquisition workforce training fund (sec. 854)

The House bill contained a provision (sec. 802(a)) that would repeal the sunset of the acquisition workforce training fund established pursuant to section 37(h) of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 433(h)).

The Senate amendment contained no similar provision.

The Senate recedes.

House Armed Services Committee Report 110-146

SECTION 802--ACQUISITION WORKFORCE PROVISIONS

This section would repeal subparagraph (H) of section 37 (h)(3) of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 403 et. seq.), thereby making permanent the acquisition workforce training fund. The fund supports the training of acquisition personnel of the federal government and is financed by contract fees. The fund has proven to be an efficient and effective mechanism of providing for the training of the acquisition workforce, which will be a long-term requirement of the federal government.

This section would also require the Secretary of Defense to include a section on the acquisition workforce in the next Department of Defense strategic human capital plan required by section 1122 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 (Public Law 109-163). The section of the plan relating to the acquisition workforce would identify the budgets programmed in the Future Years Defense Program for training of the acquisition workforce; an assessment of whether such funds are adequate; and measures to protect such funds from diversion to other uses. The plan would also identify the requirement, if any, to change the skill mix in the acquisition workforce, and to adopt incentives to recruit and retain high quality personnel.

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