Defense Space Acquisition Workforce
According to the GAO, “Several factors hinder DOD's ability to collect data needed for a comprehensive view of its space acquisition workforce:
- DOD does not maintain a complete list of its space acquisition programs;
- DOD's workforce data systems are not configured to identify personnel working on space acquisition activities; and
- DOD space acquisition personnel are dispersed across organizations and some personnel support both space and non-space programs.
Does DOD know whether it has the right workforce to handle all of these expensive and complex acquisitions? We found that DOD does not routinely monitor the size, mix, or location of the military and civilian workforce supporting its space-related acquisition programs. We recommended, among other things, that DOD collect comprehensive data on its space programs acquisition workforce.”