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Project Information


Improving Defense Acquisition Workforce Capability in Data Use


Project Scope:

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will convene an ad hoc committee to execute a workshop and in-depth consensus study to identify relevant data science skills and capabilities necessary for the acquisitions workforce and develop a framework for training and educating acquisitions professionals.  
Specific questions to be considered by the committee during the workshop and consensus study include:

  • How can data science improve acquisitions processes and where are the opportunities to improve workforce ability to apply these methods?
  • What are the foundational understanding and skills that should be developed broadly in acquisitions professionals, and what more advanced capabilities are relevant for specific job functions?
  • What are the characteristics and portfolio of skills of successful data science teams and how can supervisors with non-technical backgrounds effectively manage data science projects?
  • What data science training and education models exist in other government agencies and outside of government for employee training and up-skilling?
The workshop will be recorded and webcast live and a rapporteur will summarize the presentation and discussions in a “Proceedings of a Workshop”. At the end of the study, the committee will produce a consensus report providing findings and recommendations on how the Department of Defense can accelerate data analysis capabilities within the acquisition workforce.

Status: Current

PIN: DEPS-BMSA-18-01

Project Duration (months): 16 month(s)

RSO: Kloefkorn, Tyler



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