(a) Defense Acquisition University Structure.— The Secretary of Defense, acting through the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, shall establish and maintain a defense acquisition university structure to provide for—
(1)the professional educational development and training of the acquisition workforce; and
(2)research and analysis of defense acquisition policy issues from an academic perspective.
(b) Civilian Faculty Members.—
(1)The Secretary of Defense may employ as many civilians as professors, instructors, and lecturers in the defense acquisition university structure as the Secretary considers necessary.
(2)The compensation of persons employed under this subsection shall be as prescribed by the Secretary.
(3)In this subsection, the term “defense acquisition university” includes the Defense Systems Management College.
(c) Curriculum Development.— The President of the Defense Acquisition University shall work with the relevant professional schools and degree-granting institutions of the Department of Defense and military departments to ensure that best practices are used in curriculum development to support acquisition workforce positions.
2001—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107–107substituted “Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics” for “Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology” in introductory provisions.
1996—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104–106struck out “(1)” before “The Secretary of Defense” and redesignated subpars. (A) and (B) as pars. (1) and (2), respectively.
1993—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 103–160substituted “Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology” for “Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition”.
Pub. L. 101–510, div. A, title XII, § 1209(h)(1),Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1667, provided that: “Subsection (b) ofsection
1746 of title 10, United States Code (as added by section
1202), shall take effect with respect to the Defense Systems Management College on the date of the enactment of this Act [Nov. 5, 1990].”
Establishment of Initial Defense Acquisition University Structure
Pub. L. 101–510, div. A, title XII, § 1205,Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1658, as amended by Pub. L. 105–85, div. A, title X, § 1073(d)(4)(A),Nov. 18, 1997, 111 Stat. 1905, provided that, not later than Oct. 1, 1991, the Secretary of Defense, acting through the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology, was to prescribe regulations for the initial structure for a defense acquisition university under this section and to prescribe and submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives an implementation plan, including a charter, for the university structure, and not later than Aug. 1, 1992, the Secretary was to carry out the implementation plan.
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