Government performance of certain acquisition functions
(a)Goal.—It shall be the goal of the Department of Defense and each of the military departments to ensure that, for each major defense acquisition program and each major automated information system program, each of the following positions is performed by a properly qualified member of the armed forces or full-time employee of the Department of Defense:
Chief developmental tester.
Program lead product support manager.
Program lead systems engineer.
Program lead cost
Program lead contracting officer
Program lead business financial manager.
Program lead production, quality, and manufacturing.
Program lead information technology.
(b)Plan of Action.—
The Secretary of Defense shall develop and implement a plan of action for recruiting, training, and ensuring appropriate career development of military and civilian personnel to achieve the objective established in subsection (a).
(c)Definitions.—In this section:
A prior section 1706, added Pub. L. 101–510, div. A, title XII, § 1202(a), Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1639, which related to acquisition career program boards, was repealed by Pub. L. 108–136, div. A, title VIII, § 831(a), Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1549.
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