DoD in process of splitting responsibilities for two new acquisition offices
The Defense Department is parsing out exactly how it will split one of its biggest and most infamous sections after Congress mandated the division last year.
The Pentagon is doing preliminary work on splicing its acquisition office into two distinct areas: research and engineering, and day-to-day business acquisitions, said Mary Miller, acting assistant defense secretary for research and engineering during an April 18 speech at a National Defense Industrial Association event in Washington.
Part of that work includes assigning distinct responsibilities to each new office. DoD is now picking out actions that were once housed under one roof to be passed off to their new acquisition office parents.