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Career Field 2The Aerospace Industry is comprised of a number of career fields that plays a vital role in the Defense Acquisition Systems. Within the Aerospace Industry, Department of Defense (DoD) and various government agencies; individuals in these career fields plan, develop, manage, design, test, maintain, finance and operate military systems. Within this section you will find a lot of information geared towards 13 different aerospace career fields with more to come. Start exploring these career fields below!

Program Management

Systems Engineering

Contracts & Legal

Test & Evaluation

Logistics & Supply Management

Software Management

Financial Management

Information Technology

Product, Quality & Manufacturing (PQM)

Business & Marketing

Space Acquisitions


Integrated Product and Process Development (IPPD)

The DoD management technique that simultaneously integrates all essential acquisition processes and activities through the use of Integrated Product Teams (IPT) to optimize design, manufacturing, and supportability processes. IPPD facilitates meeting cost and performance objectives from product concept through production, including field support.

Main Acquisition Guidebook

DAG PictureThe Defense Acquisition Guidebook (DAG) is the main guide that details the overall DoD acquisition and procurement process. It provides the detailed guidance for the development, execution and disposal of all DoD acquisition program. It’s designed to complement the policy documents governing DoD acquisitions by providing the acquisition workforce with discretionary best practice that should be tailored to the needs of each program.

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Program Managers Toolkit

DAU Program Managers ToolkitThe DAU Program Managers Toolkit contains a graphic summary of acquisition policies and managerial skills frequently required by DoD program managers. It’s an excellent source of information for any Program Manager working on a defense related program or project. The toolkit is a collection of lessons learned, best practices and management knowledge and information.