United States Code
USC most recently checked for updates: Jun 04, 2023
Defense acquisition system; element of the defense acquisition system
In this part, the term “defense acquisition system” means—
the workforce engaged in carrying out the acquisition of property and services for the Department of Defense;
the management structure responsible for directing and overseeing the acquisition of property and services for the Department of Defense; and
the statutory, regulatory, and policy framework that guides the acquisition of property and services for the Department of Defense.
In this part, the term “element of the defense acquisition system” means an organization that—
employs members of the acquisition workforce;
carries out acquisition functions; and
focuses primarily on acquisition.
In this section, the term “acquisition” has the meaning provided in section 131 of title 41.
(Added and amended Pub. L. 116–283, div. A, title XVIII, § 1806(a)(1)–(4),
Jan. 1, 2021, 134 Stat. 4152; Pub. L. 117–81, div. A, title XVII, § 1701(b)(1), Dec. 27, 2021, 135 Stat. 2132.)
cite as: 10 USC 3001