The U.S. Cyber Command looks to hire an acquisition professional to manage spending of the command’s $75 million annual rapid procurement funds through 2021 that Congress authorized under the 2016 defense authorization act, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday.
Scott Maucione writes the command acquisition executive will be responsible for the rapid development and fielding of new cyber systems and equipment using the allocated funds.
The command will set up an acquisition office that consists of up to 10 personnel to manage the budget and also use the money to sustain cyber operations systems, according to the report.
A Senior Executive Service employee will lead the team, report directly to the Cybercom commander, oversee programs and logistics, provide legal guidance and negotiate with other military departments for equipment and services acquisition, Maucione reports.
The report said Cybercom also plans to recruit a contracting lead, contract specialist, a warranted contracting officer and an acquisition oversight and policy officer.