Air Force Acquisition Centers

What Is Acquisition?

Acquisition: Supporting the Defense Mission

Acquisition is the conceptualization, initiation, contracting, design, development, testing, production, deployment, logistical support (including maintenance), modification/modernization and disposal of weapons and other systems, supplies and services to satisfy Department of Defense (DoD) needs. Acquisition supports the military mission by making smart decisions to improve our national defense capabilities and providing you with experiences in your career that you won’t find anywhere else.