DOD re-names pricing and contracting office

By Tony Bertuca / July 2, 2024 at 3:42 PM

The Pentagon's Office of Defense Pricing and Contracting (DPC) will now be known as the Office of Defense Pricing, Contracting and Acquisition Policy (DPCAP), according to a new departmental memo.

“This new name reflects an expanded organizational portfolio to include both acquisition and contracting responsibilities, and synergies to be realized across these functions,” according to the July 2 memo from John Tenaglia, chief of DPCAP.

The office is also adding a fifth directorate -- acquisition policy and innovation, which will join the four existing directorates for contract policy, contracting e-business, defense acquisition regulations systems and price, cost and finance.

The API directorate, according to the memo, will manage the Defense Department’s adaptive acquisition framework policies, acquisition data analytics, the intellectual property cadre, the Acquisition Innovation Research Center and the Defense Civilian Training Corps.