Acquisition Directorate

The Acquisition Directorate (AD) is the Single Enterprise Contracting Office (SECO) providing to all Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington Headquarters Services (WHS), the Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA), and other DoD customers. AD obligates over $3.7 billion annually, procuring knowledge-based services, facility support, construction services, information technology, and a range of other services. The AD also supports the award and management of grants, cooperative agreements, Other Transaction Agreements, commercial supply and service purchases, and administers the Government Purchase Card Program.

Knowledge-based services account for more than 80 percent of AD’s total obligations, providing a consistent capability to connect people and process information.

We play a critical and central role in helping WHS provide its customers with outstanding service and timely results at a reasonable cost. We provide sound business advice, acquisition tools, and streamlined acquisition processes to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the WHS service delivery model. WHS AD customers are located in the CONUS and OCONUS in Germany, supporting the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies (GCMC).

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Our Vision

We help our customers achieve mission results, while empowering our people to reach their fullest potential. People First, Mission Always, Results Driven!

Our Mission

To be an essential mission partner and trusted advisor, providing innovative and agile contracting solutions throughout the acquisition life cycle as the Single Enterprise Contracting Office (SECO), serving a wide range of DoD customers.


Integrity: I bring honor, pride, and character to our work, and I do the right thing even when nobody else is watching.

Collaboration: I partner as a team with colleagues, stakeholders, and industry to achieve goals.

Excellence: I achieve outstanding results in everything I do.

Ownership: I take pride and responsibility of my work.

Creativity: I offer a fresh perspective to more efficiently meet the customer mission.

Learning: I seek out and share knowledge.

Strategic Priorities

Maintain a Quality Workforce: Recruit, train, and retain high quality professionals.

Enable the Customer Mission: Establish shared- acquisition goals with customers.

Cultivate a Diverse DoD Vendor Base: Boost both non-traditional and small business.

Foster Continuous Process Improvements: Discover and adopt innovative acquisition processes and tools. Be Good Stewards!