DOD Industry Exchange Program (IEP)

The application period for the DOD IEP 2020 will be open July 8 - Sept. 14, 2019.

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This groundbreaking program will serve as a platform for DOD and private sector participants to a) gain a better understanding of, and perspective on, each other’s business operations and challenges, and b) share innovative and cost-saving practices. This exciting professional development opportunity will be considered a detail for participants from the DOD.

Who Can Apply?

This program targets high-performing, mid-career civilians (GS 13-15 or AcqDemo-equivalent payband) with high leadership potential. Candidates should work in the Program Management, Engineering, Logistics, Science and Technology, or Contracting business domains.

When Will the Exchange Start and End?

Selectees will attend an Orientation Day at the Pentagon in December 2019. Exchange participants will be in place at the exchange location by January until June 2020. There will be a mid-program luncheon in March or April 2020 and end-of-program opportunity where participants will share lessons learned and feedback about their experience within the exchange program.

Where Could I Possibly Be Assigned?

The following companies have agreed to host DOD exchange participants:

Deloitte, Unisys, CACI, Amazon, Clark Construction, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, General Motors, Jacobs, GuideHouse (formerly PriceWaterhouseCooper public sector) Booz Allen Hamilton and Raytheon.

View the Industry Position Descriptions that have been made available by Companies partnering with DOD in the Exchange Program.  This listing will be updated with additional Position Descriptions from Industry, as they are made available to the Army DACM Office.


Any costs associated with travel or training for selected IEP participants will be centrally funded.

How to Apply

The application process is located online in the Army Acquisition Professional Development System (AAPDS). To access AAPDS, log into the Career Acquisition Management Portal (CAMP) here.

  • Click on the “CAPPMIS” button
  • Once in CAPPMIS, click the “AAPDS” tab
  • Click on “Apply”
  • Find FY20 DOD Industry Exchange Program in the list and click the associated “Apply” link in the rightmost column


  • Industry Exchange Program Application Form (available here)
  • Acquisition Career Record Brief
  • Bio
  • Last year’s Senior Rater Potential Evaluations
  • Command Endorsement Memorandum (sample memo)
  • Resume

Application packets are due Sept. 14, 2019. The packets will be evaluated at a DOD-level board.

Those chosen will be notified in late October 2019.


Contact the Army’s Industry Exchange Program lead with any questions:

Mr. Harry Ward