The Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition workforce is growing rapidly, and the need to align tasks to job positions and competencies with individuals to ensure positions are filled with the best fitting candidate is extremely important. DASN RDT and E has funded NPS on a multi-year project to lead a multi-agency working group in the development of a Systems Engineering Career Competency Model (SECCM). The current phase of the SECCM development project is heavily focused on the verification of the model. OPM joined the SECCM working group to assist in the refinement, confirmation, and strategic planning required to ensure the systems engineering competency model is a legally defensible, relevant, and sound tool. The analysis of the ongoing verification effort and an overview of how NPS and OPM plan to assist with DoN implementation of the SECCM will be discussed. Research results from the SECCM verification process can be used for key human resources functions, such as hiring, promoting, administering skill(s) gap assessments, and in career path modeling/development plans.