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					Course Descriptions and
Learning Assets
The AT&L PLM … Training Courses

Distance Learning Courses

Predecessor Courses

Assignment-specific Training

The AT&L PLM … Performance Support

The AT&L PLM … Continuous Learning

The AT&L PLM … Knowledge Sharing
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DAU Learning Assets
                                                            Knowledge Sharing is an inherent function of any

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     AU offers an entire platform of learning assets to
     meet the career-long learning needs of the DoD         educational institution. The AT&L Knowledge Sharing
     Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L)          System provides online access to a variety of tools,
workforce. The AT&L Performance Learning Model              mandatory policy, and reference materials that facili-
(PLM) lays the foundation for providing training            tate supporting the warfighter. The Acquisition Com-
courses, knowledge sharing venues, continuous               munity Connection hosts online communities of prac-
learning opportunities, and performance support.            tice that provide an electronic forum for sharing
This chapter provides detailed information about            knowledge, information, discretionary policy, lessons
each element of the PLM.                                    learned, and best practices. The Defense Acquisition

Training Courses. First, course descriptions for each
of the traditional certification and assignment-specific
courses are listed alphanumerically. Some of these
courses are offered only in the classroom, some
                                                            Guidebook is an interactive, Web-based capability
                                                            designed to provide the acquisition workforce and
                                                            their industry partners with an instant online refer-
                                                            ence to best business practices as well as supporting
                                                            policy, statute, and lessons learned.
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exclusively online, and others as a combination of
resident and Web-based training. The method of
delivery is identified with each course description.
Following the course descriptions is a summary of
the courses available online.

Next you will find a list of “predecessor courses.”
When a course that is no longer offered still meets
the requirements for credit, it becomes a predecessor
course. Students who have completed these courses
may use them to meet prerequisite requirements
and/or receive credit for them toward DAWIA
certification.

The final section, related to training courses, contains
information about assignment-specific training. These
                                                            The AT&L PLM ...
courses provide unique acquisition knowledge required
to fulfill a specific assignment or position; to maintain
                                                            Training Courses
proficiency; and to remain current with legislation,
                                                            DAU has designated certain courses as mandatory
regulations, and policy.
                                                            for certification in various career fields within each
                                                            Component’s AT&L workforce at Levels I, II, or III.
Performance Support is tailored to the customer’s
                                                            The primary authority for these courses is the Defense
needs and may include consulting, targeted training,
                                                            Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA);
group facilitation, and/or rapid deployment training.
                                                            this Catalog lists detailed requirements for certifica-
Faculty are available for consulting and targeted
                                                            tion in all career fields in Appendix B. The Directors,
training in response to specific customer needs.
                                                            Acquisition Career Management (DACMs) for the
Rapid Deployment Training focuses attention on a
                                                            Services and for DoD agencies, manage attendance at
limited number of emerging initiatives and delivers
                                                            these courses. Normally, the DACMs give priority to
training within days of new policy implementation.
                                                            AT&L workforce members who are pursuing certifica-
                                                            tion in an acquisition career field. It is also recom-
Continuous Learning. The DAU Continuous Learn-
                                                            mended that students meet appropriate certification-
ing Center offers continuous learning opportunities
                                                            level requirements. For example, attendance at a
designed to maintain currency and help employees
                                                            Level III course presumes the student meets all
meet the DoD requirement to complete 80 hours of
                                                            requirements for, and is certified at, Level II in that
continuous learning every 2 years. The Center in-
                                                            career field.
cludes over 90 self-paced continuous learning
modules containing content from functional areas
                                                            For updates to these course descriptions during the
important to the AT&L community. The Center also
                                                            training year, consult the online Catalog at http://
provides information about conferences, symposia,
                                                            www.dau.mil/catalog.
and expos that promote learning and offer continu-
ous learning opportunities.



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ACQ 101                                                     ACQ 201A
Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition                         Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part A
Management



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     his course provides a broad overview of the DoD           ntermediate Systems Acquisition, Part A, uses
     systems acquisition process, covering all phases          computer-based training to prepare mid-level
     of acquisition. It introduces the Joint Capabilities      acquisition professionals to work in integrated
Integration and Development System (JCIDS) and              product teams by understanding systems acquisition
resource allocation processes, the DoD 5000 Series          principles and processes. Both ACQ 201A and ACQ
documents governing the defense acquisition process,        201B are required for DAWIA certification.
and current issues in systems acquisition manage-
ment. Designed for individuals who have little or no        Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
experience in DoD acquisition management, ACQ 101           course will:
has proven very useful to personnel in headquarters,
program management, and functional or support               • enhance their knowledge of the business, technical,
offices.                                                      and managerial aspects of acquisition;
                                                            • understand and appreciate the critical role that each
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this           functional discipline plays in the acquisition process;
course will be able to recognize:                             and
                                                            • using computer-based training, virtually participate
• the fundamentals of defense systems acquisition             in simulated integrated product teams to develop
  management;                                                 plans and resolve problems.
• the diverse, interrelated, and changing nature in the
  different disciplines of defense systems acquisition      Who Should Attend: ACQ 201A is for military officers, O-3
  management; and                                           and above; civilians, GS-9 and above; and industry
• the regulations and governing structures of defense       equivalents who are Level I certified in acquisition.
  systems acquisition management.                           Students should have 2 to 4 years of acquisition
                                                            and/or logistics experience.
Who Should Attend: This course is designed for military
officers, O-1 through O-3, and DoD civilians, GS-5          Prerequisite: ACQ 101
through GS-9. However, the course is open to all
ranks and grades.                                           Note: ACQ 201A and ACQ 201B are assignment-
                                                            specific for Contracting personnel. Level III Contracting
Prerequisite: None                                          personnel who are assigned to an ACAT I program or
                                                            who devote at least 50 percent of their time to an
Length: This is a nonresident, self-paced course avail-     ACAT I program are required to take both courses.
able through the Internet. Students must pass the final     Level II Contracting personnel should take ACQ 201A
examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.      and ACQ 201B within 1 year of assignment to an
                                                            ACAT I program.
Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—
See “Online Courses” on page 12                             Length: This is a nonresident, self-paced course avail-
                                                            able through the Internet. Students must pass the final
PDS Code: BU5                                               examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.

                                                            Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—
                                                            See “Online Courses” on page 12

                                                            PDS Code: JHJ




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ACQ 201B                                                    ACQ 401
Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part B                    Senior Acquisition Course




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  ntermediate Systems Acquisition, Part B, prepares               preeminent course for members of the Acquisi-
  mid-level acquisition professionals to work effec-              tion Corps, ACQ 401 is designed to prepare
  tively in integrated product teams by understand-               selected military officers and civilians for senior
ing systems acquisition principles and processes.           leadership and staff positions throughout the acquisi-
Both ACQ 201A and ACQ 201B are required for                 tion community.
DAWIA certification.
                                                            Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this         course are awarded a Master of Science degree in
course will:                                                National Resource Strategy.

• enhance and apply their knowledge of the business,
  technical, and managerial aspects of acquisition;
• understand and appreciate the critical role that each
  functional discipline plays in the acquisition
                                                            The Senior Acquisition Course consists of the entire
                                                            10-month Industrial College of the Armed Forces
                                                            (ICAF) curriculum. The curriculum is enhanced for
                                                            designated acquisition students through four major
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  process; and                                              elements:
• effectively participate in integrated product teams
  and apply knowledge gained in ACQ 201A to                 •   the core curriculum;
  develop plans and resolve problems.                       •   mandatory acquisition policy advanced studies;
                                                            •   advanced studies electives; and
Who Should Attend: ACQ 201B is for military officers, O-3   •   research.
and above; civilians, GS-9 and above; and industry
equivalents who are Level I certified in acquisition.       Who Should Attend: Students are selected by their
Students should have 2 to 4 years of acquisition            respective Services or agencies. Military officers are
and/or logistics experience.                                selected as part of the Senior Service School Selection
                                                            Process and designated by the Directors, Acquisition
Prerequisite: ACQ 201A                                      Career Management.

Note: ACQ 201A and ACQ 201B are assignment-specific         Prerequisite: None
for Contracting personnel. Level III Contracting per-
sonnel who are assigned to an ACAT I program or             Length: 10 months
who devote at least 50 percent of their time to an
ACAT I program are required to take both courses.           Method of Delivery: Resident
Level II Contracting personnel should take ACQ 201A
and ACQ 201B within 1 year of assignment to an              PDS Code: ABW
ACAT I program.

Length: 5 class days

Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

PDS Code: JHK




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ACQ 403                                                   ACQ 404
Defense Acquisition Executive                             Systems Acquisition Management Course for
Overview Workshop                                         General/Flag Officers



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    his innovative course provides general/flag                his 1-week course for general/flag officers and
    officers and Senior Executive Service (SES) civil-         SES civilians focuses on understanding the per-
    ians with an executive-level understanding of the          spectives of key government and defense industry
defense systems acquisition process. The workshop         decision makers. The course includes discussions of
curriculum is 100-percent tailored to the specific        topics affecting the defense systems acquisition envi-
needs of the participant, conducted on demand, and        ronment. Participants who are not graduates of PMT
delivered in a one-on-one desk-side forum.                301; PMT 302; PMT 352, Parts A and B; or PMT 401
                                                          will develop an executive-level understanding of
Objectives: General/flag officers and SES civilians who   defense systems acquisition management.
successfully complete this course will:
                                                          Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
• augment their knowledge of specific aspects of          course will:
  defense systems acquisition in a one-on-one forum;
• gain an appreciation of the entire spectrum of the      • gain an executive-level understanding of defense
  defense acquisition process or a limited number of        systems acquisition in terms of what is important
  specific areas within the process; and                    and why it is important;
• experience “just-in-time” learning and apply this       • understand recent legislation and executive actions
  tailored learning directly to real-time issues.           affecting acquisition;
                                                          • refresh their knowledge of current DoD acquisition
Who Should Attend: This workshop is available to all        policy and procedural initiatives;
DoD general/flag officers, political appointees, con-     • appreciate the perspectives of the Congress, defense
gressional staffers, and SES civilian employees. Mem-       industry, and executives of the Office of the Secre-
bership in an Acquisition Corps career program is not       tary of Defense; and
required.                                                 • apply lessons learned and hot topics to their current
                                                            acquisition programs.
Prerequisite: None
                                                          Who Should Attend: This course is for general/flag offi-
Length: Varies depending upon the number of topics to     cers and SES civilians who are working in positions
be addressed; typically one-half to 2 days                requiring an understanding of DoD systems acquisi-
                                                          tion. Participants of equivalent rank from defense
Method of Delivery: Resident                              industry, other Federal agencies, and allied nations
                                                          are also admitted on a space-available basis.
PDS Code: ADU
                                                          Prerequisite: None

                                                          Length: 5 class days

                                                          Method of Delivery: Resident

                                                          PDS Code: ADM




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ACQ 405                                                     AUD 1130
Executive Refresher Course                                  Technical Indoctrination




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    he Executive Refresher Course provides an                   echnical Indoctrination provides the newly hired
    acquisition policy, process, and lessons-learned            auditor with the basic concepts, techniques, and
    update. The class members examine their role                procedures of contract auditing; Defense Contract
as acquisition leaders in a changing environment.           Audit Agency’s (DCAA’s) organizational structure; and
Guest speakers lead discussions on contemporary             audit guidance processes.
management and leadership topics, such as part-
nering with industry, contracting tools, resource           Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
allocations, downsizing, earned value oversight,            course will be able to:
performance-based logistics, and supply chain
management.

Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
course will be able to:
                                                            • list the elements of a contract’s life cycle and the
                                                              general types of negotiated contracts;
                                                            • contrast principal objectives of government contract
                                                              cost accounting and financial cost accounting;
                                                            • explain the history of FAR, Part 31, and discuss allo-
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• understand acquisition management policies,                 cability, allowability, reasonableness, and selected
  processes, regulations, and statutes; and                   cost principles;
• develop a leadership role in a changing acquisition       • describe the background, purpose, and fundamental
  management environment.                                     requirement of each Cost Accounting Standard;
                                                            • identify direct costs, indirect costs, and General and
Who Should Attend: This course is open to certified Level     Administrative (G&A) expenses;
III members of all career fields; in addition, these        • identify costs allocated to final cost objectives from
graduates must be, or have been, selected for the             intermediate cost allocation pools;
rank/grade of O-6 or GS-15 or the industry equivalent       • calculate questioned overhead and G&A rates as a
thereof.                                                      result of pool and/or base adjustments;
                                                            • describe the importance and major considerations
Prerequisite: None                                            of risk assessment;
                                                            • create working papers using the Audit Planning and
Length: 8.5 class days                                        Performance System (APPS);
                                                            • write a structured note for an audit report; and
Method of Delivery: Resident                                • calculate questioned costs in a proposal audit.

PDS Code: BB8                                               Who Should Attend: New contract auditing personnel
                                                            should attend within 4 to 6 weeks after reporting for
                                                            duty.

                                                            Prerequisites: AUD 1113*, Orientation to DCAA (SS);
                                                            AUD 1114*, Orientation to Federal Procurement Regu-
                                                            lations (SS); AUD 1115*, Orientation to Contract
                                                            Auditing Procedures (SS); and AUD 1116*, Orienta-
                                                            tion to DCAA Audits (SS)

                                                            Length: 10 class days

                                                            Method of Delivery: Resident

                                                            PDS Code: PC6

                                                            *These self-study courses are available via the DCAA
                                                            Intranet.




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AUD 1320                                                  AUD 4120
Intermediate Contract Auditing                            Statistical Sampling




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  ntermediate Contract Auditing provides the staff            tatistical Sampling concentrates on the knowl-
  auditor with information needed to adequately plan          edge and skills necessary to perform statistical
  and conduct audits. Class discussions, practical            sampling in the contract audit environment.
exercises, and group case studies are used to highlight
problem areas and evaluate alternative courses of         Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
action.                                                   course will be able to:

Objectives: Students who successfully complete this       • discuss statistical sampling basic concepts;
course will be able to:                                   • explain the criteria for a valid statistical sample;
                                                          • differentiate between variable and attribute
• discuss internal control components;                      sampling;
• utilize the Internal Control Review (ICR) system and    • discuss the difference between dollar unit and
  Internal Control Audit Planning Summary (ICAPS) to        physical unit sampling;
  assess audit risk;                                      • determine the proper sample selection method and
• list DCAA’s direct audit activity codes;                  stratification method to use on an audit;
• discuss forward pricing rates and complete case         • select a statistical sample using the E-Z-Quant
  studies;                                                  programs; and
• discuss integrated product teams;                       • evaluate the results of a statistical sample using the
• explain why auditors need to attend negotiations;         E-Z-Quant programs.
• list negotiation techniques and concepts;
• list requirements of Form 2000, identify common         Who Should Attend: This class is one of two that may be
  fraud indicators, and state auditor responsibility to   taken by Level I personnel working toward Level II
  detect fraud;                                           certification. All contract auditors are eligible.
• discuss the purpose and requirements of the Cost
  Accounting Standards and complete case studies;         Prerequisite: AUD 1130
  and
• discuss audit leads and observations.                   Length: 5 class days

Who Should Attend: Contract auditors should attend 6      Method of Delivery: Resident
months after completing AUD 1130. This class is one
of two that may be taken by Level I personnel working     PDS Code: QP0
toward Level II certification.

Prerequisite: AUD 1130

Length: 5 class days

Method of Delivery: Resident

PDS Code: JR7




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BCF 101                                                       BCF 102
Fundamentals of Cost Analysis                                 Fundamentals of Earned Value Management




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      olicies and techniques are introduced for prepar-           his course builds on the Earned Value Manage-
      ing weapons systems life cycle cost estimates,              ment (EVM) concepts introduced in ACQ 101.
      including DoD estimating requirements and guid-             Students learn in a virtual classroom environ-
ance, estimate use and structure, analogy estimates,          ment. The course summarizes the language, data
parametric estimating, improvement curves, inflation,         reports, metrics, graphs, and management processes
risk, economic analysis, and software cost estimating.        associated with EVM as they apply to DoD acquisition
Practical exercises and a case study give the student         management. The course emphasizes the processes
the opportunity to apply these skills.                        related to the Performance Measurement Baseline
                                                              (PMB), the Integrated Baseline Review (IBR), and the
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
course will be able to:

• define cost data and apply appropriate quantitative
  techniques to estimate costs for major defense
                                                              American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for EVM
                                                              Systems. Finally students evaluate and compute basic
                                                              EVM metrics and EVM metric-based Estimates at
                                                              Completion (EACs).
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  acquisition programs;                                       Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
• explain cost estimating policies; and                       course will be able to:
• perform a life cycle cost analysis.
                                                              • describe, in plain language, the acronyms and
Who Should Attend: BCF 101 is required for DoD em-              meaning of EVM-associated vocabulary;
ployees responsible for the preparation of materiel           • identify the program management data elements
system life cycle cost estimates. It is also beneficial for     and processes associated with PMB development;
individuals who use information from life cycle cost          • understand how the ANSI EVM Industry Standard is
estimates, supervise cost estimators, prepare budgets           used to certify EVM-integrated management sys-
based on life cycle cost estimates, manage acquisition          tems;
programs, evaluate and negotiate contract proposals,          • explain the IBR process and purpose;
or want to learn cost estimating basics.                      • compute and comprehend the meaning of selected
                                                                EVM metrics and EVM EACs; and
Prerequisite: ACQ 101. Students need competence in            • identify acquisition organizations, stakeholders, and
algebra equal to a second-year high school algebra              formal agreements associated with EVM.
course. If needed, an algebra tutorial is available at
http://www.dau.mil/registrar/_pre-courses.asp.                Who Should Attend: This course is for military officers,
Students with questions about their math skills should        O-1 and above; civilians, GS-9 and above; and equiva-
contact the course manager. Students will also need a         lent industry personnel working in, or selected for,
calculator and familiarity with a Windows-based com-          positions requiring knowledge and use of EVM.
puter platform and spreadsheet software.
                                                              Prerequisite: ACQ 101
Recommended: Introductory course in statistics
                                                              Length: This is a nonresident, self-paced course avail-
Length: 10 class days                                         able through the Internet. Students must pass the final
                                                              examination within 20 work days of the start date.
Method of Delivery: Resident/Local
                                                              Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—
PDS Code: Q1A                                                 See “Online Courses” on page 12

                                                              PDS Code: Q1B




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BCF 103                                                     BCF 203
Fundamentals of Business Financial Management               Intermediate Earned Value Management




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     he Fundamentals of Business Financial Manage-             ntermediate Earned Value Management (EVM)
     ment course develops skills necessary for formu-          students work as members of an integrated product
     lating and executing a program office budget.             team for the system development and demonstra-
Topics include cost analysis; funding policies; the DoD     tion phase of a small ACAT I program. In the context
Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution             of integrated program management, students review,
(PPBE) process; the congressional enactment process;        develop, and experience the EVM-related processes
and the budget execution process. These skills are          associated with requirements generation, acquisition
developed through interactive computer-based                strategy development, Request For Proposal (RFP)
training.                                                   development, source selection, risk management,
                                                            Integrated Baseline Review (IBR), and analysis during
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this         program execution.
course will be able to:
                                                            Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
• describe the overall DoD resource allocation              course will be able to:
  process and identify the terminology and concepts
  used in analyzing the costs of defense acquisition        • articulate the relationship between EVM and
  programs;                                                   defense acquisition management;
• explain the appropriations, policies, and practices       • develop EVM strategies consistent with EVM policy
  applicable to developing a program budget;                  and appropriate for associated program risks;
• examine the PPBE process and the impact of pro-           • prepare EVM requirements for the RFP;
  gramming and budgeting decisions on defense               • evaluate integrated management systems with
  acquisition programs;                                       respect to the American National Standards Insti-
• summarize the congressional enactment process               tute (ANSI) EVM Industry Standard;
  and the impact of congressional actions on defense        • plan, organize, participate in, and manage a typical
  acquisition programs; and                                   IBR; and
• identify the processes by which budget authority is       • evaluate EVM data as an element of integrated
  apportioned, executed, and reprogrammed in accor-           program management that includes warfighter
  dance with public law.                                      requirements, contracts, risk management, critical
                                                              path schedules, and internal and external reporting.
Who Should Attend: BCF 103 is required for military offi-
cers and DoD civilians working in, or selected for,         Who Should Attend: This course is for military officers,
positions requiring knowledge or use of funds man-          O-3 and above; DoD civilians, GS-9 and above; and
agement principles. Equivalent industry personnel are       equivalent industry personnel needing knowledge of
encouraged to attend.                                       EVM principles.

Prerequisite: ACQ 101                                       Prerequisite: BCF 102

Recommended: Baccalaureate degree and 1 year of             Precourse Materials: A self-assessment is available from
BCEFM acquisition experience                                the course manager to determine the student’s suit-
                                                            ability for attendance.
Length: This is a nonresident, self-paced course avail-
able through the Internet. Students must pass the final     Length: 10 class days
examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.
                                                            Method of Delivery: Resident
Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—
See “Online Courses” on page 12                             PDS Code: Q2G

PDS Code: PGC




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BCF 204                                                     BCF 205
Intermediate Cost Analysis                                  Contractor Business Strategies




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   ntermediate Cost Analysis emphasizes develop-                 ontractor Business Strategies is designed to give
   ment and application of cost analysis techniques              the government student a better understanding of
   and estimate interpretation. The course addresses             the Federal Government marketplace from a
estimate definition and planning, data collections,         business perspective. The students are actively
formulation, review and presentation, and documen-          engaged dealing with cash flow concerns, profit and
tation. Estimating techniques, such as parametrics,         revenue growth issues, and marketplace expansion.
analogies, expert opinions, and improvement curves,         They have to communicate with customers; develop
are addressed in more depth. Computations are done          pricing and marketing strategies; and work with
using Automated Cost Estimating Integrated Tools            shareholders, bankers, and other stakeholders. The
(ACEIT).

Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
course will be able to:
                                                            scenarios and dilemmas focus on the Federal Govern-
                                                            ment as a primary customer.

                                                            Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
                                                            course will be able to:
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• understand the cost estimating process;
• normalize data for content, quantity, and economic        • recognize and analyze business issues and the
  year;                                                       resulting impact on the financial condition of the
• develop cost estimates using various techniques;            company; and
• document cost models and estimates;                       • understand and use the vocabulary and concepts
• apply time-phasing techniques in development,               necessary to discuss these issues with the defense
  production, and operating support phases of the life        contractor community.
  cycle, including cost improvements curves; and
• understand and perform sensitivity and risk analysis      Who Should Attend: This course is for military officers,
  of an estimate.                                           O-3 and above, and DoD civilians, GS-9 and above,
                                                            who have 3-5 years of experience in financial manage-
Who Should Attend: This course is required for Level II     ment and are involved in the systems acquisition
certification for the DoD acquisition cost analyst; it is   process, interface with contractors, or deal with con-
suggested for anyone in the financial management or         tractor data. The course is also recommended for per-
earned value area.                                          sonnel in the Contracting and Program Management
                                                            career fields.
Prerequisite: BCF 101
                                                            Prerequisite: ACQ 201B
Note: Students must provide, and be familiar with, a
scientific calculator.                                      Length: 3½ days

Recommended: Two years of acquisition experience in         Method of Delivery: Resident/Local
cost estimating, financial management, or the earned
value analysis job series is recommended. Algebra           PDS Code: Q2A
competence is essential, and some familiarity with
statistics is beneficial. Students should direct math
skills questions to the course manager.

Length: 15 class days

Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

PDS Code: Q2B




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BCF 206                                                     BCF 207
Cost Risk Analysis                                          Economic Analysis




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      ost Risk Analysis prepares cost analysts to model         conomic Analysis (EA) prepares students to
      the cost risk associated with a defense acquisition       conduct economic analyses within the DoD
      program. Topics covered include basic probability         environment. Topics include decision analysis,
concepts, subjective probability assessment, goodness-      cost analysis, present value, and sensitivity analysis.
of-fit testing, basic simulation concepts, and spread-      Practical exercises and a group workshop are used
sheet-based simulation. Practical exercises, a small-       in class.
group workshop, and a capstone article review
reinforce the techniques taught.                            Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
                                                            course will be able to:
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
course will be able to:                                     • determine the most cost-effective way of conduct-
                                                              ing DoD business;
• assess subjective probabilities to represent uncer-       • determine the alternative that will warrant the high-
  tain cost elements in a defense acquisition program;        est benefits;
• model the cost risk associated with a defense acqui-      • estimate the costs of competing alternatives in an
  sition program; and                                         EA in accordance with Office of Management and
• judge the reasonableness of a cost risk analysis for        Budget Circular A-94; Department of Defense In-
  a defense acquisition program.                              struction (DoDI) 7041.3; and DoD 7000.14R,
                                                              Volume 2B, Chapter 58;
Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is       • assess the uncertainty that may exist, using sensi-
designed for DoD AT&L workforce personnel whose               tivity analysis and prior estimates of benefits and
duties include developing and/or evaluating cost              costs of competing alternatives in an EA; and
estimates for such areas as procurement, software,          • provide a rationale for conclusions.
research and development, weapons systems, etc.;
planning and management of DoD systems acquisi-             Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is
tions; evaluation and negotiation of contract propos-       for personnel who develop and/or evaluate costs and
als; and cost and performance tradeoff analyses.            benefits of alternative courses of action (lease vs. buy,
Participants typically include members of the BCEFM         in-house vs. contractor, privatization vs. outsourcing,
community as well as personnel in Program Man-              or repair vs. replace). Participants typically include
agement; Contracting; Systems Planning, Research,           members of the BCEFM community. This course would
Development, and Engineering; and Information               also be appropriate for personnel in Program Manage-
Technology.                                                 ment; Contracting; Systems Planning, Research, Devel-
                                                            opment, and Engineering; Information Technology; and
Prerequisite: BCF 101                                       non-DoD personnel who conduct economic analyses
                                                            of materiel systems.
Recommended: ACQ 201B and a working familiarity with
any spreadsheet package                                     Prerequisite: None

Length: 5 class days                                        Recommended: A working familiarity with any spread-
                                                            sheet package
Method of Delivery: Resident/Local
                                                            Length: 5 class days
PDS Code: Q2C
                                                            Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

                                                            PDS Code: Q2D




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BCF 208                                                   BCF 209
Software Cost Estimating                                  Acquisition Reporting for Major Defense Acquisition
                                                          Programs (MDAPs)
                                                          (Formerly Acquisition Reporting Course, Part C)


S                                                         A
     oftware Cost Estimating is designed for those who         cquisition Reporting for MDAPs provides train-
     estimate and/or review the cost of software               ing on how to prepare an Acquisition Program
     development and maintenance. Topics include life          Baseline (APB), a Defense Acquisition Executive
cycle management, development paradigms, capabil-         Summary (DAES), and a Selected Acquisition Report
ity evaluations, risk analysis, reuse, Commercial Off-    (SAR); and Nunn-McCurdy unit cost reporting for
The-Shelf (COTS) items, function points, Institute of     MDAPs is also addressed. Students will complete
Electrical & Electronics Engineers/Electronic Indus-      precourse material online prior to attending the
tries Alliance (IEEE/EIA) 12207, parametric models,       classroom portion. During the in-class lecture and
and model calibration. Case studies allow students to     computer-assisted case studies, the student learns
apply the course materials.

Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
course will be able to:
                                                          step-by-step report preparation using the Consoli-
                                                          dated Acquisition Reporting System (CARS) software.

                                                          Objective: Students who successfully complete this
                                                          course will be able to prepare, generate, and review
                                                                                                                     3
• describe the software acquisition process;              CARS-based acquisition documents, including the
• determine an appropriate cost estimating methodol-      APB, DAES, and SAR.
  ogy and the types of data required for a software
  cost estimate;                                          Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is
• use models for software life cycle cost estimating;     for military officers, O-1 and above, and DoD civilians,
• compare and contrast alternative techniques for         GS-7 and above. It is generally limited to acquisition
  software cost estimating;                               personnel whose assignment requires preparation
• apply software cost estimating techniques;              or review of MDAP baselining and reporting require-
• discuss the strengths and weaknesses of software        ments using the CARS software. Civilians under
  cost estimating models; and                             contract to support a DoD program office with an
• discuss major influences on software cost estimating.   APB, DAES, or SAR reporting requirement are eligi-
                                                          ble with the recommendation of the Program Man-
Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is     ager. Students may take this course as a refresher to
for personnel whose duties impact embedded or auto-       obtain information updates on acquisition reporting
mated information systems acquisitions. It includes       policy and the CARS software.
developing and/or evaluating cost estimates for life
cycle management, planning and managing DoD               Prerequisite: None
systems acquisitions, evaluating and/or negotiating
contract proposals, or analyzing cost and perform-        Recommended: ACQ 101 and BCF 103
ance tradeoffs. Participants typically include members
of the BCEFM community as well as personnel in            Note: This course is for MDAP personnel. Students
Program Management, Software Engineering, and             working with Major Automated Information Systems
Information Technology.                                   (MAISs) should enroll in BCF 229.

Prerequisite: None                                        Length: 4 class days

Recommended: ACQ 201, BCF 101, SAM 101, and a             Method of Delivery: Resident
working familiarity with any personal computer word-
processing package.                                       PDS Code: Q2F

Length: 9 class days

Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

PDS Code: Q2E




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BCF 211                                                    BCF 215
Acquisition Business Management                            Operating and Support Cost Analysis




A                                                          T
      cquisition Business Management offers hands-on           his course provides students the concepts and
      experience in dealing with common financial              methodologies needed to develop Operating and
      issues in acquisition that include cost estimat-         Support (O&S) cost estimates, total ownership
ing; earned value analysis; Planning, Programming,         cost reduction studies, Cost As an Independent Vari-
Budgeting and Execution (PPBE); congressional              able (CAIV) management processes, and other man-
enactment; and budget preparation and execution.           agement decisions where O&S costs are relevant.
Via the Internet, students must complete a self-
paced review of basic concepts in preparation for          Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
classroom application. This precourse work is to be        course will be able to:
completed within a 60-day period immediately prior
to the resident portion of the course.                     • recognize the full spectrum of costs included in
                                                             O&S cost estimates;
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this        • plan and perform an O&S cost estimate that appro-
course will be able to:                                      priately supports defense management decisions;
                                                           • obtain and normalize O&S data;
• prepare, justify, and defend budget exhibits and         • apply appropriate cost estimating methods and
  obligation/expenditure plans;                              models;
• formulate impact/reclama statements and reports;         • document estimates; and
  and                                                      • apply economic analysis tools to evaluate alterna-
• develop and defend business aspects of the acquisi-        tive courses of action.
  tion and PPBE cycle.
                                                           Who Should Attend: This is an assignment-specific
Who Should Attend: This course is for intermediate-level   course. It should be taken by DoD AT&L workforce
personnel in positions supporting DoD weapons sys-         personnel whose duties include (1) developing and/or
tems and various aspects of business and financial         evaluating O&S cost estimates, (2) conducting logis-
management throughout the life cycle of a system.          tics support analyses, (3) engineering development in
                                                           programs implementing CAIV or Reduction in Total
Prerequisite: BCF 102 and BCF 103                          Ownership Cost (RTOC) management, and (4) prepar-
                                                           ing cost and performance tradeoff analyses, such as
Recommended: 2 years of acquisition experience and         force-structure studies. Participants will typically
completion of ACQ 201                                      include members from the BCEFM; Life Cycle Logis-
                                                           tics; and Systems Planning, Research, Development
Length: Online precourse portion (self-paced)—60 days      and Engineering communities. This course would also
available to complete; resident portion immediately        be appropriate for program/project managers.
follows—5 class days
                                                           Prerequisite: None
Method of Delivery: Resident
                                                           Recommended: 2 years of experience in defense acquisi-
PDS Code: PGD                                              tion cost estimating, financial management, logistics,
                                                           engineering, or program management. BCF 101 and
                                                           ACQ 101 are highly recommended. Competence in
                                                           algebra is required.

                                                           Length: 5 class days

                                                           Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

                                                           PDS Code: Q2H




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BCF 229                                                     BCF 301
Acquisition Reporting for Major Automated                   Business, Cost Estimating, and Financial
Information Systems (MAISs)                                 Management Workshop
(Formerly Acquisition Reporting Course, Part B)


A                                                           T
     cquisition Reporting for Major Automated Infor-            his capstone course teaches students how to
     mation Systems provides training on how to                 apply Business, Cost Estimating, and Financial
     prepare an Acquisition Program Baseline (APB)              Management (BCEFM) concepts, techniques,
and a Defense Acquisition Executive Summary (DAES)          and on-the-job experience to functional interrelation-
for MAISs. Students will complete precourse material        ships and opportunities among the disciplines of cost
online prior to attending the 2-day classroom portion.      estimating, earned value management, and financial
During the in-class lecture and computer-assisted           management.
case studies, the student learns step-by-step report
preparation using the Consolidated Acquisition              Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
Reporting System (CARS) software.

Objective: Students who successfully complete this
course will be able to prepare, generate, and review
CARS-based acquisition documents, including the
                                                            course will be able to:

                                                            • explain the tasks and duties of BCEFM functions;
                                                            • define current BCEFM-related laws, regulations,
                                                              policies, and procedures;
                                                                                                                       3
APB and DAES.                                               • evaluate the interrelationships among the BCEFM
                                                              functions; and
Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is       • point out the appropriate decision-making informa-
for military officers, O-1 and above, and DoD Civil-          tion based on the integrated nature of a BCEFM
ians, GS-7 and above. It is generally limited to acquisi-     task.
tion personnel whose assignment requires prepara-
tion or review of MAIS baselining and reporting             Who Should Attend: This course is for personnel in posi-
requirements using the CARS software. Civilians             tions supporting DoD weapons systems and the vari-
under contract to support a DoD program office with         ous aspects of business and financial management
an APB or DAES reporting requirement are eligible           throughout the life cycle of a system.
with the recommendation of the Program Manager.
Students may take this course as a refresher to obtain      Prerequisite: Level II certification in BCEFM
information updates on acquisition reporting policy
and the CARS software.                                      Recommended: 4 years of acquisition experience

Prerequisite: None                                          Precourse Materials: A self-assessment will be mailed to
                                                            students before class begins and should be Faxed
Recommended: ACQ 101 and BCF 103                            back to the course manager prior to the class start
                                                            date.
Note: This course is for MAIS personnel. Students
working with Major Defense Acquisition Programs             Length: 9 class days
(MDAPs) that require Selected Acquisition Reports
(SARs) should enroll in BCF 209.                            Method of Delivery: Resident

Length: 2 class days                                        PDS Code: BZF

Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

PDS Code: BE6




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CON 100                                                     CON 110
Shaping Smart Business Arrangements                         Mission Support Planning




P                                                           T
      ersonnel new to the contracting specialty will             his course will introduce personnel new to the
      gain a comprehensive understanding of the envi-            contracting field to their role as a business advisor
      ronment in which they will serve. Students will            in the acquisition process. It focuses on the stu-
develop professional skills for making business deci-       dents’ role in understanding their customers’ mission
sions and for advising other acquisition team mem-          and their ability to plan successful mission-support
bers in successfully meeting customers’ needs. Before       strategies based upon their knowledge of the con-
beginning their study of technical knowledge and            tracting environment and their customers’ needs.
contracting procedures, students will learn about the       Students will learn how to use the Federal Acquisition
different DoD mission areas and the procurement             Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition
alternatives for each. Knowledge management and             Regulation Supplement (DFARS), conduct effective
information systems will be introduced as well. Small       market research, develop alternative acquisition
group exercises will prepare the students to provide        strategies, and understand how socioeconomic pro-
contracting support within the overarching business         grams support the acquisition planning process.
relationships of government and industry.
                                                            Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this         course will be able to:
course will be able to:
                                                            • identify key characteristics necessary to establish
• describe the acquisition/contracting mission and its        successful customer relationships;
  impact on the American economic system;                   • locate information in the FAR and DFARS;
• select training and development opportunities for         • identify, select, and analyze sources and types of
  career progression;                                         market research information available for a specific
• describe the interdependence of functional team             acquisition;
  members;                                                  • identify factors to consider when developing an
• describe the importance of the oversight roles of the       acquisition strategy and requirements documents;
  Government Accountability Office and the DoD              • differentiate between various socioeconomic pro-
  Inspector General;                                          grams;
• explain the characteristics and responsibilities of the   • differentiate between various methods of acquisi-
  contracting professional in the role of a business          tion and contract types.
  advisor;
• explain the distinctive interests of both the buyer       Who Should Attend: This course is designed for personnel
  and seller and the role those interests play;             new to the contracting workforce and noncontracting
• determine the relationship between financial and          personnel who play a role in the acquisition process.
  acquisition communities and how fundamental
  financial principles and requirements are important;      Prerequisite: None (CON 100 is desired before taking
• describe commercial acquisition and government-           CON 110, CON 111, and CON 112. However, if it is
  unique requirements of market research in identify-       more practical from a scheduling standpoint, students
  ing the best arrangements to meet mission require-        may take CON 110, CON 111, and CON 112 before
  ments; and                                                completing CON 100.)
• explain e-business and information technology in
  supporting business processes.                            Length: This is a nonresident, self-paced course avail-
                                                            able through the Internet. Students must pass the final
Who Should Attend: CON 100 is for personnel who are         examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.
new to the contracting workforce.                           The course consists of 8 lessons that could be com-
                                                            pleted in approximately 40 hours.
Prerequisite: None
                                                            Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See
Length: 4 class days                                        “Online Courses” on page 12

Method of Delivery: Resident/Local                          PDS Code: BEO

PDS Code: JHE




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CON 111                                                      CON 112
Mission Planning Execution                                   Mission Performance Assessment




M                                                            M
        ission Planning Execution is the second of                   ission Performance Assessment is the final of
        three online Level I contracting courses. It                 three online courses. This course builds on the
        focuses on executing the acquisition planning                foundation established in CON 110 and CON
through soliciting industry and awarding a contract. It      111 and provides students with the knowledge neces-
provides students with the knowledge necessary to            sary to identify and utilize appropriate performance
execute an acquisition that optimizes customer mis-          metrics when evaluating contractor performance.
sion performance. Students will learn the techniques         Students will explore processes for working with their
and benefits of early industry involvement in shaping        customer to ensure contract performance is meeting
requirements, basic procedures for acquisition of both       mission requirements. Students will explore assess-
commercial and noncommercial requirements, and
how to effectively conduct price analysis and deter-
mine when a price is fair and reasonable. Finally,
students will learn how to conduct basic competitive
acquisitions, process awards, and handle protests
                                                             ment strategies and performance remedies, how to
                                                             make and price contract changes after award, handle
                                                             disputes, and finally how to close out completed
                                                             contracts.
                                                                                                                        3
before and after contract award.                             Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
                                                             course will be able to:
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
course will be able to:                                      • evaluate a contractor’s performance;
                                                             • identify and evaluate commercial and noncommer-
• evaluate and determine the adequacy of a purchase            cial financing arrangements;
  request package;                                           • determine the appropriate actions necessary to
• identify the components of and procedures for                ensure customer satisfaction;
  preparing an oral or written solicitation;                 • identify and select the appropriate course of action
• identify and select a technique for making a price           for resolving a contractor dispute; and
  reasonableness determination;                              • identify contract closeout procedures.
• recognize factors to be considered when evaluating
  and providing government financing;                        Who Should Attend: This course is designed for personnel
• conduct price analysis to determine a fair and rea-        new to the contracting workforce or noncontracting
  sonable price; and                                         personnel who play a role in the acquisition process.
• identify appropriate actions to resolve protests.
                                                             Prerequisite: CON 111
Who Should Attend: This course is designed for personnel
new to the contracting workforce and noncontracting          Length: This is a nonresident, self-paced course avail-
personnel who play a role in the acquisition process.        able through the Internet. Students must pass the final
                                                             examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.
Prerequisite: CON 110                                        The course consists of 6 lessons, which could be com-
                                                             pleted in approximately 20 hours.
Length: This is a nonresident, self-paced course available
through the Internet. Students must pass the final           Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See
examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.       “Online Courses” on page 12
The course consists of 8 lessons that could be com-
pleted in approximately 40 hours.                            PDS Code: BE9

Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See
“Online Courses” on page 12

PDS Code: BE8




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CON 120                                                    CON 202
Mission Focused Contracting                                Intermediate Contracting




T                                                          I
    his is the capstone course for CON Level I stu-           ntermediate-level contracting personnel examine
    dents. This course engages the students in the            contracting, focusing on complex, noncommercial
    entire acquisition process from meeting with the          acquisitions. Through an integrated case study,
customer to completing the contract closeout process.      students are challenged to accept their roles as busi-
Students will have an opportunity to learn and apply       ness advisors and to apply ethical principles and
leadership, problem-solving, and negotiation skills.       sound judgment to resolve contracting issues.
Using an integrated case study approach, students will
apply the knowledge and skills gained in the previous      Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
CON Level I courses.                                       course will be able to:

Objectives: Students who successfully complete this        • plan procurement, including acquisition planning
course will be able to:                                      with a formal source selection plan pursuant to the
                                                             analysis of market research and requirements docu-
• provide contracting advice based on market                 ments and consideration of recurring requirements,
  research;                                                  government property, competition, contract type,
• prepare a solicitation package;                            and contract financing;
• prepare, award, and debrief a contract requirement;      • create a contract, including preparation of a Request
• evaluate price reasonableness and conduct price            for Proposal, evaluation of factors, competitive
  negotiations;                                              range determination, discussions, and processing of
• plan and conduct a post-award conference; and              a request for final proposal revisions;
• modify a contract, exercise a contract option, and       • prepare an award decision, conduct debriefings, and
  complete the contract closeout process.                    take steps to mitigate and/or resolve protests; and
                                                           • administer a contract, including administration
Who Should Attend: This course is designed for personnel     planning, conducting a post-award orientation,
new to the contracting workforce or noncontracting           contract surveillance and quality assurance, finan-
personnel who play a role in the acquisition process.        cial management, and terminations.

Prerequisites: CON 100 and CON 112                         Who Should Attend: This course is for intermediate-level
                                                           contracting personnel with Level I Contracting certifi-
Length: 10 class days                                      cation and 2 years of contracting experience.

Method of Delivery: Resident/Local                         Prerequisite: CON 120

PDS Code: JHN                                              Recommended: 2½ years of contracting experience after
                                                           completing CON 101 or the combination of CON 110,
                                                           CON 111, and CON 112

                                                           Precourse Materials: Read-ahead assignment—Lessons
                                                           1–3

                                                           Length: 10 class days

                                                           Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

                                                           PDS Code: PGE




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CON 204                                                       CON 210
Intermediate Contract Pricing                                 Government Contract Law




T                                                             A
    his course reinforces pricing skills covered in                ttendees will understand the impact of govern-
    the Level I Contracting curriculum and further                 ment contract law on acquisition. The course
    develops skills in price and cost analysis.                    introduces basic principles and sources of law
Through team case studies, students demonstrate               relevant to acquisition. Court cases and administrative
their ability to recognize, resolve, and provide advice       decisions emphasize how law affects the government-
on pricing issues and appropriately use price and             contractor relationship, legal disputes, and the main-
cost analysis in developing prenegotiation objectives.        tenance of ethical business.

Objectives: Students who successfully complete this           Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
course will be able to:

• use pricing-related market research and know the
  benefits of its use;
• understand collaboration opportunities to stream-
                                                              course will be able to:

                                                              • analyze how the law affects government contract
                                                                formation;
                                                              • differentiate among types of inspection, warranties,
                                                                                                                         3
  line price/cost analysis efforts;                             acceptance, and changes;
• recognize the appropriateness of the cost/price             • articulate key issues and describe procedures avail-
  analysis as it relates to preferred acquisition               able for dispute resolution;
  approaches;                                                 • contrast different forums available to hear protests
• realize when and how to perform various cost/price            relating to government contract formation and
  analysis techniques and how to use the results;               describe the basic issues;
• consider cash flow and analysis from the supplier           • explain the allocation and enforcement of govern-
  and customer perspectives; and                                ment rights to various types of property;
• understand how to use and advise on alternative             • identify and apply limitations on spending of gov-
  contract incentives.                                          ernment funds; and
                                                              • recognize procurement fraud and available remedies.
Who Should Attend: Level I certified personnel who are
working on Level II certification should take this            Who Should Attend: This course is for intermediate-level
course.                                                       personnel who are responsible for contract formation
                                                              or management.
Prerequisite: CON 120 (If it is practical from a scheduling
standpoint, CON 202 is highly recommended prior to            Note: Online precourse material is required for com-
taking CON 204.)                                              pletion of this course; no walk-ins will be permitted.

Length: 10 class days                                         Prerequisites: CON 120

Method of Delivery: Resident/Local                            Length: 5 class days

PDS Code: BU6                                                 Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

                                                              PDS Code: BDP




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CON 232                                                     CON 234
Overhead Management of Defense Contracts                    Contingency Contracting




O                                                           C
      verhead Management of Defense Contracts                     ontingency Contracting develops skills for con-
      provides an understanding of industry overhead              tracting support provided to Joint Forces across
      costs and their impact on seller pricing/business           the full spectrum of military operations. Exercises
strategies under various acquisition environments           focus on unique aspects of contingency operations,
with differing contract types. Attendees will under-        critical thinking skills, and the execution of appropri-
stand the development and application of overhead           ate contractual instruments.
rates used in contract formation, administration, and
closeout. The course-integrating case provides hands-       Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
on application of the overhead-rate process where           course will be able to:
students determine their own final overhead rates.
                                                            • identify and apply contracting laws, regulations, and
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this           procedures for contingencies;
course will be able to:                                     • apply ethical principles in procurement decisions in
                                                              foreign environments;
• develop, evaluate, and apply indirect rates;              • identify key personnel and organizations in contin-
• assess program impacts with the changing business           gencies, explain their roles and responsibilities, and
  base;                                                       illustrate required coordination;
• interpret Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)            • summarize and discuss elements of contingency
  audit reports and evaluate recommendations; and             contracting support planning;
• make final decisions on cost issues.                      • assess customer requirements and execute appro-
                                                              priate procurement actions;
Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is       • prepare, assemble, administer, and close out con-
appropriate for contracting officers, buyers, price ana-      tracts, documents, files, and reports; and
lysts, auditors, and contract administration personnel      • recognize cross-cultural behavior patterns and
who are assigned to projects in which overhead situa-         antiterrorism force protection measures and explain
tions are present or who are involved in either con-          their impact on contingency contracting.
tract formation or administration.
                                                            Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is
Prerequisite: CON 120 (CON 204 is highly recommended        for Contracting and Purchasing career field personnel
but not mandatory.)                                         who are in deployable positions. Whenever practical,
                                                            students should attend the course prior to assuming
Recommended: It is strongly recommended that all appli-     duties as a deployable contracting officer or purchas-
cants have at least 1 year of contracting experience        ing agent.
after Level I certification before attending this course.
                                                            Prerequisite: CON 110 and CON 111 and CON 112
Length: 10 class days
                                                            Recommended: 2 years of purchasing or contracting
Method of Delivery: Resident/Local                          experience and CON 237

PDS Code: BKA                                               Length: 9 class days

                                                            Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

                                                            PDS Code: PAP




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CON 235                                                    CON 236
Advanced Contract Pricing                                  Contractual Aspects of Value Engineering




F                                                          T
    rom price-based acquisition to the traditional             his course provides an intensive review of the
    cost-based environment, this course is designed            techniques and objectives of the DoD Value Engi-
    for buyers, price analysts, and contracting officers       neering (VE) program. Students are exposed to
tasked with obtaining fair and reasonable prices. CON      basic VE concepts and definitions and the relationship
235 addresses market forces, the market research           of VE to other incentives contained in the contract
process, commerciality issues, and cost/price analysis     and subcontracts.
techniques, such as interviewing experts, analogy,
decision theory, earned value statistics, parametrics,     Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
learning curves, and risk analysis.                        course will be able to:

Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
course will be able to:

• use inferential statistics and hypotheses testing;
                                                           • apply the appropriate VE clause by differentiating
                                                             among the types of VE programs;
                                                           • validate, by assessment, VE Change Proposals
                                                             (VECPs);
                                                                                                                     3
• analyze the relationship between two or more vari-       • calculate savings resulting from accepted VECPs;
  ables, describe that relationship using regression         and
  analysis, and defend the appropriateness of the          • modify the contract after formal processing and
  model;                                                     acceptance of the VECP.
• perform cost-risk analysis to support prenegotiation
  objectives;                                              Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is
• integrate quantitative techniques in a cost/price        for contracting, program management, and functional
  estimate;                                                personnel who may be involved in VE applications or
• conduct market research on a given procurement           who support major weapons systems and can be
  item; and                                                expected to encounter specific VE activity. Although
• conduct a price analysis of a commercial item as         the course is targeted for contracting personnel, indi-
  broadly defined by Federal Acquisition Regulation        viduals not assigned to contracting are encouraged to
  (FAR) criteria.                                          attend.

Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is      Prerequisite: None
for any Level II/III personnel desiring advancement in
major acquisitions (systems, sustainment, or services),    Recommended: Level II certification in Contracting or a
particularly in a price-based acquisition environment.     field of expertise is desirable before attending this
                                                           course. A working knowledge of contracting, program
Prerequisite: CON 204                                      management, or a functional area of expertise, with 2
                                                           years of experience, is a satisfactory substitute.
Recommended: Level II Contracting certification
                                                           Length: 5 class days
Length: 10 class days
                                                           Method of Delivery: Resident
Method of Delivery: Resident/Local
                                                           PDS Code: PAR
PDS Code: PAQ




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CON 237                                                    CON 243
Simplified Acquisition Procedures                          Architect-Engineer Contracting




T                                                          T
     he Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAPs)                his course focuses on contracting for Architect-
     course is intended to support the training of the          Engineer (A-E) services. The course is designed
     DoD AT&L workforce on the use of SAPs utilizing            for AT&L personnel in the Contracting career field
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Parts 12 and 13.     who have achieved a solid baseline of contracting
This course combines interactive computer-based            knowledge through actual experience and completion
training with performance-support resource access,         of all Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement
which is provided via the Internet.                        Act (DAWIA) Level I Contracting courses. Students will
                                                           cover issues across the contracting spectrum, includ-
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this        ing acquisition planning, source selection, proposal
course will be able to:                                    analysis, contract award and work, and contract man-
                                                           agement. Specific topics and practical exercises also
• recognize and explain the advantages of using SAPs       include the Brooks Act, SF-330, slate and selection
  for acquisition;                                         process, review of government estimates, liability,
• identify the purchases that can be made using SAPs;      Title II services, modifications, and Contracting Officer
• use requirements documents to list market research       Technical Representative (COTR) responsibilities.
  sources and determine whether to set aside require-
  ment for small business;                                 Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
• decide whether data justify a decision regarding the     course will be able to:
  extent of competition;
• explain the importance of the requirement to main-       • determine the necessity of using Brooks Act proce-
  tain an open-market source list;                           dures;
• plan a solicitation, evaluate quotes, and select a       • select an A-E firm;
  contractor for award; and                                • negotiate, award, manage, and administer a con-
• solve post-award issues.                                   tract to satisfy the needs of the government; and
                                                           • understand critical pre- and post-award functions
Who Should Attend: This course is designed as a continu-     concerning A-E contracts.
ing education tool for personnel requiring knowledge
in using SAPs.                                             Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is
                                                           intended for military and civilian AT&L workforce
Prerequisite: None                                         members in the Contracting career field who are
                                                           assigned contracting responsibilities for A-E contracts.
Length: This is a nonresident, self-paced course avail-    Whenever practical, students should attend CON 243
able through the Internet. Students must pass the final    prior to assuming A-E contracting duties.
examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.
                                                           Prerequisite: CON 120
Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See
“Online Courses” on page 12                                Length: 5 class days

PDS Code: PAS                                              Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

                                                           PDS Code: PGF




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CON 244                                                  CON 250
Construction Contracting                                 Fundamentals of Cost Accounting
                                                         Standards—Part I



T                                                        F
     his course focuses on unique construction con-          undamentals of Cost Accounting Standards—
     tracting issues, such as acquisition planning,          Part I, provides detailed, hands-on instruction in
     contract performance management, funding,               the various aspects of Public Law 100-679,
environmental concerns, construction contract lan-       including the rules and regulations of the Cost
guage, construction contracting in the commercial        Accounting Standards Board, the Cost Accounting
setting, the Davis-Bacon Act, design/build, basic        Standards (CAS), and disclosure statements for Fed-
schedule delay analysis, constructive changes,           eral contracts. Part I addresses only those standards
acceleration, and construction contract quality          applicable to modified CAS coverage.
management.

Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
course will be able to:

• conduct appropriate, successful, effective construc-
                                                         Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
                                                         course will be able to:

                                                         • determine if a given practice is compliant with CAS
                                                           401, 402, 405, and 406 (modified CAS coverage);
                                                                                                                    3
  tion acquisition planning;                             • verify applicability of CAS and type of coverage;
• properly solicit and award a construction contract;    • determine if and when disclosure of the contractor’s
• diagnose, troubleshoot, and determine better con-        practices is required;
  struction contract administration; and,                • determine if a cost impact proposal is necessary;
• through critical analysis/thinking, select the best      and,
  construction business decision given the contract      • if a cost impact proposal is necessary, determine
  situation.                                               appropriate contract adjustments.

Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is    Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is
for military and civilian personnel in the DoD AT&L      designed for civilian (or equivalent military) person-
workforce who are in the Contracting career field or     nel, GS-9 and above, with at least 2 years of experi-
who are assigned specific contract administration        ence in the Contracting career field. Personnel should
duties for construction contracts, e.g., professional    be responsible for CAS administration for one or more
engineers, quality assurance personnel, and legal        contractors or have a current (or pending) assignment
counsel personnel. Whenever practical, students          dealing with CAS issues.
should attend the course prior to assuming duties
related to construction contracting.                     Prerequisite: Indirect Costs (a continuous learning mod-
                                                         ule located at http://clc.dau.mil)
Prerequisite: CON 120
                                                         Recommended: Completion of a first-year college
Length: 5 class days                                     accounting course or equivalent and completion of
                                                         CON 232
Method of Delivery: Resident/Local
                                                         Length: 5 class days
PDS Code: PGG
                                                         Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

                                                         PDS Code: BZM




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CON 251                                                   CON 260A
Fundamentals of Cost Accounting                           The Small Business Program, Part A
Standards—Part II



F                                                         T
    undamentals of Cost Accounting Standards—                 he Small Business Program, Part A, provides an
    Part II, provides detailed, hands-on instruction in       overview of the fundamentals of the DoD Small
    the various aspects of Public Law 100-679, includ-        Business Program and focuses particular attention
ing the rules and regulations of the Cost Accounting      on the small business specialist’s role as a vital mem-
Standards Board and the Cost Accounting Standards         ber of the acquisition team.
(CAS). Whereas Part I addresses only those standards
applicable to modified CAS coverage, Part II addresses    Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
additional standards for full CAS coverage situations.    course will be able to:

Objectives: Students who successfully complete this       • recognize those factors that shape and govern the
course will be able to:                                     Small Business Program; and
                                                          • identify the duties and responsibilities of the small
• determine if a given practice is compliant with CAS       business specialist in implementing the Small Busi-
  (full CAS coverage);                                      ness Program.
• verify applicability and compliance with the numer-
  ous standards for fully covered contractors, includ-    Who Should Attend: This class is designed for all acquisi-
  ing CAS 403–404, 407–411, 414–415, 417–418, and         tion professionals who have small business concerns.
  420;
• determine if and when disclosure of the contractor’s    Prerequisite: None
  practices is required;
• determine whether a cost impact proposal is neces-      Length: This is a nonresident, self-paced course avail-
  sary; and,                                              able through the Internet; it typically takes approxi-
• if a cost impact proposal is necessary, determine       mately 12 hours to complete. Students must pass the
  appropriate contract adjustments.                       final examination within 24 calendar days of the start
                                                          date.
Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is
designed for civilian (or equivalent military) person-    Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See
nel, GS-9 and above, with at least 2 years of experi-     “Online Courses” on page 12
ence in the Contracting career field. Personnel should
be responsible for CAS administration for one or more     PDS Code: J08
fully covered contractors or have a current (or pend-
ing) assignment dealing with fully covered contractor
CAS issues on a regular basis.

Prerequisite: CON 250

Recommended: Completion of a first-year college
accounting course or equivalent and completion of
CON 232

Length: 5 class days

Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

PDS Code: BZN




40
CON 260B                                                   CON 353
The Small Business Program, Part B                         Advanced Business Solutions for Mission
                                                           Support



P                                                          A
     art B of this course focuses on developing the             dvanced Business Solutions for Mission Support
     skills and knowledge necessary for a small busi-           is the Level III Contracting certification course.
     ness specialist. Associated programs and initia-           Through realistic scenario-based learning, stu-
tives that support the Program and the Department’s        dents work in teams to practice developing sound
efforts to improve small business participation in both    business solutions as a valued strategic and expert
prime contracting and subcontracting will also be          business advisor. Student course work is designed to
reviewed, with particular attention to the small busi-     contribute solutions to senior leadership and local
ness specialist’s role as a vital member of the acquisi-   supervisors and to provide resources for the Contract-
tion team.                                                 ing career field via the course community of practice.

Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
course will be able to:

• describe how to provide assistance to small busi-
                                                           Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
                                                           course will be able to:

                                                           • effectively team, exercise business leadership, and
                                                                                                                      3
  nesses in finding government prime contracting and         apply expertise (technical, business, and financial)
  subcontracting opportunities;                              resulting in business solutions that improve mission
• determine if a business is small;                          support;
• conduct market research to maximize small busi-          • innovate and use best practices in combination with
  ness participation at the prime and subcontracting         critical thinking, problem solving, and dilemma
  levels;                                                    resolution skills for improved planning, execution,
• participate as an active member of the acquisition         and performance management outcomes;
  team in developing an appropriate acquisition strat-     • develop business solutions that reflect considera-
  egy that maximizes small business participation;           tion of risk and impacts on performance and syn-
• describe the Small Business Administration’s role in       thesize policy as well as interests of functional team
  the acquisition process;                                   members and the marketplace; and
• implement subcontracting requirements; and               • contribute to the development and implementation
• identify other small business-related programs and         of change through an improved understanding of
  initiatives.                                               the legislative, regulatory, and policy processes.

Who Should Attend: This course is designed for acquisi-    Who Should Attend: This course is designed for contract-
tion professionals who have Level II certification in      ing professionals who work, or are projected to work,
Contracting and who perform small business special-        in a position requiring Level III DAWIA certification.
ist duties. The course is also recommended for other
members of the acquisition workforce; however, to          Prerequisite: At least 1 year of contracting experience
fully participate, these students should have 2 to 4       after Level II certification
years of acquisition experience.
                                                           Precourse Assignments: Students must complete all
Prerequisite: Level II certification in Contracting and    online assignments prior to attending this course.
completion of CON 260A                                     These online assignments represent 25 percent of
                                                           the student’s grade. Details will be provided by
Length: 3 class days                                       Student Services 30 days prior to the class start date.

Method of Delivery: Resident                               Length: 9½ class days

PDS Code: J09                                              Method of Delivery: Resident

                                                           PDS Code: JHI




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FE 201                                                       GRT 201
Intermediate Facilities Engineering                          Grants and Agreements Management




I                                                            G
   ntermediate Facilities Engineering is the Level II              rants and Agreements Management presents
   certification course in the Facilities Engineering (FE)         the foundational knowledge required to begin
   career field. It provides a broad understanding of              service as a grants officer. The course provides
the overall facilities engineering process and the           the information needed to resolve relevant assis-
roles/responsibilities of acquisition team members as        tance issues by applying knowledge, discretion, and
they relate to the facility life cycle in support of mili-   judgment.
tary missions. The course is designed to teach the
student when to seek the assistance of professionals         Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
in various specialty areas.                                  course will be able to:

Objectives: Students who successfully complete this          • explain the qualitative differences among instru-
course will be able to:                                        ments available for obligating Federal dollars and
                                                               choose the most appropriate instrument in various
• discuss program management components, con-                  situations;
  tracting procedures, and design and construction           • identify the elements of the legal framework that
  processes relating to FE projects;                           apply to assistance; and
• discuss and apply financial laws, regulations, and         • perform the responsibilities of the grants officer in
  procedures;                                                  accordance with regulations and statutes.
• identify when there is a real estate acquisition,
  management, or disposal component;                         Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is
• apply environmental requirements that arise during         designed for personnel involved in pre-award and
  the DoD facility life cycle;                               post-award assistance processes, e.g., DoD personnel
• describe basic elements of the comprehensive plan-         in a career path to become grants officers or agree-
  ning and project planning processes;                       ments officers. The course covers grants, cooperative
• describe elements used to manage sustainment,              agreements, and Technology Investment Agreements.
  restoration, and modernization; and                        It also provides a brief overview of other types of
• relate the contingency engineering process to FE           assistance transactions. GRT 201 does not address
  requirements.                                              “other transactions” used to carry out prototype proj-
                                                             ects—that type of “other transaction” is an acquisition
Who Should Attend: This course is for intermediate-          instrument rather than an assistance instrument and
level facilities engineering personnel with Level I          is, therefore, outside the scope of the course.
Facilities Engineering certification and 2 years of
facilities engineering experience.                           Prerequisite: None

Prerequisite: ACQ 101                                        Recommended: Level I Contracting courses

Length: This is a nonresident, self-paced course avail-      Length: 4 class days
able through the Internet. Students must pass a final
examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.       Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See                    PDS Code: BU4
“Online Courses” on page 12

PDS Code: JHM




42
IND 100                                                      IND 103
Contract Property Administration and                         Contract Property Systems Analysis
Disposition Fundamentals                                     Fundamentals



T                                                            C
    his course provides property administrators, plant            ontract Property Systems Analysis Fundamentals
    clearance officers, contracting officers, and per-            builds a solid foundation in auditing principles
    sonnel in related fields a comprehensive under-               and process analysis techniques for entry-level
standing of the contractual regulatory and statutory         property professionals. The instructional process
requirements for government property administration          underscores the importance of property control sys-
and disposition.                                             tem requirements and provides the tools necessary for
                                                             the property administrator to plan and perform a
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this          property control systems analysis.
course will be able to:

• state the government’s policies and exceptions on
  providing government property to contractors;
• explain the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
  government property clauses;
                                                             Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
                                                             course will be able to:

                                                             • plan and schedule a contract property control sys-
                                                               tems analysis;
                                                                                                                            3
• describe the duties and responsibilities of the prop-      • determine proper use of sampling;
  erty administrator and plant clearance officer;            • define the appropriate population for review for all
• investigate and determine appropriate action for             processes;
  lost, damaged, or destroyed government property;           • analyze the sample for deficiencies that fail to meet
• understand the FAR and DFARS requirements for                contractual requirements;
  government property disposition; and                       • determine the rating for the function, functional
• describe the requirements for properly disposing of          segment, and property control system; and
  hazardous wastes, items requiring demilitarization,        • recommend a course of corrective action.
  and computer components.
                                                             Who Should Attend: This course is for all Level I industrial
Who Should Attend: This course is required at Level I for    property management specialists and industrial plant
all industrial property management specialists and           clearance specialists, including property administra-
industrial plant clearance specialists, including property   tors and plant clearance officers in the GS-1103 series.
administrators and plant clearance officers in the           It is recommended for contracting, production, and
GS-1103 series. This course may be required for              quality assurance personnel with property control
contracting officers (GS-1102), Program Managers,            systems analysis responsibilities.
Auditors, and Team Leaders with significant prop-
erty administration responsibilities. It is highly rec-      Prerequisites: IND 100 or IND 101 (no longer offered)
ommended for production and quality assurance
personnel involved with property administration.             Recommended: 1 year of property management experi-
                                                             ence after completing IND 100 or IND 101
Prerequisite: CON 100
                                                             Length: This is a nonresident, self-paced course avail-
Recommended: Some prior knowledge or experience              able through the Internet. Students must pass the final
with property management                                     examination within 12 calendar days of the start date.

Length: 10 class days                                        Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See
                                                             “Online Courses” on page 12
Method of Delivery: Resident/Local
                                                             PDS Code: BRL
PDS Code: BZP




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IND 200                                                     IRM 101
Intermediate Contract Property                              Basic Information Systems Acquisition
Administration and Disposition



T                                                           T
     his course is for experienced industrial property          his course covers introductory level concepts in
     management specialists, property administrators,           DoD information systems acquisition manage-
     plant clearance officers, contracting officers, and        ment. It covers software acquisition/development
their supervisors. Current contractual, regulatory, and     risks, DoD regulatory and technical frameworks, soft-
statutory issues are analyzed using student case stud-      ware and system architectures, and software develop-
ies and plant tours.                                        ment life cycle and integration processes. Software
                                                            standards, measurements, testing, security, quality
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this         issues, process maturity, as well as best practices for
course will be able to:                                     the management of software-intensive systems are
                                                            also reviewed.
• define types of property provided to contractors and
  the clauses used to do so;                                Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
• describe inventory management procedures and              course will be able to:
  policies, consumption analysis, physical inventories,
  and adjustments;                                          • understand software acquisition and information
• identify criteria for acquiring, using, and recording       technology management-specific terms and concepts;
  special tooling, test equipment, and agency-peculiar      • recognize software measures, development models,
  property;                                                   paradigms, and strategies appropriate for use in
• apply various risk-of-loss contract provisions; and         software-intensive acquisitions;
• differentiate policies and procedures for disposition     • recognize organizational and individual roles and
  and plant clearance of government property.                 responsibilities; and
                                                            • reference sources for software acquisition and
Who Should Attend: This course is for all Level II indus-     information technology management policies, stan-
trial property management specialists and industrial          dards, and best practices.
plant clearance specialists, including property admin-
istrators and plant clearance officers in the GS-1103       Who Should Attend: This course is for civilians, GS-5
series. This course may be required for contracting         through GS-9, or military officers, O-1 through O-3,
officers (GS-1102), Program Managers, Auditors, and         who are members or prospective members of the
Team Leaders with significant property administration       Information Technology career field.
responsibilities. It is highly recommended for produc-
tion and quality assurance personnel involved with          Prerequisite: ACQ 101
property administration.
                                                            Length: This is a nonresident, self-paced course avail-
Prerequisite: IND 103                                       able through the Internet. Students must pass the final
                                                            examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.
Recommended: 1 year of property management experi-
ence after completing IND 103                               Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See
                                                            “Online Courses” on page 12
Length: 10 class days
                                                            PDS Code: JHD
Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

PDS Code: BZQ




44
IRM 201                                                     IRM 303
Intermediate Information Systems                            Advanced Information Systems Acquisition
Acquisition



I                                                           A
   ntermediate Information Systems Acquisition                   dvanced Information Systems Acquisition is the
   focuses on the application of policies, concepts,             capstone course in the DAU Information
   and practices that guide and control the manage-              Resource Management sequence. It focuses on
ment and acquisition of Information Systems/Infor-          decision making and issues related to Information
mation Technology (IS/IT) in DoD. Exercises, labs,          Systems/Information Technology (IS/IT) leadership,
lectures, and group discussion are used to cover such       capital investment management, and acquisition.
topics as IS/IT policies, strategic planning, informa-      Using case studies, the course integrates advanced
tion assurance, architecture, advancing technologies,       topics in planning, designing, and implementing com-
and more.                                                   prehensive programs to acquire effective information

Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
course will be able to:

• explain the concepts and terminology that comprise
                                                            systems.

                                                            Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
                                                            course will be able to:
                                                                                                                      3
  the major and nonmajor IS acquisition management          • evaluate IS/IT leadership, management, and acqui-
  processes and how the processes interact;                   sition issues to make strategic-level decisions in
• define the roles, activities, and relationships of the      DoD; and
  DoD, other government entities, and industry that         • effectively lead or participate in IS/IT integrated
  participate in and affect the acquisition of IT;            product teams that foster acquisition excellence
• apply management skills needed to effectively and           initiatives and manage IS/IT as a capital
  efficiently use people, money, facilities, information,     investment.
  and time to accomplish IS acquisition objectives;
• identify internal and external factors that influence     Who Should Attend: This course is for civilian senior
  and constrain the IS acquisition process; and             managers, GS/GM-13 through GS/GM-15, and military
• summarize strategies on how to deal with these            officers, O-4 through O-6, who have successfully com-
  factors in light of risk, uncertainty, and change.        pleted the requirements for Level II in the Information
                                                            Technology career field.
Who Should Attend: This course is for mid-level man-
agers who are Level I IT certified and who have             Prerequisites: IRM 201 and SAM 201
responsibilities in IS/IT acquisitions.
                                                            Length: 10 class days
Prerequisites: ACQ 201B and either IRM 101 or SAM 101
                                                            Method of Delivery: Resident/Local
Recommended: Completion of the Technical Reviews
continuous learning module, which can be found at           PDS Code: BZE
http://clc.dau.mil, is recommended; those students
who present a certificate for this module prior to the
final exam will receive five bonus points toward their
final grade.

Length: 10 class days

Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

PDS Code: QN5




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LAW 801                                                   LOG 101
Acquisition Law                                           Acquisition Logistics Fundamentals




D                                                         A
     oD policy now mandates that the acquisition                 cquisition Logistics Fundamentals provides a
     process be conducted through Integrated Product             broad overview of the role of acquisition logis-
     Teams (IPTs). The employment of IPTs in the                 tics in the system acquisition life cycle and sys-
acquisition process has resulted in the involvement of    tem engineering processes. Modules cover the logis-
many noncontracting government personnel. This            tics-relevant aspects of requirements identification,
course provides an overview of government contract        life cycle costing, integrated product and process
law to students from the various acquisition disci-       development, sustainment logistics, supportability
plines. LAW 801 also provides useful knowledge of the     analysis, product support, contracting, and contractor
laws and regulations specifically applicable to govern-   support.
ment contracts.
                                                          Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this       course will be able to:
course will be able to:
                                                          • understand how today’s defense systems and equip-
• apply various laws and regulations applicable to the      ment are conceived, developed, tested, acquired,
  government contracting process; and                       and operated;
• comprehend the legal significance of the contents of    • understand the role of the commercial sector;
  the contractual instrument and actions taken by         • comprehend the philosophy and objectives of logis-
  those involved in the acquisition process.                tics support and attendant management functions;
                                                            and
Who Should Attend: This is a continuing education         • understand logistics-related disciplines and the
course for Level I certified personnel who are either       policies, procedures, and management techniques
not required to take CON 210 or who completed CON           used to establish a logistics support capability.
210 more than 5 years ago.
                                                          Who Should Attend: Individuals recently assigned respon-
Prerequisite: None                                        sibility to plan, establish, and maintain the logistics
                                                          support infrastructure for DoD systems and equip-
Length: 4½ class days                                     ment in each phase of the acquisition life cycle should
                                                          attend.
Method of Delivery: Resident/Local
                                                          Prerequisite: ACQ 101
PDS Code: JHH
                                                          Recommended: Students who take this course should
                                                          have at least 6 to 12 months of experience in an
                                                          acquisition organization.

                                                          Length: This is a nonresident, self-paced course avail-
                                                          able through the Internet. Students must pass the final
                                                          examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.

                                                          Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See
                                                          “Online Courses” on page 12

                                                          PDS Code: JR1




46
LOG 102                                                     LOG 201A
Systems Sustainment Management                              Intermediate Acquisition Logistics, Part A
Fundamentals



S                                                           I
     ystems Sustainment Management Fundamentals                 ntermediate Acquisition Logistics, Part A, provides
     provides a broad overview of the role of the life          a dynamic real-time learning environment oriented
     cycle logistician during the sustainment phase of a        toward developing managerial and technical logis-
weapons system’s life cycle. Modules cover logistics/       tics competencies in the areas of systems engineering,
supply-chain management concepts, maintenance               life cycle cost management, and risk analysis. It chal-
processes, end-to-end distribution, best commercial         lenges the student to review current policy and guid-
practices as applied to weapons systems sustainment,        ance and demonstrate an understanding of how early
performance metrics, partnering/alliance opportuni-         integration of operational supportability into the sys-
ties and experiences, performance-based support,            tem deployment process leads to achievement of
enterprise business environment and opportunities,
and reduction in life cycle/total ownership costs.

Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
course will be able to:
                                                            DoD’s strategic logistics goals. It is intended for the
                                                            mid-level logistics professional needing the skills
                                                            required to excel in today’s demanding and dynamic
                                                            product support environment.
                                                                                                                        3
                                                            Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
• recognize the role of the life cycle logistician during   course will be able to understand modeling and simu-
  the sustainment phase of a weapons system’s life          lation, test and evaluation, market research and
  cycle;                                                    analysis, open systems design and interoperability,
• identify the concepts, policies, and practices of         evolutionary acquisition, performance-based logistics,
  logistics/supply-chain management as they apply to        and support planning.
  new and legacy systems during the sustainment
  phase of their life cycle; and                            Who Should Attend: LOG 201A is for military officers, O-3
• identify the best practices in developing and imple-      and above; civilians, GS-9 and above; and industry
  menting performance-based support.                        equivalents who are Level I certified in Life Cycle
                                                            Logistics. Students should have 2 to 4 years of acqui-
Who Should Attend: Individuals recently assigned the        sition and/or logistics experience.
responsibility of establishing and maintaining the life
cycle logistics support for defense systems and equip-      Prerequisites: ACQ 201B, LOG 101, and LOG 102. It is
ment during the sustainment phase of their life cycle.      recommended that students have acquisition logistics
Personnel previously certified at Level I and above are     experience and be currently assigned, or expected to
also encouraged to take this course.                        be assigned, to a life cycle logistics position.

Prerequisite: ACQ 101                                       Length: This is a nonresident, self-paced course avail-
                                                            able through the Internet. Students must pass the final
Recommended: Students who take this course should           examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.
have at least 6 to 12 months of experience in an
acquisition or sustainment organization.                    Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See
                                                            “Online Courses” on page 12
Length: This is a nonresident, self-paced course avail-
able through the Internet. Students must pass the final     PDS Code: RGS
examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.

Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See
“Online Courses” on page 12

PDS Code: JHF




                                                                                                                47
LOG 201B                                                    LOG 203
Intermediate Acquisition Logistics, Part B                  Reliability and Maintainability




I                                                           T
   ntermediate Acquisition Logistics, Part B, provides          his course concentrates on Reliability and Main-
   a dynamic group-based and facilitated learning               tainability (R&M) activities, enabling students to
   environment oriented toward further development              understand the relationship between R&M and
of logistics competencies in the areas of systems           acquisition logistics and to evaluate the impact of
engineering, life cycle cost management, and risk           R&M decisions. Stressing a conceptual approach, the
analysis (introduced in LOG 201A). It challenges the        course presents basic R&M terminology and engi-
student to think critically and differentiate support       neering practices.
alternatives and provide solutions to ensure the
early integration of operational supportability into        Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
the system development process. These skills are            course will be able to:
refined by instructor-facilitated student group exer-
cise and discussion. It is intended for the mid-level       • explain why successful R&M activity decreases
logistics professional needing the skills required to         logistics costs and increases combat capability;
excel in today’s demanding and dynamic product              • develop operational and contractual R&M require-
support environment.                                          ments;
                                                            • discuss well-established R&M design/analysis
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this           activities;
course will be able to understand life cycle cost,          • explain reliability growth testing and reliability qual-
contracting, modeling and simulation, test and                ification testing; and
evaluation, market research and analysis, systems           • explain how to preclude latent defects from entering
engineering, performance-based logistics, and sup-            service.
port planning.
                                                            Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is
Who Should Attend: LOG 201B is for military officers, O-3   for logisticians assigned to DoD acquisition programs.
and above; civilians, GS-9 and above; and industry
equivalents who are Level I certified in Life Cycle         Prerequisite: None
Logistics. Students should have 2 to 4 years of acqui-
sition and/or logistics experience.                         Length: This is a nonresident, self-paced course avail-
                                                            able through the Internet. Students must pass the end-
Prerequisite: LOG 201A (It is recommended that stu-         of-module and end-of-course tests within 60 calendar
dents have life cycle logistics experience and be           days of the start date.
currently assigned, or expected to be assigned, to a
life cycle logistics position.)                             Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See
                                                            “Online Courses” on page 12
Length: 5 class days
                                                            PDS Code: AKA
Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

PDS Code: RGT




48
LOG 204                                                      LOG 235A
Configuration Management                                     Performance Based Logistics, Part A




T                                                            P
     his fast-paced, cross-disciplinary course provides            erformance Based Logistics, Part A, provides a
     the knowledge necessary to apply Configuration                dynamic real-time learning environment oriented
     Management (CM). It includes the interrelationship            toward developing a range of logistics competen-
of CM to such life cycle activities as systems engineer-     cies. It challenges the student to review current policy
ing, data management, logistics support planning, and        and demonstrate an understanding of how early inte-
weapon system sustainment. LOG 204 provides an               gration of performance-based support concepts into
overview of the concepts and basic practices of CM,          the system development process leads to achieve-
including configuration identification, status account-      ment of DoD’s logistics goals. It is intended for mid-
ing, audits and verification, configuration change man-      level logistics professionals needing skills required to
agement, performance measures, and CM planning.
Requirements to design, develop, implement, oversee,
and operate a CM program across the system life cycle
are discussed. In addition to identifying government
and commercial CM “best practices,” the course also
                                                             excel in today’s demanding and dynamic product
                                                             support environment.

                                                             Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
                                                             course will be able to:
                                                                                                                         3
addresses application and impacts on CM by such cur-
rent and emerging issues as Total Life Cycle Systems         • more fully understand the knowledge areas of their
Management, Product Data Management, Unique Item               job as members of the life cycle logistics work-
Identification, Evolutionary Acquisition, Performance-         force (concentrating on performance-based prod-
Based Logistics, Condition-Based Maintenance, Prog-            uct support, business case analysis, continuous
nostics and Health Management, and Diminishing                 modernization, supply chain management, config-
Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages.                  uration management, enterprise integration, com-
                                                               mercial integration, support options, and reliabil-
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this            ity, maintainability, and supportability);
course will be able to:                                      • understand the specific relation and application of
                                                               the functional areas in a performance-based logis-
• incorporate CM concepts, principles, processes, and          tics framework; and
  applications for managing configuration across the         • develop a more in-depth knowledge of their current
  system life cycle into applicable on-the-job activities;     applications within the DoD.
• apply CM planning and performance measures when
  engaged in system configuration management                 Who Should Attend: LOG 235A is for military officers, O-3
  processes; and                                             and above; civilians, GS-9 and above; and industry
• integrate the latest initiatives, guidance, and policies   equivalents who are Level I certified in Life Cycle
  when analyzing the impact of current and emerging          Logistics. Students should have 2 to 4 years of acqui-
  issues, policies, and support concepts on CM.              sition and/or logistics experience.

Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is        Prerequisite: None
intended for life cycle logisticians, systems engineers,
configuration managers, program managers, and                Recommended: Students should have life cycle logistics
others involved in the development of systems and            experience and be currently assigned, or expected to
life cycle support.                                          be assigned, to a life cycle logistics position.

Prerequisite: ACQ 201B                                       Length: This is a nonresident, self-paced course avail-
                                                             able through the Internet. Students must pass the final
Recommended: Students who take this course should            examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.
have at least 2 to 4 years of experience in an acquisi-
tion or sustainment organization.                            Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See
                                                             “Online Courses” on page 12. Supplemental
Length: This is a nonresident, self-paced course avail-      student readings and iterative knowledge
able through the Internet. Students must pass the final      assessments, which are integrated into the course,
examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.       are required.

Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See                    PDS Code: JHL
“Online Courses” on page 12

PDS Code: QMB



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LOG 235B                                                    LOG 304
Performance Based Logistics, Part B                         Advanced Life Cycle Logistics Management




P                                                           A
      erformance Based Logistics, Part B, provides a               dvanced Life Cycle Logistics Management pre-
      dynamic group-based and facilitated learning                 pares the acquisition and sustainment life cycle
      environment where the student develops the                   logistician to perform in executive-level logistics
logistics competencies introduced in LOG 235A. The          management and policy-making positions. Students
student will acquire tools and techniques required to       are required to conduct research and perform critical
design, develop, and implement performance-based            thinking in a small group decision-making environ-
support at the system, subsystem, or commodity level        ment. Students engage in dynamic, fast-paced case
in new acquisition and legacy systems. It challenges        study exercises addressing complex relationships in
the student to think critically and differentiate among     life cycle logistics support planning, acquisition policy,
support alternatives and provide solutions that ensure      capabilities analysis, program management, perform-
the early integration of performance-based product          ance-based logistics, and business case analysis.
support in the system development process. These
skills are refined by instructor-facilitated student        Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
group exercises and discussions.                            course will be able to:

Objectives: Students who successfully complete this         • serve as proactive, credible, and influential life cycle
course will be able to:                                       logisticians;
                                                            • distinguish the life cycle logistician’s functions dur-
• apply skills introduced in the LOG 235A distance            ing each phase of the life cycle;
  learning phase through case-based learning in a           • evaluate the components of, and life cycle logisti-
  small group environment;                                    cian’s role in, the systems engineering process;
• perform proficiently as members of the life cycle         • analyze and integrate major acquisition and sus-
  logistics workforce;                                        tainment policy requirements from the executive-
• apply their knowledge of the concepts, policies, and        level logistics perspective; and
  practices of Performance Based Logistics (PBL);           • understand the integration of life cycle logistics
• identify the relationship between logistics functions       processes with the operational tenets of Defense
  and processes;                                              transformation.
• understand the basic concepts of business case
  analysis and its application in assessing and deter-      Who Should Attend: This course is for Level II certified
  mining potential performance-based support alter-         Life Cycle Logisticians who are military officers, O-4
  natives;                                                  and above, or DoD civilians, GS-13 and above, and
• understand the role and integration of PBL in the         industry counterparts.
  logistics transformation environment; and
• successfully apply the knowledge and understand-          Prerequisite: LOG 235B
  ing in the context of a performance-based support
  strategy.                                                 Precourse Material: Precourse assignment materials will
                                                            be provided via the Internet prior to students attend-
Who Should Attend: LOG 235B is for military officers, O-3   ing the class. Students will receive instructions on
and above; civilians, GS-9 and above; and industry          how to access these materials. All students will submit
equivalents who are Level I certified in Life Cycle         and brief an executive-level, contemporary logistics
Logistics. Students should have 2 to 4 years of acqui-      topic during the course. It is strongly recommended
sition and/or logistics experience.                         that students complete the preparation of this assign-
                                                            ment prior to attending class.
Prerequisites: LOG 201B and LOG 235A (It is recom-
mended that students have life cycle logistics experi-      Length: 9 class days
ence and be currently assigned, or expected to be
assigned, to a life cycle logistics position.)              Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

Length: 5 class days                                        PDS Code: AH1

Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

PDS Code: RGY




50
PMT 202                                                   PMT 203
Multinational Program Management                          International Security and Technology
                                                          Transfer/Control



T                                                         T
     his course prepares students to be effective in an        his course provides a comprehensive overview
     international defense acquisition program. The            of U.S. law, policy, and regulations that govern
     Multinational Program Management course                   International Security and Technology Trans-
emphasizes the U.S. policy of encouraging armaments       fer/Control (ISTT/C). Students will learn the proce-
cooperation and enhancing interoperability with our       dures for the export and import of defense and dual-
allies. Key national, DoD, and Service policies on        use equipment and services, for handling classified
international cooperative development, production,        and controlled unclassified program information,
and support are explored.                                 and for foreign visit control. PMT 203 is designed for
                                                          the acquisition professional, including program
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
course will be able to:

• comprehend the requirements necessary to partici-
  pate effectively in an acquisition program that
                                                          office personnel, Defense and Service headquarters
                                                          staff, and Defense cooperation personnel and
                                                          attachés associated with international acquisition.
                                                          The course has five components: acquisition docu-
                                                          mentation; security and data transfer; export/import
                                                                                                                      3
  involves participation by foreign governments and       licensing; contractor operations; and laws, policies,
  their industries;                                       and procedures.
• understand key national, DoD, and Service policies
  on international cooperative development, produc-       Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
  tion, and logistics;                                    course will be able to:
• recognize the various international defense pro-
  grams related to acquisition (data exchanges,           • identify, analyze, and apply the laws, policies, and
  Nunn Amendment Programs, foreign comparative              processes necessary to develop system and con-
  testing, coalition warfare programs, bilateral and        tractor classification guidance for the control of
  multilateral projects and programs, and security          critical program information;
  assistance—Foreign Military Sales (FMS)); and           • understand the national security policy issues and
• prepare, formulate, and support an FMS, Direct            export/import licensing constraints (as defined by
  Commercial Sales (DCS), cooperative or hybrid             the Departments of State, Commerce, Treasury, and
  international program.                                    Customs) and evaluate their effects on domestic
                                                            and international DoD programs;
Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is     • recognize hostile and friendly foreign power elicita-
for all acquisition personnel who require international     tion and technology collection methods and tech-
acquisition training at Level II for any career field,      niques and develop methods of protecting informa-
including Program Managers and program manage-              tion; and
ment staff, key government laboratory and center          • describe the U.S. Government’s ownership, usage,
personnel, Defense and Service headquarters staff,          and transfer rights to foreign governments and con-
and Office of Defense Cooperation personnel and             tractors for intellectual property.
attachés.
                                                          Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is
Prerequisite: None                                        for all acquisition personnel who require international
                                                          acquisition training at Level III for any career field.
Length: 5 class days                                      The course is also appropriate for foreign liaison office
                                                          personnel or DoD representatives who deal with other
Method of Delivery: Resident                              nations or international agencies.

PDS Code: PAJ                                             Prerequisite: None

                                                          Security Clearance: A SECRET security clearance is
                                                          required. Due to security restrictions, allied students
                                                          are ineligible to attend under most circumstances.

                                                          Length: 5 class days

                                                          Method of Delivery: Resident

                                                          PDS Code: PAK



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PMT 250                                                      PMT 304
Program Management Tools                                     Advanced International Management
                                                             Workshop



T                                                            R
     he Program Management Tools course provides                 einforcing and advancing the principles of col-
     application skills needed in a program office or            lective defense through armaments cooperation,
     as an Integrated Product Team (IPT) lead. It is a           the Advanced International Management Work-
follow-on to ACQ 201B and is designed to enhance             shop explores issues associated with international
journeyman-level skills. This course is required, along      negotiation of cooperative acquisition project
with ACQ 201B, for Level II certification in Program         agreements.
Management (PM) and also prepares students for later
work in the Level III Program Management Office              Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
Course, PMT 352, Parts A and B.                              course will be able to:

Objectives: Students who successfully complete this          • synthesize and integrate key presidential, congres-
course will be able to:                                        sional, and Service policies on international cooper-
                                                               ative defense acquisition agreements as well as the
• apply best practices for establishing effective IPTs;        policies of the Departments of Defense, State, Com-
• develop Work Breakdown Structures (WBSs);                    merce, and Treasury; and
• build program schedules and apply risk manage-             • formulate and negotiate a complete international
  ment principles using state-of-the-industry soft-            acquisition agreement in accordance with U.S.
  ware;                                                        policies.
• apply current cost estimating processes;
• perform contract planning and post-award activi-           Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is
  ties; and                                                  for all acquisition personnel who require international
• use earned value tools and techniques for program          acquisition training at Level III for any career field.
  planning and control.                                      Because this is an advanced-level workshop, atten-
                                                             dees should understand U.S. domestic and interna-
Who Should Attend: Target attendees are civilians,           tional defense acquisition. This course targets posi-
GS-12/13, and military officers, O-3/O-4, in the PM          tions of responsibility in international, or potentially
career field. Lower grades may apply if they have            international, programs ranging from simple data
completed ACQ 201B. Personnel who were certified             exchange agreements to complex cooperative devel-
Level II in PM prior to 1 October 2001 or are certified      opment, production, and support programs.
Level III in other career fields and want to take PMT
352, Parts A and B, may obtain credit for PMT 250 by         Note: Due to security restrictions, allied students are
passing an equivalency exam. Students may apply for          ineligible to attend under most circumstances.
the exam by selecting the correct category at http://
www.dau.mil/studentservices/apply.asp. Once on the           Prerequisite: None
registration site, click on the “Apply for Training” link.
The exam may be taken only once.                             Length: 5 class days

Prerequisite: ACQ 201B                                       Method of Delivery: Resident

Length: This is a nonresident, distance learning             PDS Code: PAL
course available through the Internet. The course
length is 71 calendar days. Students must complete
modules 1–8 (consisting of about 56 hours of work)
within 60 calendar days of the start date. Module 9 is
an exercise-based “virtual classroom” using a com-
bination of teleconferences and the Internet and
requiring 24 hours of work over the last 4 days of
the course. There is a 7-day gap between the online
portion (days 1 through 60) and the virtual classroom
(days 68 through 71).

Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See
“Online Courses” on page 12

PDS Code: PGM



52
PMT 352A                                                        PMT 352B
Program Management Office Course, Part A                        Program Management Office Course, Part B




T                                                               T
     he Program Management Office Course (PMOC),                     he Program Management Office Course (PMOC),
     Part A, is the first part of the Level III certification        Part B, is the second part of the Level III certification
     course in the Program Management (PM) career                    course in the Program Management (PM) career
field. It is a follow-on to ACQ 201B and PMT 250 and            field. PMOC is a follow-on to ACQ 201B and PMT 250.
is designed to train Level II qualified students to be          The classroom component of PMOC, PMT 352B,
effective PM Level III leaders in a program office by           follows PMT 352A, which is the prerequisite distance
honing analysis, synthesis, and evaluative skills.              learning component of PMOC. These courses are
PMT 352A focuses on key PMO knowledge and skills                designed to train Level II qualified students to be
not covered in the prerequisite courses. This course            effective PM Level III leaders in a program office by
must be completed prior to attending PMT 352B.

Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
course will be able to:
                                                                honing analysis, synthesis, and evaluative skills. PMT
                                                                352B features scenario-based practical exercises with
                                                                topical themes, such as interoperability, prototyping,
                                                                and evolutionary acquisition.
                                                                                                                                 3
• describe the role of science and technology in sup-           Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
  porting the system acquisition process;                       course will be able to:
• understand Information Technology (IT) policy, best
  practices, information assurance measures, and                • lead and contribute to effective teams in a DoD
  interoperability considerations;                                PMO;
• describe current manufacturing and logistics                  • apply critical-thinking and problem-solving skills to
  concepts and best practices, such as lean manu-                 systems acquisition problems throughout a defense
  facturing and supply chain management; and                      systems life cycle;
• explain appropriate management and decision-                  • understand, analyze, and develop solutions to cost,
  making models to aid in addressing various                      schedule, and performance issues faced in defense
  acquisition program issues (business and financial;             program management; and
  international; environmental, safety, and health;             • evaluate the tradeoffs in program decisions in com-
  etc.).                                                          pliance with DoD 5000 Series directives.

Who Should Attend: Target attendees are civilians,              Who Should Attend: Target attendees are civilians,
GS-13/14, and military officers, O-4/O-5, in the PM             GS-13/14, and military officers, O-4/O-5, in the PM
career field. Personnel certified at Level III in other         career field.
career fields desiring to take PMOC for Level III PM
certification must first complete PMT 250.                      Prerequisite: PMT 352A

Prerequisite: PMT 250                                           Length: 6 weeks

Length: This is a nonresident, self-paced course avail-         Method of Delivery: Resident
able through the Internet. Students must complete the
course within 60 calendar days of the start date.               PDS Code: BZJ

Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See
“Online Courses” on page 12

PDS Code: BZH




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PMT 401                                                      PMT 402
The Program Manager’s Course                                 Executive Program Manager’s Course




T                                                            T
     his course is an intense, highly integrated 10-             his is an assignment-specific course designed to
     week case-study-based learning experience.                  meet the learning and performance needs of
     Group discussions, distinguished guest practi-              newly selected Program Executive Officers
tioners, team projects, exercises, simulations, study        (PEOs), Deputy PEOs (DPEOs), and ACAT I (ID/IC and
groups, and an elective program enable the learner to        IAM/IAC) and II Program Managers (PMs)/Deputy
customize a portion of the course. Time will be avail-       Program Managers (DPMs). Skills and behaviors are
able to internalize the material through independent         developed through a concentrated 4-week resident
study and informal work with peers. Course content           period preceded by approximately 60 days of self-
will rely upon challenges, problems, and dilemmas            assessment and assessment of each learner’s pro-
derived from extensive current interviews with Pro-          gram and program office.
gram Managers (PMs), Program Executive Officers
(PEOs), and other stakeholders. The dilemmas will be         Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
those that course graduates can expect to confront           course will be able to:
when they return to their workplaces.
                                                             • complete a comprehensive assessment of their
Objectives: Learners who successfully complete this            programs, program offices, and of themselves;
course will be able to:                                      • identify program and program office issues;
                                                             • fill knowledge needs and work issues; and
• apply critical thinking when confronted by problems        • develop a plan of action to better manage their
  and dilemmas on a day-to-day basis;                          programs, program offices, and professional
• lead and integrate disparate functional groups and           development.
  develop a cohesive team capable of coping with the
  complex problems common to Program Manage-                 Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is
  ment Offices (PMOs) and PEOs; and                          statutorily required for newly selected PEOs; DPEOs; and
• identify and apply best business practices to achieve      ACAT I, IA, and II PMs/DPMs prior to assuming the posi-
  win-win relationships with industry partners.              tion. Allied personnel and industry students are eligi-
                                                             ble to attend on a space-available basis.
Who Should Attend: This course is designed for specially
selected Level III certified PM career field members         Prerequisite: PMT 401
who have demonstrated the potential to become
managers or deputies of ACAT I or II programs or             Length: Online workshop followed by 20 class
managers of major ACAT III programs. Other specially         days
selected DoD AT&L workforce members who are
motivated and capable of becoming managers of                Method of Delivery: Resident
major integrated product teams, department or division
heads in acquisition commands, or senior managers            PDS Code: AH2
in laboratories and/or research and development
centers are encouraged to attend. This assignment-
specific course is statutorily required for newly selected
PEOs, DPEOs, and PMs/DPMs of ACAT I, IA, and II pro-
grams. Participants must be O-5/GS-14 or above with
extensive experience in acquisition, including 4 years
in, or in direct support of, a PMO. Allied personnel and
industry students are eligible to attend on a space-
available basis.

Prerequisite: PMT 352B

Length: 10 Weeks

Method of Delivery: Resident

PDS Code: PGN




54
PMT 403                                                   PQM 101
Program Manager’s Skills                                  Production, Quality and Manufacturing
                                                          Fundamentals



D                                                         P
     uring the Program Manager’s Skills course, stu-           roduction, Quality and Manufacturing Funda-
     dents assess their program and personal skills,           mentals is an entry-level course that emphasizes
     update their functional knowledge, and examine            basic production, manufacturing, and quality
lessons learned from recent programs. PMT 403             assurance principles, policies, processes, and
focuses on the use of the survival skills necessary to    practices.
manage a DoD acquisition program effectively.
                                                          Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this       course will be able to:
course will be able to:

• identify and prioritize the top issues they will face
  during their first 6 to 12 months as a Program
  Manager;
• create a plan, including resources and metrics, to
                                                          • understand the multifunctional roles inherent in this
                                                            career field; and
                                                          • describe manufacturing and quality processes,
                                                            scheduling and control techniques, and various
                                                            quality and production surveillance activities.
                                                                                                                       3
  address those issues; and
• understand how the current acquisition system           Who Should Attend: This course is for industrial special-
  operates and know how to operate effectively            ists, industrial engineers, quality assurance specialists,
  within it.                                              production officers, production specialists, contract
                                                          administrators, and others involved with, and respon-
Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is     sible for, production and quality.
for ACAT III program/project/product managers and
their deputies. Allied and industry students are          Prerequisite: ACQ 101
encouraged to attend on a space-available basis.
                                                          Length: This is a nonresident, self-paced course avail-
Prerequisite: PMT 352B                                    able through the Internet. Students must pass the final
                                                          examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.
Length: 10 class days
                                                          Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See
Method of Delivery: Resident                              “Online Courses” on page 12

PDS Code: BU8                                             PDS Code: BU2




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PQM 103                                                 PQM 104
Defense Specification Management                        Specification Selection and Application




D                                                       T
      efense Specification Management covers DoD            he Specification Selection and Application course
      policies and procedures for the development,          provides instruction on the appropriate selection
      management, and use of nongovernment                  and correct application of nongovernmental stan-
standards, commercial item descriptions, and            dards, commercial item descriptions, specifications
specifications and standards. Emphasis is placed        and standards, and related documents in the acquisi-
on interoperability, market research, use of com-       tion process. Emphasis is placed on current acquisi-
mercial/nondevelopmental item alternatives, use         tion initiatives, such as interoperability and the proper
of performance specifications, International Stan-      use of standardization documents.
dardization Agreements, and the Single Process
Initiative.                                             Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
                                                        course will be able to:
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
course will be able to:                                 • apply DoD objectives, policies, and procedures for
                                                          the proper use of standardization documents;
• use DoD policy for stating performance-based          • make well-informed standardization decisions
  requirements;                                           using a variety of automated tools and decision-tree
• develop requirements documents that promote the         techniques; and
  use of commercial products and practices;             • identify, locate, and obtain standardization
• use market research in creating new documents           documents.
  and revising existing documents that support
  acquisitions;                                         Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is
• apply DoD policy in managing standardization          designed for personnel who are involved in setting
  documents; and                                        requirements and making standardization decisions
• develop and apply standardization documents to        or for those who use specifications and standards but
  meet essential user needs as best value to the        are not actively involved in the development or man-
  government.                                           agement of requirements documentation.

Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is   Prerequisite: None
designed for DoD acquisition personnel actively
involved in the development or management of speci-     Length: 2 class days
fications and standards, handbooks, commercial item
descriptions, or nongovernment standards.               Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

Prerequisite: None                                      PDS Code: PGH

Recommended: ACQ 101

Length: 8½ class days

Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

PDS Code: BAP




56
PQM 201A                                                   PQM 201B
Intermediate Production, Quality and Manufacturing,        Intermediate Production, Quality and Manufacturing,
Part A                                                     Part B



T                                                          T
    his journeyman-level course exposes students to            his journeyman-level course requires students to
    manufacturing and quality processes, production            apply the manufacturing and quality planning
    scheduling and control techniques, surveillance            processes and techniques learned in PQM 201A.
activities, and systems-level production and quality       Students will work in integrated product teams to
planning. Course content includes the contracting          develop manufacturing and quality plans, apply lean
aspects of the job; planning for manufacturing and         techniques, apply cost estimating techniques, and
quality; lean concepts; material control; and technical,   make progress payment recommendations based on
ethical, and quality issues.                               completion of a physical progress review. Course
                                                           content includes the contracting aspects of the job;
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
course will be able to:

• review integrated management plans for manufac-
  turing and quality requirements;
                                                           planning for manufacturing and quality; lean con-
                                                           cepts; material control; and technical, ethical, and
                                                           quality issues.

                                                           Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
                                                                                                                     3
• understand the technical aspects of cost estimating,     course will be able to:
  activity-based costing, and physical progress
  reviews;                                                 • apply production and quality requirements of the
• identify the concepts that apply to lean manufactur-       Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense
  ing, the theory of constraints, and other production       FAR Supplement (DFARS);
  management and material control techniques; and          • prepare and review integrated management plans
• address issues related to quality audits, noncon-          for manufacturing and quality requirements;
  forming material, and other quality topics.              • audit a supplier’s quality manual against a commer-
                                                             cial quality standard; and
Who Should Attend: This course is required for Level II    • apply the concepts of lean manufacturing, theory of
certification in Production, Quality, and Manufactur-        constraints, and other production management
ing; it is also for production, quality, or engineering      tools.
personnel providing pre- or post-award technical
support.                                                   Who Should Attend: This course is required for Level II
                                                           certification in Production, Quality, and Manufactur-
Prerequisites: ACQ 201B and PQM 101                        ing; it is also for production, quality, or engineering
                                                           personnel providing pre- or post-award technical
Recommended: At least 2 years of production or quality     support.
management experience after Level I certification.
                                                           Prerequisite: PQM 201A
Length: This is a nonresident, self-paced course avail-
able through the Internet. Students must pass the final    Recommended: At least 2 years of production or quality
examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.     management experience after Level I certification.

Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See                  Length: 5 class days
“Online Courses” on page 12
                                                           Method of Delivery: Resident/Local
PDS Code: BZK
                                                           PDS Code: BZL




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PQM 202                                                   PQM 203
Commercial and Nondevelopmental Item Acquisition          Preparation of Commercial Item Descriptions
Course for Technical Personnel                            for Engineering and Technical Personnel



T                                                         T
     he Commercial and Nondevelopmental Item                   his course presents instruction on the preparation
     (C/NDI) Acquisition Course for Technical Personnel        and use of Commercial Item Descriptions (CIDs),
     focuses on tools and techniques used by engi-             including characterization of commercial items,
neering, logistics, and related technical personnel for   the development and use of market acceptability cri-
identifying and evaluating C/NDI alternatives through-    teria, and the development of performance-based
out the acquisition process. It provides instruction on   salient characteristics. Current policy on the use of
requirements definition, acquisition strategy develop-    CIDs and performance specifications is discussed.
ment, support planning, and the use of market accept-
ability criteria for C/NDI acquisitions.                  Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
                                                          course will be able to:
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
course will be able to:                                   • employ market research to develop a performance-
                                                            based CID or other suitable performance-based
• employ market research to determine the appropri-         document for describing commercially available
  ateness of commercial or nondevelopmental items           products acceptable for meeting the users’ needs;
  for satisfying users’ needs; and                          and
• plan an acquisition strategy for the management of      • implement appropriate DoD policies in this area.
  commercial and nondevelopmental items.
                                                          Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is
Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is     designed for personnel who are involved in generat-
designed for acquisition personnel who are in the         ing product descriptions for commercial and nonde-
Program Management; Systems Planning, Research,           velopmental items or who are involved in determining
Development and Engineering; Life Cycle Logistics;        the commerciality of an item.
Test and Evaluation; Production, Quality and Manu-
facturing; and related career fields in planning and      Prerequisite: None
managing the acquisition of C/NDIs.
                                                          Length: 1 class day
Prerequisite: None
                                                          Method of Delivery: Local
Recommended: ACQ 101
                                                          PDS Code: PAN
Length: 2 class days

Method of Delivery: Local

PDS Code: PAM




58
PQM 212                                                 PQM 301
Market Research for Engineering and                     Advanced Production, Quality
Technical Personnel                                     and Manufacturing



T                                                       T
    he Market Research for Engineering and Techni-          his rigorous course is structured around integrated
    cal Personnel course describes market research          product development and concurrent engineering
    from the perspective of technical personnel. It         acquisition approaches. During PQM 301, decision-
explains the practical value and discusses the gov-     making issues relevant to successfully managing
ernment mandate to conduct market research. The         three core technical tasks in DoD acquisition—
course addresses market research team membership,       systems and process development, manufacturing,
sources for obtaining market data, and techniques for   and product quality management—are investigated.
technical evaluation and documentation of market
information.                                            Objectives: Students who successfully complete this

Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
course will be able to:

• plan and conduct market surveillance within a com-
                                                        course will be able to:

                                                        • understand the role of manufacturing and quality
                                                          assurance in the integrated systems engineering
                                                          process;
                                                                                                                    3
  modity or technical area; and                         • evaluate modern distributed manufacturing man-
• plan and conduct a market investigation for a spe-      agement practices;
  cific acquisition requirement.                        • fully understand the use and application of best
                                                          manufacturing practices, such as supply chain
Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is     management, e-manufacturing, and lean
designed for acquisition personnel who are in the         manufacturing;
Program Management; Systems Planning, Research,         • use case studies, discussions, and class exercises to
Development and Engineering; Life Cycle Logistics;        apply basic design of experiments, modeling and
Test and Evaluation; Production, Quality and Manu-        simulation, quality function deployment, statistical
facturing; and related career fields and who are          process control, six sigma, design-build principles,
involved in developing acquisition requirements, con-     and risk management; and
ducting tradeoff evaluations with users, or determin-   • understand the use of DoD e-commerce policy and
ing the commerciality of supplies or services.            information technology to leverage the integrated
                                                          digital environment to support technical and busi-
Prerequisite: None                                        ness operations.

Recommended: ACQ 101                                    Who Should Attend: This class is for civilians, GS-13 and
                                                        above, and military officers, O-3/O-6.
Length: 2 class days
                                                        Prerequisite: PQM 201B
Method of Delivery: Resident/Local
                                                        Length: 10 class days
PDS Code: PGK
                                                        Method of Delivery: Resident

                                                        PDS Code: HV2




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SAM 101                                                     SAM 201
Basic Software Acquisition Management                       Intermediate Software Acquisition
                                                            Management



T                                                           U
    his course covers introductory-level concepts in              sing in-depth integrated product team case
    DoD information systems acquisition manage-                   studies, labs, and exercises supplemented by
    ment. It covers software acquisition/development              lecture and group discussion, students learn
risks, DoD regulatory and technical frameworks, soft-       how to manage DoD software-intensive systems.
ware and system architectures, and software develop-        They also learn to apply a variety of real-world soft-
ment life cycle and integration processes. Software         ware acquisition management “best practices.” Top-
standards, measurements, testing, security, quality         ics include requirements management, architec-
issues, process maturity, as well as “best practices” for   tures, cost estimation, vendor qualification, metrics,
the management of software-intensive systems are            process maturity, quality, testing, and more.
also reviewed.
                                                            Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this         course will be able to:
course will be able to:
                                                            • apply acquisition strategies used for software and
• understand software acquisition and information             software-intensive systems;
  technology management-specific terms and concepts;        • evaluate factors related to software architecture and
• recognize software measures, development models,            systems architecture;
  paradigms, and strategies appropriate for use in          • perform domain analysis on a software-intensive
  software-intensive acquisitions;                            system acquisition,
• recognize organizational and individual roles and         • assess program software life cycle planning and test
  responsibilities; and                                       program planning factors;
• reference sources for software acquisition and            • apply requirements management and risk mitiga-
  information technology management policies, stan-           tion;
  dards, and best practices.                                • illustrate the value of modeling and simulation in
                                                              requirements analysis; and
Who Should Attend: This course is open to all military      • analyze software performance measures.
officers, O-1 through O-3, and DoD civilians, GS-9
and below, working in, or selected for, software            Who Should Attend: This course is open to all military
acquisition management positions. This course is            officers, O-3 through O-5, and DoD civilians, GS-9
recommended for those who have duties including             through GS-12, working in, or selected for, software
software acquisition or information technology              acquisition management positions. This course is
management. Functionally equivalent to IRM 101, it          recommended for those who serve in Level II acqui-
is an excellent introductory course for personnel of        sition positions and have duties that include soft-
any rank/grade who are involved in the manage-              ware acquisition management. Additionally, this
ment of a DoD software-intensive system.                    course is part of the Information Technology career
                                                            certification Level II requirement.
Prerequisite: ACQ 101
                                                            Prerequisites: ACQ 201B and either SAM 101 or
Length: This is a nonresident, self-paced course avail-     IRM 101
able through the Internet. Students must pass the final
examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.      Recommended: Completion of the Technical Reviews
                                                            continuous learning module, which can be found at
Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See                   http://clc.dau.mil, is recommended; those students
“Online Courses” on page 12                                 who present a certificate for this module prior to the
                                                            final exam will receive five bonus points toward their
PDS Code: JHB                                               final grade.

                                                            Length: 5 class days

                                                            Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

                                                            PDS Code: JHC




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SAM 301                                                   STM 201
Advanced Software Acquisition                             Intermediate S&T Management
Management



A                                                         T
      dvanced Software Acquisition Management is              his course provides an understanding of the pro-
      the capstone course in the DAU Software Acqui-          cedures and mechanisms used to transition
      sition Management sequence. This seminar-               advanced technologies into warfighting systems.
based course is for senior personnel who acquire,         Personnel associated with Science and Technology
engineer, test, and evaluate DoD software-intensive       (S&T) program management will be able to under-
systems. SAM 301 is also for acquisition professionals    stand the challenges presented in the weapons sys-
interested in gaining a comprehensive insight into the    tems acquisition process, assess the implications of
risks and issues associated with developing and           various technology transition mechanisms, and apply
implementing complex DoD software systems.                effective technology transition practices.

Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
course will be able to:

• analyze the causes of cost, schedule, and perform-
                                                          Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
                                                          course will be able to:

                                                          • understand the challenge presented in the weapons
                                                                                                                    3
  ance problems in large software efforts;                  systems acquisition process;
• examine differences between commercial software         • assess the implications of various technology transi-
  acquisition efforts and DoD efforts;                      tion mechanisms; and
• develop an ability to recognize and selectively adopt   • apply effective technology transition practices.
  commercial practices;
• understand the organizational and cultural dynam-       Who Should Attend: Personnel whose duties include
  ics of program offices and software development         developing overall program goals for S&T funds and
  teams;                                                  acquiring the services of scientists, engineers, and
• evaluate the suitability of alternative organization    technical support personnel to perform S&T research
  structures, including integrated product teams;         for DoD should attend. Also, attendence is recom-
• evaluate and select software metrics that will pro-     mended for those who provide funds and oversight
  vide insight into program status and facilitate early   to the S&T performers, including universities, indus-
  detection of potential problems; and                    try, and Federal Government organizations, and
• assess Federal and DoD acquisition initiatives.         interface with the technology customers to expedite
                                                          the transition of technology to the user. This course
Who Should Attend: This course is recommended for         is recommended for civilians, GS-11/GS-12, and mili-
software acquisition personnel who serve in the           tary officers, O-2/O-3.
software acquisition field as Level III managers or
technical experts. Civilians, GS/GM-13 through            Prerequisite: ACQ 101
GS/GM-15, and military officers, O-4 through O-6,
are appropriate. This course is required for Informa-     Length: 3 class days
tion Technology career field Level III certification.
                                                          Method of Delivery: Resident/Local
Prerequisite: SAM 201
                                                          PDS Code: JHZ
Length: 5 class days

Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

PDS Code: BU9




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STM 302                                                      SYS 201A
Advanced S&T Management                                      Intermediate Systems Planning, Research,
                                                             Development and Engineering, Part A



T                                                            T
    his course provides an understanding of the pro-             his journeyman-level course exposes students to
    cedures and mechanisms used to transition                    systems engineering and associated topics.
    emerging technologies into warfighting systems.              Course content includes the systems engineering
Attendees will be able to apply the critical skills of the   process; systems engineering planning; technology
Systems Engineering, Integrated Product and Process          insertion; risk management; trade studies; configura-
Development (IPPD), and software management                  tion management; cost containment; technical
processes. They will also learn how to apply effective       reviews; and Environmental, Safety, and Occupational
technology transition practices.                             Health (ESOH).

Objectives: Students who successfully complete this          Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
course will be able to:                                      course will be able to:

• apply the principles of systems engineering man-           • understand the systems engineering process;
  agement and its various tools, such as:                    • know the associated systems engineering technical
  —systems engineering process,                                activities;
  —configuration management and technology                   • evaluate a Hazardous Material Management Plan
     readiness,                                                and identify ESOH issues that need further clarifica-
  —risk management,                                            tion; and
  —trade studies,                                            • develop and defend a technical review checklist.
  —value engineering,
  —six sigma,                                                Who Should Attend: The course is required for Level II
  —software management,                                      certification in the Systems Planning, Research,
  —test and evaluation planning, and                         Development and Engineering (SPRD&E)—Systems
  —modeling and simulation;                                  Engineering career field.
• assess the implications of various technology transi-
  tion mechanisms using the IPPD process, including          Prerequisite: ACQ 201B
  integrated product teams; and
• apply effective technology transition practices, such      Recommended: At least 2 years of SPRD&E experience
  as transition exit criteria, transition plans, afford-
  ability analyses, and cost schedule reporting.             Length: This is a nonresident, self-paced course avail-
                                                             able through the Internet. Students must pass the final
Who Should Attend: Personnel who desire certification at     examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.
Level III and whose duties include: (1) developing
overall program goals for Science and Technology             Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See
(S&T) funds; (2) acquiring the services of scientists,       “Online Courses” on page 12
engineers, and technical support personnel to per-
form advanced S&T research for DoD; (3) providing            PDS Code: RGW
funds and oversight of the S&T performers, includ-
ing universities, industry, and Federal Government
organizations; and (4) interfacing with the technol-
ogy customers to expedite the transition to the user
should attend.

Prerequisite: STM 201

Length: 5 class days

Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

PDS Code: PGR




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SYS 201B                                                   SYS 301
Intermediate Systems Planning, Research,                   Advanced Systems Planning, Research,
Development and Engineering, Part B                        Development and Engineering



T                                                          D
    his journeyman-level course requires students to              esigned for senior DoD acquisition personnel,
    apply the Systems Planning, Research, Develop-                this course emphasizes an understanding of
    ment and Engineering (SPRD&E) processes and                   science, technology, and the systems engineering
techniques learned in SYS 201A. Students will work in      processes throughout a systems life cycle by using rele-
integrated product teams to apply the systems engi-        vant case studies and exercises involving all acquisition
neering process and its associated technical activities.   phases and milestones. Participants employ the proven
                                                           principles and tools of systems engineering require-
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this        ments analyses, risk management, technical perform-
course will be able to:                                    ance measures, tradeoff analyses, configuration and

• conduct a requirements analysis for a given need;
• prepare Functional Analysis and Allocation and
  synthesis tools for a given scenario;
• apply the acquisition risk management process;
                                                           data management, and technical reviews. Advanced
                                                           tools, such as integrated product teams, modeling and
                                                           simulation, and open systems architectures, further
                                                           facilitate managing the developing system.
                                                                                                                       3
• propose trade study methodologies; and                   Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
• develop technical performance measures.                  course will be better able to:

Who Should Attend: The course is required for Level II     • analyze and solve senior-level technical problems;
certification in the Systems Planning, Research,           • forecast cost, schedule, performance, and risk
Development and Engineering (SPRD&E)—Systems                 issues across the acquisition life cycle;
Engineering career field.                                  • integrate program office activities;
                                                           • manage technology obsolescence; and
Prerequisite: SYS 201A and, effective May 1, 2006, the     • use advanced technology tools.
Technical Reviews continuous learning module (avail-
able at http://clc.dau.mil)                                Who Should Attend: This course is for DoD civilians,
                                                           GS-13 and above, and military officers, O-3 through
Recommended: At least 2 years of SPRD&E experience         O-6, who are Level II certified in the Systems Plan-
                                                           ning, Research, Development and Engineering
Length: 5 class days                                       (SPRD&E) career field. Equivalent industry acquisition
                                                           managers are also eligible. The course is required
Method of Delivery: Resident/Local                         for Level III certification in the SPRD&E—Systems
                                                           Engineering career field.
PDS Code: RGX
                                                           Prerequisite: SYS 201 and, effective May 1, 2006, the
                                                           Technical Reviews continuous learning module (avail-
                                                           able at http://clc.dau.mil)

                                                           Length: 10 class days

                                                           Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

                                                           PDS Code: HV1




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TST 101                                                    TST 202
Introduction to Acquisition Workforce                      Intermediate Test and Evaluation
Test and Evaluation



E                                                          P
    mphasizing the basic Test and Evaluation (T&E)              roblem-solving situations are used to engage
    principles, policies, and practices used by DoD,            students in the use of Test and Evaluation (T&E)
    TST 101 introduces students to the relationship of          concepts, principles, and theories. Course topics
T&E to other systems acquisition disciplines and pro-      include the role of T&E in systems acquisition, T&E
gram management. The types of testing covered              planning, experimental design, measurement of sys-
include developmental, operational, and live-fire.         tems effectiveness and suitability, instrumentation,
                                                           and data collection and management. Reliability,
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this        maintainability, and availability of systems; analysis
course will be able to:                                    and evaluation; live fire; software; modeling and sim-
                                                           ulation; and T&E of alternative acquisitions are also
• capably interact with Program Managers regarding         covered in the course.
  T&E issues and more effectively function within the
  acquisition process;                                     Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
• thoroughly understand the role of T&E as a feed-         course will be able to:
  back mechanism and management tool for the
  design/engineering/development process; and              • identify current laws, policy, and guidance for T&E
• understand DoD’s T&E process and the Test and              and relate these topics to their own programs;
  Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP).                           • identify source documents for systems requirements;
                                                           • develop T&E objectives and issues;
Who Should Attend: This course is designed for engi-       • apply appropriate tools and techniques for conduct-
neers and project management personnel who have              ing developmental and operational T&E in support
at least 1 year of acquisition experience, including         of systems development;
civilians, GS-5 through GS-9, and their military           • identify techniques for designing simple experimen-
equivalents.                                                 tal processes; and
                                                           • perform elementary analytical procedures on test
Prerequisite: ACQ 101                                        data.

Length: This is a nonresident, self-paced course that is   Who Should Attend: T&E engineers, scientists, operations
available through the Internet. Students must com-         researchers, computer scientists, other technical per-
plete the course within 60 calendar days of the start      sonnel, and project organization personnel who have
date.                                                      2 to 4 years of acquisition experience with at least half
                                                           of their experience in T&E should attend. This course
Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See                  is required for T&E career field Level II certification.
“Online Courses” on page 12
                                                           Prerequisites: ACQ 201B and TST 101
PDS Code: PC5
                                                           Precourse Assignment: Students must satisfactorily com-
                                                           plete a precourse assignment prior to admission to
                                                           this course. The assignment consists of identifying a
                                                           T&E-related issue, discussion of the issue, and a pro-
                                                           posed solution.

                                                           Length: 5 class days

                                                           Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

                                                           PDS Code: QMI




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TST 301
Advanced Test and Evaluation




T
     his course is comprised of student-centered
     learning with limited instructor-based lectures
     that introduce significant current Test and Evalua-
tion (T&E) events. Student-generated issues are used
during a video teleconference discussion with Office
of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) T&E officials. Work
group and class discussion leads to development of
presentations dealing with current T&E topics, such
as new technologies, lessons learned, and current
issues in DoD T&E.

Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
course will be able to:
                                                                3
• generate OSD-level issues and discuss these issues
  with OSD officials;
• use technology, including the Internet, to obtain
  pertinent T&E information and prepare
  assignments;
• research, prepare, and present briefings on current
  T&E topics;
• assess the impact of the Press, Government
  Accountability Office, the Congress, and OSD offi-
  cials on ethics and integrity standards relative to
  T&E and DoD acquisition; and
• prepare test plans and analyze test results based
  on statistical methodologies.

Who Should Attend: T&E engineers, scientists, opera-
tions researchers, computer scientists, and other
technical personnel and project organization per-
sonnel who have at least 4 to 8 years of acquisition
experience with at least half of that experience in
T&E should attend. This course is required for T&E
career field Level III certification.

Prerequisite: TST 202

Precourse Assignments: Students must satisfactorily
complete five precourse assignments before being
admitted into the resident portion of this course.

Length: 5 class days

Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

PDS Code: QL9




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Distance Learning Courses

D
      AU offers several courses using distance learning—      portion, and completion of both parts is required to
      either exclusively or partially online. "Hybrid"        obtain full credit for career field certification. Students
      courses consist of a distance learning portion          attending resident offerings with one or more pre-
(Part A) followed by a resident or local offering (Part B).   course assignments also must finish the online work
Other courses are offered in residence but require            prior to arriving for the classroom course.
some online precourse work. Attendance in the
classroom portion of a hybrid course is dependent             A list of the courses currently conducted using dis-
on successful completion of the distance learning             tance learning follows:


ACQ 101       Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition             CON 110       Mission Support Planning
              Management
                                                              CON 111       Mission Planning Execution
ACQ 201A      Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part A
                                                              CON 112       Mission Performance Assessment
BCF 102       Fundamentals of Earned Value Manage-
                                                              CON 237       Simplified Acquisition Procedures
              ment
                                                              CON 260A      The Small Business Program
BCF 103       Fundamentals of Business Financial
              Management                                      CON 353       Advanced Business Solutions for Mission
                                                                            Support
BCF 209       Acquisition Reporting for Major Defense
              Acquisition Programs (MDAPs)                    FE 201        Intermediate Facilities Engineering
BCF 211       Acquisition Business Management                 IND 103       Contract Property Systems Analysis
                                                                            Fundamentals
BCF 229       Acquisition Reporting for Major Auto-
              mated Information Systems (MAIS)                IRM 101       Basic Information Systems Acquisition
                                                              LOG 101       Acquisition Logistics Fundamentals
                                                              LOG 102       Systems Sustainment Management
                                                                            Fundamentals
                                                              LOG 201A      Intermediate Acquisition Logistics,
                                                                            Part A
                                                              LOG 203       Reliability and Maintainability
                                                              LOG 235A      Performance Based Logistics, Part A
                                                              PMT 250       Program Management Tools
                                                              PMT 352A      Program Management Office Course,
                                                                            Part A
                                                              PQM 101       Production, Quality and Manufacturing
                                                                            Fundamentals
                                                              PQM 201A      Intermediate Production, Quality and
                                                                            Manufacturing, Part A
                                                              SAM 101       Basic Software Acquisition Management
                                                              SYS 201A      Intermediate Systems Planning, Research,
                                                                            Development and Engineering, Part A
                                                              TST 101       Introduction to Acquisition Workforce
                                                                            Test and Evaluation




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Predecessor Courses

D
     AU courses are updated for currency; they may        have completed these courses may use them to meet
     undergo name changes, number changes, or             prerequisite requirements and/or receive credit for
     even be replaced by a new course with very           them toward DAWIA certification. Although not all
similar content. Some courses no longer offered by        inclusive, the following is a list of Predecessor
DAU qualify as “Predecessor Courses.” Students who        Courses:



                                                                                                Personnel



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        Course Number                                                                          Data System
  Current DAU    Predecessor         Predecessor Course Title                                  (PDS) Code

  ACQ 101         PMT 101            Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management                BB1
                  DSMC-26            Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management                BB1
  ACQ 201B        ACQ 201            Intermediate Systems Acquisition                              JHA
                  PMT 201            Intermediate Systems Acquisition                              BB6
                  DSMC-37            Intermediate Systems Acquisition                              BB6
  BCF 101         BCE 101            Fundamentals of Cost Analysis                                 Q1A
  BCF 102         BFM 102            Contract Performance Management Fundamentals                  Q1B
                  BCF 202            Intermediate Contractor Performance Measurement               QMK
                  DSMC-6             Contractor Performance Measurement Course                     QMK
  BCF 103         BFM 201            Systems Acquisition Funds Management                          PCW
                  BCF 201            Systems Acquisition Funds Management                          PCW
                  DSMC-9             Systems Acquisition Funds Management                          PCW
  BCF 204         BCE 204            Intermediate Cost Analysis                                    Q2B
  BCF 206         BCE 206            Cost Risk Analysis                                            Q2C
  BCF 207         BCE 207            Economic Analysis                                             Q2D
  BCF 208         BCE 208            Software Cost Estimating                                      Q2E
  BCF 209         BFM 209            Selected Acquisition Report                                   Q2F
                  BCF 209C           Acquisition Reporting Course, Part C                          BE7
  BCF 211         BCF 211B           Acquisition Business Management                               RG5
  BCF 229         BCF 209B           Acquisition Reporting Course, Part B                          BE6



             }
  CON 110,
  CON 111,
                  CON 101            Basics of Contracting                                         BDQ
  and
  CON 112
  CON 111         CON 111            Mission Strategy Execution                                    BE8
  CON 120         CON 104B           Principles of Contract Pricing, Part B                        RGR
                  CON 104            Principles of Contract Pricing                                BDR
                  CON 105            Operational Level Contract Pricing                            QNU
                  CON 106            Facilities Contract Pricing                                   BDU
  CON 202         CON 211            Intermediate Contracting                                      BDN
                  CON 221            Intermediate Contract Administration                          BDO
                  CON 222            Organizational Level Contract Administration                  PDQ
                  CON 223            Intermediate Facilities Contracting                           BE4
  CON 204         CON 231            Intermediate Contract Pricing                                 BU6
  CON 210         CON 201            Government Contract Law                                       BDP
                  CON 201(C)         Government Contract Law (Construction)                        BDP




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                                                                                     Personnel
      Course Number                                                                 Data System
Current DAU    Predecessor   Predecessor Course Title                               (PDS) Code

CON 236        CON 212       Contractual Aspects of Value Engineering                  PAR
CON 353        CON 333       Management for Contracting Supervisors                    BU7
               CON 311       Executive Pre-award Contracting                           BCL
               CON 321       Executive Contract Administration                         BCM
IND 100
             { IND 102 and
               IND 101       Contract Property Administration Fundamentals
                             Contract Property Disposition
                                                                                       PDM
                                                                                       PDO
IND 200
             {IND 202 and
               IND 201       Intermediate Contract Property Administration
                             Contract Property Management Seminar
                                                                                       PDN
                                                                                       BRM
IRM 303        IRM 301       Information Technology Procurement Strategies             Q07
               IRM 302       Information Technology Advanced Management Program        BA0
LOG 201B       LOG 201       Intermediate Acquisition Logistics                        JR3
               DSMC-24       Management of Acquisition Logistics                       BCU
LOG 304        LOG 304       Executive Life Cycle Logistics Management                 AH1
PMT 352B       PMT 352       Program Management Office                                 BZG
               PMT 302       Advanced Program Management Course                        BU1
               PMT 301       Program Management Course                                 BBW
               DSMC-3        Program Management Course                                 BBW
PMT 402        PMT 303B      Executive Program Manager’s Course                        AH2
               PMT 303 Ph2   Executive Program Manager’s Course                        AH2
               PMT 402B      Executive Program Manager’s Course, Part B                AH2
PMT 403        PMT 305       Program Manager’s Skills (ACAT III Programs)              BU8
PQM 101        PRD 101       Production Management Fundamentals                        JQX
               QUA 101       Quality Assurance Fundamentals                            BCS
PQM 103        SPE 101       Defense Specification Management Course                   BAP
PQM 104        SPE 102       Specifications in the Defense Acquisition Process         PAH
PQM 201B       PQM 201       Intermediate Production, Quality and Management           BU3
               PRD 201       Intermediate Production Management                        JQY
               DSMC-13       Defense Manufacturing Management Course                   BD2
PQM 301        PRD 301       Defense Acquisition Engineering, Manufacturing, and
                               Quality Assurance                                       BRK
               DSMC-38       Defense Acquisition Engineering, Manufacturing, and
                               Quality Assurance                                       BRK
STM 201        STM 301       Program Management for S&T Managers                       PGP
SYS 201B       SYS 201       Intermediate Systems Planning, Research, Development
                                and Engineering                                        BE2
               DSMC-28       Systems Engineering Management Course                     BE2
TST 202        TST 201       Test and Evaluation Management                            BE3
               DSMC-11       T&E Management Course                                     BE3




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Assignment-specific Training

A
      ssignment-specific courses are identified by the       typically include employees of program/project
      Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition,            management offices, the Defense Contract Manage-
      Technology and Logistics as integral to the edu-       ment Agency, dedicated support matrix organizations,
cation and training of Department of Defense (DoD)           and Service headquarters support matrix organizations.
Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L) work-
force personnel. These courses are offered by DAU to         BCF 203
provide unique acquisition knowledge required for a          Intermediate Earned Value Management
specific assignment, job, or position; to maintain pro-      DoD AT&L workforce personnel should take BCF 203
ficiency; and to remain current with legislation, regu-      if their duties include integrating earned value data to
lation, and policy. This training can span several func-
tional areas and is mandatory for selected individuals
within a job series or position category. DAU provides
funds for course delivery and student travel costs for
assignment-specific courses in the same manner as it
                                                             perform the following functions: (1) awarding/admin-
                                                             istering contracts, reviewing or performing surveil-
                                                             lance on contractor’s management control systems,
                                                             or supporting Integrated Baseline Reviews as outlined
                                                             in DoD 5000.2-R, Part 3.3.4.3 (Cost Performance); or
                                                                                                                        3
does for other courses.                                      (2) evaluating, analyzing, or using earned value data.
                                                             Attendees typically include employees of program/
Assignment-specific courses support work distribu-           project management offices, the Defense Contract
tion decisions of local management officials. Subject        Management Agency, dedicated support matrix
to Component guidance, these officials are responsi-         organizations, and Service headquarters support
ble for ensuring that employees who are given these          matrix organizations.
duties receive this training that will enable them to
perform their work productively and effectively.             BCF 206
                                                             Cost Risk Analysis
DAU maintains complete student records for courses           This course should be taken by DoD AT&L workforce
taught since the University began offering instruc-          personnel whose duties include: (1) developing
tion in 1993, but tracking student requirements and          and/or evaluating cost estimates for such areas as
recording completion of these courses in employee            procurement, software, research and development,
personnel records are Component responsibilities.            weapons systems, etc.; (2) planning and managing
                                                             DoD systems acquisition; (3) evaluating and negotiat-
Course descriptions are provided at the beginning of         ing contract proposals; and (4) performing cost and
this chapter, and instructions for registering for classes   performance tradeoff analyses. Participants typically
are provided in Chapter 2. Schedules for classroom-          include members from the business, cost estimating,
based courses are maintained in ATRRS and should             and financial management community as well as
be available through your local training office. Up-to-      program/project managers and personnel in contract-
date class schedules are also made available for             ing; systems planning, research, development, and
downloading from the DAU Web site at http://www.             engineering; and information technology.
dau.mil.
                                                             BCF 207
ACQ 201, Parts A and B
                                                             Economic Analysis
Intermediate Systems Acquisition                             DoD AT&L workforce personnel should take BCF 207
This course is assignment-specific only for Contract-        if their duties include: (1) developing and/or evaluat-
ing personnel. All Level III Contracting personnel who       ing costs and benefits of alternative courses of action
are assigned to a major program or who devote at             involved in decisions (i.e., lease vs. buy, in-house vs.
least 50 percent of their time to a major acquisition        contractor, privatization or outsourcing, or repair or
program are required to take this course. Level II Con-      replace) and/or (2) preparing funding proposals for
tracting personnel should take ACQ 201 within 1 year         such programs as Operations and Support Cost
of assignment to a major defense acquisition program.        Reduction or Defense Working Capital Fund. Partici-
                                                             pants typically include members of the business, cost
BCF 102                                                      estimating, and financial management community as
Fundamentals of Earned Value Management                      well as program/project managers and personnel in
Workforce analysts who are responsible for analyzing         contracting; systems planning, research, development
Earned Value Management (EVM) data or who need a             and engineering; information technology; and non-
basic understanding of EVM concepts to perform some          DoD personnel who conduct economic analyses of
aspects of their duties should take BCF 102. Attendees       materiel systems.




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BCF 208                                                  Manager. Students may take this course as a refresher
                                                         to obtain information updates on acquisition reporting
Software Cost Estimating
                                                         policy and the CARS software.
The Software Cost Estimating course should be
taken by DoD AT&L workforce personnel whose              CON 232
duties include developing and/or evaluating cost
                                                         Overhead Management of Defense Contracts
estimates for life cycle management (i.e., research,
                                                         All contracting officers, buyers, price analysts, audi-
development, procurement, deployment, operating
                                                         tors, and contract administration personnel should
and support, and disposal) for either embedded or
                                                         take CON 232 if they are assigned to projects in which
stand-alone systems, planning and managing DoD
                                                         overhead situations are present and are important
systems acquisitions, evaluating and negotiating
                                                         elements of cost. Course participants typically include
contract proposals, and performing cost and per-
                                                         members who are involved with major acquisitions or
formance tradeoff analyses. Participants typically
                                                         assigned to the Defense Contract Management
include members from the Business, Cost Estimat-
                                                         Agency.
ing, and Financial Management community as well
as personnel in Program Management; Contracting;         CON 234
Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engi-
neering; Information Technology; and non-DoD             Contingency Contracting
personnel who are involved in developing, testing,       This is intended for military personnel in the Contract-
and/or costing software.                                 ing and Purchasing career fields and for emergency-
                                                         essential civilians in deployable positions of all Ser-
BCF 209                                                  vices. Whenever practical, students should attend
                                                         CON 234 prior to assuming duties as a deployable
Acquisition Reporting for Major Defense
                                                         contracting officer or purchasing agent.
Acquisition Programs (MDAPs)
This course should be taken by Acquisition Category      CON 235
(ACAT) ID/IC personnel who prepare, review, edit, or
generate input to Selected Acquisition Reports (SARs)    Advanced Contract Pricing
or who are responsible for ensuring that SARs are        Level II and III personnel should take CON 235 if they
consistent with Cost Analysis Improvement Group          are involved in major systems acquisition or in a com-
procedures, SAR preparation guidelines, approved         mercial environment where knowledge of cost risk
budgets, and approved acquisition program baselines.     analysis, cost estimating relationships/parametric
Attendees typically include employees of program/        estimating, overhead estimating, and decision/risk
project management offices, dedicated support matrix     analysis tools is required.
organizations, Service headquarters support matrix
organizations, and contract administration offices.      CON 236
Students may take this course as a refresher to obtain   Contractual Aspects of Value Engineering
information updates on acquisition reporting policy      Contracting, program management, and functional
and the CARS software.                                   personnel should take CON 236 if they might be
                                                         involved in Value Engineering (VE) applications or if
BCF 215                                                  they support major weapons systems and can be
Operating and Support Cost Analysis                      expected to encounter specific VE activity. (Note: Indi-
Personnel involved in developing and/or evaluating       viduals not assigned to contracting are encouraged to
operating and support cost estimates, cost/perform-      attend. While the primary focus of the course is on the
ance tradeoffs, or total ownership cost reduction        contractual aspects of VE, the Integrated Product
efforts should take BCF 215. The course is also appro-   Team/Integrated Product and Process Development
priate as continuous learning for other personnel        approach is emphasized regarding the utility of value
involved in defense acquisition.                         methodology and the resulting VE change proposals.)

BCF 229                                                  CON 237
Acquisition Reporting for Major Acquisition Infor-       Simplified Acquisition Procedures
mation Systems (MAIS)                                    This self-paced, Web-based course is designed as a
This course should be taken by Acquisition Category      continuing education tool for all personnel requiring
(ACAT) IAM/IAC personnel who prepare an Acquisi-         knowledge of simplified acquisition procedures.
tion Program Baseline (APB) and a Defense Acquisi-
tion Executive Summary (DAES) for MAIS programs.         CON 243
Attendees typically include employees of program/        Architect-Engineer Contracting
project management offices, dedicated support matrix     Military and civilian workforce members in the
organizations, Service headquarters support matrix       Contracting career field who are assigned contract-
organizations, and contract administration offices.      ing responsibilities for Architect-Engineer (A-E)
Civilians under contract to support a DoD program        contracts should take CON 243. Whenever practical,
office with an APB or DAES reporting requirement are     students should attend prior to assuming duties in
eligible with the recommendation of the Program          A-E contracting.


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CON 244                                                   LOG 203
Construction Contracting                                  Reliability and Maintainability
The Construction Contracting course is intended for       Members of the DoD AT&L workforce should take this
military and civilian workforce personnel in the Con-     online course if their duties include understanding
tracting career field and others (e.g., professional      and applying managerial and technical competencies
engineers) who are assigned specific contract admin-      involving systems design considerations for reliability,
istration duties for construction contracts. Whenever     maintainability, and supportability. Emphasized topics
practical, students should attend this course prior to    include understanding the relationship between relia-
assuming duties in construction contracting.              bility and maintainability (R&M), reducing life cycle
                                                          costs, developing operational and contractual R&M
CON 250                                                   requirements, reviewing R&M design/analysis acti-
Fundamentals of Cost Accounting Standards—                vities, and performing reliability testing. Life Cycle
Part I                                                    Logisticians, Systems Engineers, and Program
Civilians, GS-9 and above, or equivalent military per-    Managers are among those who should attend.
sonnel with at least 2 years of experience in the Con-


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tracting career field should attend CON 250. Partici-     LOG 204
pants should be in positions with responsibility for      Configuration Management
Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) administration for        Members of the DoD AT&L workforce should attend
one or more contractors or have current or pending        this resident course if their duties include understand-
assignments dealing with CAS issues.                      ing and relating the interrelationship of Configuration
                                                          Management (CM) to system life cycle design activities
CON 251                                                   and product support. LOG 204 provides an overview
Fundamentals of Cost Accounting Standards—                of the basic concepts and practices of CM, including
Part II                                                   configuration identification, audits, control, status
Civilians, GS-9 and above, or equivalent military         accounting, and data management. Attributes and
personnel with at least 2 years of experience in the      requirements to design, implement, and operate a
Contracting career field should attend CON 251.           CM plan are discussed, including scenario-type exer-
Participants should be in a position where they are       cises to enhance learning. Life Cycle Logisticians,
responsible for CAS administration for one or more        Systems Engineers, Configuration Managers, Pro-
contractors that involves full CAS-covered contracts,     gram Managers, and Technical Auditors are among
or they should have a current or pending assignment       those who should attend.
dealing with CAS issues on a regular basis.
                                                          PMT 202
CON 260 (Parts A & B)                                     Multinational Program Management
The Small Business Program                                All personnel involved in an international defense
All Level II certified Contracting workforce members      cooperative research, development, and acquisition
with Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization         program should take PMT 202.
Specialist responsibilities should complete The Small
Business Program course. CON 260 delves into the          PMT 203
intricacies of the small business program and those       International Security and Technology
associated programs and initiatives that support the      Transfer/Control
program and the Department’s efforts to improve           This course should be taken by all personnel involved
small business participation in both prime contracting    in an international defense acquisition program in
and subcontracting. This course focuses particular        other than a managerial capacity. Participants will
attention on the small business specialist’s role as a    typically include members of the following career
vital member of the acquisition team.                     fields: Program Management; Contracting; Test and
                                                          Evaluation; Systems Planning, Research, Develop-
GRT 201                                                   ment and Engineering; and Business, Cost Estimating,
Grants and Agreements Management                          and Financial Management.
This course should be taken by all contracting person-
nel with grants management responsibilities and by        PMT 304
all acquisition personnel who have been assigned the      Advanced International Management Workshop
responsibilities of a contracting officer’s representa-   All personnel involved in an international defense
tive or contracting officer’s technical representative    acquisition program should take PMT 304, especially if
for a DoD grant.                                          they are involved in international project agreements.




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PMT 401                                                     PQM 203
The Program Manager’s Course                                Preparation of Commercial Item Descriptions for
This executive-level course is designed for specially       Engineering and Technical Personnel
selected Level III certified DoD AT&L workforce mem-        Personnel who prepare or review commercial item
bers who are potential leaders of major acquisition         descriptions and use market research techniques to
programs, integrated product teams, and systems             identify commercial items should take PQM 203.
command/major command divisions. Attendees must
be GS-14/O-5 or above with extensive experience in          PQM 212
acquisition, including 4 years in, or in direct support     Market Research for Engineering and Technical
of, a program management office. Selected represen-         Personnel
tatives from industry may attend. This assignment-          The Market Research for Engineering and Technical Per-
specific course is required for newly selected Program      sonnel course is intended for personnel who gather and
Executive Officers (PEOs), Deputy PEOs, and Program         use market information when conducting cost, schedule,
Managers (PMs)/Deputy PMs of Acquisition Category           and performance tradeoff analyses; determine whether
(ACAT) I, IA, and II programs.                              items and services are commercial; or develop acquisition
                                                            plans, requirements documents, support plans, test plans,
PMT 402                                                     and evaluation factors.
Executive Program Manager’s Course
This assignment-specific course is required for newly       SAM 101
selected PEOs, DPEOs, and PMs/DPMs of ACAT I, IA,           Basic Software Acquisition Management
and II programs.                                            SAM 101 is recommended for those in acquisition
                                                            positions who have duties that include software
PMT 403                                                     acquisition management or who work in development
Program Manager’s Skills                                    programs in which $20 million or more is spent on
This course is designed to update newly designated          software, procurement programs in which $30 million
ACAT III program/product managers and their depu-           or more is spent on software, programs in which $1
ties on current acquisition policy, principles, and prac-   million or more is spent on sustainment costs for
tices. PMT 403 includes lessons learned from recent         software annually, or programs in which post-deploy-
experiences and instruction on how to operate as a          ment software support is ongoing. SAM 101 is an
Program Manager in the current environment.                 excellent introductory course for personnel of any
                                                            rank/grade or acquisition career level involved in
PQM 103                                                     management of DoD software-intensive systems.
Defense Specification Management
Personnel who are responsible for writing, reviewing,       SAM 201
coordinating, applying, or using specifications and         Intermediate Software Acquisition Management
related documents should take PQM 103.                      This course is recommended for acquisition personnel
                                                            who are involved in any aspect of managing DoD
PQM 104                                                     software-intensive systems. Priority for this course
Specification Selection and Application                     will be given to personnel who manage software
This course should be taken by personnel who are            development and/or acquire software and who work
involved in setting requirements and making stan-           in development programs in which $20 million or
dardization decisions. Also, personnel who use speci-       more is spent on software, procurement programs in
fications and standards but are not actively involved       which $30 million or more is spent on software, pro-
in the development or management of requirements            grams in which $1 million or more is spent on sus-
documentation could benefit from PQM 104.                   tainment costs for software annually, or programs in
                                                            which post-deployment software support is ongoing.
PQM 202
                                                            SAM 301
Commercial and Nondevelopmental Item
Acquisition Course for Technical Personnel                  Advanced Software Acquisition Management
This course is intended for personnel who are               SAM 301 is recommended for acquisition personnel
involved in the acquisition of commercial and nonde-        involved in any aspect of managing DoD software-
velopmental items. This includes personnel who              intensive systems. Priority for this course will be given
locate and evaluate potential items, plan for support       to personnel who manage software development
of items, select and prepare requirements documents,        and/or acquire software and who work in develop-
or manage item test evaluations and quality.                ment programs in which $20 million or more is spent
                                                            on software, procurement programs in which $30
                                                            million or more is spent on software, programs in
                                                            which $1 million or more is spent on sustainment
                                                            costs for software annually, or programs in which
                                                            post-deployment software support is ongoing.




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The AT&L PLM ...
Performance Support


P
     erformance Support is tailored to the customer's
     needs and may include consulting, targeted
     training, group facilitation, and/or Rapid Deploy-
ment Training (RDT). Faculty from all disciplines and
regions can consult with government acquisition
organizations in integrated product teams on either a
long- or short-term basis. The list and brief descrip-
tions of standing targeted training courses are pro-
vided on the next few pages. At the customer’s
request and as resources are available, faculty can
develop specific targeted training courses. Experi-
enced facilitators can be scheduled within days of
release of new initiatives that affect the acquisition
                                                             the MDC and facilitation services should be made
                                                             well in advance of your organization's planned off-
                                                             site. A portable system can be utilized for similar
                                                                                                                        3
workforce.
                                                             facilitation services at your location or other DAU
                                                             campuses.
 Consulting
                                                              Rapid Deployment Training
DAU offers consulting in most functional areas.
Information on topics such as dispute resolution,
                                                             In response to the accelerated rate of change to
strategic planning, and problem solving is also
                                                             acquisition policies, procedures, and best practices,
offered through such media as magazines, books,
                                                             DAU established a Rapid Deployment Training
guides, and other training materials.
                                                             (RDT) capability. By quickly focusing attention on
                                                             high-value initiatives, DAU is able to develop and
Consulting services are provided by DAU's seasoned
                                                             deliver targeted training to large numbers of the
faculty. Our faculty have extensive acquisition pro-
                                                             acquisition workforce soon after an initiative is
gram experience, education, and training to provide
                                                             implemented and in parallel with changes to our
the right solutions at the right time to solve individual,
                                                             formal courses. RDT will be provided via all avail-
project, and agency acquisition problems. We utilize
                                                             able media, including classroom training at the
systems thinking and other problem-solving methods
                                                             regional campuses, continuous learning modules,
to identify, evaluate, and develop timely and appropri-
                                                             and local sessions.
ate solutions to your acquisition and organizational
challenges.
                                                             A few notable examples of RDT include DAU's par-
                                                             ticipation in organizing and rapidly deploying train-
DAU now offers a Program Start-up Workshop to
                                                             ing for the AT&L workforce in response to signifi-
facilitate better government and industry teaming after
                                                             cant changes to the Defense acquisition system
contract award on defense acquisition programs. The
                                                             documents DoDI 5000.1 and DoDD 5000.2; the
3- to 5-day workshop is tailored to match the specific
                                                             ongoing effort to provide training on the new CJCSI
needs of each program and is conducted jointly with
                                                             3170.01C (Joint Capabilities Integration and Devel-
government and industry teams. Ideally held 2 to 4
                                                             opment System); and training on the recent Unique
weeks after contract award, the workshop provides
                                                             Identifier program, which will significantly improve
training on essential start-up activities and creates an
                                                             efficiency in moving supplies to warfighters and
environment of teamwork, communication, and trust.
                                                             facilitate item tracking.
For team collaboration and complex problem solv-
                                                             Our faculty stand ready to fulfill specific requests for
ing, a state-of-the-art Management Deliberation
                                                             consulting and targeted training. Rapid deployment
Center (MDC) is available at our Capital and North-
                                                             training will be designed and tailored at the direc-
east regional campus at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. DoD
                                                             tion of DoD officials.
and civilian agencies may reserve the MDC for
strategic planning, team building, brainstorming,
                                                             For more information, visit the Performance Support/
and other facilitated interventions. Trained facilita-
                                                             Rapid Deployment Training Web site at http://www.
tors help plan and implement your organization's
                                                             dau.mil/performance_support.
performance-support requirements. Reservations for




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Targeted Training

The following targeted training workshops and mini-
courses are available to the AT&L community. To find
out more about these courses or to request a course
for your organization, visit http://www.dau.mil/
performance_support/targeted_training.asp.

Activity Based Costing Principles introduces the
 principles and techniques of this powerful man-
 agement tool, which accurately relates the cost of
 products and services offered to customers with the
 consumption of organizational resources.     3.5 days
ACTD Execution (How to Run an Advanced Con-
 cept Technology Demonstration) provides the
 student the necessary programmatic, systems engi-
 neering, and technical management skills and
 know-how to become an effective, productive mem-
 ber of an Advanced Concept Technology Demonstra-
 tion (ACTD) execution team.                  5 days
ACTD Transition Management Course introduces
 the management team of an ACTD project to some
 of the realities of the procurement and acquisition        ment, acquisition, basic systems, and software
 environment into which most ACTDs expect to tran-          engineering.                               3 days
 sition.                                         5 days    Diversity Games Workshop is based on the “whole
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) covers such            brain” concept described in the Herrmann Brain
 topics as interest-based negotiation, partnering,          Dominance Instrument (HBDI) developed by Ned
 and third-party assisted ADR procedures, which             Herrmann. Students learn to understand their own
 lead to equitable, cost-effective, and time-efficient      thinking styles as well as the styles of others. It
 mutual agreements while building positive work-            clearly shows how diversity is not a liability but can
 ing relationships that continue beyond the life of         become one of a team’s best assets as it encompasses
 the contract.                                 2 days       the best there is to offer in a group.          .5–1 day

Configuration Management (An Introduction to               Economic Analysis for Decision Making (EADM)
 MIL-HDBK-61A) provides an overview of the con-             explores the processes and techniques for making
 cepts and basic practices of Configuration Manage-         decisions among different economic alternatives and
 ment (CM), including configuration identification,         will enable the student to plan and conduct studies
 audits, control, status accounting, and data manage-       and recommend courses of action.               5 days
 ment. The impact on CM by Acquisition Reform, the         Economic Analysis for Managers (EAM) is a broad
 integrated data environment, commercial off-the-           review of the techniques recognized by the DoD for
 shelf and nondevelopmental item application, and           making decisions among different economic courses
 open systems architecture is also discussed. 4.5 days      of action.                                   5 days
Contracting Officer’s Representative Course (COR)          Earned Value Management (EVM) is an important
 explains the duties, responsibilities, limitations,        program management tool for large acquisition pro-
 nature, and scope of personal interactions and gives       grams. Using basic definitions and analytical tools,
 a full picture of what this position requires. 4.5 days    this class can be tailored to the beginning EVM
Cost Risk Analysis—A Monte Carlo Simulation                 analyst or kept at the management level to address
 Approach: After a program’s risks (performance,            managing a program based on the EVM information
 schedule, and cost estimating) have been identified,       that has been provided.                         3 days
 an approach is selected to estimate the cost impact       Earned Value Overview (EVO) provides a compre-
 to the program. This class uses a Monte Carlo simu-        hensive understanding of the concepts, policies, and
 lation to analyze uncertainty, construct a total cost      procedures of earned value management as it is
 distribution, and make probability statements con-         applied in systems acquisitions.              3 days
 cerning program cost.                            2 days
                                                           Evolutionary Acquisition Workshop covers the
DISA Information Systems Engineering Seminar                basics of implementing an Evolutionary Acquisition
 (ISES) introduces the software management team             Strategy. Principles of sound technical management,
 of any Defense Information Systems Agency                  risk management and mitigation, and cost estima-
 (DISA) project to some of the realities of procure-        tion are among the topics addressed.          .5 day



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Executive Seminar in Government Property (ESGP)              Logistics Test and Evaluation is an orientation for
 employs case studies and exercises to demonstrate            members of the logistics test and evaluation com-
 the value of good government property manage-                munity who have been selected from operation-
 ment. The workshop is designed for managerial                al units to do test and evaluation on weapons
 personnel with overall responsibility for government         systems.                                     2 days
 property.                                       3 days
                                                             Management Seminar explores the principles,
Fiscal Responsibilities for the DoD Technical Pro-            functions, and skills needed to be an effective
 fessional explains laws and regulations that have a          manager and can be tailored to the customer’s
 large impact on the test and evaluation community,           specific needs.                                2 days
 such as the National Defense Authorization Act, DoD
                                                             Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Workshop
 5000 documents, Requirements Generation System,
                                                              provides participants with heightened self-aware-
 and the Joint Capabilities Integration and Develop-
                                                              ness and useful knowledge on working with others
 ment System (JCIDS). Note: This short course is
                                                              in organizational and team settings. Participants will
 updated frequently to include the latest available
                                                              complete the MBTI in the workshop.          4–6 hours
 information.                                    2 days
General Acquisition Principles and Fiscal Respon-
 sibilities provides the student an update on the DoD
 acquisition process and principles; the standards of
 conduct and potential consequences that govern and
                                                             Navy Systems Engineering Guide explains the
                                                              Naval Air Systems Command approach to Sys-
                                                              tems Engineering (designed for NAVAIR technical
                                                              managers).                                5 days
                                                                                                                          3
 guide the acquisition workforce; and the basics of          New Program Start-up Workshop is tailored to
 fiscal (appropriations) law, rules, and practices that       the specific needs of each program. DAU and
 govern how appropriated funds are spent.           3 days    Raytheon have jointly developed this workshop
                                                              to facilitate better government and industry
Government Property Disposition Seminar (GPDS)
                                                              teaming after contract award on defense acquisi-
 provides an overview for contracting offices cover-
                                                              tion programs.                           3–5 days
 ing the statutory and regulatory disposal require-
 ments for government property in the possession of          Performance Based Service Acquisition (PBSA)
 contractors.                                    2 days       provides an overview of performance-based meth-
                                                              ods and how to determine when they are appropri-
Government Property in a Contingency Contract-
                                                              ate and is designed for personnel who must work
 ing Environment (GPCCE) covers the issues sur-
                                                              with program officials to plan, award, and adminis-
 rounding GPCCE, including special concerns for
                                                              ter performance-based contracts.              3 days
 providing and controlling government property in a
 wartime environment.                         2 days         Phone Negotiations Workshop emphasizes man-
                                                              agement-level planning and oversight of logistics
Government Property Forms (GPF) explains the
                                                              support development for a new system.           1 day
 numerous forms required for use in the manage-
 ment of government property, including the Inven-           Problem Solving Techniques for Quality Improve-
 tory Schedule, DD Form 1662, DD Form 1149, SF                ment (PSTQ) examines problem-solving methodol-
 Form 1423, and Reports of Discrepancies.      1 day          ogy, statistical techniques, and a “tool kit” of ideas
                                                              that may be used to achieve quality improvement
Integrated Baseline Review Workshop is tailored
                                                              goals.                                             3 days
  to the participant’s particular project and provides
  instructions on how to best conduct an Integrated          Program Management through the Looking Glass
  Baseline Review (IBR) to assess the reasonableness,         provides coaching and feedback to Program Man-
  adequacy, and accuracy of this baseline plan. 2 days        agers and their teams using the Looking Glass, Inc.®
                                                              management simulation.                        3 days
ISO 9000/2000 provides an understanding and a
  working knowledge of the application, interpreta-          Property Administration/Management for Con-
  tion, and evaluation of the International Organiza-         tracting Officers (PACO) explains the roles and
  tion of Standards (ISO) 9000 series standards for           responsibilities of the contracting officer in
  quality management systems as used in defense               regard to government property when provided to
  acquisition.                                   2 days       contractors.                                   3 days
Leading Project Teams Course illustrates the princi-         Property Control Systems Analysis Workshop
 ples of team development and operation using prac-           (PCSAW) examines worksheet design, data analysis,
 tical examples and exercises. (The course can be             and case-based problem solving as well as a number
 tailored to meet the specific needs of the sponsoring        of advanced audit techniques available to the prop-
 organization.)                                3–5 days       erty administrator.                            3 days
Lean Thinking and Value Stream Mapping Semi-                 Provisioning provides a fundamental management
 nar focuses on creating value as determined by the           understanding of provisioning requirements associ-
 customer emphasizing lean thinking principles and            ated with the acquisition and sustainment of weapon
 concepts.                                  2.5 days          systems and equipment in the DoD inventory. 5 days



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Provisioning Management emphasizes manage-
 ment-level planning and oversight of logistics sup-
 port development for a new system.              4 days
Quality Assurance for Commercial Activities
 (QACA) provides the requisite tools and knowledge
 to effectively design quality assurance surveillance
 plans for commercial activities.                 4 days
Resources for the Test and Evaluation Professional
 introduces a wealth of information and resources
 available to the Test and Evaluation workforce, in-
 cluding magazines and publications, handbooks and
 guidebooks, Web sites, classes, online courses, CD-
 ROMs, and software resources.                5 hours
Risk Management Workshop provides an overview
 of risk management and a process to identify, evalu-
 ate, and develop risk-handling strategies.     1 day
Sole Source Commercial Item Pricing addresses
 potential problems associated with purchasing a
 commercial supply or service on a sole source basis.
 Note: Students must bring a basic calculator to class
 to accomplish the application exercises.        1 day
Source Selection provides an overview of Source
 Selection and Technical Evaluation Board documen-
 tation pertaining to competitive proposals using the
 Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 15.3
 Source Selection Process.                    1–2 days
Sustainment Systems Technical Support (SSTS)
 provides a fundamental management under-
 standing of SSTS requirements associated with
 the integrated logistics planning and sustainment          Technical Issues in Government Property Disposal
 support for weapon systems and equipment in                 (TIGPD) covers the technical issues surrounding the
 the Army inventory. The course reviews, emphasizes,         disposition of government property in the possession
 and discusses legal and regulatory guidance and             of contractors, including inventory verification, sam-
 direction, funding sources, and maintenance                 pling requirements, hazardous wastes, demilitariza-
 concepts and techniques.                     1 day          tion, and information technology resources. 2 days

System Acquisition Overview (SAO) provides                  Whole Brain Dominance Workshop uses the
 members of the acquisition community a basic                Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI), a
 understanding of the terms, relationships, deci-            widely used instrument for understanding the impli-
 sions, and actions taken by a program manage-               cations of thinking style preferences on communica-
 ment office during the life cycle of a major                tions, problem solving, and team building. Partici-
 weapon system.                               3 days         pants will complete the HBDI and receive individual
                                                             feedback on their results. They can then use the
Statistical Process Control (SPC) offers a clear, effec-     workshop to improve self management and to work
 tive way to learn basic statistical process control and     with others in group settings.              2–4 hours
 techniques that can be applied immediately. Note: A
 basic understanding of algebra is recommended,
 and participants should bring a scientific or statisti-     For more information on targeted training or to
 cal calculator to class.                         5 days     schedule consulting services, contact the perform-
Statistical Process Control for Short Runs provides          ance support team at your regional DAU campus:
 the basic knowledge required for reaping the bene-
 fits of Statistical Process Control (SPC) with short        West Region . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pswst@dau.mil
 production runs.                                  3 days    Midwest Region . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .psmwt@dau.mil
                                                             South Region . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pssth@dau.mil
Technology Assessment and Transition Manage-                 Mid-Atlantic Region . . . . . . . . . . . . . .psmat@dau.mil
 ment prepares the student to conduct technology             Capital & Northeast Region . . . . . . .pscpne@dau.mil
 assessment using a variety of tools and provides            DSMC–School of
 training on technology development strategies, tech-         Program Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . .psspm@dau.mil
 nology transition agreements, and other technology          DAU Headquarters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .psdau@dau.mil
 transition documentation.                     2 days



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The AT&L PLM ...
Continuous Learning


T
     he DAU Continuous Learning Center offers online,
     self-paced Continuous Learning (CL) modules
     with assessments and certificates as well as pre-
sentations intended for awareness only. Links to mod-
ules from the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT),
the General Services Administration (GSA), the Sec-
tion 508 Initiative, and the Navy are also offered.
                                                          Administration of Other Transactions focuses on
Information regarding these opportunities is available
                                                           Other Transactions (OT) from contracts, grants, and
at the Continuous Learning Center (CLC) Web site at


                                                                                                                     3
http://clc.dau.mil.                                        cooperative agreements, governing regulations,
                                                           management responsibilities, financial implications,
DAU continually develops and adds new offerings to         intellectual property, data and real property rights,
the CLC site. Check this Web site frequently to see        and modification and termination issues.       1.5 CLPs
what’s new. The following list provides the Continu-
                                                          Affirmative Procurement (AP) Training, 2002—
ous Learning Points (CLPs) for currently available CL
opportunities:                                             AFCEE (EPA/Green Procurement) describes AP
                                                           program actions to meet the AFCEE (Air Force Cen-
                                                           ter for Environmental Excellence) EPA (Environmen-
Self-Paced Modules                                         tal Protection Agency)/Green Procurement require-
                                                           ments.                                       3 CLPs
A-76 Competitive Sourcing Overview provides an
 introduction to the Office of Management and Budget      Analysis of Alternatives [AoA] presents the
 Circular A-76 that implements the President’s Man-        process used to conduct an AoA in support of
 agement Agenda for Competitive Sourcing. 1.5 CLPs         requirements development and systems acquisi-
                                                           tion.                                    2 CLPs
Activity-Based Costing (ABC)—AFIT FIN 160 intro-
 duces ABC and discusses the Air Force Materiel           Analyzing Profit or Fee explains the structured
 Command strategic planning process.        15 CLPs        approach the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
                                                           provides for developing a reasonable profit/fee
Acquisition of Services introduces performance-            position.                                     1 CLP
 based service contracting and ways to communi-
 cate DoD service requirements. (Briefing) 0 CLPs*        Assessments of Technology Readiness Levels
                                                           introduces the concept of assessing technology
Acquisition Reporting Concepts and Policy                  readiness levels and how the assessments are
 Requirements for APB, DAES, and SAR provides              applied in the defense acquisition decision-making
 information on the terminology, concepts, and             process.                                      1 CLP
 policies pertaining to required acquisition reports
 generated using the Consolidated Acquisition             Basic Math Tutorial provides a refresher of basic
 Reporting System (CARS) software               3 CLPs     math skills that may be required when performing
                                                           calculations without the aid of a performance-
                                                           support tool or calculator.                    0 CLPs

                                                          Budget Policy focuses on appropriations and the
                                                           funding policies associated with each appropriation.
                                                           It relates a defense acquisition program’s cost esti-
                                                           mate to its programming and budgeting require-
                                                           ments.                                        4.5 CLPs

                                                          Building Your Community Knowledge Base (Intro-
                                                           duction to Knowledge Management, Part B)
                                                           teaches the skills, tools, and methods essential for
                                                           effective knowledge management.                 2 CLPs

                                                          Business Management Modernization Program
                                                           (BMMP) introduces the DoD-wide initiative to trans-
                                                           form business processes and to standardize and
                                                           integrate information systems and standards. 1 CLP



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Buy American Act demystifies Federal Acquisition         Contracting Officers Representative (COR)
 Regulation (FAR), Part 25, and DFARS (Defense Fed-       Overview provides students with a general knowl-
 eral Acquisition Regulation Supplement) 225 with         edge of roles and responsibilities as individuals
 materials and practical examples.            3 CLPs      involved in the contracting process.            4 CLPs

Commercial Acquisition reinforces the latest guid-       Contracting Officers Representative (COR)
 ance for commercial acquisitions, outlining the major    with a Mission Focus provides students a basic
 changes to the contracting process brought about by      understanding of contract types, processes,
 the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 and     ethics and integrity, and authorities relevant to
 the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996. (Briefing)     0 CLPs*    their positions.                             8 CLPs

Commercial Item Determination explores the               Contracting Overview introduces the market
 commercial item determination process as                 research process, the process for developing criteria
 outlined in the Commercial Item Determination            or factors that teams will use to evaluate contractors
 Handbook.                             3.5 CLPs           during source selection, and the use of the uniform
                                                          contract format.                                8 CLPs
Commercial Item Determination: Executive
 Overview reviews the process outlined in the Com-       Contractual Incentives focuses on the balance
 mercial Item Determination Handbook.         .5 CLP      between government and industry goals and objec-
                                                          tives in crafting an effective incentive strategy that
Congressional Enactment focuses on the congres-           delivers value to both parties.                   3 CLPs
 sional processes that lead to a budget resolution, an
 Authorization Act, and an Appropriation Act, and the    Cost Analysis focuses on the basic cost analysis
 implications of those process outcomes to defense        process that is one of the fundamental building
 acquisition programs.                        3.5 CLPs    blocks of any acquisition program.            3.5 CLPs

Continuous Process Improvement Familiarization           Cost As an Independent Variable (CAIV) is
 provides basic information concerning various CPI        designed to help develop a well-planned and inform-
 methodologies and tools and how their implementa-        ative CAIV plan.                              1 CLP
 tion can improve organizational performance to
 better support the warfighter.             1.5 CLPs     Cost Estimating focuses on basic cost-estimating
                                                          tools and techniques that are fundamental building
Contract Source Selection provides Federal procure-       blocks of the acquisition process.            8 CLPs
 ment and acquisition professionals with a better
 understanding of the source selection process and       COTS Acquisitions for Program Managers sum-
 its goals.                                    1 CLPs     marizes fundamental challenges organizations
                                                          face when integrating commercial items into a
Contract Terminations addresses the appropriate           system.                                 3 CLPs
 ways of determining how to prepare and process a
 termination notice.                         2 CLPs      Current Topics in Financial Management—AFIT FIN
                                                          150 is intended for product center and logistics center
Contracting for the Rest of Us provides people who        personnel involved with financial processes. 16 CLPs
 do not work in the Contracting field with a basic
 knowledge of some of the essential processes and        DCMA Intern Training provides introductory
 considerations that DoD Contracting professionals        information for new members of the Defense
 encounter in order to satisfy customers’ require-        Contract Management Agency.             2 CLPs
 ments.                                        2 CLPs
                                                         Defense Logistics Agency Support to the PM
                                                          introduces the capabilities of the Defense Logistics
                                                          Agency (DLA) in delivering tailored support to the
                                                          Program manager, operational unit, Service inven-
                                                          tory control points, etc.                     3 CLPs

                                                         Defense Subcontract Management addresses sub-
                                                          contracting activities from the perspective of the
                                                          staff of a defense acquisition program office. 4 CLPs

                                                         Depot Maintenance Partnering (DMP) introduces
                                                          ways in which DMP serves as a cost-effective tech-
                                                          nique for applying a performance-based logistics
                                                          philosophy in the real world.                 2 CLPs




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Designing for Supportability in DoD Systems pro-
 vides a comprehensive overview and introduction to
 incorporating the principles of systems engineering
 throughout the system life cycle to design, develop,
 produce, and sustain operationally reliable, support-
 able, and effective systems.                   3 CLPs

Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material
 Shortages (DMSMS) Case Studies provides a basic
 understanding of the DMSMS issues, tying together
 basic concepts, tools information, and skills. 2 CLPs

Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material
 Shortages (DMSMS) Essentials addresses electron-
 ics, mechanical and materials initiatives; introduces
 the Defense Logistic Agency's DMSMS programs and
 capabilities; and reviews basic techniques for com-
 ponent research.

Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material
                                                 2 CLPs


 Shortages Executive Course offers the executive a
                                                                                                                      3
 perspective of management/supervisory actions            Facilities Capital Cost of Money provides points to
 necessary to enable effective Diminishing Manufac-        consider as you develop a prenegotiation position
 turing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS)             for facilities capital cost of money that is fair and
 mitigation and thereby enhancing mission readiness,       reasonable, given market research and proposed
 efficiency, and cost effectiveness.           1 CLP       information from the offeror.                   1.5 CLPs

Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material            Fiscal Law Tutorial provides training for personnel in
 Shortages Fundamentals introduces a working-              legal, financial management, acquisition, and other
 level overview of DMSMS history, issues, tools,           fields who cannot attend a resident course but
 current initiatives, and real examples of successful      require a working knowledge of fiscal law.     6 CLPs
 programs.                                     3 CLPs
                                                          Force Centric Logistics Enterprise (FLE) examines
DoD Government Purchase Card Refresher Train-              DoD’s ongoing efforts to modernize its logistics
 ing presents the mandatory requirements and other         organization and capabilities.                 3 CLPs
 guidelines to consider and apply when utilizing the
                                                          GSA Federal Supply Schedules Training is an ori-
 Government Purchase Card. It was developed to
                                                           entation on using the schedules for cost-effective
 provide refresher training for Government Purchase
                                                           and streamlined purchases of commonly used sup-
 Cardholders and Approving Officials.         3.5 CLPs
                                                           plies and services.                           16 CLPs
DoD Government Purchase Card Tutorial presents
                                                          GSA SmartPay Purchase Card Program provides
 the mandatory requirements and other guidelines to
                                                           an overview of incentives available to motivate both
 consider when using the Government Purchase
                                                           government program office personnel as well as
 Card.                                     3.5 CLPs
                                                           contractor personnel to reduce acquisition response
DoD Government Purchase Card Tutorial, CD-ROM              times.                                        4 CLPs
 Students Only provides a post-test and certificate for
                                                          GSA SmartPay Purchase Cards A/OPC Training
 those who completed the CD-ROM course. 3.5 CLPs
                                                           explains the role and responsibilities of an A/OPC
DTRA Government Purchase Card presents the                 (Agency/Organization Program Coordinator). 1 CLP
 mandatory requirements and other guidelines to
                                                          Implementing Price-Based Acquisition examines
 consider and apply when utilizing the Government
                                                           how the contracting officer or contracting specialist
 Purchase Card.                              4 CLPs
                                                           can use price-based acquisition as a tool to stream-
Enterprise Integration Overview introduces funda-          line the source selection process. (Briefing) 0 CLPs*
 mental Enterprise Integration (EI) concepts, defines
                                                          Incentives for Reducing Acquisition Response
 EI implementation strategies, and describes
                                                            Time—AFIT SYS 352 summarizes incentives avail-
 suggested EI best practices.                3.5 CLPs
                                                            able to motivate both government program office
Ethics Training for AT&L reinforces the most                personnel and contractor personnel to reduce acqui-
 important legal ethics standards governing                 sition response times.                     15 CLPs
 interaction between government personnel
 and contractors.                         2 CLPs




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                                                             International Armaments Cooperation, Part 3,
                                                               discusses foreign participation in systems acquisition
                                                               and production, cooperative logistics, and interna-
                                                               tional environmental cooperation.               2 CLPs

                                                             Introduction to Interoperability provides an intro-
                                                               duction to interoperability as it relates to require-
                                                               ments generation, including background, key defini-
                                                               tions, and concepts. (Briefing)                  0 CLPs*

                                                             Introduction to Knowledge Management
                                                              (Part A) provides an overview of the basic concepts
                                                              of Knowledge Management (KM), describes the KM
                                                              value proposition, and develops an awareness of the
                                                              tools and skills needed to work effectively within a
                                                              knowledge-sharing environment.                  2 CLPs

                                                             Introduction to Lean Enterprise Concepts explains
                                                               lean enterprise concepts and techniques, the key to
                                                               success for many corporations around the world in
                                                               the 21st century.                           3.5 CLPs

                                                             Introduction to Reducing Total Ownership Costs
                                                               (RTOC) provides an orientation to the RTOC require-
                                                               ment, defines key RTOC concepts, describes best
Indirect Costs serves as a primer for those who are            practices, emphasizing RTOC from a systems per-
  unfamiliar with Indirect Costs associated with pric-         spective.                                    3 CLPs
  ing of contracts, interim contract billing, and deter-
  mination of actual contract costs.                1 CLP    IPT Management and Leadership introduces
                                                              management and leadership concepts used to
Information Assurance describes the importance of             organize, manage, and lead an Integrated Product
  Information Assurance (IA), the Program Manager’s           Team (IPT).                               8 CLPs
  responsibilities, and steps for integrating IA into an
  acquisition program.                              3 CLPs   ISO 9000/2000 teaches the basic elements of ISO
                                                               9000/2000 and lessons learned regarding its imple-
Information Exchange Program (IEP), Army                       mentation and use.                           3 CLPs
 Specific RDT&E (Research, Development, Test &
 Engineering) ensures that all required acquisition          Item Unique Identification (IUID) enables item
 workforce personnel comprehend Army-specific IEP              tracking in DoD business systems and provides reli-
 annex development, coordination, negotiation, and             able and accurate data for management, financial
 execution changes in policy and procedures. 1 CLP
                                            .                  accountability, and asset management purposes.
                                                                                                           3 CLPs
Information Exchange Program (IEP), DoD Generic
  for RDT&E describes the procedures for implementing        Javits-Wagner-O’Day (JWOD) Tutorial provides a
  the DoD’s IEP, why all required AT&L workforce per-         better understanding of the JWOD program, which
  sonnel should participate in the IEP, and how to            helps people with disabilities obtain or maintain
  execute IEP information exchanges.             2 CLPs       employment.                                      1 CLP

Information Exchange Program (IEP), Navy Specific            Lean Six Sigma is a continuation of the “Introduction
  RDT&E describes the Navy-specific procedures for            to Lean Enterprise Concepts” and “Six Sigma: Con-
  implementing the DoD’s IEP, why they should par-            cepts and Process” modules.                   6 CLPs
  ticipate in the IEP, and how to execute IEP informa-
  tion exchanges.                                 1 CLP      Leveraging DCMA for Program Success details
                                                              Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA)
International Armaments Cooperation, Part 1,                  products and services that can be utilized to reduce
  introduces the history and functioning of Interna-          program risk.                                   2 CLPs
  tional Armaments Cooperation.                  2 CLPs
                                                             Market Research explains market research and its
International Armaments Cooperation, Part 2,                  importance in acquiring weapons and combat system
  explains the International Agreement Process and            capabilities better, faster, and cheaper.  3 CLPs
  the Defense Data Exchange Program.            2 CLPs




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Modeling and Simulation in System Engineering              Performance Based Services Acquisition (PBSA)
 explains how M&S can be a benefit over the entire          explains how PBSA strategies adapt best commercial
 life cycle of a project, supports systems engineering,     practices and maximize performance, innovation,
 and can be planned and shared along with data and          and competition.                            6 CLPs
 results.                                        3 CLPs
                                                           Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execu-
Net-Ready Key Performance Parameter (NR-                    tion (PPBE) and Budget Exhibits explains the PPBE
 KPP) exposes Program Managers to the NR-KPP                process, including the legal concerns and potential
 development resources with the ultimate goal of            impact of poor budget execution.              3 CLPs
 ensuring the necessary program Interoperability
 and Supportability (I&S) and Joint Interoperability       P-Pro Acquiring Intellectual Property is designed
 Test Certifications.                         3 CLPs        for Contracting Officers, Program Managers, and
                                                            anyone who deals with this sometimes complex and
OPSEC Contract Requirements outlines the basic              frequently misunderstood process.            5 CLPs
 elements of operations security (OPSEC), identifies
 the role of OPSEC within the Department of                P-Pro Commercial Business Strategies describes


                                                                                                                     3
 Defense, and defines the OPSEC responsibilities of         a series of steps taken by Rockwell Collins to
 program managers and contracting officers. 1 CLP           integrate two Cedar Rapids facilities (one for gov-
                                                            ernment and one for commercial business) into
Other Transactions Authority (OTA) for Prototype            one plant.                                     .5 CLP
 Projects: Comprehensive Coverage presents the
 mandatory requirements and other guidelines               P-Pro Evolutionary Acquisition: The What and
 to consider when using OTA for prototype                   Why of EA covers the definitions, objectives, and
 projects.                                  3 CLPs          attributes of evolutionary acquisition.        .5 CLP

Other Transactions Authority (OTA) for Prototype           P-Pro New DoD Systems Acquisition Process
 Projects Overview summarizes the mandatory                 describes the new DoD systems acquisition process
 requirements and other guidelines to consider when         and the DoD 5000 series documents.           .5 CLP
 using OTA for prototype projects.             .5 CLP
                                                           P-Pro Performance Based Payments, C-17 Pro-
Past Performance Information addresses the                  gram describes how performance-based payments
 rationale behind collecting past performance infor-        were used by the Air Force and Boeing in the manu-
 mation, why it should be used, and how its use             facture of the C-17 transport aircraft.       .5 CLP
 improves contractor performance.              3 CLPs
                                                           Predictive Analysis and Quality Assurance pro-
Performance Based Logistics (PBL) presents PBL as           vides an overview of quality assurance activities and
 the strategy of choice for product support. 3 CLPs         how they relate to the use of predictive analysis as a
                                                            tool to form assumptions of future events.       1 CLP
Performance Based Payments (PBPs) Overview
 presents an overview of the fundamental concepts          Predictive Analysis and Scheduling provides an
 of PBPs and the guidance necessary for implement-          overview of the various types of schedules used by
 ing a PBP financing structure as part of a fixed-price     DCMA personnel and a background of how predic-
 contract.                                        .5 CLP    tive analysis is utilized to determine and maintain
                                                            schedules.                                       1 CLP

                                                           Predictive Analysis and Systems Engineering pro-
                                                            vides an overview of how predictive analysis plays a
                                                            role in systems engineering. Various systems engi-
                                                            neering tools are also discussed.              1 CLP

                                                           Price Analysis Methods—AFIT QMT 110 presents
                                                            the hierarchy of Federal Acquisition Regulation price
                                                            analysis methods and includes information on per-
                                                            formance-based payments.                        1 CLP

                                                           Privacy Protection describes the general scope,
                                                            guidance and laws, potential risks, and procedures
                                                            necessary in understanding and promoting privacy
                                                            protection.                                    1 CLP

                                                           Profit Policy Revisions addresses changes to DoD’s
                                                            profit policy as a result of Defense Federal Acquisi-
                                                            tion Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Cases 2000-
                                                            D300 and 2000-D018.                              1 CLP



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Program Execution describes the budget execution          Six Sigma: Concepts and Process introduces the
 process, including the legal concerns and potential       foundations of the Six Sigma quality control method-
 impact of poor budget execution.              3 CLPs      ology created by Motorola to increase the productiv-
                                                           ity and quality of products and customer service
Proper Use of Non-DoD Contracts provides DoD               processes.                                     8 CLPs
 acquisition professionals with a better understand-
 ing of the need to ensure that non-DoD contracting       Space Acquisition explains the space acquisition
 instruments are appropriately used to meet DoD            process outlined in National Security Space
 requirements.                                   1 CLP     Acquisition Policy 03-01 (NSS 03-01), which
                                                           streamlines the acquisition oversight process with
Provisional Award Fee Awareness explains the               emphasis on the earlier phases of space program
 DFARS guidance, effective 13 January 2004, for the        development.                               4 CLPs
 use of provisional award fee payments in cost-plus-
 award-fee contracts.                           1 CLP     Spend Analysis Strategies explains the means
                                                           by which Spend Analysis contributes to the “com-
Reliability/Maintainability defines reliability, avail-    modity fact base” for identifying valuable strategic
 ability, and maintainability; explores the significant    sourcing improvement opportunities.         2.5 CLPs
 influence of Reliability and Maintainability (R&M)
 on key issues; and provides practical application        Strategic Sourcing Overview introduces
 techniques.                                     4 CLPs    Strategic Sourcing concepts and techniques
                                                           for helping organizations shift from tactical to
Reverse Auctioning introduces a new Internet-based         strategic purchasing.                  4.5 CLPs
 contracting technique used by the DoD acquisition
 community to achieve significant cost savings            System Safety in Systems Engineering shows how
 through e-commerce capabilities.              1 CLP       the MIL-STD-882D methodology is integrated into
                                                           the DoD systems engineering process for eliminat-
Risk Management focuses on tools and processes             ing environment, safety, and occupational health
 that can be used to manage risk on a defense acqui-       hazards or minimizing the associated risk. 3.5 CLPs
 sition project.                              8 CLPs
                                                          Technical Reviews presents essential practical
Scheduling focuses on scheduling processes and             guidelines for integrating several different technical
 tools that can be used to develop schedules on            reviews into the systems engineering process and
 a defense systems acquisition project. 12 CLPs            DoD acquisition life cycle based on best engineer-
                                                           ing practices.                                  3 CLPs
Sealed Bidding provides the Federal procurement
 professional a better understanding of contracting       Understanding and Utilizing Performance
 for supplies and services using the sealed bidding        Based Payments (PBPs) presents the implemen-
 process.                                       2 CLPs     tation of PBPs as a method of financing fixed-
                                                           priced contracts following Federal Acquisition
Section 508 Awareness—Federal Information                  Regulation (FAR) guidelines.               3 CLPs
 Technology (IT) Accessibility Training summarizes
 Section 508 and its impact on training and identifies    Value Engineering (VE) is an overview for all person-
 resources for understanding and implementing the          nel; it encompasses the uses of this technique to
 requirements of Section 508.                   1 CLP      reduce cost, increase productivity, improve quality,
                                                           and achieve the lowest life cycle cost.        3 CLPs
Section 803 Competition Requirements addresses
 the new “Section 803 Policy: Competition for Pur-        Wide Area Workflow—Receipts and Acceptance
 chase of Services Pursuant to Multiple Award Con-         (WAWF-RA) is a secure Web-based system for
 tracts” and is intended for all personnel involved        electronic invoicing, receipt, and acceptance. The
 with service contracts.                          1 CLP    application enables electronic form submission of
                                                           invoices and government inspection and accept-
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business              ance documents in order to support DoD’s goal of
 Program explains the basic requirements of the            moving to a paperless acquisition process. 3 CLPs
 Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business
 Program.                                     1 CLP       Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Overview
                                                           addresses two fundamental and interrelated
Simplified Acquisition Procedures Overview aims            types of work breakdown structures—the Pro-
 at providing Federal procurement and acquisition          gram WBS developed by the Performance
 professionals with a better understanding of con-         Management Office and the contract WBS
 tracting for supplies and services using Simplified       developed by the contractor.           6 CLPs
 Acquisition Procedures.                         2 CLPs


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The AT&L PLM ...
Knowledge Sharing

A
       s a learning institution, DAU has been sharing
       knowledge in the classroom and through re-
       search and consulting activities for many years.
By leveraging technology, sharing knowledge is no
longer restricted to traditional classroom offerings.
DAU expands its reach to the AT&L community
through online resources and interactive venues that
facilitate the sharing of experiences and lessons
learned among individuals and organizations. DAU’s
three primary components of Knowledge Sharing are
the AT&L Knowledge Sharing System (AKSS), the
Acquisition Community Connection (ACC), and the
David D. Acker Virtual Library.
                                                          The AKSS provides a comprehensive reference library,
                                                          connection to online knowledge communities, an
                                                          Ask-a-Professor support function, and the Defense
                                                                                                                  3
 AT&L Knowledge Sharing System                            Acquisition Guidebook. Special focus areas include
                                                          AT&L Web links, education and training, guidebooks
Knowledge sharing—the blending of people,                 and handbooks, glossaries and acronyms, news and
processes, and information technology—improves            publications, acquisition events, and software tools.
organizational performance through increased effi-        Community Central organizes and provides access to
ciency, effectiveness, and innovation.                    online knowledge communities developed and used
                                                          by Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the
DAU manages the AT&L Knowledge Sharing System             Services, and Defense agencies.
(AKSS), which provides easy-to-access information to
the workforce in an environment that encourages and       Become a part of the AT&L Knowledge Sharing
rewards knowledge sharing—the right information in        System at http://akss.dau.mil.
the right place at the right time.




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 Acquisition Community Connection                       DAU Virtual Library

The Acquisition Community Connection (ACC)—where        The David D. Acker Library supports the University’s
the AT&L workforce meets to share knowledge—is an       curricula and its defense acquisition research. Full
online information exchange forum that includes         borrowing privileges are available to current acquisi-
Communities of Practice (CoP) and Special Interest      tion, technology, and logistics students; and alumni
Areas (SIA). Some of the communities that are cur-      may register for weekend borrowing privileges. The
rently included are Program Management, Systems         library participates in interlibrary loans through the
Engineering, Contracting, Logistics, Facilities Engi-   Online Computer Library Center.
neering, Data Management, Earned Value Manage-
ment, Information Technology, and Risk Management.      The David D. Acker Library maintains an online pres-
These communities help members interact and share       ence at http://library.dau.mil. A link to the catalog
resources and experiences to support job perform-       of collections provides easy searches by author, title,
ance, avoid duplication of effort, and advance the      subject terms, keywords, date, and format. While all
physical and virtual connection of people and ideas.    catalog entries are available in hard copy in the
                                                        library collection, many of these publications are
Acquisition Research, Total Ownership Cost, Science     also available on the Web; in this case, the catalog
and Technology, and Contingency Contracting are         record includes a link to the online publication.
among the SIAs on the ACC. SIAs differ from CoPs in
that the primary goal of SIAs is to distribute knowl-   Other links on the library’s Home Page lead to Web-
edge among the acquisition workforce, while CoPs        based services providing access to full text docu-
also cultivate interaction within the community.        ments, such as InsideDefense, ProQuest, Carroll’s
                                                        MilSearch, FirstSearch, eBooks, and BNA Federal Con-
For current information and access to the valuable      tracts Report.
tools listed above, visit the ACC Web site at http://
acc. dau.mil.




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