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 FIRST INTERMEDIATE SYSTEMS ACQUISITION
 COURSE HELD IN SOUTHWEST ASIA

    The Defense Acquisition University trained 18
 Soldiers, Department of Defense civilians, and
 contractors at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, through the
 first Intermediate Systems Acquisition Course to
 be held in Southwest Asia. The students, including
 some deployed to Afghanistan and Qatar, attended
 the week-long course hosted by the 401st Army
 Field Support Brigade. The course is part of three
 Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Workforce
 Education, Training, and Career Development pro-         The Army is acquiring some 4,000 neighborhood
                                                          electric vehicles to replace nontactical vehicles. The
 grams—the level II certifications in program man-        cars are legal to operate on roads with speed limits
 agement and life-cycle logistics and the level III       under 35 miles per hour and can go 30 miles on an
 certification in contracting.                            8-hour charge.
    The class included information on acquisition,
 supply movement, facilities, and budget that helps
 logisticians in theater administer fielding programs,   environment. The vehicles will replace nontactical
 such as the one for the mine-resistant ambush-          vehicles operated primarily on installations.
 protected vehicle, to the warfighter effectively.          The Army will have to spend some $800,000
 Before the classroom instruction, students had to       to install the infrastructure needed to charge the
 complete 35 hours in online training.                   vehicles, but Secretary Geren says the 11.5-million
    Previously, a student in Southwest Asia would        gallons of gasoline saved over the 6-year life of the
 travel to Germany to attend the class, costing the      4,000 vehicles will offset the cost.
 Department of Defense about $5,000. Having the             Global Electric Motorcars, a Chrysler com-
 class in Kuwait saved some $3,000 per student.          pany, manufactured the first NEVs. The Army will
                                                  
								
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