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Learning Assets
The AT&L PLM … Training Courses

Predecessor Courses

Distance Learning

Assignment-specific Training

The AT&L PLM … Performance Support

The AT&L PLM … Continuous Learning

The AT&L PLM … Knowledge Sharing
The AT&L Performance Learning Model
DAU Learning Assets

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      AU offers an entire platform of learning assets        the AT&L community. The Center also provides
      to meet the career-long learning needs of the          information about conferences and symposia that
      DoD Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics             promote learning and offer continuous learning
(AT&L) workforce. The AT&L Performance Learn-                opportunities.
ing Model (PLM) lays the foundation for providing
training courses, performance support, continuous            Knowledge Sharing. The AT&L Knowledge Man-
learning opportunities, and knowledge sharing                agement System (AKMS) is a “system of systems”
venues. This chapter provides detailed information           that includes the AT&L Knowledge Sharing System




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about each element of the PLM.                               (AKSS), the Acquisition Community Connection
                                                             (ACC), and the ACQuire search capability. These sys-
Training Courses. Course descriptions for each of            tems provide online access to a variety of tools, man-
the traditional certification and assignment-specific        datory policy, and reference materials; online com-
courses are listed alphanumerically. Courses may be          munities for sharing information, discretionary policy,
offered only in the classroom, exclusively online, or        lessons learned, and best practices; and an advanced
as a combination of Resident and Distance Learning.          enterprise search capability.
The method of delivery is identified with each course
description.

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

The final section related to training courses contains
information about assignment-specific training. These
courses provide unique acquisition knowledge required
to fulfill a specific assignment or position; to maintain
proficiency; and to remain current with legislation,
regulations, and policy.

Performance Support is tailored to the customer’s            The AT&L PLM ...
                                                             Training Courses
needs and may include consulting, targeted training,
group facilitation, and/or rapid deployment train-
ing. Faculty are available for consulting and targeted
training in response to specific customer needs. A           Certain courses have been designated as mandatory
list of targeted training courses is provided on pages       for certification in various career fields within each
78–80. Rapid Deployment Training focuses on a                component’s AT&L workforce at Levels I, II, or III. The
limited number of emerging initiatives and delivers          primary authority for these courses is the Defense
electronic and/or on-site training within days of new        Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA); this
policy implementation. Group facilitation can be sched-      catalog lists detailed requirements for certification in
uled with experienced facilitators at the Management         all career fields in Appendix B. The directors, acquisi-
Deliberation Center, located at the university’s Fort        tion career management (DACMs) for the Services and
Belvoir campus, and can often be provided at other sites     for DoD agencies, manage attendance at these courses.
subject to availability of facilitators and equipment.       Normally, the DACMs give priority to AT&L workforce
                                                             members who are pursuing certification in an acquisi-
Continuous Learning. The DAU Continuous Learn-               tion career field. Attendance at a Level II or III course
ing Center offers continuous learning opportunities          presumes the student meets all requirements for, and is
designed to maintain currency and help employees             certified at, the next lower level in that career field.
meet the DoD requirement to complete 80 hours
of continuous learning every 2 years. The Center             For updates to these course descriptions during the
includes over 140 self-paced continuous learn-               training year, consult the online version of this catalog
ing modules, which address topics important to               at www.dau.mil/catalog.




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




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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 acqui-
     of acquisition. It introduces the Joint Capabili-        sition professionals to work in integrated product
ties Integration and Development System (JCIDS) and        teams by understanding systems acquisition prin-
resource allocation processes, the DoD 5000 Series         ciples and processes. Both ACQ 201A and ACQ 201B
documents that govern the defense acquisition pro-         are required for DAWIA certification.
cess, and current issues in systems acquisition man-
agement. Designed for individuals who have little or       Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
no experience in DoD acquisition management, ACQ           course will:
101 has proven very useful to personnel in headquar-
ters, 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      counterparts who are Level I certified in acquisition
  systems acquisition management.                          (or have met the industry equivalent). Students should
                                                           have 2 to 4 years of acquisition or functionally related
Who Should Attend: This course is designed for military    experience.
officers, O-1 through O-3, and DoD civilians, GS-5
through GS-9. However, this course is open to all          Prerequisite: ACQ 101
ranks and grades.
                                                           Note: ACQ 201A and ACQ 201B are assignment-
Prerequisite: None                                         specific courses for Contracting personnel. Level III
                                                           Contracting personnel who are assigned to an ACAT
Length: This is a non-Resident, self-paced course avail-   I program or who devote at least 50 percent of their
able through the Internet. Students must pass the final    time to an ACAT I program are required to take both
examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.     courses. Level II Contracting personnel should take
                                                           ACQ 201A and ACQ 201B within 1 year of assignment
Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—                     to an ACAT I program.
See “Course Offerings” on page 10
                                                           Length: This is a non-Resident, 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 “Course Offerings” on page 10

                                                           PDS Code: JHJ




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ACQ 201B                                                    ACQ 265
Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part B                    Mission Focused Services Acquisition




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   ntermediate Systems Acquisition, Part B, prepares             his multifunctional intermediate course pro-
   mid-level acquisition professionals to work effec-            vides acquisition team members with the tools
   tively in integrated product teams by understand-             needed to analyze and apply performance-based
ing systems acquisition principles and processes.           principles when developing performance require-
Both ACQ 201A and ACQ 201B are required for                 ments documents and effective business strategies
DAWIA certification.                                        for contractor-provided services. The seven-step
                                                            performance-based acquisition process, a team-ori-
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this         ented approach, and several case-based activities




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course will:                                                designed to provide students with practical hands-on
                                                            experience are used. ACQ 265 is designed for those
• enhance and apply their knowledge of the business,        individuals needing to improve contracted-services-
  technical, and managerial aspects of acquisition;         related planning, executing, and performance-assess-
• understand and appreciate the critical role that each     ment skills; however, this course may also serve as a
  functional discipline plays in the acquisition pro-       refresher for experienced acquisition personnel.
  cess;
• effectively participate in integrated product teams;      Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
  and                                                       course will be able to:
• apply knowledge gained in ACQ 201A to develop
  plans and resolve problems.                               • apply a life-cycle approach by using results-driven
                                                              techniques when acquiring the acquisition of ser-
Who Should Attend: ACQ 201A is for military officers, O-3     vices in an integrated process team environment;
and above, civilians, GS-9 and above, and industry          • enhance and apply their knowledge of the perfor-
counterparts who are Level I certified in acquisition         mance-based business, technical, and managerial
(or have met the industry equivalent). Students should        aspects that are unique to acquiring services;
have 2 to 4 years of acquisition or functionally related    • understand and appreciate the critical role that each
experience.                                                   functional discipline of the acquisition team plays in
                                                              the process of acquiring services;
Prerequisite: ACQ 201A                                      • participate effectively in integrated service teams; and
                                                            • apply knowledge gained from previous learning
Note: ACQ 201A and ACQ 201B are assignment-specific           assets to develop plans and resolve problems.
courses for Contracting personnel. Level III Contract-
ing personnel who are assigned to an ACAT I program         Who Should Attend: This course is for members of a
or who devote at least 50 percent of their time to an       service acquisition team who are military officers,
ACAT I program are required to take both courses.           O-3 and above; civilians, GS-9 and above; and from
Level II Contracting personnel should take ACQ 201A         industry.
and ACQ 201B within 1 year of assignment to an
ACAT I program.                                             Prerequisites: Continuous learning courses Performance
                                                            Based Services Acquisition (CLC 013) and Work
Length: 5 class days                                        Breakdown Structure (CLM 013). Students should
                                                            have 2 to 4 years of acquisition experience and be
Method of Delivery: Resident/Local                          involved in developing and executing performance
                                                            requirements and business strategies and assessing
PDS Code: JHK                                               contractor-provided services.

                                                            Recommended: Completion of ACQ 101, Fundamentals
                                                            of Systems Acquisition Management

                                                            Length: 4 class days (Students are required to conduct
                                                            research within their organization and submit a "best
                                                            practice" product that relates to the acquisition of
                                                            services.)

                                                            Method of Delivery: Resident

                                                            PDS Code: AH3



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ACQ 401                                                   ACQ 403
Senior Acquisition Course                                 Defense Acquisition Executive
                                                          Overview Workshop



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       preeminent course for members of the Acquisi-           his innovative course provides general/flag
       tion Corps, ACQ 401 is delivered by the Indus-          officers and Senior Executive Service (SES) civil-
       trial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF) and            ians with an executive-level understanding of the
is designed to prepare selected military officers and     defense systems acquisition process. The workshop
civilians for senior leadership and staff positions       curriculum is 100-percent tailored to the specific
throughout the acquisition community.                     needs of the participant, conducted on demand, and
                                                          delivered in a one-on-one desk-side forum.
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
course are awarded a Master of Science degree in          Objectives: General/flag officers and SES civilians who
National Resource Strategy.                               successfully complete this course will:

The Senior Acquisition Course consists of the entire      • augment their knowledge of specific aspects of
10-month ICAF curriculum. The curriculum is enhanced        defense systems acquisition in a one-on-one forum;
for designated acquisition students through four major    • gain an appreciation of the entire spectrum of the
elements:                                                   defense acquisition process or a limited number of
                                                            specific areas within the process; and
•   the core curriculum;                                  • experience just-in-time learning and apply this
•   mandatory advanced acquisition policy studies;          tailored learning directly to real-time issues.
•   advanced studies electives; and
•   research.                                             Who Should Attend: This workshop is available to all
                                                          DoD general/flag officers, political appointees, con-
Who Should Attend: Students are selected by their         gressional staffers, and SES civilian employees. Mem-
respective Services or agencies. Military officers are    bership in an Acquisition Corps career program is not
selected as part of the Senior Service School Selection   required.
Process and designated by the Directors, Acquisition
Career Management.                                        Prerequisite: None

Prerequisite: None                                        Length: Varies depending upon the number of topics to
                                                          be addressed; typically one-half to 2 days
Length: 10 months
                                                          Method of Delivery: Resident
Method of Delivery: Resident
                                                          PDS Code: ADU
PDS Code: ABW




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ACQ 404                                                    ACQ 405
Systems Acquisition Management Course for                  Executive Refresher Course
General/Flag Officers



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    his 1-week course for general/flag officers and            he Executive Refresher Course provides an
    SES civilians focuses on understanding the per-            acquisition policy, process, and lessons-learned
    spectives of key government and defense industry           update. The class members examine their role
decision makers. Discussions of topics affecting the       as acquisition leaders in a changing environment.
defense systems acquisition environment are included.      Guest speakers lead discussions on contemporary
Participants who are not graduates of PMT 301; PMT         management and leadership topics such as part-
302; PMT 352, Parts A and B; or PMT 401 will develop       nering with industry, contracting tools, resource
an executive-level understanding of defense systems        allocations, downsizing, earned value oversight,




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acquisition management.                                    performance-based logistics, and supply chain
                                                           management.
Objectives: General/flag officers and SES civilians who
successfully complete this course will:                    Objectives: Participants who successfully complete this
                                                           course will be able to:
• gain an executive-level understanding of defense
  systems acquisition in terms of what is important        • understand acquisition management policies, pro-
  and why it is important;                                   cesses, regulations, and statutes; and
• understand recent legislation and executive actions      • develop a leadership role in a changing acquisition
  affecting acquisition;                                     management environment.
• refresh their knowledge of current DoD acquisition
  policy and procedural initiatives;                       Who Should Attend: This course is open to certified Level
• appreciate the perspectives of the Congress, defense     III members of all career fields; in addition, partici-
  industry, and executives of the Office of the Secre-     pants must be (or have been selected for) O-6, GS-15,
  tary of Defense; and                                     or the industry equivalent thereof.
• apply lessons learned and hot topics to their current
  acquisition programs.                                    Prerequisite: None

Who Should Attend: This course is for general/flag offi-   Length: 8½ class days
cers and SES civilians who are working in positions
requiring an understanding of DoD systems acquisi-         Method of Delivery: Resident
tion. Participants of equivalent rank from defense
industry, other Federal agencies, and allied nations       PDS Code: BB8
are also admitted on a space-available basis.

Prerequisite: None

Length: 5 class days

Method of Delivery: Resident

PDS Code: ADM




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ACQ 450                                                    ACQ 451
Leading in the Acquisition Environment                     Integrated Acquisition for Decision Makers




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    eading in the Acquisition Environment provides              his specific action-based-learning course exposes
    an overview of the competencies and skills nec-             DoD acquisition workforce members to sev-
    essary for current and potential DoD acquisition            eral perspectives for identifying the acquisition
leaders and provides the foundation for leading            interface challenges and for developing strategies
people in an acquisition environment. Experiential         for improving integration throughout the acquisi-
activities will include role play, simulation, commu-      tion environment. Participants will gain a wider field
nication, and critical thinking exercises; a leadership    of view toward integrated acquisition. DoD leader-
challenge; and completion of a 360° feedback instru-       ship has long stressed the criticality of collaboration
ment prior to the course. Participants will learn to       among functional disciplines and decision making
apply strategies for leading up, down, and across the      that considers a total life-cycle focus. Increasingly,
acquisition environment.                                   program success also depends upon close collabora-
                                                           tion among the acquisition, requirements, budgeting,
Objectives: Participants who successfully complete this    and science and technology communities. They need
course will be able to:                                    to work within a system of systems architecture, and
                                                           the emphasis on increased joint and international
• design a personal plan to improve leadership effec-      cooperation adds further complexity to the acquisi-
  tiveness in the acquisition environment;                 tion environment. This course spans all of these
• formulate a leadership solution for a work-related       dimensions of integrated acquisition. Participants will
  leadership issue after team discussion of viable         explore integration challenges through simulations,
  alternatives; and                                        exercises, case studies, and guided discussions and
• develop a strategy to lead an organization to effec-     will develop their own tailored integration strategies.
  tive performance in an environment of rapid and          Participants will gain a wider field of view toward
  constant change.                                         integrated acquisition.

Who Should Attend: This course is for military officers,   Objectives: Participants who successfully complete this
O-4 through O-6, and civilians, GS-13 through GS-15        course will be able to:
or equivalent, who are Level III certified in any career
field and have 3 to 5 years of acquisition experience      • recognize the challenges of, and opportunities for,
at Level III. Industry and allied participants are eli-      integrated acquisition associated with their own
gible and encouraged to attend on a space-available          environments; and
basis.                                                     • formulate tailored strategies to promote effective
                                                             integration and collaboration both within and out-
Prerequisites: DAWIA Level III certification in at least     side of their organizations.
one acquisition career field and at least 3 to 5 years
of Level III experience. Industry and allied partici-      Who Should Attend: This course is for military officers, O-
pants should have at least 3 to 5 years of acquisition     4 through O-6, and civilians, GS-13 through GS-15 or
experience.                                                equivalent, who are Level III certified in any DAWIA
                                                           career field and have 3 to 5 years of acquisition expe-
Length: 4 class days plus approximately 4 hours of         rience at Level III. Industry and allied participants are
precourse work                                             eligible and encouraged to attend on a space-avail-
                                                           able basis.
Method of Delivery: Resident/Local
                                                           Prerequisites: DAWIA Level III certification in at least
PDS Code: AC1                                              one acquisition career field and at least 3 to 5 years
                                                           of Level III experience. Industry and allied partici-
                                                           pants should have at least 3 to 5 years of acquisition
                                                           experience.

                                                           Length: 3 class days plus approximately 3 to 4 hours of
                                                           pre- and post-course work.

                                                           Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

                                                           PDS Code: ADV




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ACQ 452                                                      AUD 1130
Forging Stakeholder Relationships                            Technical Indoctrination




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     orging Stakeholder Relationships exposes DoD                echnical Indoctrination provides the newly hired
     acquisition workforce members to the meth-                  auditor with the basic concepts, techniques, and
     ods and skills necessary to identify, assess, and           procedures of contract auditing; the organiza-
promote the building of stakeholder relationships            tional structure of the Defense Contract Audit Agency
required for success in the acquisition environment.         (DCAA); and audit guidance processes.
Experiential activities will include a precourse stake-
holder assessment, simulation, communication, and            Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
critical thinking activities—all facilitating the develop-   course will be able to:




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ment of the participant’s own tailored stakeholder
action plan. Participants will be able to build owner-       • list the elements of a contract’s life cycle and the
ship across the enterprise.                                    general types of negotiated contracts;
                                                             • contrast principal objectives of government contract
Objectives: Participants who successfully complete this        cost accounting and financial cost accounting;
course will be able to:                                      • explain the history of FAR, Part 31, and discuss
                                                               allocability, allowability, reasonableness, and
• apply a stakeholder model for their current or future        selected cost principles;
  program assignments;                                       • describe the background, purpose, and fundamental
• discuss how to meet stakeholder expectations and             requirement of each Cost Accounting Standard;
  communicate effectively relative to constraints and        • identify direct costs, indirect costs, and General and
  DoD guidance; and                                            Administrative (G&A) expenses;
• develop an action plan to promote more effec-              • identify costs allocated to final cost objectives from
  tive stakeholder relationships in an acquisition             intermediate cost allocation pools;
  environment.                                               • calculate questioned overhead and G&A rates as a
                                                               result of pool and/or base adjustments;
Who Should Attend: This course is for military officers,     • describe the importance and major considerations
O-4 through O-6, and civilians, GS-13 through GS-              of risk assessment;
15 or equivalent, who are Level III certified in any         • create working papers using the Audit Planning and
DAWIA career field and have 3 to 5 years of acquisi-           Performance System (APPS);
tion experience at Level III. Industry and allied par-       • write a structured note for an audit report; and
ticipants are eligible and encouraged to attend on a         • calculate questioned costs in a proposal audit.
space-available basis.
                                                             Who Should Attend: New contract auditing personnel
Prerequisites: DAWIA Level III certification in at least     should attend within 4 to 6 weeks after reporting for
one acquisition career field and at least 3 to 5 years       duty.
of Level III experience. Industry and allied partici-
pants should have at least 3 to 5 years of acquisition       Prerequisites: AUD 1113* Orientation to DCAA (SS),
experience.                                                  AUD 1114* Orientation to Federal Procurement Regu-
                                                             lations (SS), AUD 1115* Orientation to Contract Audit-
Length: 3 class days plus approximately 4 to 6 hours of      ing Procedures (SS), and AUD 1116* Orientation to
pre- and post-course work.                                   DCAA Audits (SS)

Method of Delivery: Resident/Local                           Length: 10 class days

PDS Code: AC0                                                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 the basic concepts of statistical sampling ;
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 weapon systems life-cycle cost estimates,                ment (EVM) concepts introduced in ACQ 101.
      including DoD estimating requirements and                    Students learn in a virtual classroom environ-
guidance, estimate use and structure, analogy esti-           ment. The course summarizes the language, data
mates, parametric estimating, improvement curves,             reports, metrics, graphs, and management processes
inflation, risk, economic analysis, and software cost         associated with EVM as they apply to DoD acquisition
estimating. Practical exercises and a case study give         management. The course emphasizes the processes
the student the opportunity to apply these skills.            related to the Performance Measurement Baseline




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                                                              (PMB), the Integrated Baseline Review (IBR), and the
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this           American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for EVM
course will be able to:                                       Systems. Finally, students evaluate and compute basic
                                                              EVM metrics and EVM metric-based Estimates at
• define cost data and apply appropriate quantita-            Completion (EACs).
  tive techniques to estimate costs for major defense
  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                  meaning of EVM-associated vocabulary;
employees 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
estimates, supervise cost estimators, prepare budgets           is used to certify EVM-integrated management
based on life cycle cost estimates, manage acquisition          systems;
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
Prerequisites: 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
www.dau.mil/registrar/_pre-courses.asp. Stu-                  Who Should Attend: This course is for military officers,
dents 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 non-Resident, self-paced course avail-
Length: 10 class days                                         able through the Internet. Students must pass the final
                                                              examination within 20 working days of the start date.
Method of Delivery: Resident/Local
                                                              Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—
PDS Code: Q1A                                                 See “Course Offerings” on page 10

                                                              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) stu-
     ment course develops skills necessary for for-             dents work as members of an integrated product
     mulating 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 pro-            develop, and experience the EVM-related processes
cess; and the budget execution process. These skills        associated with requirements generation, acquisition
are 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 pro-         course will be able to:
  cess and identify the terminology and concepts used
  in analyzing the costs of defense acquisition pro-        • articulate the relationship between EVM and
  grams;                                                      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 Institute
• summarize the congressional enactment process               (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 pro-
  apportioned, executed, and reprogrammed in accor-           gram management that includes warfighter require-
  dance with public law.                                      ments, 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 Assignments: A self-assessment is available
acquisition experience                                      from the course manager to determine the student’s
                                                            suitability for attendance.
Length: This is a non-Resident, 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 “Course Offerings” on page 10                           PDS Code: Q2G

PDS Code: PGC




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BCF 204                                                     BCF 205
Intermediate Cost Analysis                                  Contractor Business Strategies




I                                                           C
   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
   and estimate interpretation. The course addresses             of the Federal Government marketplace from a
estimate definition and planning, data collections,         business perspective. Students are actively engaged
formulation, review and presentation, and documen-          in dealing with cash flow and profitability. They have
tation. Estimating techniques, such as parametrics,         to communicate with customers; develop pricing
analogies, expert opinions, and improvement curves,         strategies; and work with shareholders, bankers, and
are addressed in more depth. Computations are done          other stakeholders. The scenarios and dilemmas focus




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using Automated Cost Estimating Integrated Tools            on the Federal Government as a primary customer.
(ACEIT).
                                                            Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this         course will be able to:
course will be able to:
                                                            • identify the interrelationships that exist between the
• understand the cost estimating process;                     government customer and the contractor;
• normalize data for content, quantity, and economic        • analyze and evaluate the impact of government
  year;                                                       decisions and actions on the contractor; and
• develop cost estimates using various techniques;          • analyze and evaluate the impact of contractor
• document cost models and estimates;                         actions and strategies on the government customer.
• apply time-phasing techniques in the development,
  production, and operating support phases of the life      Who Should Attend: This course is for military officers,
  cycle, including cost improvements curves; and            O-3 and above, and DoD civilians, GS-9 and above,
• understand and perform sensitivity and risk analysis      who have 3-5 years of experience in financial manage-
  of an estimate.                                           ment and are involved in the systems acquisition pro-
                                                            cess, interface with contractors, or deal with contractor
Who Should Attend: This course is required for Level II     data. The course is also recommended for personnel
certification for the DoD acquisition cost analyst; it is   in the Contracting and Program Management career
suggested for anyone in the financial management or         fields.
earned value area.
                                                            Prerequisite: ACQ 201B
Prerequisite: BCF 101
                                                            Length: 3½ days
Note: Students must provide, and be familiar with, a
scientific calculator.                                      Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

Recommended: Two years of acquisition experience in         PDS Code: Q2A
cost estimating, financial management, or the earned
value analysis job series is recommended. Algebra
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




C                                                         E
      ost Risk Analysis prepares cost analysts to model        conomic Analysis (EA) prepares students to
      the cost risk associated with a defense acquisi-         conduct economic analyses within the DoD
      tion program. Topics covered include basic prob-         environment. Topics include decision analysis,
ability concepts, subjective probability assessment,      cost analysis, present value, and sensitivity analysis.
goodness-of-fit testing, basic simulation concepts, and   Practical exercises and a group workshop are used
spreadsheet-based simulation. Practical exercises, a      in class.
small-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
  sition program; and                                       an EA in accordance with Office of Management
• judge the reasonableness of a cost risk analysis for      and Budget Circular A-94; Department of Defense
  a defense acquisition program.                            Instruction (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 sensitiv-
designed for DoD AT&L workforce personnel whose             ity analysis and prior estimates of benefits and costs
duties include developing and/or evaluating cost            of competing alternatives in an EA; and
estimates for such areas as procurement, software,        • provide a rationale for conclusions.
research and development, weapon 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 Busi-       in-house vs. contractor, privatization vs. outsourcing,
ness, Cost Estimating, and Financial Management           or repair vs. replace). Participants typically include
(BCEFM) community as well as personnel in Pro-            members of the Business, Cost Estimating, and Finan-
gram Management; Contracting; Systems Planning,           cial Management (BCEFM) community. This course
Research, Development, and Engineering; and Infor-        would also be appropriate for personnel in Program
mation Technology.                                        Management; Contracting; Systems Planning, Research,
                                                          Development, and Engineering; Information Technol-
Prerequisite: BCF 101                                     ogy; and 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)



S                                                           A
     oftware Cost Estimating is designed for those                 cquisition Reporting for MDAPs provides training
     who estimate and/or review the cost of software               on how to prepare an Acquisition Program Base-
     development and maintenance. Topics include life              line (APB), a Defense Acquisition Executive Sum-
cycle management, development paradigms, capabil-           mary (DAES), and a Selected Acquisition Report (SAR);
ity evaluations, risk analysis, reuse, commercial off-      Nunn-McCurdy unit cost reporting for MDAPs is also
the-shelf items, function points, Institute of Electrical   addressed. Students will complete precourse material
& Electronics Engineers/Electronic Industries Alliance      online prior to attending the classroom portion. During
(IEEE/EIA) 12207, parametric models, and model              the in-class lecture and computer-assisted case stud-




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calibration. Case studies allow students to apply the       ies, the student learns step-by-step report preparation
course materials.                                           using the Consolidated Acquisition Reporting System
                                                            (CARS) software.
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
course will be able to:                                     Objective: Students who successfully complete this
                                                            course will be able to prepare, generate, and review
• describe the software acquisition process;                CARS-based acquisition documents, including the
• determine an appropriate cost-estimating method-          APB, DAES, and SAR.
  ology 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 eli-
                                                            gible 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 sys-            Prerequisite: None
tems acquisitions, evaluating and/or negotiating con-
tract proposals, or analyzing cost and performance          Recommended: ACQ 101 and BCF 103
tradeoffs. Participants typically include members of
the Business, Cost Estimating, and Financial Man-           Note: This course is for MDAP personnel. Students
agement (BCEFM) community as well as personnel              working with Major Automated Information Systems
in Program Management, Software Engineering, and            (MAISs) should enroll in BCF 229.
Information Technology.
                                                            Length: 4 class days
Prerequisite: None
                                                            Method of Delivery: Resident
Recommended: ACQ 201, BCF 101, SAM 101, and a
working familiarity with any personal computer word-        PDS Code: Q2F
processing package.

Length: 5 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
Prerequisites: BCF 102 and BCF 103                         Ownership Cost (RTOC) management, and (4) pre-
                                                           paring cost and performance tradeoff analyses such
Recommended: 2 years of acquisition experience and         as force-structure studies. Participants will typically
completion of ACQ 201B                                     include members from the Business, Cost Estimat-
                                                           ing, and Financial Management (BCEFM) ; Life Cycle
Precourse Assignments: Students must complete an           Logistics; and Systems Planning, Research, Develop-
online review of the course prerequisites, including       ment and Engineering communities. This course is
three exams, prior to the Resident start date. Details     also appropriate for program/project managers.
will be provided via e-mail upon enrollment in the
course.                                                    Prerequisite: None

Length: Students have 60 days to complete online           Recommended: 2 years of experience in defense acquisi-
precourse work—5 class days immediately                    tion cost estimating, financial management, logistics,
follow                                                     engineering, or program management. BCF 101 and
                                                           ACQ 101 are highly recommended. Competence in
Method of Delivery: Resident                               algebra is required.

PDS Code: PGD                                              Length: 5 class days

                                                           Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

                                                           PDS Code: Q2H




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BCF 229                                                    BCF 262
Acquisition Reporting for Major Automated                  EVMS Validation and Surveillance
Information Systems (MAISs)



A                                                          T
     cquisition Reporting for Major Automated Infor-            he Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
     mation Systems provides training on how to                 Validation and Surveillance course provides
     prepare an Acquisition Program Baseline (APB)              knowledge needed to review integrated manage-
and a Defense Acquisition Executive Summary (DAES)         ment systems and to determine their compliance with
for MAISs. Students will complete precourse material       the American National Standards Institute/Electronic
online prior to attending the 2-day classroom portion.     Industries Alliance EVMS (ANSI/EIA 748) standard.
During the in-class lecture and computer-assisted          Course material, individual exercises, and group
case studies, the student learns step-by-step report       exercises review in-depth the 32 ANSI/EIA 748 EVMS




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preparation using the Consolidated Acquisition             guidelines and the processes associated with valida-
Reporting System (CARS) software.                          tion and surveillance of contractor and government
                                                           integrated management systems.
Objective: Students who successfully complete this
course will be able to prepare, generate, and review       Objectives: Students who successfully complete the
CARS-based acquisition documents, including the            course will be able to:
APB and DAES.
                                                           • interpret the management value, the intent, and the
Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is        typical attributes for each of the 32 ANSI/EIA 748
for military officers, O-1 and above, and DoD Civilians,     EVMS guidelines;
GS-7 and above. It is generally limited to acquisition     • describe integrated management system products
personnel whose assignment requires preparation or           and capabilities that demonstrate ANSI/EIA 748
review of MAIS baselining and reporting requirements         EVMS guideline compliance;
using the CARS software. Civilians under contract to       • understand the interrelationship of the guidelines,
support a DoD program office with an APB or DAES             EVMS integrated management control systems, and
reporting requirement are eligible with the recom-           the nine EVM business processes;
mendation of the program manager. Students may             • understand validation and surveillance processes to
take this course as a refresher to obtain information        be able to perform routine surveillance of existing
updates on acquisition reporting policy and the CARS         EVM systems and to participate in EVMS validation
software.                                                    reviews;
                                                           • describe the progressive steps that should be taken
Prerequisite: None                                           to deal with EVMS non-compliance situations; and
                                                           • demonstrate interview techniques needed to conduct
Recommended: ACQ 101 and BCF 103                             EVMS validation reviews and targeted surveillance.

Note: This course is for MAIS personnel. Students          Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course
working with Major Defense Acquisition Programs            is for personnel responsible for contract adminis-
(MDAPs) that require Selected Acquisition Reports          tration, contract auditing, EVMS surveillance, and
(SARs) should enroll in BCF 209.                           EVMS validation.

Length: 2 class days                                       Prerequisite: BCF 102

Method of Delivery: Resident/Local                         Precourse Assignments: It is recommended that students
                                                           review the five Fundamentals of EV Modules, available
PDS Code: BE6                                              on the EVM community of practice at https://acc.dau.
                                                           mil/simplify/ev.php?ID=52967_201&ID2=DO_TOPIC.

                                                           Length: 9 class days

                                                           Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

                                                           PDS Code: JHX




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BCF 301                                                    CON 100
Business, Cost Estimating, and Financial                   Shaping Smart Business Arrangements
Management Workshop



T                                                          P
    his capstone course teaches students how to                  ersonnel new to the Contracting career field
    apply business, cost estimating, and financial               will gain a comprehensive understanding of the
    management (BCEFM) concepts, techniques,                     environment in which they will serve. Students
and on-the-job experience to functional interrelation-     will develop professional skills for making business
ships and opportunities among the disciplines of cost      decisions and for advising other acquisition team
estimating, earned value management, and financial         members in successfully meeting customers’ needs.
management.                                                Before beginning their study of technical knowledge
                                                           and contracting procedures, students will learn about
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this        the different DoD mission areas and the procurement
course will be able to:                                    alternatives for each. Knowledge management and
                                                           information systems will be introduced as well. Small
• explain the tasks and duties of BCEFM functions;         group exercises will prepare the students to provide
• define current BCEFM-related laws, regulations,          contracting support within the overarching business
  policies, and procedures;                                relationships of government and industry.
• evaluate the interrelationships among the BCEFM
  functions; and                                           Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
• point out the appropriate decision-making infor-         course will be able to:
  mation based on the integrated nature of a BCEFM
  task.                                                    • describe the acquisition/contracting mission and its
                                                             impact on the American economic system;
Who Should Attend: This course is for personnel in posi-   • select training and development opportunities for
tions supporting DoD weapons systems and the vari-           career progression;
ous aspects of business and financial management           • describe the interdependence of functional team
throughout the life cycle of a system.                       members;
                                                           • describe the importance of the oversight roles of
Prerequisite: Level II certification in BCEFM                the Government Accountability Office and the DoD
                                                             Inspector General;
Recommended: 4 years of acquisition experience             • explain the characteristics and responsibilities of
                                                             the contracting professional in the role of a business
Precourse Assignments: A self-assessment will be mailed      advisor;
to students before class begins and should be faxed        • explain the distinctive interests of both the buyer
back to the course manager prior to the class start          and seller and the role those interests play;
date.                                                      • determine the relationship between financial and
                                                             acquisition communities and how fundamental
Length: 9 class days                                         financial principles and requirements are important;
                                                           • describe commercial acquisition and government-
Method of Delivery: Resident                                 unique requirements of market research in identify-
                                                             ing the best arrangements to meet mission require-
PDS Code: BZF                                                ments; and
                                                           • explain e-business and information technology in
                                                             supporting business processes.

                                                           Who Should Attend: CON 100 is for personnel who are
                                                           new to the contracting workforce.

                                                           Prerequisite: None

                                                           Length: 4 class days

                                                           Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

                                                           PDS Code: JHE




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CON 110                                                    CON 111
Mission Support Planning                                   Mission Planning Execution




T                                                          M
     his course will introduce new contracting per-                ission Planning Execution is the second of
     sonnel to their role as a business advisor in the             three online Level I Contracting courses. It
     acquisition process. It focuses on the students’              focuses on executing the acquisition planning
role in understanding their customers’ mission and         through soliciting industry and awarding a contract.
in developing an ability to plan successful mission-       It provides students with the knowledge necessary to
support strategies based on their knowledge of the         execute an acquisition that optimizes customer mis-
contracting environment and their customers’ needs.        sion performance. Students will learn the techniques
Students will learn how to use the Federal Acquisi-        and benefits of early industry involvement in shaping




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tion Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition      requirements, basic procedures for acquisition of both
Regulation Supplement (DFARS), conduct effective           commercial and noncommercial requirements, and
market research, develop alternative acquisition strat-    how to effectively conduct price analysis and deter-
egies, and understand how socioeconomic programs           mine when a price is fair and reasonable. Finally,
support the acquisition planning process.                  students will learn how to conduct basic competitive
                                                           acquisitions, process awards, and handle protests
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this        before and after contract award.
course will be able to:
                                                           Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
• identify key characteristics necessary to establish      course will be able to:
  successful customer relationships;
• locate information in the FAR and DFARS;                 • evaluate and determine the adequacy of a purchase
• identify, select, and analyze sources and types of         request package;
  market research information available for a specific     • identify the components of, and procedures for,
  acquisition;                                               preparing an oral or written solicitation;
• identify factors to consider when developing an          • identify and select a technique for making a price
  acquisition strategy and requirements documents;           reasonableness determination;
• differentiate among various socioeconomic pro-           • recognize factors to be considered when evaluating
  grams; and                                                 and providing government financing;
• differentiate among various methods of acquisition       • conduct price analysis to determine a fair and rea-
  and contract types.                                        sonable price; and
                                                           • identify appropriate actions to resolve protests.
Who Should Attend: This course is designed for personnel
new to the contracting workforce and noncontracting        Who Should Attend: This course is designed for personnel
personnel who play a role in the acquisition process.      new to the contracting workforce and noncontracting
                                                           personnel who play a role in the acquisition process.
Prerequisite: None (CON 100 is desired before taking
CON 110, CON 111, and CON 112. However, if it is           Prerequisite: CON 110
more practical from a scheduling standpoint, students
may take CON 110, CON 111, and CON 112 before              Length: This is a non-Resident, self-paced course avail-
completing CON 100.)                                       able through the Internet. Students must pass the final
                                                           examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.
Length: This is a non-Resident, self-paced course avail-   The course consists of 8 lessons, which could be com-
able through the Internet. Students must pass the final    pleted in approximately 40 hours.
examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.
The course consists of 8 lessons that could be com-        Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See
pleted in approximately 40 hours.                          “Course Offerings” on page 10

Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See                  PDS Code: BE8
“Course Offerings” on page 10

PDS Code: BEO




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CON 112                                                    CON 120
Mission Performance Assessment                             Mission Focused Contracting




M                                                          M
        ission Performance Assessment is the final of              ission Focused Contracting is the capstone
        three online courses. This course builds on the            course for Level I Contracting students. This
        foundation established in CON 110 and CON                  course engages the students in the entire
111 and provides students with the knowledge neces-        acquisition process from meeting with the customer
sary to identify and utilize appropriate performance       to completing the contract closeout process. Students
metrics when evaluating contractor performance.            will have an opportunity to learn and apply leadership,
Students will explore processes for working with their     problem-solving, and negotiation skills. Using an inte-
customer to ensure contract performance is meeting         grated case study approach, students will apply the
mission requirements. Students will explore assess-        knowledge and skills gained in the previous Level I
ment strategies and performance remedies and how           contracting courses.
to make and price contract changes after award, han-
dle disputes, and close out completed contracts.           Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
                                                           course will be able to:
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
course will be able to:                                    • provide contracting advice based on market
                                                             research;
• evaluate a contractor’s performance;                     • prepare a solicitation package;
• identify and evaluate commercial and noncommer-          • prepare, award, and debrief a contract requirement;
  cial financing arrangements;                             • evaluate price reasonableness and conduct price
• determine the appropriate actions necessary to             negotiations;
  ensure customer satisfaction;                            • plan and conduct a post-award conference; and
• identify and select the appropriate course of action     • modify a contract, exercise a contract option, and
  for resolving a contractor dispute; and                    complete the contract closeout process.
• identify contract closeout procedures.
                                                           Who Should Attend: This course is designed for personnel
Who Should Attend: This course is designed for personnel   new to the contracting workforce or noncontracting
new to the contracting workforce or noncontracting         personnel who play a role in the acquisition process.
personnel who play a role in the acquisition process.
                                                           Prerequisites: CON 100 and CON 112
Prerequisite: CON 111
                                                           Length: 10 class days
Length: This is a non-Resident, self-paced course avail-
able through the Internet. Students must pass the final    Method of Delivery: Resident/Local
examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.
The course consists of 6 lessons, which could be com-      PDS Code: JHN
pleted in approximately 20 hours.

Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See
“Course Offerings” on page 10

PDS Code: BE9




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CON 214                                                    CON 215
Business Decisions for Contracting                         Intermediate Contracting for Mission Support




B                                                          I
      usiness Decisions for Contracting builds on the         ntermediate Contracting for Mission Support is a
      Level I pre-award business and contracting              case study wherein students apply the knowledge
      knowledge necessary to process complex pro-             and skills learned in the Level I Contracting courses
curements. The emphasis of this course is on planning      and CON 214. Students demonstrate their ability to
successful mission-support strategies and executing        develop and execute business strategies to meet cus-
an acquisition that optimizes customer mission per-        tomer requirements. This case helps to develop criti-
formance. Students will learn the techniques for build-    cal thinking, customer needs analysis, procurement
ing successful business relationships, the benefits of     strategy development, and source selection skills




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strategic sourcing and spend analysis, and the ins and     necessary for successful contract performance.
outs of providing contract financing. Also, students
will take an in-depth look at subcontracting, how to       Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
conduct a formal source selection, and how to ana-         course will be able to:
lyze the information necessary to determine contrac-
tor responsibility.                                        • develop a variety of options/alternate strategies
                                                             to meet mission needs and promote customer
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this          satisfaction;
course will be able to:                                    • apply appropriate laws, regulations, and policies to
                                                             a complex procurement;
• identify how business relationships affect customer      • apply formal source selection procedures;
  support;                                                 • conduct a competitive discussion; and
• identify a strategic sourcing recommendation based       • execute the appropriate contract arrangement to
  upon the results of a spend analysis;                      support customer needs.
• identify contract risks and appropriate management
  strategies;                                              Who Should Attend: This course is for intermediate-level
• select the appropriate contract financing terms and/     contracting personnel with Level I Contracting certifi-
  or conditions for a given contract;                      cation and 2 years of contracting experience.
• determine subcontract requirements;
• identify the source selection processes and proce-       Prerequisite: CON 214
  dures; and
• determine if a contractor is responsible.                Precourse Assignments: The class will begin using a vir-
                                                           tual classroom 2 weeks prior to the Resident start
Who Should Attend: This course is for intermediate-level   date. The virtual classroom will be used for develop-
contracting personnel with Level I Contracting certifi-    ing groups and precourse reading.
cation and 2 years of contracting experience.
                                                           Length: 2-week online virtual classroom precedes
Prerequisite: CON 120 for individuals in the Contract-     8 class days
ing career field; CON 112 for individuals in the
Industrial/-Contract Property Management career            Method of Delivery: Resident/Local
field

Length: This is a non-Resident, self-paced course avail-   PDS Code: JHQ
able through the Internet. Students must pass the final
examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.
The course consists of 9 lessons, which could be com-
pleted in approximately 40 hours.

Method of Delivery: Distance Learning

PDS Code: JHP




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CON 216                                                     CON 217
Legal Considerations in Contracting                         Cost Analysis and Negotiation Techniques




T                                                           C
    his course focuses on legal considerations in the            ost Analysis and Negotiation Techniques builds
    procurement process. The course introduces the               on the basic pricing skills covered in the Level I
    basic principles and sources of law relevant to              Contracting curriculum and introduces methods
procurement, including fiscal law. It also addresses        and techniques necessary to analyze a contractor’s
various other legal issues that may develop during the      cost proposal and to develop a government negotia-
course of a contract such as protests, assignment of        tion objective. The course also introduces negotiation
claims, disputes, fraud, contractor debt, performance       terminology, styles, and techniques.
issues, and contract termination.
                                                            Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this         course will be able to:
course will be able to:
                                                            • determine when cost analysis should be used;
• identify the legal and ethical principles that apply to   • identify the use and application of a contract audit;
  government contracts;                                     • make a determination on a contractor’s estimating
• identify different processes by which challenges            and accounting systems;
  may be filed against a Federal acquisition;               • calculate a cost objective for direct material, direct
• identify the legal obligations of both parties when a       labor, other direct costs, indirect costs, Facilities
  contract performance issue arises;                          Cost of Money, and profit/fee;
• identify formal disputes resolution procedures under      • calculate a price/cost objective using simple regres-
  the Contract Disputes Act;                                  sion analysis, learning curve analysis, and statistics;
• identify criminal, civil, and administrative remedies       and
  for contract fraud;                                       • outline the process for conducting contract
• identify the tools for recovering monies owed the           negotiations.
  government; and
• select the process and procedures for terminating a       Who Should Attend: This course is for intermediate-level
  contract.                                                 contracting personnel with Level I Contracting certifi-
                                                            cation and 2 years of contracting experience.
Who Should Attend: This course is for intermediate-level
contracting personnel with Level I Contracting certifi-     Prerequisite: CON 120 for individuals in the Contract-
cation and 2 years of contracting experience.               ing career field; CON 112 for individuals in the
                                                            Industrial/-Contract Property Management career
Prerequisite: CON 120 for individuals in the Contract-      field
ing career field; CON 112 for individuals in the
Industrial/-Contract Property Management career             Length: This is a non-Resident, self-paced course avail-
field                                                       able through the Internet. Students must pass the final
                                                            examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.
Length: This is a non-Resident, self-paced course avail-    The course consists of 13 lessons, which could be
able through the Internet. The course consists of 11        completed in approximately 40 hours.
lessons, which could be completed in approximately
40 hours. Students must pass the final examination          Method of Delivery: Distance Learning
within 60 calendar days of the start date.
                                                            PDS Code: JHS
Method of Delivery: Distance Learning

PDS Code: JHR




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CON 218                                                    CON 232
Advanced Contracting for Mission Support                   Overhead Management of Defense Contracts




T                                                          O
     his course is a case study wherein students apply            verhead Management of Defense Contracts
     the knowledge and skills learned in the Levels I             provides an understanding of industry overhead
     and II courses. Students demonstrate their ability           costs and their impact on seller pricing/business
to negotiate fair and reasonable prices and to consider    strategies under various acquisition environments
the legal implications for various contract situations.    with differing contract types. Attendees will under-
This case study helps to develop critical thinking, cost   stand the development and application of overhead
analysis, negotiation, and contract administration         rates used in contract formation, administration, and
skills necessary for successful contract performance.      closeout. The course-integrating case study provides




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                                                           hands-on application of the overhead-rate process
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this        where students determine their own final overhead
course will be able to:                                    rates.

• develop a proactive strategic approach to satisfy the    Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
  customer’s evolving requirements;                        course will be able to:
• take appropriate action to resolve various situations
  with legal implications;                                 • develop, evaluate, and apply indirect rates;
• use a DCAA audit report to prepare a negotiation         • assess program impacts with the changing business
  objective;                                                 base;
• apply the full range of contract pricing techniques to   • interpret Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)
  develop a pre-negotiation objective;                       audit reports and evaluate recommendations; and
• develop a negotiation strategy for a noncompetitive      • make final decisions on cost issues.
  negotiation;
• conduct a noncompetitive negotiation; and                Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is
• manage contract performance in accordance with           appropriate for contracting officers, buyers, price ana-
  the contract.                                            lysts, auditors, and contract administration personnel
                                                           who are assigned to projects in which overhead situ-
Who Should Attend: This course is for intermediate-level   ations are present or who are involved in either con-
contracting personnel with Level I Contracting certifi-    tract formation or administration.
cation and 2 years of contracting experience.
                                                           Prerequisite: CON 120
Prerequisites: CON 215, CON 216, and CON 217
                                                           Recommended: CON 204 is highly recommended but not
Precourse Assignments: The class will begin using a vir-   mandatory. All applicants are encouraged to have
tual classroom 2 weeks prior to the Resident start         at least 1 year of contracting experience after Level I
date. The virtual classroom will be used for develop-      certification before attending this course.
ing groups and precourse reading.
                                                           Length: 10 class days
Length: 2-week online virtual classroom precedes
9½ class days                                              Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

Method of Delivery: Resident/Local                         PDS Code: BKA


PDS Code: JHT




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CON 234                                                     CON 235
Contingency Contracting                                     Advanced Contract Pricing




C                                                           F
      ontingency Contracting develops skills for con-            rom price-based acquisition to the traditional
      tracting support provided to Joint Forces across           cost-based environment, this course is designed
      the full spectrum of military operations. Exercises        for buyers, price analysts, and contracting officers
focus on unique aspects of contingency operations,          tasked with obtaining fair and reasonable prices. CON
critical thinking skills, and the execution of appropri-    235 addresses market forces, the market research
ate contractual instruments.                                process, commerciality issues, and cost/price analy-
                                                            sis techniques such as interviewing experts, analogy,
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this         decision theory, earned value statistics, parametrics,
course will be able to:                                     learning curves, and risk analysis.

• 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;                                     • use inferential statistics and hypotheses testing;
• identify key personnel and organizations in contin-       • analyze the relationship between two or more vari-
  gencies, explain their roles and responsibilities, and      ables, describe that relationship using regression
  illustrate required coordination;                           analysis, and defend the appropriateness of the
• summarize and discuss elements of contingency               model;
  contracting support planning;                             • perform cost-risk analysis to support pre-negotiation
• assess customer requirements and execute appro-             objectives;
  priate procurement actions;                               • integrate quantitative techniques in a cost/price
• prepare, assemble, administer, and close out con-           estimate;
  tracts, documents, files, and reports; and                • conduct market research on a given procurement
• recognize cross-cultural behavior patterns and anti-        item; and
  terrorism force protection measures and explain           • conduct a price analysis of a commercial item as
  their impact on contingency contracting.                    broadly defined by Federal Acquisition Regulation
                                                              (FAR) criteria.
Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is
for Contracting and Purchasing career field personnel       Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is
who are in deployable positions. Whenever practical,        for any Level II/III personnel desiring advancement in
students should attend the course prior to assuming         major acquisitions (systems, sustainment, or services),
duties as a deployable contracting officer or purchas-      particularly in a price-based acquisition environment.
ing agent.
                                                            Prerequisite: CON 217
Prerequisite: CON 112
                                                            Recommended: Level II Contracting certification
Recommended: 2 years of purchasing or contracting
experience and CON 237                                      Length: 10 class days

Length: 9 class days                                        Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

Method of Delivery: Resident/Local                          PDS Code: PAQ

PDS Code: PAP




38
CON 236                                                   CON 237
Contractual Aspects of Value Engineering                  Simplified Acquisition Procedures




T                                                         T
    his course provides an intensive review of the             he Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAPs)
    techniques and objectives of the DoD Value Engi-           course is intended to support the training of the
    neering (VE) program. Students are exposed to              DoD AT&L workforce on the use of SAPs utiliz-
basic VE concepts and definitions and the relationship    ing Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Parts 12 and
of VE to other incentives contained in the contract       13. This course combines interactive computer-based
and subcontracts.                                         training with performance-support resource access,
                                                          which is provided via the Internet.
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this



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course will be able to:                                   Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
                                                          course will be able to:
• apply the appropriate VE clause by differentiating
  among the types of VE programs;                         • recognize and explain the advantages of using SAPs
• validate, by assessment, VE Change Proposals              for acquisition;
  (VECPs);                                                • identify the purchases that can be made using SAPs;
• calculate savings resulting from accepted VECPs;        • use requirements documents to list market research
  and                                                       sources and determine whether to set aside require-
• modify the contract after formal processing and           ment for small business;
  acceptance of the VECP.                                 • decide whether data justify a decision regarding the
                                                            extent of competition;
Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is     • explain the importance of the requirement to main-
for contracting, program management, and functional         tain an open-market source list;
personnel who may be involved in VE applications          • plan a solicitation, evaluate quotes, and select a
or who support major weapons systems and can be             contractor for award; and
expected to encounter specific VE activity. Although      • solve post-award issues.
the course is targeted for contracting personnel, indi-
viduals not assigned to contracting are encouraged to     Who Should Attend: This course is designed as a continu-
attend.                                                   ing education tool for personnel requiring knowledge
                                                          in using SAPs.
Prerequisite: None
                                                          Prerequisite: None
Recommended: Level II certification in Contracting or
a field of expertise is desirable before attending this   Length: This is a non-Resident, self-paced course avail-
course. A working knowledge of contracting, program       able through the Internet. Students must pass the final
management, or a functional area of expertise, with 2     examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.
years of experience, is a satisfactory substitute.
                                                          Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See
Length: 5 class days                                      “Course Offerings” on page 10

Method of Delivery: Resident                              PDS Code: PAS

PDS Code: PAR




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CON 243                                                     CON 244
Architect-Engineer Contracting                              Construction Contracting




T                                                           T
     his course focuses on contracting for architect-            his course focuses on unique construction con-
     engineer (A-E) services. The course is designed             tracting issues such as acquisition planning,
     for AT&L personnel in the Contracting career field          contract performance management, funding,
who have achieved a solid baseline of contracting           environmental concerns, construction contract lan-
knowledge through actual experience and completion          guage, construction contracting in the commercial
of all Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement            setting, the Davis-Bacon Act, design/build, basic
Act (DAWIA) Level I Contracting courses. Students will      schedule delay analysis, constructive changes,
cover issues across the contracting spectrum, includ-       acceleration, and construction contract quality
ing acquisition planning, source selection, proposal        management.
analysis, contract award and work, and contract
management. Specific topics and practical exercises         Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
also include the Brooks Act, SF-330, slate and selec-       course will be able to:
tion process, review of government estimates, liability,
Title II services, modifications, and Contracting Officer   • conduct appropriate, successful, effective construc-
Technical Representative (COTR) responsibilities.             tion acquisition planning;
                                                            • properly solicit and award a construction contract;
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this         • diagnose, troubleshoot, and determine better con-
course will be able to:                                       struction contract administration; and
                                                            • through critical analysis/thinking, select the best
• determine the necessity of using Brooks Act                 construction business decision given the contract
  procedures;                                                 situation.
• select an A-E firm;
• negotiate, award, manage, and administer a con-           Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is
  tract to satisfy the needs of the government; and         for military and civilian personnel in the DoD AT&L
• understand critical pre- and post-award functions         workforce who are in the Contracting career field or
  concerning A-E contracts.                                 who are assigned specific contract administration
                                                            duties for construction contracts, e.g., professional
Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is       engineers, quality assurance personnel, and legal
intended for military and civilian AT&L workforce           counsel personnel. Whenever practical, students
members in the Contracting career field who are             should attend the course prior to assuming duties
assigned contracting responsibilities for A-E contracts.    related to construction contracting.
Whenever practical, students should attend CON 243
prior to assuming A-E contracting duties.                   Prerequisite: CON 120

Prerequisite: CON 120                                       Length: 5 class days

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

Method of Delivery: Resident/Local                          PDS Code: PGG

PDS Code: PGF




40
CON 250                                                    CON 251
Fundamentals of Cost Accounting                            Fundamentals of Cost Accounting
Standards—Part I                                           Standards—Part II



F                                                          F
     undamentals of Cost Accounting Standards—                  undamentals of Cost Accounting Standards—
     Part I, provides detailed, hands-on instruction            Part II, provides detailed, hands-on instruction in
     in the various aspects of Public Law 100-679,              the various aspects of Public Law 100-679, includ-
including the rules and regulations of the Cost            ing the rules and regulations of the Cost Accounting
Accounting Standards Board, the Cost Accounting            Standards Board and the Cost Accounting Standards
Standards (CAS), and disclosure statements for Fed-        (CAS). Whereas Part I addresses only those standards
eral contracts. Part I addresses only those standards      applicable to modified CAS coverage, Part II addresses
applicable to modified CAS coverage.                       additional standards for full CAS coverage situations.




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

• determine if a given practice is compliant with CAS      • determine if a given practice is compliant with CAS
  401, 402, 405, and 406 (modified CAS coverage);            (full CAS coverage);
• verify applicability of CAS and type of coverage;        • verify applicability and compliance with the numer-
• determine if and when disclosure of the contractor’s       ous standards for fully covered contractors, includ-
  practices is required;                                     ing CAS 403–404, 407–411, 414–415, 417–418, and
• determine if a cost impact proposal is necessary;          420;
  and;                                                     • determine if and when disclosure of the contractor’s
• if a cost impact proposal is necessary, determine          practices is required;
  appropriate contract adjustments.                        • determine whether a cost impact proposal is neces-
                                                             sary; and
Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is      • if a cost impact proposal is necessary, determine
designed for civilian (or equivalent military) person-       appropriate contract adjustments.
nel, GS-9 and above, with at least 2 years of experi-
ence in the Contracting career field. Personnel should     Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is
be responsible for CAS administration for one or more      designed for civilian (or equivalent military) person-
contractors or have a current (or pending) assignment      nel, GS-9 and above, with at least 2 years of experi-
dealing with CAS issues.                                   ence in the Contracting career field. Personnel should
                                                           be responsible for CAS administration for one or more
Prerequisite: Indirect Costs (CLC 008) continuous learn-   fully covered contractors or have a current (or pend-
ing module, available at http://clc.dau.mil                ing) assignment dealing with fully covered contractor
                                                           CAS issues on a regular basis.
Recommended: Completion of a first-year college account-
ing course or equivalent and completion of CON 232         Prerequisite: CON 250

Length: 5 class days                                       Recommended: Completion of a first-year college
                                                           accounting course or equivalent and completion of
Method of Delivery: Resident/Local                         CON 232

PDS Code: BZM                                              Length: 5 class days

                                                           Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

                                                           PDS Code: BZN




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CON 260A                                                     CON 260B
The Small Business Program, Part A                           The Small Business Program, Part B




T                                                            P
     he Small Business Program, Part A, provides an                art B of this course focuses on developing the
     overview of the fundamentals of the DoD Small                 skills and knowledge necessary for a small busi-
     Business Program and focuses particular atten-                ness specialist. Associated programs and initia-
tion on the small business specialist’s role as a vital      tives that support the program and the Department’s
member of the acquisition team.                              efforts to improve small business participation in both
                                                             prime contracting and subcontracting will also be
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this          reviewed, with particular attention to the small busi-
course will be able to:                                      ness specialist’s role as a vital member of the acquisi-
                                                             tion team.
• recognize those factors that shape and govern the
  Small Business Program; and                                Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
• identify the duties and responsibilities of the small      course will be able to:
  business specialist in implementing the Small Busi-
  ness Program.                                              • describe how to provide assistance to small busi-
                                                               nesses in finding government prime contracting and
Who Should Attend: This class is designed for all acquisi-     subcontracting opportunities;
tion professionals who have small business concerns.         • determine if a business is small;
                                                             • conduct market research to maximize small busi-
Prerequisite: None                                             ness participation at the prime and subcontracting
                                                               levels;
Length: This is a non-Resident, self-paced course avail-     • participate as an active member of the acquisition
able through the Internet; it typically takes approxi-         team in developing an appropriate acquisition strat-
mately 12 hours to complete. Students must pass the            egy that maximizes small business participation;
final examination within 24 calendar days of the start       • describe the Small Business Administration’s role in
date.                                                          the acquisition process;
                                                             • implement subcontracting requirements; and
Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See                    • identify other small business-related programs and
“Course Offerings” on page 10                                  initiatives.

PDS Code: J08                                                Who Should Attend: This course is designed for acquisi-
                                                             tion professionals who have Level II certification in
                                                             Contracting and who perform small business special-
                                                             ist duties. The course is also recommended for other
                                                             members of the acquisition workforce; however, to
                                                             fully participate, these students should have 2 to 4
                                                             years of acquisition experience.

                                                             Prerequisites: Level II certification in Contracting and
                                                             completion of CON 260A

                                                             Length: 3 class days

                                                             Method of Delivery: Resident

                                                             PDS Code: J09




42
CON 353                                                      FE 201
Advanced Business Solutions for Mission Support              Intermediate Facilities Engineering




A                                                            I
     dvanced Business Solutions for Mission Support             ntermediate Facilities Engineering is the Level II
     is the Level III Contracting certification course.         certification course in the Facilities Engineering
     Through realistic scenario-based learning, stu-            (FE) career field. It provides a broad understanding
dents work in teams to practice developing sound             of the overall facilities engineering process and the
business solutions as a valued strategic and expert          roles/responsibilities of acquisition team members
business advisor. Student course work is designed            as they relate to the facility life cycle in support of
to contribute solutions to senior leadership and local       military missions. The course is designed to teach the
supervisors and to provide resources for the Contract-       student when to seek the assistance of professionals




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ing career field via the course community of practice.       in various specialty areas.

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

• effectively team, exercise business leadership, and        • discuss program management components, con-
  apply expertise (technical, business, and financial)         tracting procedures, and design and construction
  resulting in business solutions that improve mission         processes relating to FE projects;
  support;                                                   • discuss and apply financial laws, regulations, and
• innovate and use best practices in combination with          procedures;
  critical thinking, problem solving, and dilemma-           • identify when there is a real estate acquisition, man-
  resolution skills for improved planning, execution,          agement, or disposal component;
  and performance management outcomes;                       • apply environmental requirements that arise during
• develop business solutions that reflect consider-            the DoD facility life cycle;
  ation of risk and impacts on performance and syn-          • describe basic elements of the comprehensive plan-
  thesize policy as well as interests of functional team       ning and project planning processes;
  members and the marketplace; and                           • describe elements used to manage sustainment,
• contribute to the development and implementation             restoration, and modernization; and
  of change through an improved understanding of             • relate the contingency engineering process to FE
  the legislative, regulatory, and policy processes.           requirements.

Who Should Attend: This course is designed for contract-     Who Should Attend: This course is for intermediate-
ing professionals who work, or are projected to work,        level facilities engineering personnel with Level I
in a position requiring Level III DAWIA certification.       Facilities Engineering certification and 2 years of
                                                             facilities engineering experience.
Prerequisite: At least 1 year of contracting experience or
property experience after Level II certification             Prerequisite: ACQ 101

Precourse Assignments: Students must complete all            Length: This is a non-Resident, self-paced course avail-
online assignments prior to attending this course.           able through the Internet. Students must pass a final
These online assignments represent 25 percent of             examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.
the student’s grade. Details will be provided by
Student Services 30 days prior to the class start date.      Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See
                                                             “Course Offerings” on page 10
Length: 9½ class days
                                                             PDS Code: JHM
Method of Delivery: Resident

PDS Code: JHI




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GRT 201                                                   IND 100
Grants and Agreements Management                          Contract Property Administration and
                                                          Disposition Fundamentals



G                                                         T
      rants and Agreements Management presents                his course provides property administrators, plant
      the foundational knowledge required to begin            clearance officers, contracting officers, and per-
      service as a grants officer. The course provides        sonnel in related fields a comprehensive under-
the information needed to resolve relevant assis-         standing of the contractual regulatory and statutory
tance issues by applying knowledge, discretion, and       requirements for government property administration
judgment.                                                 and disposition.

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

• explain the qualitative differences among instru-       • state the government’s policies and exceptions on
  ments available for obligating Federal dollars and        providing government property to contractors;
  choose the most appropriate instrument in various       • explain the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
  situations;                                               government property clauses;
• identify the elements of the legal framework that       • describe the duties and responsibilities of the prop-
  apply to assistance; and                                  erty administrator and plant clearance officer;
• perform the responsibilities of the grants officer in   • investigate and determine appropriate action for
  accordance with regulations and statutes.                 lost, damaged, or destroyed government property;
                                                          • understand the FAR and DFARS requirements for
Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is       government property disposition; and
designed for personnel involved in pre-award and          • describe the requirements for properly disposing of
post-award assistance processes, e.g., DoD personnel        hazardous wastes, items requiring demilitarization,
in a career path to become grants officers or agree-        and computer components.
ments officers. The course covers grants, cooperative
agreements, and Technology Investment Agreements.         Who Should Attend: This course is required at Level I for
It also provides a brief overview of other types of       all industrial property management specialists and
assistance transactions. GRT 201 does not address         industrial plant clearance specialists, including prop-
“other transactions” used to carry out prototype proj-    erty administrators and plant clearance officers in
ects—that type of “other transaction” is an acquisition   the GS-1103 series. This course may be required for
instrument rather than an assistance instrument and       contracting officers (GS-1102), program managers,
is, therefore, outside the scope of the course.           auditors, and team leaders with significant property
                                                          administration responsibilities. It is highly recom-
Prerequisite: None                                        mended for production and quality assurance per-
                                                          sonnel involved with property administration.
Recommended: Level I Contracting courses
                                                          Prerequisite: CON 100
Length: 5 class days
                                                          Recommended: Some prior knowledge or experience
Method of Delivery: Resident/Local                        with property management

PDS Code: BU4                                             Length: 10 class days

                                                          Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

                                                          PDS Code: BZP




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IND 103                                                        IND 200
Contract Property Systems Analysis Fundamentals                Intermediate Contract Property
                                                               Administration and Disposition



C                                                              T
      ontract Property Systems Analysis Fundamentals                his course is for experienced industrial property
      builds a solid foundation in auditing principles              management specialists, property administrators,
      and process analysis techniques for entry-level               plant clearance officers, contracting officers, and
property professionals. The instructional process              their supervisors. Current contractual, regulatory, and
underscores the importance of property control sys-            statutory issues are analyzed using student case stud-
tem requirements and provides the tools necessary              ies and plant tours.
for the property administrator to plan and perform a
property control systems analysis.                             Objectives: Students who successfully complete this



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                                                               course will be able to:
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
course will be able to:                                        • define types of property provided to contractors and
                                                                 the clauses used to do so;
• plan and schedule a contract property control sys-           • describe inventory management procedures and
  tems analysis;                                                 policies, consumption analysis, physical inventories,
• determine proper use of sampling;                              and adjustments;
• define the appropriate population for review for all         • identify criteria for acquiring, using, and recording
  processes;                                                     special tooling, test equipment, and agency-peculiar
• analyze the sample for deficiencies that fail to meet          property;
  contractual requirements;                                    • apply various risk-of-loss contract provisions; and
• determine the rating for the function, functional            • differentiate policies and procedures for disposition
  segment, and property control system; and                      and plant clearance of government property.
• recommend a course of corrective action.
                                                               Who Should Attend: This course is for all Level II indus-
Who Should Attend: This course is for all Level I industrial   trial property management specialists and industrial
property management specialists and industrial plant           plant clearance specialists, including property admin-
clearance specialists, including property administra-          istrators and plant clearance officers in the GS-1103
tors and plant clearance officers in the GS-1103 series.       series. This course may be required for contracting
It is recommended for contracting, production, and             officers (GS-1102), program managers, auditors, and
quality assurance personnel with property control              team leaders with significant property administration
systems analysis responsibilities.                             responsibilities. It is highly recommended for produc-
                                                               tion and quality assurance personnel involved with
Prerequisite: IND 100 or IND 101 (no longer offered)           property administration.

Recommended: 1 year of property management experi-             Prerequisite: IND 103
ence after completing IND 100 or IND 101
                                                               Recommended: 1 year of property management experi-
Length: This is a non-Resident, self-paced course avail-       ence after completing IND 103
able through the Internet. Students must pass the final
examination within 12 calendar days of the start date.         Length: 10 class days

Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See                      Method of Delivery: Resident/Local
“Course Offerings” on page 10
                                                               PDS Code: BZQ
PDS Code: BRL




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IRM 101                                                    IRM 201
Basic Information Systems Acquisition                      Intermediate Information Systems Acquisition




T                                                          I
     his course covers introductory level concepts in         ntermediate Information Systems Acquisition
     DoD information systems acquisition manage-              focuses on the application of policies, concepts,
     ment. It covers software acquisition/development         and practices that guide and control the manage-
risks, DoD regulatory and technical frameworks, soft-      ment and acquisition of information systems/infor-
ware and system architectures, and software develop-       mation technology (IS/IT) in DoD. Exercises, labs,
ment life cycle and integration processes. Software        lectures, and group discussion are used to cover such
standards, measurements, testing, security, quality        topics as IS/IT policies, strategic planning, informa-
issues, process maturity, as well as best practices for    tion assurance, architecture, advancing technologies,
the management of software-intensive systems are           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:
                                                           • explain the concepts and terminology that comprise
• understand software acquisition and information            the major and nonmajor IS acquisition management
  technology management-specific terms and concepts;         processes and how the processes interact;
• recognize software measures, development models,         • define the roles, activities, and relationships of the
  paradigms, and strategies appropriate for use in           DoD, other government entities, and industry that
  software-intensive acquisitions;                           participate in, and affect the acquisition of, IT;
• recognize organizational and individual roles and        • apply management skills needed to effectively and
  responsibilities; and                                      efficiently use people, money, facilities, information,
• reference sources for software acquisition and             and time to accomplish IS acquisition objectives;
  information technology management policies, stan-        • identify internal and external factors that influence
  dards, and best practices.                                 and constrain the IS acquisition process; and
                                                           • summarize strategies on how to deal with these
Who Should Attend: This course is for military officers,     factors in light of risk, uncertainty, and change.
O-1 through O-3, or civilians, GS-5 through GS-9, who
are members or prospective members of the Informa-         Who Should Attend: This course is for mid-level manag-
tion Technology career field.                              ers who are Level I IT certified and who have respon-
                                                           sibilities in IS/IT acquisitions.
Prerequisite: ACQ 101
                                                           Prerequisites: ACQ 201B and either IRM 101 or SAM 101
Length: This is a non-Resident, self-paced course avail-
able through the Internet. Students must pass the final    Recommended: Completion of the Technical Reviews
examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.     continuous learning module, which can be found at
                                                           http://clc.dau.mil, is recommended; those students who
Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See                  present a certificate for this module prior to the final
“Course Offerings” on page 10                              exam will receive five bonus points toward their final
                                                           grade.
PDS Code: JHD
                                                           Length: 10 class days

                                                           Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

                                                           PDS Code: QN5




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IRM 304                                                   LAW 801
Advanced Information Systems Acquisition                  Acquisition Law




A                                                         D
     dvanced Information Systems Acquisition is                 oD policy now mandates that the acquisition
     the capstone course in the DAU Information                 process be conducted through integrated prod-
     Resource Management sequence. It focuses on                uct teams (IPTs). The employment of IPTs in the
decision making and issues related to information         acquisition process has resulted in the involvement
systems/information technology (IS/IT) leadership,        of many noncontracting government personnel. This
capital investment management, and acquisition.           course provides an overview of government contract
Using case studies, the course integrates advanced        law to students from the various acquisition disci-
topics in planning, designing, and implementing com-      plines. LAW 801 also provides useful knowledge of the




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prehensive programs to acquire effective information      laws and regulations specifically applicable to govern-
systems.                                                  ment contracts.

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

• evaluate IS/IT leadership, management, and acqui-       • apply various laws and regulations applicable to the
  sition issues to make strategic-level decisions in        government contracting process; and
  DoD; and                                                • comprehend the legal significance of the contents
• effectively lead or participate in IS/IT integrated       of the contractual instrument and actions taken by
  product teams that foster acquisition excellence          those involved in the acquisition process.
  initiatives and manage IS/IT as a capital
  investment.                                             Who Should Attend: This is a continuing education
                                                          course for Level I certified personnel in any career
Who Should Attend: This course is for civilian senior     field who are either not required to take CON 210 or
managers, GS/GM-13 through GS/GM-15, and military         who completed CON 210 more than 5 years ago.
officers, O-4 through O-6, who have successfully com-
pleted the requirements for Level II in the Information   Prerequisite: None
Technology career field.
                                                          Length: 4½ class days
Prerequisites: IRM 201 and SAM 201
                                                          Method of Delivery: Resident/Local
Length: 10 class days
                                                          PDS Code: JHH
Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

PDS Code: BZE




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LOG 101                                                    LOG 102
Acquisition Logistics Fundamentals                         Systems Sustainment Management Fundamentals




A                                                          S
      cquisition Logistics Fundamentals provides a              ystems Sustainment Management Fundamentals
      broad overview of the role of acquisition logis-          provides a broad overview of the role of the life
      tics in the system acquisition life cycle and sys-        cycle logistician during the sustainment phase of
tem engineering processes. Modules cover the logis-        a weapon systems life cycle. Modules cover logistics/
tics-relevant aspects of requirements identification,      supply-chain management concepts, maintenance
life cycle costing, integrated product and process         processes, end-to-end distribution, best commercial
development, sustainment logistics, supportability         practices as applied to weapon system’s sustainment,
analysis, product support, contracting, and contrac-       performance metrics, partnering/alliance opportuni-
tor support.                                               ties and experiences, performance-based support,
                                                           enterprise business environment and opportunities,
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this        and reduction in life cycle/total ownership costs.
course will be able to:
                                                           Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
• understand how today’s defense systems and equip-        course will be able to:
  ment are conceived, developed, tested, acquired,
  and operated;                                            • recognize the role of the life cycle logistician during
• understand the role of the commercial sector;              the sustainment phase of a weapon system’s life
• comprehend the philosophy and objectives of logis-         cycle;
  tics support and attendant management functions;         • identify the concepts, policies, and practices of
  and                                                        logistics/supply-chain management as they apply
• understand logistics-related disciplines and the poli-     to new and legacy systems during the sustainment
  cies, procedures, and management techniques used           phase of their life cycle; and
  to establish a logistics support capability.             • identify the best practices in developing and imple-
                                                             menting performance-based support.
Who Should Attend: Individuals recently assigned respon-
sibility to plan, establish, and maintain the logistics    Who Should Attend: Individuals recently assigned the
support infrastructure for DoD systems and equip-          responsibility of establishing and maintaining the life
ment in each phase of the acquisition life cycle should    cycle logistics support for defense systems and equip-
attend.                                                    ment during the sustainment phase of their life cycle.
                                                           Personnel previously certified at Level I and above are
Prerequisite: ACQ 101                                      also encouraged to take this course.

Recommended: Students who take this course should          Prerequisite: ACQ 101
have at least 6 to 12 months of experience in an
acquisition organization.                                  Recommended: Students who take this course should
                                                           have at least 6 to 12 months of experience in an
Length: This is a non-Resident, self-paced course avail-   acquisition or sustainment organization.
able through the Internet. Students must pass the final
examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.     Length: This is a non-Resident, self-paced course avail-
                                                           able through the Internet. Students must pass the final
Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See                  examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.
“Course Offerings” on page 10
                                                           Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See
PDS Code: JR1                                              “Course Offerings” on page 10

                                                           PDS Code: JHF




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LOG 201A                                                   LOG 201B
Intermediate Acquisition Logistics, Part A                 Intermediate Acquisition Logistics, Part B




I                                                          I
   ntermediate Acquisition Logistics, Part A, provides         ntermediate Acquisition Logistics, Part B, provides
   a dynamic real-time learning environment oriented           a dynamic group-based and facilitated learning
   toward developing managerial and technical logis-           environment oriented toward further development
tics competencies in the areas of systems engineer-        of logistics competencies in the areas of systems engi-
ing, life cycle cost management, and risk analysis. It     neering, life cycle cost management, and risk analysis
challenges the student to review current policy and        (introduced in LOG 201A). It challenges the student
guidance and demonstrate an understanding of how           to think critically, differentiate support alternatives,
early integration of operational supportability into       and provide solutions to ensure the early integration




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the system deployment process leads to achievement         of operational supportability into the system develop-
of DoD’s strategic logistics goals. It is intended for     ment process. These skills are refined by instructor-
the mid-level logistics professional needing the skills    facilitated student group exercise and discussion. It is
required to excel in today’s demanding and dynamic         intended for the mid-level logistics professional need-
product support environment.                               ing the skills required to excel in today’s demanding
                                                           and dynamic product support environment.
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
course will be able to understand modeling and             Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
simulation, test and evaluation, market research and       course will be able to understand life cycle cost,
analysis, open systems design and interoperability,        contracting, modeling and simulation, test and
evolutionary acquisition, performance-based logistics,     evaluation, market research and analysis, systems
and support planning.                                      engineering, performance-based logistics, and sup-
                                                           port planning.
Who Should Attend: LOG 201A is for military officers,
O-3 and above; civilians, GS-9 and above; and indus-       Who Should Attend: LOG 201B is for military officers,
try equivalents who are Level I certified in Life Cycle    O-3 and above; civilians, GS-9 and above; and indus-
Logistics. Students should have 2 to 4 years of acqui-     try equivalents who are Level I certified in Life Cycle
sition and/or logistics experience.                        Logistics. Students should have 2 to 4 years of acqui-
                                                           sition and/or logistics experience.
Prerequisites: ACQ 201B, LOG 101, and LOG 102.
                                                           Prerequisite: LOG 201A
Recommended: Students should have acquisition logis-
tics experience and be currently assigned, or expected     Recommended: Students should have life cycle logistics
to be assigned, to a life cycle logistics position.        experience and be currently assigned, or expected
                                                           to be assigned, to a life cycle logistics position.
Length: This is a non-Resident, self-paced course avail-
able through the Internet. Students must pass the final    Length: 5 class days
examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.
                                                           Method of Delivery: Resident/Local
Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See
“Course Offerings” on page 10                              PDS Code: RGT


PDS Code: RGS




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LOG 203                                                      LOG 204
Reliability and Maintainability                              Configuration Management




T                                                            T
     his course concentrates on reliability and maintain-         his fast-paced, cross-disciplinary course provides
     ability (R&M) activities, enabling students to under-        the knowledge necessary to apply configuration
     stand the relationship between R&M and acquisition           management (CM). It includes the interrelationship
logistics and to evaluate the impact of R&M decisions.       of CM to such life cycle activities as systems engineer-
Stressing a conceptual approach, the course presents         ing, data management, logistics support planning, and
basic R&M terminology and engineering practices.             weapon system sustainment. LOG 204 provides an
                                                             overview of the concepts and basic practices of CM,
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this          including configuration identification, status account-
course will be able to:                                      ing, audits and verification, configuration change man-
                                                             agement, performance measures, and CM planning.
• explain why successful R&M activity decreases              Requirements to design, develop, implement, oversee,
  logistics costs and increases combat capability;           and operate a CM program across the system life cycle
• develop operational and contractual R&M                    are discussed. In addition to identifying government
  requirements;                                              and commercial CM best practices, the course also
• discuss well-established R&M design/analysis               addresses the application and impacts on CM by such
  activities;                                                current and emerging issues as Total Life Cycle Sys-
• explain reliability growth testing and reliability qual-   tems Management, Product Data Management, Unique
  ification testing; and                                     Item Identification, Evolutionary Acquisition, Perfor-
• explain how to preclude latent defects from entering       mance-Based Logistics, Condition-Based Maintenance,
  service.                                                   Prognostics and Health Management, and Diminishing
                                                             Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages.
Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is
for logisticians assigned to DoD acquisition programs.       Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
                                                             course will be able to:
Prerequisite: None
                                                             • incorporate CM concepts, principles, processes, and
Length: This is a non-Resident, self-paced course avail-       applications for managing configuration across the
able through the Internet. Students must pass the end-         system life cycle into applicable on-the-job activities;
of-module and end-of-course tests within 60 calendar         • apply CM planning and performance measures when
days of the start date.                                        engaged in system configuration management pro-
                                                               cesses; and
Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See                    • integrate the latest initiatives, guidance, and policies
“Course Offerings” on page 10                                  when analyzing the impact of current and emerging
                                                               issues, policies, and support concepts on CM.
PDS Code: AKA
                                                             Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is
                                                             intended for life cycle logisticians, systems engineers,
                                                             configuration managers, program managers, and oth-
                                                             ers involved in the development of systems and life
                                                             cycle support.

                                                             Prerequisite: ACQ 101

                                                             Recommended: Students who take this course should
                                                             have at least 2 to 4 years of experience in an acquisi-
                                                             tion or sustainment organization.

                                                             Length: This is a non-Resident, 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
                                                             “Course Offerings” on page 10

                                                             PDS Code: QMB



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LOG 210                                                   LOG 235A
Supportability Manager Tools                              Performance Based Logistics, Part A




T                                                         P
     his course provides the knowledge necessary to            erformance Based Logistics, Part A, provides a
     identify and apply various supportability tools to        dynamic real-time learning environment ori-
     meet logistics requirements throughout the acqui-         ented toward developing a range of logistics
sition life cycle. LOG 210 provides an overview of the    competencies. It challenges the student to review
concepts and basic practices of program management        current policy and demonstrate an understanding of
documentation generation, life-cycle cost, level of       how early integration of performance-based support
repair analysis, sparing analysis, logistics manage-      concepts into the system development process leads
ment information, sustainment supportability, and         to achievement of DoD’s logistics goals. It is intended




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international logistics. Joint-use tools with scenario-   for mid-level logistics professionals needing skills
driven practical exercises are used to enhance tool       required to excel in today’s demanding and dynamic
understanding and analysis applications.                  product support environment.

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

• better comprehend the purpose of supportability         • more fully understand the knowledge areas of
  tools and how they are applied throughout the             their job as members of the life cycle logistics
  acquisition life cycle;                                   workforce (concentrating on performance-based
• comprehend and relate the overall use, capabilities,      product support; business case analysis; continu-
  features, benefits, and key input/outputs of Joint        ous modernization; supply chain management;
  Service tools; and                                        configuration management; enterprise integration;
• successfully apply the knowledge and understanding        commercial integration; support options; and reli-
  of supportability tools through the use of scenario-      ability, maintainability, and supportability);
  driven practical exercises.                             • understand the specific relation and application of
                                                            the functional areas in a performance-based logis-
Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is       tics framework; and
for logisticians and systems engineers involved in the    • develop a more in-depth knowledge of their current
development of systems and life cycle support.              applications within the DoD.

Prerequisite: None                                        Who Should Attend: LOG 235A is for military officers,
                                                          O-3 and above; civilians, GS-9 and above; and indus-
Recommended: Students should have life cycle logistics    try equivalents who are Level I certified in Life Cycle
experience and be currently assigned, or expected to      Logistics. Students should have 2 to 4 years of acqui-
be assigned, to a Supportability Manager position.        sition and/or logistics experience.

Length: 3 class days                                      Prerequisite: None

Method of Delivery: Resident/Local                        Recommended: Students should have life cycle logistics
                                                          experience and be currently assigned, or expected to
PDS Code: JHW                                             be assigned, to a life cycle logistics position.

                                                          Length: This is a non-Resident, 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
                                                          “Course Offerings” on page 10; supplemental
                                                          student readings and iterative knowledge
                                                          assessments, which are integrated into the
                                                          course, required

                                                          PDS Code: JHL




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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 advanced-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, perfor-
the early integration of performance-based product        mance-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 advanced-
• 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              Life Cycle Logisticians who are military officers, O-4
  alternatives;                                           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 Assignments: Precourse assignment materials
                                                          will be provided to students via the Internet prior to
Who Should Attend: LOG 235B is for military officers,     attending the class. Students will receive instruc-
O-3 and above; civilians, GS-9 and above; and indus-      tions on how to access these materials. All students
try equivalents who are Level I certified in Life Cycle   will submit and brief an advanced-level, contempo-
Logistics. Students should have 2 to 4 years of acqui-    rary logistics topic during the course. Assignments
sition and/or logistics experience.                       must be completed prior to attending class.

Prerequisites: LOG 201B and LOG 235A                      Length: 9 class days

Recommended: Students should have life cycle logistics    Method of Delivery: Resident/Local
experience and be currently assigned, or expected to
be assigned, to a life cycle logistics position.          PDS Code: AH1

Length: 5 class days

Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

PDS Code: RGY




52
PMT 202                                                   PMT 203
Multinational Program Management                          International Security and Technology
                                                          Transfer/Control



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




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                                                          acquisition professional, including program office
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this       personnel, Defense and Service headquarters staff,
course will be able to:                                   and Defense cooperation personnel and attachés
                                                          associated with international acquisition. The course
• comprehend the requirements necessary to par-           has five components: acquisition documentation;
  ticipate effectively in an acquisition program that     security and data transfer; export/import licensing;
  involves participation by foreign governments and       contractor operations; and laws, policies, and proce-
  their industries;                                       dures.
• 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 contrac-
  testing, coalition warfare programs, bilateral and        tor classification guidance for the control of critical
  multilateral projects and programs, and security          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 elici-
for all acquisition personnel who require international     tation and technology collection methods and
acquisition training at Level II for any career field,      techniques and develop methods of protecting
including program managers and program manage-              information; 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
and Office of Defense Cooperation personnel and             contractors 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

                                                          Note: 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 coopera-
     as an integrated product team (IPT) lead. It is a            tion, the Advanced International Management
follow-on to ACQ 201B and is designed to enhance             Workshop explores issues associated with interna-
journeyman-level skills. This course is required, along      tional negotiation of cooperative acquisition proj-
with ACQ 201B, for Level II certification in Program         ect 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 coop-
                                                               erative defense acquisition agreements as well as
• apply best practices for establishing effective IPTs;        the policies of the Departments of Defense, State,
• develop work breakdown structures (WBSs);                    Commerce, and Treasury; and
• build program schedules and apply risk management          • formulate and negotiate a complete international
  principles using state-of-the-industry software;             acquisition agreement in accordance with U.S.
• apply current cost estimating processes;                     policies.
• perform contract planning and post-award activities;
  and                                                        Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is
• use earned value tools and techniques for program          for all acquisition personnel who require international
  planning and control.                                      acquisition training at Level III for any career field.
                                                             Because this is an advanced-level workshop, attendees
Who Should Attend: Target attendees are military officers,   should understand U.S. domestic and international
O-3/O-4, and civilians, GS-12/GS-13, in the PM career        defense acquisition. This course targets positions of
field. Lower grades may apply if they have completed         responsibility in international, or potentially interna-
ACQ 201B. Personnel who were certified Level II in           tional, programs ranging from simple data exchange
PM prior to 1 October 2001 or are certified Level III in     agreements to complex cooperative development,
other career fields and want to take PMT 352, Parts A        production, and support programs.
and B, may obtain credit for PMT 250 by passing an
equivalency exam. Students may apply for the exam            Note: Due to security restrictions, allied students are
by selecting the correct category at www.dau.mil/            ineligible to attend under most circumstances.
registrar/Military%20personnel%20Welcome.
asp. Once connected to the registration site, click on       Prerequisite: None
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 non-Resident, 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
a team-based “virtual classroom” using a combination
of teleconferences and the Internet and requiring full-
time participation during 24 hours of work over the
last 4 days of the course (Monday–Thursday). There is
a 7-day break between the online portion (days 1–60)
and the virtual classroom (days 68–71).

Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See
“Course Offerings” on page 10

PDS Code: PGM



54
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 certifica-
     course in the Program Management (PM) career                    tion course in the Program Management (PM)
field. It is a follow-on to ACQ 201B and PMT 250                career field. PMOC is a follow-on to ACQ 201B and
and is designed to train Level II qualified students to         PMT 250. The classroom component of PMOC, PMT
be effective PM Level III leaders in a program office           352B, follows PMT 352A, which is the prerequisite
by honing analysis, synthesis, and evaluative skills.           distance learning component of PMOC. These courses
PMT 352A focuses on key PMO knowledge and skills                are designed to train Level II qualified students to be




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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.                  honing analysis, synthesis, and evaluative skills. PMT
                                                                352B features scenario-based practical exercises with
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this             topical themes such as interoperability, prototyping,
course will be able to:                                         and evolutionary acquisition.

• 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                      system’s 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/GS-14, and military officers, O-4/O-5, in the             GS-13/GS-14, and military officers, O-4/O-5, in the
PM career field. Personnel certified at Level III in other      PM 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 non-Resident, 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
“Course Offerings” on page 10

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
     week case study-based learning experience.                  to meet the learning and performance needs of
     Group discussions, distinguished guest practi-              newly selected program executive officers (PEOs),
tioners, team projects, exercises, simulations, study        deputy PEOs (DPEOs), and ACAT I (ID/IC and IAM/
groups, and an elective program enable the learner to        IAC) and II program managers (PMs)/deputy program
customize a portion of the course. Time will be avail-       managers (DPMs). Skills and behaviors are developed
able to internalize the material through independent         through a concentrated 4-week resident period pre-
study and informal work with peers. Course content           ceded by approximately 60 days of self-assessment
will rely upon challenges, problems, and dilemmas            and assessment of each learner’s program and pro-
derived from extensive current interviews with pro-          gram office.
gram managers (PMs), program executive officers
(PEOs), and other stakeholders. The dilemmas will be         Objectives: Participants 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 pro-
Objectives: Participants who successfully complete this        grams, 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 pro-
  and dilemmas on a day-to-day basis;                          grams, program offices, and professional develop-
• lead and integrate disparate functional groups and           ment.
  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
  win-win relationships with industry partners.              posit­ion. Allied personnel and industry students are
                                                             eligible to attend on a space-available basis. (The
Who Should Attend: This course is designed for specially     Program Manager’s Course statutory requirement is
selected Level III certified PM career field members         met through completion of either PMT 302 and PMT
who have demonstrated the potential to become man-           402 or PMT 401 and PMT 402.)
agers or deputies of ACAT I or II programs or managers
of major ACAT III programs. Other specially selected         Prerequisite: PMT 401 or PMT 302 (no longer offered)
DoD AT&L workforce members who are motivated and
capable of becoming managers of major integrated             Length: Online workshop followed by 20 class
product teams, department or division heads in acqui-        days
sition commands, or senior managers in laboratories
and/or research and development centers are encour-          Method of Delivery: Resident
aged to attend. This assignment­-specific course is statu-
torily required for newly select­ed PEOs, DPEOs, and PMs/    PDS Code: AH2
DPMs of ACAT I, IA, and II programs. 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. (The Pro-
gram Manager’s Course statutory requirement is met
through completion of either PMT 302 and PMT 402 or
PMT 401 and PMT 402.)

Prerequisite: PMT 352B

Length: 10 Weeks

Method of Delivery: Resident

PDS Code: PGN



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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 empha-
      update their functional knowledge, and exam-             sizes basic production, manufacturing, and
ine lessons learned from recent programs. PMT 403         quality 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: Participants who successfully complete this   course will be able to:




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course will be able to:
                                                          • understand the multifunctional roles performed by
• identify and prioritize the top issues they will face     members of the Production, Quality and Manufac-
  during their first 6 to 12 months as a program            turing (PQM) career field; and
  manager;                                                • describe manufacturing and quality processes,
• create a plan, including resources and metrics, to        scheduling and control techniques, and various
  address those issues; and                                 quality and production surveillance activities.
• understand how the current acquisition system
  operates and know how to operate effectively            Who Should Attend: This course is for industrial special-
  within it.                                              ists, industrial engineers, quality assurance spe-
                                                          cialists, production officers, production specialists,
Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course        contract administrators, and others involved with, or
is for ACAT III program/project/product managers          having duties in, the area of production, quality, or
and their deputies. Allied and industry students are      manufacturing.
encouraged to attend on a space-available basis.
                                                          Prerequisite: ACQ 101
Prerequisite: PMT 352B
                                                          Length: This is a non-Resident, self-paced course avail-
Length: 10 class days                                     able through the Internet. Students must pass the final
                                                          examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.
Method of Delivery: Resident
                                                          Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See
PDS Code: BU8                                             “Course Offerings” on page 10

                                                          PDS Code: BU2




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PQM 103                                               PQM 104
Defense Specification Management                      Specification Selection and Application




D                                                     T
      efense Specification Management covers               he Specification Selection and Application course
      DoD policies and procedures for the develop-         provides instruction on the appropriate selection
      ment, management, and use of nongovern-              and correct application of nongovernmental stan-
ment 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         or for those who use specifications and standards but
  to 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    Prerequisite: None
is 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




58
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
     manufacturing and quality processes, production            to 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. It provides an understanding of production,      develop manufacturing and quality plans, apply lean
quality, and manufacturing processes and their rela-       techniques, use cost estimating techniques, and make
tionships to systems engineering activities throughout     progress payment recommendations based on com-
the life cycle. Course content includes the contracting    pletion of a physical progress review. Course content




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aspects of the job; planning for manufacturing and         includes the contracting aspects of the job; planning
quality; lean concepts; material control; and technical,   for manufacturing and quality; lean concepts; material
ethical, and quality issues.                               control; and technical, ethical, and quality issues.

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

• review integrated management plans for manufac-          • apply production and quality requirements of the
  turing and quality requirements;                           Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense
• understand the technical aspects of cost estimating,       FAR Supplement (DFARS);
  activity-based costing, and physical progress reviews;   • prepare and review integrated management plans
• identify the concepts that apply to lean manufactur-       for manufacturing and quality requirements;
  ing, the theory of constraints, and other production     • audit a supplier’s quality manual against a commer-
  management and material control techniques; and            cial quality standard; and
• address issues related to quality audits, noncon-        • apply the concepts of lean manufacturing, theory
  forming material, and other quality topics.                of constraints, and other production management
                                                             tools.
Who Should Attend: This course is required for Level II
certification in the Production, Quality, and Manufac-     Who Should Attend: This course is required for Level II
turing (PQM) career field; it is also useful for engi-     certification in the Production, Quality, and Manu-
neering personnel who provide pre- or post-award           facturing (PQM) career field; it is also for production,
technical support in production, quality, or manufac-      quality, or engineering personnel providing pre- or
turing.                                                    post-award technical support.

Prerequisites: ACQ 201B and PQM 101                        Prerequisite: PQM 201A

Recommended: At least 2 years of production or qual-       Recommended: At least 2 years of production or qual-
ity management experience after Level I PQM                ity management experience after Level I PQM
certification.                                             certification.

Length: This is a non-Resident, self-paced course avail-   Length: 5 class days
able through the Internet. Students must pass the final
examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.     Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See                  PDS Code: BZL
“Course Offerings” on page 10

PDS Code: BZK




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



T                                                          T
     he Commercial and Nondevelopmental Item                    his course presents instruction on the preparation
     Acquisition Course for Engineering and Technical           and use of Commercial Item Descriptions (CIDs),
     Personnel focuses on tools and techniques used             including characterization of commercial items,
by engineering, logistics, and related technical per-      the development and use of market acceptability
sonnel for identifying and evaluating commercial and       criteria, and the development of performance-based
nondevelopmental item (C/NDI) alternatives through-        salient characteristics. Current policy on the use of
out the acquisition process. The course provides           CIDs and performance specifications is discussed. This
instruction on requirements definition, acquisition        course utilizes an interactive, asynchronous learning
strategy development, support planning, and the use        environment focused on self-paced learning that is
of market acceptability criteria for C/NDI acquisitions.   demonstrated in a virtual group environment.

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

• employ market research to determine the appropri-        • employ market research to develop a performance-
  ateness of commercial or nondevelopmental items            based CID or other suitable performance-based
  for satisfying users’ needs; and                           document for describing commercially available
• plan an acquisition strategy for the management of         products acceptable for meeting the users’ needs;
  commercial and nondevelopmental items.                     and
                                                           • implement appropriate DoD policies in this area.
Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is
designed for acquisition personnel in the program          Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is
management; systems engineering; acquisition logis-        designed for personnel who are involved in generat-
tics; test & evaluation; production, quality, and manu-    ing product descriptions for commercial and nonde-
facturing; and related career fields involved in plan-     velopmental items or who are involved in determining
ning and managing the acquisition of commercial and        the commerciality of an item.
nondevelopmental items.
                                                           Prerequisite: None
Prerequisite: None
                                                           Length: 15 calendar days (approximately 12 hours total
Recommended: ACQ 101                                       effort)

Length: 11 class days                                      Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See
                                                           “Course Offerings” on page 10
Method of Delivery: Local
                                                           PDS Code: PAN

PDS Code: PAM




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



M                                                        T
       arket Research for Engineering and Technical          his rigorous leadership course is structured
       Personnel describes market research from the          around integrated production, quality and manu-
       perspective of technical personnel. It explains       facturing processes within a Systems Engineering
the practical value and discusses the government         framework. In this course students learn and practice
mandate to conduct market research. The course           advanced production and quality approaches support-
addresses market research team membership, sources       ing DoD acquisition activities. Key areas investigated
for obtaining market data, and techniques for            as part of PQM 301 include problem-solving and
technical evaluation and documentation of market         decision-making issues relevant to successfully man-




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information.                                             aging three core technical area of: E-manufacturing;
                                                         Supply Chain Management; and Continuous Process
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this      Improvement techniques to include Lean, Six Sigma
course will be able to:                                  and Theory of Constraints:

• plan and conduct market surveillance within a com-     Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
  modity or technical area; and                          course will be able to:
• plan and conduct a market investigation for a spe-
  cific acquisition requirement.                         • explain the role of manufacturing and quality
                                                           assurance as part of the integrated DoD systems
Who Should Attend: This assignment-specific course is      engineering process;
designed for acquisition personnel who are in the        • implement modern distributed manufacturing
Program Management; Systems Planning, Research,            management practices;
Development and Engineering; Life Cycle Logis-           • fully understand the use and application of best
tics; Test and Evaluation; Production, Quality and         manufacturing practices such as supply chain
Manufacturing; and related career fields and who are       management, e-manufacturing, and Lean, Six
involved in developing acquisition requirements, con-      Sigma and Theory of Constraints in the manufac-
ducting tradeoff evaluations with users, or determin-      turing and transactional environments;
ing the commerciality of supplies or services.           • apply basic design of experiments, modeling and
                                                           simulation, quality function deployment, statistical
Prerequisite: None                                         process control, six sigma, design-build principles,
                                                           and risk management techniques; and
Recommended: ACQ 101                                     • describe the use of DoD e-commerce policy and
                                                           information technology to leverage the integrated
Length: 2 class days                                       digital environment to support technical and busi-
                                                           ness operations.
Method of Delivery: Resident/Local
                                                         Who Should Attend: This course is for military officers,
PDS Code: PGK                                            O-3 through O-6, and civilians, GS-13 and above, or
                                                         equivalent. This course is required for Level III certifi-
                                                         cation in the Production, Quality, and Manufacturing
                                                         career field.

                                                         Prerequisite: PQM 201B

                                                         Recommended: At least 4 years of production or quality
                                                         management experience after Level II PQM certifica-
                                                         tion.

                                                         Length: 10 class days

                                                         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. Topics
standards, measurements, testing, security, quality        include requirements management, architectures,
issues, process maturity, as well as best practices for    cost estimation, vendor qualification, metrics, pro-
the management of software-intensive systems are           cess 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 mitigation;
  information technology management policies, stan-        • illustrate the value of modeling and simulation in
  dards, and best practices.                                 requirements analysis; and
                                                           • analyze software performance measures.
Who Should Attend: This course is open to all military
officers, O-1 through O-3, and DoD civilians, GS-          Who Should Attend: This course is open to all military
9 and below, working in, or selected for, software         officers, O-3 through O-5, and DoD civilians, GS-9
acquisition management positions. This course is           through GS-12, working in, or selected for, software
recommended for those who have duties includ-              acquisition management positions. This course
ing software acquisition or information technology         is recommended for those who serve in Level II
management. Functionally equivalent to IRM 101,            acquisition positions and have duties that include
it is an excellent introductory course for personnel       software acquisition management. Additionally, this
of any rank/grade who are involved in the manage-          course is part of the Information Technology career
ment of a DoD software-intensive system.                   certification Level II requirement.

Prerequisite: ACQ 101                                      Prerequisites: ACQ 201B and either SAM 101 or
                                                           IRM 101
Length: This is a non-Resident, self-paced course avail-
able through the Internet. Students must pass the final    Recommended: Completion of the Technical Reviews
examination within 60 calendar days of the start date.     continuous learning module, which can be found at
                                                           http://clc.dau.mil, is recommended; those students who
Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See                  present a certificate for this module prior to the final
“Course Offerings” on page 10                              exam will receive five bonus points toward their final
                                                           grade.
PDS Code: JHB
                                                           Length: 5 class days

                                                           Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

                                                           PDS Code: JHC




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




A                                                         T
      dvanced Software Acquisition Management                  his course provides an understanding of the
      is the capstone course in the DAU Software               procedures and mechanisms used to transition
      Acquisition Management sequence. This semi-              advanced technologies into warfighting systems.
nar-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 profession-      stand the challenges presented in the weapons sys-
als interested in gaining a comprehensive insight into    tems acquisition process, assess the implications of
the risks and issues associated with developing and       various technology transition mechanisms, and apply




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implementing complex DoD software systems.                effective technology transition practices.

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

• analyze the causes of cost, schedule, and perfor-       • understand the challenge presented in the weapons
  mance 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. Attendance is also 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 military officers, O-2/O-3, and
software acquisition personnel who serve in the           civilians, GS-11/GS-12.
software acquisition field as Level III managers or
technical experts. Appropriate levels for attendees       Prerequisite: ACQ 101
are military officers, O-4 through O-6, and civil-
ians, GS/GM-13 through GS/GM-15. This course              Length: 3 class days
is required for Information 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 101
Advanced S&T Management                                    Fundamentals of Systems Planning,
                                                           Research, Development and Engineering



T                                                          T
    his course provides an understanding of the                his course is a technically rigorous, comprehen-
    procedures and mechanisms used to transition               sive introduction to systems engineering and the
    emerging technologies into warfighting systems.            various technical management and technical pro-
Attendees will be able to apply the critical skills of     cesses involved in its application. Based around the 16
the systems engineering, integrated product and pro-       systems engineering processes outlined in the Defense
cess development (IPPD), and software management           Acquisit­ion Guidebook (DAG), SYS 101 provides the
processes. They will also learn how to apply effective     essential foundations needed for Systems Planning,
technology transition practices.                           Research, Development and Engineering (SPRDE)
                                                           careerists and others to effectively participate in the
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this        application and the management of DoD systems
course will be able to:                                    engineering processes and their activities.

• apply the principles of systems engineering man-         Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
  agement and its various tools such as:                   course will be able to:
  —systems engineering process,
  —configuration management and technology                 • more capably interact with program integrated
   readiness,                                                product teams regarding the proper application of
  —risk management,                                          systems engineering;
  —trade studies,                                          • understand how the eight technical processes can
  —value engineering,                                        be applied in top-down development and bottom-
  —six sigma,                                                product realization;
  —software management,                                    • understand how the eight technical management
  —test and evaluation planning, and                         processes are used to control and assess systems
  —modeling and simulation;                                  engineering activities; and
                                                           • describe the role of a systems model, the work
• assess the implications of various technology transi-      breakdown structure (WBS), standards, top-down
  tion mechanisms using the IPPD process, including          design, bottom-up product realization, and the Sys-
  integrated product teams; and                              tems Engineering Plan (SEP).
• apply effective technology transition practices such
  as transition exit criteria, transition plans, afford-   Who Should Attend: This course is part of the Level I
  ability analyses, and cost schedule reporting.           certification training requirement for the Systems
                                                           Planning, Research, Development and Engineer-
Who Should Attend: Personnel who desire certification      ing— Systems Engineering (SPRDE-SE) career field.
at Level III and whose duties include: (1) developing      Additionally, as an in-depth introduction to Systems
overall program goals for science and technology           Engineering and its Technical Management and Tech-
(S&T) funds; (2) acquiring the services of scientists,     nical Processes, it is suitable for personnel in technical
engineers, and technical support personnel to per-         management and program management positions
form advanced S&T research for DoD; (3) providing          who want to understand more about Systems Engi-
funds and oversight of the S&T performers, includ-         neering and the details of its processes.
ing universities, industry, and Federal Government
organizations; and (4) interfacing with the technol-       Prerequisite: ACQ 101
ogy customers to expedite the transition to the user
should attend.                                             Length: This is a non-Resident, self-paced course avail-
                                                           able through the Internet. Students must complete the
Prerequisite: STM 201                                      course within 60 calendar days of the start date.

Length: 5 class days                                       Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See
                                                           “Course Offerings” on page 10
Method of Delivery: Resident/Local
                                                           PDS Code: J01
PDS Code: PGR




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SYS 202                                                      SYS 203
Intermediate Systems Planning, Research,                     Intermediate Systems Planning, Research,
Development and Engineering, Part I                          Development and Engineering, Part II



T                                                            T
     his journeyman-level course provides an under-              his journeyman-level course requires students to
     standing of how the DoD systems engineering (SE)            apply the DoD Systems Engineering processes
     processes can be applied within the context of              and techniques learned in SYS 202. Students will
the activities illustrated on the DAU Int­egrat­ed Defense   work in integrated product teams and apply systems
Acquisit­ion, Technology, & Logist­ics Life Cycle Manage-    engineering technical processes and technical man-
ment­ Framework chart. Course content includes the           agement processes to a defense system across the
scope and role of SE and its key technical inputs and        various phases of the Defense acquisition framework.
outputs; the key aspects of technical baselines and




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the role of technical reviews; and important design          Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
considerations.                                              course will be able to:

Objectives: Students who successfully complete this          • relate systems engineering to program manage-
course will be able to:                                        ment;
                                                             • apply systems engineering to a given system at vari-
• outline SE activities in the context of the various life     ous stages in its life cycle;
  cycle phases of the Defense acquisition framework;         • use and apply event-based technical reviews; and
• understand the scope of SE and its relationship to         • develop key portions of a Systems Engineering Plan.
  other program management functions across the
  life cycle;                                                Who Should Attend: This course is part of the Level II
• list important design considerations and their             certification training requirement for the Systems
  impacts; and                                               Planning, Research, Development and Engineering—
• understand the linkage of technical reviews to tech-       Systems Engineering (SPRDE-SE) career field. Addi-
  nical program management.                                  tionally, members of other career fields who require
                                                             understanding of how systems engineering is applied
Who Should Attend: This course is part of the Level II       to systems acquisition and sustainment will benefit
certification training requirement for the Systems           from this course.
Planning, Research, Development and Engineer-
ing— Systems Engineering (SPRDE-SE), career field.           Prerequisite: Either SYS 202 or SYS 201A and the Tech-
Additionally, members of other career fields who             nical Reviews (CLE 003) continuous learning module,
require an understanding of how Systems Engineering          available at http://clc.dau.mil
is applied to systems acquisition and sustainment will
benefit from this course.                                    Recommended: At least 2 years of technical experience
                                                             in an acquisition position to include industry or gov-
Prerequisites: SYS 101, ACQ 201B, and access to the          ernment equivalent from among the following career
DAU Int­egrat­ed Defense Acquisit­ion, Technology, &         fields/paths: SPRDE–SE; SPRDE–Science and Tech-
Logist­ics Life Cycle Management­ Framework chart,           nology Manager; Information Technology; Test and
whichisavailableathttps://acc.dau.mil/IFC/download_pdf.      Evaluation; Production, Quality, and Manufacturing;
htm.                                                         Program Management; or Life Cycle Logistics

Recommended: At least 2 years of technical experience        Length: 5 class days
in an acquisition position to include industry or gov-
ernment equivalent from among the following career           Method of Delivery: Resident/Local
fields/paths: SPRDE-SE; SPRDE-Science and Tech-
nology Manager; Information Technology; Test and             PDS Code: J06
Evaluation; Production, Quality, and Manufacturing;
Program Management; or Life Cycle Logistics

Length: This is a non-Resident, 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 10

PDS Code: J05



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SYS 302                                                    TST 101
Technical Leadership in Systems Engineering                Introduction to Acquisition Workforce
                                                           Test and Evaluation



D                                                          I
      esigned for senior DoD acquisition personnel,           ntroduction to Acquisition Workforce Test and
      SYS 302 is focused on the application of tech-          Evaluation emphasizes the basic test and evalu-
      nical leadership skills within a typical DoD            ation (T&E) principles, policies, organizations,
Systems Engineering (SE) environment. SYS 302 par-         processes, and practices used by DoD. The course will
ticipants are expected to have sufficient background       prepare the T&E Level I individual to be a contribut-
knowledge of the DoD’s SE technical and technical          ing member in a program office, Test Range/Lab, or a
management processes, knowledge of the application         Service/Agency T&E team and will serve as the basis
of SE to each acquisition phase, and the capability to     upon which to build T&E skills.
apply these concepts to complex technical manage-
ment problems involving critical thinking. As part of      The types of testing covered in this course are devel-
the SYS 302 course, students will lead and participate     opmental, operational, and live-fire.
in an engineering team that analyzes and resolves a
variety of technical engineering critical issues. Class    Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
exercises are supplemented by lessons on current           course will be able to:
policy, architectures, design considerations, etc.
                                                           • capably interact with program managers and other
Objectives: Participants who successfully complete this      team members regarding T&E issues and more
course will be better able to:                               effectively function within the acquisition process;
                                                           • thoroughly understand the role of T&E as a feed-
• analyze and resolve senior-level technical problems;       back mechanism and management tool for the
• understand how to assess and manage technical              systems engineering and development process; and
   product maturity and risk across the acquisition life   • understand DoD T&E polices, process, procedures,
   cycle; and                                                and development of a Test and Evaluation Strat-
• integrate program office technical engineering             egy (TES) and a Test and Evaluation Master Plan
   activities and process teams.                             (TEMP).

Who Should Attend: This course is for military officers,   Who Should Attend: This course is designed for individu-
O-3 through O-6, and DoD civilians, GS-13 and above,       als who work in the T&E career field such as T&E
who are Level II certified in a Systems Planning,          team members; engineers, scientists, operations
Research, Development and Engineering (SPRDE)              research analysts, system analysts, computer scien-
career field. Equivalent industry acquisition managers     tists; and other degree-holding technical personnel
are also eligible.                                         who plan, perform, and manage T&E tasks in support
                                                           of acquisition. Attendees should have at least 1 year
Prerequisites: Participants must have completed all        of acquisition experience.
SPRDE Level II training requirements. These include
ACQ 201A and ACQ 201B; the Technical Reviews con-          Prerequisite: ACQ 101
tinuous learning module (CLE 003); SYS 201A or SYS
202; and SYS 201B or SYS 203. Additionally, partici-       Length: This is a non-Resident, self-paced course that
pants will also complete an ungraded precourse diag-       is available through the Internet. Students must com-
nostic assessment of their knowledge of DoD Systems        plete the course within 60 calendar days of the start
Engineering processes prior to the class. Details will     date.
be provided separately as part of the course welcome
message.                                                   Method of Delivery: Distance Learning—See
                                                           “Course Offerings” on page 10
Recommended: Students who take this course should
have at least 4 years of SPRDE experience and suc-         PDS Code: PC5
cessfully completed the continuous learning module
Designing for Supportability in DoD Systems (CLL
008), which is available at http://clc.dau.mil/.

Length: 10 class days

Method of Delivery: Resident/Local

PDS Code: J07



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TST 202                                                     TST 301
Intermediate Test and Evaluation                            Advanced Test and Evaluation




T                                                           A
     his course builds upon the student’s test and                 dvanced Test and Evaluation (T&E) provides a
     evaluation (T&E) knowledge, skills, and abilities             thorough understanding of DoD policies, strategies,
     relating to DoD policies, organizations, processes,           organizations, processes, and practices, with a
and practices. Problem-solving situations engage            focus on leadership and management. This course
students in the use of T&E concepts, principles, and        offers student-centered learning with limited instruc-
theories. Course topics include the role of T&E in          tor-based lectures that introduce significant current
systems acquisition, T&E planning, experimental             T&E events. Student-generated issues are used during
design, measurement of systems effectiveness and            a video teleconference with Office of the Secretary of




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suitability, instrumentation, and data collection and       Defense (OSD) T&E officials. Work group and class
management. Also covered are reliability, maintain-         discussion leads to development of presentations
ability, and availability of systems; analysis and eval-    dealing with current T&E topics such as new technolo-
uation; live fire; software; modeling and simulation;       gies, lessons learned, and current issues in DoD T&E.
and T&E of alternative acquisitions.
                                                            The course will also provide a review of recent changes
The course will prepare the individual for leadership       to DoD T&E policy and practices. Successful comple-
roles such as the T&E Lead for a Program Manager’s          tion of this course is required for critical acquisition
Office, team leader of government testers or evaluators,    positions and key leadership positions.
or Service/agency headquarters T&E branch chief.
                                                            Objectives: Students who successfully complete this
Objectives: Students who successfully complete this         course will be able to:
course will be able to:
                                                            • generate OSD-level issues and discuss these issues
• identify current laws, policy, and guidance for T&E;        with OSD officials;
• identify source documents for systems engineering         • use technology, including the Internet, to obtain
  and T&E requirements;                                       pertinent T&E information and prepare assign-
• develop T&E objectives and issues, a Test and Eval-         ments;
  uation Strategy (TES), a Test and Evaluation Master       • research, prepare, and present briefings on current
  Plan (TEMP), and Test Plans;                                T&E topics;
• apply appropriate tools and techniques (e.g., model-      • assess the impact of the press, Government Account-
  ing and simulation) for conducting developmental and        ability Office, the Congress, and OSD officials on
  operational T&E in support of systems development;          ethics and integrity standards relative to T&E and
• identify techniques for designing simple experimen-         DoD acquisition; and
  tal processes; and                                        • prepare test plans and analyze test results based on
• perform elementary analytical procedures on test data.      statistical methodologies.

Who Should Attend: T&E team members; T&E leads for          Who Should Attend: T&E leads for programs and Ser-
programs; and Service/agency/facility T&E managers,         vice/agency/facility T&E managers, engineers, sci-
engineers, scientists, operations research analysts,        entists, operations research analysts, system analysts,
system analysts, and computer scientists should             and computer scientists should attend. Other degree-
attend. Other degree-holding technical personnel who        holding technical personnel who plan, perform, and
plan, perform, and manage T&E tasks in support of           manage T&E tasks in support of acquisition will also
acquisition will benefit from this course. Attendees        benefit from the course. Students should have at least
should have at least two years of T&E experience.           four years of test and evaluation experience.

Prerequisites: ACQ 201 A&B and TST 101                      Prerequisite: TST 202

Precourse Assignment: Students must identify a T&E-         Precourse Assignments: Students must satisfactorily com-
related issue, discuss the issue, and propose a solution.   plete five precourse assignments prior to the resident
                                                            portion of this course
Length: 5 class days
                                                            Length: 5 class days
Method of Delivery: Resident/Local
                                                            Method of Delivery: Resident/Local
PDS Code: QMI
                                                            PDS Code: QL9



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


	             	                       	                                                          Personnel	
	      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 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
  CON 214
  CON 215    }    CON 202             Intermediate Contracting                                        PGE

  CON 216         CON 210             Government Contract Law                                         BDP
  CON 217         CON 204             Intermediate Contract Pricing                                   BU6
  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



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

 IND 100
              { IND 101 and
                IND 102
                              Contract Property Administration Fundamentals
                              Contract Property Disposition
                                                                                        PDM
                                                                                        PDO
 IND 200
              {IND 202
                IND 201 and   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



                                                                                                   3
 IRM 304       IRM 303        Advanced Information Systems Acquisition                  BZE
 LOG 201B      LOG 201        Intermediate Acquisition Logistics                        JR3
               DSMC-24        Management of Acquisition Logistics                       BCU
 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 401       PMT 302        Advanced Program Management Course                        BU1
               PMT 301        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
 SYS 202       SYS 201A       Intermediate Systems Planning, Research, Development
                                 and Engineering, Part A                                RGW
 SYS 203       SYS 201B       Intermediate Systems Planning, Research, Development
                                 and Engineering, Part B                                RGX
 SYS 302       SYS 301        Advanced Systems Planning, Research, Development
                                and Engineering                                         HV1
 TST 202       TST 201        Test and Evaluation Management                            BE3
               DSMC-11        T&E Management Course                                     BE3




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Distance Learning

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


Online Courses                                              Hybrid Courses
ACQ 101       Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition           ACQ 201A      Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part A
              Management                                    CON 260A      The Small Business Program
BCF 102       Fundamentals of Earned Value Management       LOG 201A      Intermediate Acquisition Logistics, Part A
BCF 103       Fundamentals of Business Financial            LOG 235A      Performance Based Logistics, Part A
              Management
                                                            PMT 352A      Program Management Office Course,
CON 110       Mission Support Planning                                    Part A
CON 111       Mission Planning Execution                    PQM 201A      Intermediate Production, Quality and
CON 112       Mission Performance Assessment                              Manufacturing, Part A
CON 214       Business Decisions for Contracting
CON 216       Legal Considerations in Contracting           Resident Courses with Online Precourse Work
CON 217       Cost Analysis and Negotiation                 ACQ 450       Leading in the Acquisition Environment
              Techniques
                                                            ACQ 451       Integrated Acquisition for Decision Makers
CON 237       Simplified Acquisition Procedures
FE 201        Intermediate Facilities Engineering           ACQ 452       Forging Stakeholder Relationships
IND 103       Contract Property Systems Analysis
              Fundamentals                                  BCF 209       Acquisition Reporting for Major Defense
                                                                          Acquisition Programs (MDAPs)
IRM 101       Basic Information Systems Acquisition
                                                            BCF 211       Acquisition Business Management
LOG 101       Acquisition Logistics Fundamentals
                                                            BCF 229       Acquisition Reporting for Major Auto-
LOG 102       Systems Sustainment Management                              mated Information Systems (MAIS)
              Fundamentals
                                                            CON 215       Intermediate Contracting for Mission
LOG 203       Reliability and Maintainability                             Support
LOG 204       Configuration Management                      CON 218       Advanced Contracting for Mission
PMT 250       Program Management Tools                                    Support
PQM 101       Production, Quality and Manufacturing         CON 353       Advanced Business Solutions for Mission
              Fundamentals                                                Support
PQM 203       Preparation of Commercial Item                LOG 304       Advanced Life Cycle Logistics
              Descriptions for Engineering and                            Management
              Technical Personnel                           SYS 301       Advanced Systems Planning, Research,
SAM 101       Basic Software Acquisition Management                       Development and Engineering
SYS 101       Fundamentals of Systems Planning,
              Research, Development and Engineering
SYS 202       Intermediate Systems Planning, Research,
              Development and Engineering, Part I
TST 101       Introduction to Acquisition Workforce
              Test and Evaluation



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Assignment-specific Training

A
      ssignment-specific courses are identified by           Agency, dedicated support matrix organizations, and
      the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition,        Service headquarters support matrix organizations.
      Technology and Logistics as integral to the edu-
cation and training of Department of Defense (DoD)           BCF 203
Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L) work-          Intermediate Earned Value Management
force personnel. These courses are offered by DAU to         DoD AT&L workforce personnel should take BCF 203
provide unique acquisition knowledge required for a          if their duties include integrating earned value data to
specific assignment, job, or position; to maintain pro-      perform the following functions: (1) awarding/admin-



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ficiency; and to remain current with legislation, regu-      istering contracts, reviewing or performing surveil-
lation, and policy. This training can span several func-     lance on contractor’s management control systems,
tional areas and is mandatory for selected individuals       or supporting Integrated Baseline Reviews as outlined
within a job series or position category. DAU provides       in DoD 5000.2-R, Part 3.3.4.3 (Cost Performance); or
funds for course delivery and student travel costs for       (2) evaluating, analyzing, or using earned value data.
assignment-specific courses in the same manner as it         Attendees typically include employees of program/
does for other courses.                                      project management offices, the Defense Contract
                                                             Management Agency, dedicated support matrix orga-
Assignment-specific courses support work distribu-           nizations, and Service headquarters support matrix
tion decisions of local management officials. Subject        organizations.
to Component guidance, these officials are respon-
sible for ensuring that employees who are given these        BCF 206
duties receive this training that will enable them to
                                                             Cost Risk Analysis
perform their work productively and effectively.
                                                             This course should be taken by DoD AT&L work-
                                                             force personnel whose duties include: (1) developing
DAU maintains complete student records for courses
                                                             and/or evaluating cost estimates for such areas as
taught since the university began offering instruc-
                                                             procurement, software, research and development,
tion in 1993, but tracking student requirements and
                                                             weapons systems, etc.; (2) planning and managing
recording completion of these courses in employee
                                                             DoD systems acquisition; (3) evaluating and negotiat-
personnel records are Component responsibilities.
                                                             ing contract proposals; and (4) performing cost and
Course descriptions are provided at the beginning of
this chapter, and instructions for registering for classes
are provided in Chapter 2. Schedules for classroom-
based courses are maintained in ATRRS and should be
available through your local training office. Up-to-date
class schedules are also available at www.dau.mil.

ACQ 201, Parts A and B
Intermediate Systems Acquisition
This course is assignment-specific only for Contract-
ing personnel. All Level III Contracting personnel
who are assigned to a major program or who devote
at least 50 percent of their time to a major acquisition
program are required to take this course. Level II Con-
tracting personnel should take ACQ 201 within 1 year
of assignment to a major defense acquisition program.

BCF 102
Fundamentals of Earned Value Management
Workforce analysts who are responsible for analyzing
earned value management (EVM) data or who need a
basic understanding of EVM concepts to perform some
aspects of their duties should take BCF 102. Attendees
typically include employees of program/project man-
agement offices, the Defense Contract Management




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performance tradeoff analyses. Participants typically      and support, and disposal) for either embedded or
include members from the business, cost estimating,        stand-alone systems, planning and managing DoD
and financial management community as well as pro-         systems acquisitions, evaluating and negotiating
gram/project managers and personnel in contracting;        contract proposals, and performing cost and per-
systems planning, research, development, and engi-         formance tradeoff analyses. Participants typically
neering; and information technology.                       include members from the business, cost estimat-
                                                           ing, and financial management community as well
BCF 207                                                    as personnel in program management; contract-
Economic Analysis                                          ing; systems planning, research, development and
DoD AT&L workforce personnel should take BCF 207           engineering; information technology; and non-DoD
if their duties include: (1) developing and/or evaluat-    personnel who are involved in developing, testing,
ing costs and benefits of alternative courses of action    and/or costing software.
involved in decisions (i.e., lease vs. buy, in-house vs.
contractor, privatization or outsourcing, or repair        BCF 209
or replace) and/or (2) preparing funding proposals         Acquisition Reporting for Major Defense
for such programs as Operations and Support Cost           Acquisition Programs (MDAPs)
Reduction or Defense Working Capital Fund. Partici-        This course should be taken by Acquisition Category
pants typically include members of the business, cost      (ACAT) ID/IC personnel who prepare, review, edit, or
estimating, and financial management community as          generate input to Selected Acquisition Reports (SARs)
well as program/project managers and personnel in          or who are responsible for ensuring that SARs are
contracting; systems planning, research, development       consistent with Cost Analysis Improvement Group
and engineering; information technology; and non-          procedures, SAR preparation guidelines, approved
DoD personnel who conduct economic analyses of             budgets, and approved acquisition program base-
materiel systems.                                          lines. Attendees typically include employees of
                                                           program/-project management offices, dedicated sup-
BCF 208                                                    port matrix organizations, Service headquarters sup-
Software Cost Estimating                                   port matrix organizations, and contract administration
The Software Cost Estimating course should be              offices. Students may take this course as a refresher
taken by DoD AT&L workforce personnel whose                to obtain information updates on acquisition report-
duties include developing and/or evaluating cost           ing policy and the Consolidated Acquisition Reporting
estimates for life cycle management (i.e., research,       System CARS software.
development, procurement, deployment, operating




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                                                         Electronic Industries Alliance EVMS (ANSI/EIA 748A)
                                                         standard. The course is intended for personnel in the
                                                         Defense Contract Management Agency, Supervisor of
                                                         Shipbuilding, Defense Contract Audit Agency, intel-
                                                         ligence acquisition community, project management
                                                         offices, and Service headquarters who are responsible
                                                         for routine surveillance and validation of contractor
                                                         and government Earned Value Management Systems.


                                                         CON 232
                                                         Overhead Management of Defense Contracts
                                                         All contracting officers, buyers, price analysts, audi-
                                                         tors, and contract administration personnel should
                                                         take CON 232 if they are assigned to projects in which



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                                                         overhead situations are present and are important
                                                         elements of cost. Course participants typically include
                                                         members who are involved with major acquisitions
                                                         or assigned to the Defense Contract Management
                                                         Agency.

                                                         CON 234
                                                         Contingency Contracting
                                                         This is intended for military personnel in the Con-
                                                         tracting and Purchasing career fields and for emer-
                                                         gency-essential civilians in deployable positions of all
                                                         Services. Whenever practical, students should attend
BCF 215                                                  CON 234 prior to assuming duties as a deployable
Operating and Support Cost Analysis                      contracting officer or purchasing agent.
Personnel involved in developing and/or evaluating
operating and support cost estimates, cost/perfor-       CON 235
mance tradeoffs, or total ownership cost reduction       Advanced Contract Pricing
efforts should take BCF 215. The course is also appro-   Level II and III personnel should take CON 235 if they
priate as continuous learning for other personnel        are involved in major systems acquisition or in a com-
involved in defense acquisition.                         mercial environment where knowledge of cost risk
                                                         analysis, cost estimating relationships/parametric
BCF 229                                                  estimating, overhead estimating, and decision/risk
Acquisition Reporting for Major Acquisition Infor-       analysis tools is required.
mation Systems (MAISs)
This course should be taken by Acquisition Cat-          CON 236
egory (ACAT) IAM/IAC personnel who prepare an            Contractual Aspects of Value Engineering
Acquisition Program Baseline (APB) and a Defense         Contracting, program management, and functional
Acquisition Executive Summary (DAES) for MAIS            personnel should take CON 236 if they might be
programs. Attendees typically include employees of       involved in value engineering (VE) applications or
program/-project management offices, dedicated           if they support major weapons systems and can be
support matrix organizations, Service headquarters       expected to encounter specific VE activity. (Note: Indi-
support matrix organizations, and contract adminis-      viduals not assigned to contracting are encouraged
tration offices. Civilians under contract to support a   to attend. While the primary focus of the course is on
DoD program office with an APB or DAES reporting         the contractual aspects of VE, the integrated product
requirement are eligible with the recommendation of      team/integrated product and process development
the program manager. Students may take this course       approach is emphasized regarding the utility of value
as a refresher to obtain information updates on acqui-   methodology and the resulting VE change proposals.)
sition reporting policy and the CARS software.
                                                         CON 237
BCF 262
                                                         Simplified Acquisition Procedures
EVMS Validation and Surveillance                         This self-paced, Web-based course is designed as a
This course is designed primarily for DoD AT&L           continuing education tool for all personnel requiring
personnel responsible for contract administration.       knowledge of simplified acquisition procedures.
It provides knowledge needed to review integrated
management systems and to determine their compli-
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CON 243                                                    all acquisition personnel who have been assigned the
Architect-Engineer Contracting                             responsibilities of a contracting officer’s representa-
Military and civilian workforce members in the             tive or contracting officer’s technical representative
Contracting career field who are assigned contract-        for a DoD grant.
ing responsibilities for architect-engineer (A-E)
contracts should take CON 243. Whenever practical,         LOG 203
students should attend prior to assuming duties in         Reliability and Maintainability
A-E contracting.                                           Members of the DoD AT&L workforce should take this
                                                           online course if their duties include understanding
CON 244                                                    and applying managerial and technical competencies
Construction Contracting                                   involving systems design considerations for reliability,
The Construction Contracting course is intended            maintainability, and supportability. Emphasized topics
for military and civilian workforce personnel in the       include understanding the relationship between reli-
Contracting career field and others (e.g., professional    ability and maintainability (R&M), reducing life cycle
engineers) who are assigned specific contract admin-       costs, developing operational and contractual R&M
istration duties for construction contracts. Whenever      requirements, reviewing R&M design/analysis acti-
practical, students should attend this course prior to     vities, and performing reliability testing. Life cycle
assuming duties in construction contracting.               logisticians, systems engineers, and program man-
                                                           agers are among those who should attend.
CON 250
                                                           LOG 204
Fundamentals of Cost Accounting Standards—
Part I                                                     Configuration Management
Civilians, GS-9 and above, or equivalent military          Members of the DoD AT&L workforce should com-
personnel with at least 2 years of experience in the       plete this course if their duties include understanding
Contracting career field should attend CON 250. Par-       and relating the interrelationship of configuration
ticipants should be in positions with responsibility for   management (CM) to system life cycle design activities
Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) administration for         and product support. LOG 204 provides an overview
one or more contractors or have current or pending         of the basic concepts and practices of CM, including
assignments dealing with CAS issues.                       configuration identification, audits, control, status
                                                           accounting, and data management. Attributes and
CON 251                                                    requirements to design, implement, and operate a
                                                           CM plan are discussed, including scenario-type exer-
Fundamentals of Cost Accounting Standards—
                                                           cises to enhance learning. Life cycle logisticians,
Part II
                                                           systems engineers, configuration managers, program
Civilians, GS-9 and above, or equivalent military
                                                           managers, and technical auditors are among those
personnel with at least 2 years of experience in the
                                                           who should attend.
Contracting career field should attend CON 251.
Participants should be in a position where they are        PMT 202
responsible for CAS administration for one or more
contractors that involves full CAS-covered contracts,      Multinational Program Management
or they should have a current or pending assignment        All personnel involved in an international defense
dealing with CAS issues on a regular basis.                cooperative research, development, and acquisition
                                                           program should take PMT 202.
CON 260 (Parts A & B)
                                                           PMT 203
The Small Business Program
All Level II certified Contracting workforce members       International Security and Technology
with Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization          Transfer/Control
Specialist responsibilities should complete The Small      This course should be taken by all personnel involved
Business Program course. CON 260 delves into the           in an international defense acquisition program in
intricacies of the small business program and those        other than a managerial capacity. Participants will
associated programs and initiatives that support the       typically include members of the following career
program and the Department’s efforts to improve            fields: Program Management; Contracting; Test and
small business participation in both prime contract-       Evaluation; Systems Planning, Research, Develop-
ing and subcontracting. This course focuses particular     ment and Engineering; and Business, Cost Estimating,
attention on the small business specialist’s role as a     and Financial Management.
vital member of the acquisition team.
                                                           PMT 304
GRT 201                                                    Advanced International Management Workshop
Grants and Agreements Management                           All personnel involved in an international defense
This course should be taken by all contracting person-     acquisition program should take PMT 304, espe-
nel with grants management responsibilities and by         cially if they are involved in international project
                                                           agreements.


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PMT 401                                                   PMT 403
The Program Manager’s Course                              Program Manager’s Skills
This executive-level course is designed for specially     This course is designed to update newly designated
selected Level III certified DoD AT&L workforce mem-      ACAT III program/product managers and their
bers who are potential leaders of major acquisition       deputies on current acquisition policy, principles,
programs, integrated product teams, and systems           and practices. PMT 403 includes lessons learned
command/major command divisions. Attendees must           from recent experiences and instruction on how to
be GS-14/O-5 or above with extensive experience in        operate as a Program Manager in the current envi-
acquisition, including 4 years in, or in direct support   ronment.
of, a program management office. Selected represen-
tatives from industry may attend. This assignment-        PQM 103
specific course is required for newly selected program    Defense Specification Management
executive officers (PEOs), deputy PEOs, and program       Personnel who are responsible for writing, reviewing,
managers (PMs)/deputy PMs of Acquisition Category         coordinating, applying, or using specifications and
(ACAT) I, IA, and II programs.



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                                                          related documents should take PQM 103.

PMT 402                                                   PQM 104
Executive Program Manager’s Course                        Specification Selection and Application
This assignment-specific course is required for newly     This course should be taken by personnel who are
selected PEOs, DPEOs, and PMs/DPMs of ACAT I, IA,         involved in setting requirements and making stan-
and II programs.                                          dardization decisions. Personnel who use specifica-
                                                          tions and standards but are not actively involved in
                                                          the development or management of requirements
                                                          documentation could also benefit from PQM 104.

                                                          PQM 202
                                                          Commercial and Nondevelopmental Item
                                                          Acquisition Course for Technical Personnel
                                                          This course is intended for personnel who are
                                                          involved in the acquisition of commercial and non-
                                                          developmental items. This includes personnel who
                                                          locate and evaluate potential items, plan for support
                                                          of items, select and prepare requirements documents,
                                                          or manage item test evaluations and quality.

                                                          PQM 203
                                                          Preparation of Commercial Item Descriptions for
                                                          Engineering and Technical Personnel
                                                          Personnel who prepare or review commercial item
                                                          descriptions and use market research techniques to
                                                          identify commercial items should take PQM 203.

                                                          PQM 212
                                                          Market Research for Engineering and Technical
                                                          Personnel
                                                          The Market Research for Engineering and Technical Per-
                                                          sonnel course is intended for personnel who gather and
                                                          use market information when conducting cost, schedule,
                                                          and performance tradeoff analyses; determine whether
                                                          items and services are commercial; or develop acquisition
                                                          plans, requirements documents, support plans, test plans,
                                                          and evaluation factors.

                                                          SAM 101
                                                          Basic Software Acquisition Management
                                                          SAM 101 is recommended for those in acquisition
                                                          positions who have duties that include software
                                                          acquisition management or who work in development
                                                          programs in which $20 million or more is spent on
                                                          software, procurement programs in which $30 million



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or more is spent on software, programs in which $1        in which $1 million or more is spent on sustainment
million or more is spent on sustainment costs for soft-   costs for software annually, or programs in which
ware annually, or programs in which post-deployment       post-deployment software support is ongoing.
software support is ongoing. SAM 101 is an excellent
introductory course for personnel of any rank/grade       SAM 301
or acquisition career level involved in management of     Advanced Software Acquisition Management
DoD software-intensive systems.                           SAM 301 is recommended for acquisition personnel
                                                          involved in any aspect of managing DoD software-
SAM 201                                                   intensive systems. Priority for this course will be given
Intermediate Software Acquisition Management              to personnel who manage software development
This course is recommended for acquisition personnel      and/or acquire software and who work in develop-
who are involved in any aspect of managing DoD soft-      ment programs in which $20 million or more is spent
ware-intensive systems. Priority for this course will     on software, procurement programs in which $30 mil-
be given to personnel who manage software devel-          lion or more is spent on software, programs in which
opment and/or acquire software and who work in            $1 million or more is spent on sustainment costs for
development programs in which $20 million or more         software annually, or programs in which post-deploy-
is spent on software, procurement programs in which       ment 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 rapid deployment
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 descriptions of standing
targeted training courses are provided on the next few




                                                                                                                        3
pages. At the customer’s request and as resources are
available, faculty can develop specific targeted train-
ing courses. Experienced facilitators can be scheduled
within days of release of new initiatives that affect the    in advance of your organization's planned offsite. A
acquisition workforce.                                       portable system can be utilized for similar facilita-
                                                             tion services at your location or other DAU cam-
                                                             puses.
	Consulting

DAU offers consulting in most functional areas.              	Rapid	Deployment	Training
Information on topics such as dispute resolution,
strategic planning, and problem solving is also              In response to the accelerated rate of change to
offered through such media as magazines, books,              acquisition policies, procedures, and best practices,
guides, and other training materials.                        DAU established a rapid deployment training (RDT)
                                                             capability. By quickly focusing attention on high-
Consulting services are provided by DAU's seasoned           value initiatives, DAU is able to develop and deliver
faculty. Our faculty have extensive acquisition pro-         targeted training to large numbers of the acquisition
gram experience, education, and training to provide          workforce soon after an initiative is implemented
the right solutions at the right time to solve individual,   and in parallel with changes to our formal courses.
field organization, and agency acquisition problems.         RDT will be provided via all available media, includ-
We utilize systems thinking and other problem-solv-          ing classroom training at the regional campuses,
ing methods to identify, evaluate, and develop timely        continuous learning modules, and local sessions.
and appropriate 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 significant
facilitate better government and industry teaming after      changes to DoDI 5000.1 and DoDD 5000.2—two key
contract award on defense acquisition programs. The          documents that contain mandatory requirements for
3- to 5-day workshop is tailored to match the specific       administering and managing the Defense acquisition
needs of each program and is conducted jointly with          process; the ongoing effort to provide training on the
government and industry teams. Ideally held 2 to 4           new CJCSI 3170.01C (Joint Capabilities Integration
weeks after contract award, the workshop provides            and Development System); and training on the recent
training on essential start-up activities and creates an     Unique Identification program, which will significantly
environment of teamwork, communication, and trust.           improve efficiency in moving supplies to warfighters
                                                             and facilitate item tracking.
For team collaboration and complex problem solv-
ing, a state-of-the-art Management Deliberation              Our faculty stand ready to fulfill specific requests for
Center (MDC) is available at our Capital and North-          consulting and targeted training. Rapid deployment
east regional campus at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. DoD          training will be designed and tailored at the direc-
and civilian agencies may reserve the MDC for stra-          tion of DoD officials.
tegic planning, team building, brainstorming, and
other facilitated interventions. Trained facilitators        For more information, visit the Performance Support/
help plan and implement your organization's perfor-          Rapid Deployment Training Web site at www.dau.mil/	
mance-support requirements. Reservations for the             performance_support.
MDC and facilitation services should be made well




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	Targeted	Training                                          experiment(s). The course requires statistical think-
                                                            ing but is not heavily oriented in mathematics; it does
The following targeted training workshops and mini-         provide the necessary tools for application.    5	days
courses are available to the AT&L community. To find
                                                           DISA Information Systems Engineering Seminar
out more about these courses or to request a course for
                                                            (ISES) introduces the software management team
your organization, visit www.dau.mil/performance_	sup-
                                                            of any Defense Information Systems Agency
port/targeted_training.asp.
                                                            (DISA) project to some of the realities of procure-
                                                            ment, acquisition, basic systems, and software
ACTD Execution (How to Run an Advanced
                                                            engineering.                                 3	days
 Concept Technology Demonstration) provides
 the student the necessary programmatic, systems           Diversity Games Workshop is based on the “whole
 engineering, and technical management skills and           brain” concept described in the Herrmann Brain
 know-how to become an effective, productive mem-           Dominance Instrument (HBDI) developed by Ned
 ber of an Advanced Concept Technology Demonstra-           Herrmann. Students learn to understand their own
 tion (ACTD) execution team.                 5	days         thinking styles as well as the styles of others. It
                                                            clearly shows how diversity is not a liability but can
ACTD Transition Management Course introduces
                                                            become one of a team’s best assets as it encompasses
 the management team of an ACTD project to some
                                                            the best there is to offer in a group.         .5–1	day
 of the realities of the procurement and acquisition
 environment into which most ACTDs expect to tran-         Earned Value Management (EVM) is an important
 sition.                                        5	days      program management tool for large acquisition pro-
                                                            grams. Using basic definitions and analytical tools,
Activity Based Costing Principles introduces the
                                                            this class can be tailored to the beginning EVM
 principles and techniques of this powerful man-
                                                            analyst or kept at the management level to address
 agement tool, which accurately relates the cost of
                                                            managing a program based on the EVM information
 products and services offered to customers with the
                                                            that has been provided.                        3	days
 consumption of organizational resources. 3.5	days
                                                           Economic Analysis for Decision Making (EADM)
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) covers such
                                                            explores the processes and techniques for making
 topics as interest-based negotiation, partnering,
                                                            decisions among different economic alternatives and
 and third-party-assisted ADR procedures, which
                                                            will enable the student to plan and conduct studies
 lead to equitable, cost-effective, and time-efficient
                                                            and recommend courses of action.              5	days
 mutual agreements while building positive work-
 ing relationships that continue beyond the life of        Economic Analysis for Managers (EAM) is a broad
 the contract.                                2	days        review of the techniques recognized by the DoD for
                                                            making decisions among different economic courses
Configuration Management (An Introduction to
                                                            of action.                                   5	days
 MIL-HDBK-61A) provides an overview of the con-
 cepts and basic practices of configuration manage-
 ment (CM), including configuration identification,
 audits, control, status accounting, and data manage-
 ment. The impact on CM by Acquisition Reform, the
 integrated data environment, commercial off-the-
 shelf and nondevelopmental item application, and
 open systems architecture is also discussed.4.5	days
Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) Course
 explains the duties, responsibilities, limitations,
 nature, and scope of personal interactions and gives
 a full picture of what this position requires. 4.5	days
Cost Risk Analysis—A Monte Carlo Simulation
 Approach: After a program’s risks (performance,
 schedule, and cost estimating) have been identified,
 an approach is selected to estimate the cost impact
 to the program. This class uses a Monte Carlo simu-
 lation to analyze uncertainty, construct a total cost
 distribution, and make probability statements con-
 cerning program cost.                           2	days
Design of Experiments—Industrial Strength (DOE-
 IS) is designed for those looking for a genuine
 understanding of both the design of an experiment
 and the analysis of the data that emanate from the




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Evolutionary Acquisition Workshop covers the                Lean Thinking and Value Stream Mapping Semi-
 basics of implementing an Evolutionary Acquisition          nar focuses on creating value as determined by the
 Strategy. Principles of sound technical management,         customer emphasizing lean thinking principles and
 risk management and mitigation, and cost estima-            concepts.                                 2.5	days
 tion are among the topics addressed.         	.5	day
                                                            Lean Value Stream Mapping provides students the
Executive Seminar in Government Property (ESGP)              opportunity to learn to see the flow of informa-
 employs case studies and exercises to demonstrate           tion and material throughout the value stream. It
 the value of good government property manage-               emphasizes the techniques of value stream map-
 ment. The workshop is designed for managerial               ping. Students will apply these techniques to their
 personnel with overall responsibility for government        work environment, drawing current and future
 property.                                      3	days       state maps.                                  2	days
Fiscal Responsibilities for the DoD Technical Pro-          Logistics Test and Evaluation is an orientation for
 fessional explains laws and regulations that have a         members of the logistics test and evaluation com-
 large impact on the test and evaluation community           munity who have been selected from operation-



                                                                                                                      3
 such as the National Defense Authorization Act, DoD         al units to do test and evaluation on weapons
 5000 documents, and the Joint Capabilities Integra-         systems.                                     2	days
 tion and Development System (JCIDS). Note: This
                                                            Management Seminar explores the principles,
 short course is updated frequently to include the
                                                             functions, and skills needed to be an effective man-
 latest available information.                  2	days
                                                             ager and can be tailored to the customer’s specific
General Acquisition Principles and Fiscal Respon-            needs.                                        2	days
 sibilities provides the student an update on the DoD
                                                            Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Workshop
 acquisition process and principles; the standards of
                                                             provides participants with heightened self-aware-
 conduct and potential consequences that govern and
                                                             ness and useful knowledge on working with others
 guide the acquisition workforce; and the basics of
                                                             in organizational and team settings. Participants will
 fiscal (appropriations) law, rules, and practices that
                                                             complete the MBTI in the workshop.         4–6	hours
 govern how appropriated funds are spent.          3	days
                                                            Navy Systems Engineering Guide explains the
Government Property Disposition Seminar (GPDS)
                                                             Naval Air Systems Command approach to sys-
 provides an overview for contracting offices covering
                                                             tems engineering (designed for NAVAIR technical
 the statutory and regulatory disposal requirements
                                                             managers).                               5	days
 for government property in the possession of con-
 tractors.                                     2	days       New Program Start-up Workshop is tailored to
                                                             the specific needs of each program. DAU and
Government Property Forms (GPF) explains the
                                                             Raytheon have jointly developed this workshop
 numerous forms required for use in the management
                                                             to facilitate better government and industry
 of government property, including the Inventory
                                                             teaming after contract award on defense acquisi-
 Schedule, DD Form 1662, DD Form 1149, SF Form
                                                             tion programs.                          3–5	days
 1423, and Reports of Discrepancies.           1	day
                                                            Performance Based Service Acquisition (PBSA)
Government Property in a Contingency Contract-
                                                             provides an overview of performance-based meth-
 ing Environment (GPCCE) covers the issues sur-
                                                             ods and how to determine when they are appropri-
 rounding GPCCE, including special concerns for
                                                             ate and is designed for personnel who must work
 providing and controlling government property in a
                                                             with program officials to plan, award, and adminis-
 wartime environment.                        2	days
                                                             ter performance-based contracts.             3	days
Integrated Baseline Review Workshop is tailored
                                                            Phone Negotiations Workshop emphasizes man-
  to the participant’s particular project and provides
                                                             agement-level planning and oversight of logistics
  instructions on how to best conduct an Integrated
                                                             support development for a new system.          1	day
  Baseline Review (IBR) to assess the reasonableness,
  adequacy, and accuracy of this baseline plan. 2	days      Problem Solving Techniques for Quality Improve-
                                                             ment (PSTQ) examines problem-solving methodol-
ISO 9000/2000 provides an understanding and a
                                                             ogy, statistical techniques, and a tool kit of ideas
  working knowledge of the application, interpreta-
                                                             that may be used to achieve quality improvement
  tion, and evaluation of the International Organiza-
                                                             goals.                                          3	days
  tion of Standards (ISO) 9000 series standards for
  quality management systems as used in defense             Program Attorney’s Acquisition Overview Course
  acquisition.                                  2	days       provides program attorneys with insights regard-
                                                             ing program management office functions, chal-
Leading Project Teams Course illustrates the prin-
                                                             lenges, and processes involved in fielding needed
 ciples of team development and operation using
                                                             capabilities to their customers within budget and
 practical examples and exercises. (The course can be
                                                             schedule constraints.                       5	days
 tailored to meet the specific needs of the sponsoring
 organization.)                               3–5	days



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Program Management through the Looking Glass               Sustainment Systems Technical Support (SSTS)
 provides coaching and feedback to program manag-           provides a fundamental management under-
 ers and their teams using the Looking Glass, Inc.®         standing of SSTS requirements associated with
 management simulation.                        3	days       the integrated logistics planning and sustainment
                                                            support for weapon systems and equipment in
Property Administration/Management for Con-
                                                            the Army inventory. The course reviews, emphasizes,
 tracting Officers (PACO) explains the roles and
                                                            and discusses legal and regulatory guidance and
 responsibilities of the contracting officer in
                                                            direction, funding sources, and maintenance
 regard to government property when provided to
                                                            concepts and techniques.                    1	day
 contractors.                                  3	days
                                                           System Acquisition Overview (SAO) provides
Property Control Systems Analysis Workshop
                                                            members of the acquisition community a basic
 (PCSAW) examines worksheet design, data analysis,
                                                            understanding of the terms, relationships, deci-
 and case-based problem solving as well as a number
                                                            sions, and actions taken by a program man-
 of advanced audit techniques available to the prop-
                                                            agement office during the life cycle of a major
 erty administrator.                           3	days
                                                            weapon system.                             3	days
Provisioning provides a fundamental management             Technical Issues in Government Property Disposal
 understanding of provisioning requirements associ-         (TIGPD) covers the technical issues surrounding the
 ated with the acquisition and sustainment of weapon        disposition of government property in the possession
 systems and equipment in the DoD inventory. 5	days         of contractors, including inventory verification, sam-
Provisioning Management emphasizes manage-                  pling requirements, hazardous wastes, demilitariza-
 ment-level planning and oversight of logistics sup-        tion, and information technology resources. 2	days
 port development for a new system.            4	days      Technology Assessment and Transition Manage-
Quality Assurance for Commercial Activities                 ment prepares the student to conduct technology
 (QACA) provides the requisite tools and knowledge          assessment using a variety of tools and provides
 to effectively design quality assurance surveillance       training on technology development strategies, tech-
 plans for commercial activities.                4	days     nology transition agreements, and other technology
                                                            transition documentation.                     2	days
Resources for the Test and Evaluation Professional
 introduces a wealth of information and resources          Whole Brain Dominance Workshop uses the
 available to the Test and Evaluation workforce,            Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI), a
 including magazines and publications, handbooks            widely used instrument for understanding the impli-
 and guidebooks, Web sites, classes, online courses,        cations of thinking style preferences on communica-
 CD-ROMs, and software resources.            5	hours        tions, problem solving, and team building. Partici-
                                                            pants will complete the HBDI and receive individual
Risk Management Workshop provides an overview               feedback on their results. They can then use the
 of risk management and a process to identify, evalu-       workshop to improve self management and to work
 ate, and develop risk-handling strategies.     1	day       with others in group settings.             2–4	hours
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          For more information on targeted training or to
 Source Selection Process.                   1–2	days       schedule consulting services, contact the perfor-
Statistical Process Control (SPC) offers a clear, effec-    mance support team at your regional DAU campus:
 tive way to learn basic statistical process control and
 techniques that can be applied immediately. Note:          West Region . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pswst@dau.mil
 A basic understanding of algebra is recommended,           Midwest Region . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . psmwt@dau.mil
 and participants should bring a scientific or statisti-    South Region. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pssth@dau.mil
 cal calculator to class.                        5	days     Mid-Atlantic Region . . . . . . . . . . . . . .psmat@dau.mil
                                                            Capital & Northeast Region . . . . . . . pscpne@dau.mil
Statistical Process Control for Short Runs provides         DSMC–School of
 the basic knowledge required for reaping the ben-           Program Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . psspm@dau.mil
 efits of Statistical Process Control (SPC) with short      DAU Headquarters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . psdau@dau.mil
 production runs.                                 3	days




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The AT&L PLM ...
Continuous Learning

T
     he DAU Continuous Learning Center (CLC) offers
     online, self-paced continuous learning (CL) mod-
     ules with assessments and certificates as well as
presentations intended for awareness only. Links to
modules from the Air Force Institute of Technology
(AFIT), the General Services Administration (GSA), the
Section 508 Initiative, and the Navy are also offered.
Information regarding these opportunities is available




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at the CLC Web site at http://clc.dau.mil.

DAU continually develops and adds new offerings to
the CLC site. To see what’s new, check the CLC Web
site frequently. The following list provides the continu-   Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) (CLM 101) pres-
ous learning points (CLPs) for CL opportunities avail-       ents the process used to conduct an AoA in sup-
able at the time of this printing:                           port of requirements development and systems
                                                             acquisition.                            2	CLPs

	Self-Paced	Modules	                                        Analyzing Profit or Fee (CLC 104) explains the
                                                             structured approach the Federal Acquisition Regu-
A-76 Competitive Sourcing Overview (CLC 037)                 lation (FAR) provides for developing a reasonable
 provides an introduction to the Office of Manage-           profit/fee position.                         1	CLP
 ment and Budget Circular A-76 that implements
 the President’s Management Agenda for Competi-             Basic Math Tutorial (CLC 024) provides a refresher of
 tive Sourcing.                             1.5	CLPs         basic math skills that may be required when perform-
                                                             ing calculations without the aid of a performance-
Activity-Based Costing (ABC) — AFIT FIN 160                  support tool or calculator. 	                 0	CLPs
 introduces ABC and discusses the Air Force Materiel
 Command strategic planning process.        15	CLPs         Baseline Maintenance (CLB 020) reviews the con-
                                                             cepts associated with performance measurement
Acquisition Reporting Concepts and Policy                    baseline maintenance.                      1	CLP
 Requirements for APB, DAES, and SAR (CLB 014)
 provides information on the terminology, concepts,         Budget Policy (CLB 011) focuses on appropriations
 and policies pertaining to required acquisition             and the funding policies associated with each appro-
 reports generated using the Consolidated Acquisi-           priation. It relates a defense acquisition program’s
 tion Reporting System (CARS) software.       3	CLPs         cost estimate to its programming and budgeting
                                                             requirements.                                 4.5	CLPs	
Administration of Other Transactions (CLC 102)
                                                            Business Case Analysis (CLL 015) provides an over-
 focuses on other transactions (OT) from contracts,
                                                             view of DoD policy, guidance, and application of Busi-
 grants, and cooperative agreements, governing
                                                             ness Case Analysis, with a primary focus on structure,
 regulations, management responsibilities, financial
                                                             format, process, and methodology.              3	CLPs
 implications, intellectual property, data and real
 property rights, and modification and termination          Buy American Act (CLC 027) demystifies Federal
 issues.                                      1.5	CLPs       Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Part 25, and DFARS
                                                             (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement)
Affirmative Procurement (AP) Training, 2002—
                                                             225 with materials and practical examples. 3	CLPs
 AFCEE (EPA/Green Procurement) describes AP
 program actions to meet the AFCEE (Air Force Cen-          Commercial Acquisition (CLC 015) reinforces the
 ter for Environmental Excellence) EPA (Environmen-          latest guidance for commercial acquisitions, outlin-
 tal Protection Agency)/Green Procurement require-           ing the major changes to the contracting process
 ments.                                       3	CLPs         brought about by the Federal Acquisition Streamlin-
                                                             ing Act of 1994 and the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996.
                                                             (Briefing)                                  0	CLPs*




*No CLPs are awarded for briefings.



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Commercial Item Determination (CLC 020)                    Contracting Overview (CLM 024) introduces the
 explores the commercial item determination process         market research process, the process for develop-
 as outlined in the Commercial Item Determination           ing criteria or factors that teams will use to evaluate
 Handbook.                                3.5	CLPs	 	       contractors during source selection, and the use of
                                                            the uniform contract format.                     8	CLPs
Commercial Item Determination: Executive Over-
 view (CLC 023) reviews the process outlined in the        Contracting with Canada (CLC 050), developed with
 Commercial Item Determination Handbook.     .5	CLP	        the assistance of the Canadian Commercial Corpora-
                                                            tion, demonstrates the efficiency and effectiveness of
Common Supplier Engagement (CLM 030) explains               contracting with Canadian companies.           1	CLP
 the changes resulting from the transition to an elec-
 tronic acquisition model that follows e-business          Contractors Accompanying the Force (CLC 112)
 practices.        		                          2	CLPs       introduces basic acquisition and contract manage-
                                                            ment requirements related to implementation of
Congressional Enactment (CLB 010) focuses on the
                                                            DoDI 3020.41, Contractor Personnel Authorized to
 congressional processes that lead to a budget reso-
                                                            Accompany the U.S. Armed Forces.             1	CLP
 lution, an Authorization Act, and an Appropriation
 Act, and the implications of those process outcomes       Contractual Incentives (CLC 018) focuses on the
 to defense acquisition programs.            3.5	CLPs       balance between government and industry goals
                                                            and objectives in crafting an effective incentive strat-
Continuous Process Improvement Familiarization
                                                            egy that delivers value to both parties.        3	CLPs
 (CLE 015) provides basic information concerning
 various CPI methodologies and tools and how their         Cost Analysis (CLB 007) focuses on the basic cost
 implementation can improve organizational perfor-          analysis process that is one of the fundamental build-
 mance to better support the warfighter.  1.5	CLPs          ing blocks of any acquisition program.      3.5	CLPs	
Contract Format and Structure for the DoD
                                                           Cost As an Independent Variable (CAIV) (CLB
 e-Business Environment (CLC 033) identifies the
                                                            012) is designed to help develop a well-planned and
 problems associated with poor contract structure,
                                                            informative CAIV plan.                       1	CLP
 differentiates among special contract structures, and
 identifies elements of effective contract line items      Cost Estimating (CLM 016) focuses on basic cost-
 structure. 		                                    2	CLPs    estimating tools and techniques that are fundamen-
Contract Source Selection (CLC 007) provides Fed-           tal building blocks of the acquisition process. 8	CLPs
 eral procurement and acquisition professionals with
 a better understanding of the source selection pro-       COTS Acquisitions for Program Managers
 cess and its goals.                            1	CLP	      (CLM 025) summarizes fundamental challenges
                                                            organizations face when integrating commercial
Contract Terminations (CLC 006) addresses the               items into a system.                   3	CLPs
 appropriate 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 and logistics center per-
Contracting for the Rest of Us (CLC 011) provides           sonnel involved with financial processes. 16	CLPs	
 people who do not work in the Contracting field
 with a basic knowledge of some of the essential           DCMA Intern Training (CLC 105) provides intro-
 processes and considerations that DoD Contracting          ductory information for new members of the
 professionals encounter in order to satisfy custom-        Defense Contract Management Agency.    2	CLPs
 ers’ requirements.                           2	CLPs
                                                           Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement
Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) Over-            Act (DAWIA) II (CLM 033) explains the trans-
 view (CLC 012) provides students with a general            formation from DAWIA and the amendments that
 knowledge of roles and responsibilities as individu-       enable DoD to more effectively develop and manage
 als involved in the contracting process.      4	CLPs       its AT&L workforce.                        3	CLPs

Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR)                 Defense Distribution (CLL 017) introduces the
 with a Mission Focus (CLC 106) provides stu-               organizations, processes, and tools instrumental in
 dents a basic understanding of contract types,             deployment and sustainment, as well as customer
 processes, ethics and integrity, and authorities           service transformational efforts.           2	CLPs
 relevant to their positions.               8	CLPs
                                                           Defense Logistics Agency Support to the
                                                            PM (CLL 002) introduces the capabilities of the
                                                            Defense Logistics Agency in delivering tailored
                                                            support to the program manager, operational unit,
                                                            Service inventory control points, etc.       3	CLPs	
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Defense Subcontract Management (CLC 001)                   Estimate at Completion (CLB 019) reviews the pro-
 addresses subcontracting activities from the per-          cess for computing an estimate at completion range
 spective of the staff of a defense acquisition program     when given EVM data.                         1	CLP
 office.                                         4	CLPs	
                                                           Enterprise Integration Overview (CLE 006) intro-
Depot Maintenance Partnering (DMP) (CLL 006)                duces fundamental Enterprise Integration (EI) con-
 introduces ways in which DMP serves as a cost-             cepts, defines EI implementation strategies, and
 effective technique for applying a performance-based       describes suggested EI best practices.   3.5	CLPs	
 logistics philosophy in the real world.      2	CLPs       Ethics Training for AT&L (CLM 003) reinforces the
                                                            most important legal ethics standards governing
Designing for Supportability in DoD Systems
                                                            interaction between government personnel and
 (CLL 008) provides a comprehensive overview and
                                                            contractors.                               2	CLPs
 introduction to incorporating the principles of sys-
 tems engineering throughout the system life cycle to      Evolutionary Acquisition (CLM 032) introduces
 design, develop, produce, and sustain operationally        the ideas and principles of Evolutionary Acquisi-



                                                                                                                       3
 reliable, supportable, and effective systems. 3	CLPs       tion and how to apply them in a rapidly changing
                                                            environment.                               2	CLPs
Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material
 Shortages (DMSMS) Case Studies (CLL 204) pro-             Facilities Capital Cost of Money (CLC 103) pro-
 vides a basic understanding of the DMSMS issues,           vides points to consider as you develop a prenego-
 tying together basic concepts, tools information, and      tiation position for facilities capital cost of money
 skills.                                       2	CLPs       that is fair and reasonable, given market research
                                                            and proposed information from the offeror.          1.5	
Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Mate-
                                                            CLPs
 rial Shortages (DMSMS) Essentials (CLL 203)
 addresses electronics, mechanical and materials           Fiscal Law Tutorial provides training for personnel in
 initiatives; introduces the Defense Logistics Agency's     legal, financial management, acquisition, and other
 DMSMS programs and capabilities; and reviews               fields who cannot attend a resident course but
 basic techniques for component research.       2	CLPs      require a working knowledge of fiscal law. 6	CLPs
Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material             Fundamentals of Technology Transfer and Export
 Shortages (DMSMS) Executive Overview (CLL                  Control (CLM 036) explains international security
 202) offers the executive a perspective of man-            and program protection, planning processes, and the
 agement/supervisory actions necessary to enable            role of the program manager.                2	CLPs
 effective Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and
 Material Shortages (DMSMS) mitigation and thereby         GSA Federal Supply Schedules Training is an
 enhancing mission readiness, efficiency, and cost          orientation on using the schedules for cost-effective
 effectiveness.                                1	CLP        and streamlined purchases of commonly used sup-
                                                            plies and services.                         16	CLPs
Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Mate-
                                                           GSA SmartPay Purchase Card Program provides
 rial Shortages (DMSMS) Fundamentals (CLL 201)
                                                            an overview of incentives available to motivate both
 introduces a working-level overview of DMSMS
                                                            government program office personnel as well as
 history, issues, tools, current initiatives, and real
                                                            contractor personnel to reduce acquisition response
 examples of successful programs.                3	CLPs
                                                            times.                                       4	CLPs
DoD Government Purchase Card Refresher Train-
                                                           GSA SmartPay Purchase Cards A/OPC Training
 ing (CLG 004) presents the mandatory require-
                                                            explains the role and responsibilities of an A/OPC
 ments and other guidelines to consider and apply
                                                            (Agency/Organization Program Coordinator). 	    1	CLP
 when utilizing the Government Purchase Card. It
 was developed to provide refresher training for           Implementing Price-Based Acquisition (CLC 016)
 Government Purchase Card holders and approving             examines how the contracting officer or contract-
 officials.                               3.5	CLPs          ing specialist can use price-based acquisition as
                                                            a tool to streamline the source selection process.
DoD Government Purchase Card (CLG 001) pres-
                                                            (Briefing)                                  0	CLPs*
 ents the mandatory requirements and other guide-
 lines to consider when using the Government Pur-          Improved Statement of Work (CLM 031) explains
 chase Card.                              3.5	CLPs	         the purpose, preparation, and evaluation and pro-
                                                            vides an understanding and appreciation of the criti-
DTRA Government Purchase Card (CLG 003) pres-
                                                            cal role of requirements development in the acquisi-
 ents the mandatory requirements and other guidelines
                                                            tion process.                                4	CLPs
 to consider and apply when DTRA personnel utilize
 the Government Purchase Card.               4	CLPs




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Incentives for Reducing Acquisition Response                Introduction to Reducing Total Ownership Costs
  Time—AFIT SYS 352 summarizes incentives avail-              (R-TOC) (CLM 021) provides an orientation to the
  able to motivate both government program office             R-TOC requirement, defines key R-TOC concepts,
  personnel and contractor personnel to reduce acqui-         describes best practices, emphasizing R-TOC from a
  sition response times.                    15	CLPs           systems perspective.                        3	CLPs

Indirect Costs (CLC 008) serves as a primer for those       IPT Management and Leadership (CLM 014)
  who are unfamiliar with indirect costs associated          introduces management and leadership concepts
  with pricing of contracts, interim contract billing,       used to organize, manage, and lead an integrated
  and determination of actual contract costs.       1	CLP    product team (IPT).                      8	CLPs

Information Assurance (CLM 010) describes the               ISO 9000:2000 (CLE 201) teaches the basic ele-
  importance of information assurance (IA), the pro-          ments of ISO 9000:2000 and lessons learned regard-
  gram manager’s responsibilities, and steps for inte-        ing its implementation and use.            3	CLPs
  grating IA into an acquisition program.      4	CLPs
                                                            Item Unique Identification (IUID) (CLM 200)
Information Exchange Program (IEP), Army                      enables item tracking in DoD business systems and
 Specific RDT&E (Research, Development, Test                  provides reliable and accurate data for management,
 & Engineering) (CLI 005) ensures that all required           financial accountability, and asset management pur-
 acquisition workforce personnel comprehend Army-             poses.                                      3	CLPs
 specific IEP annex development, coordination, nego-
 tiation, and execution changes in policy and proce-        Javits-Wagner-O’Day (JWOD) Tutorial (CLM 023)
 dures.	                                        1	CLP        provides a better understanding of the JWOD pro-
                                                             gram, which helps people with disabilities obtain or
Information Exchange Program (IEP), DoD                      maintain employment.                           1	CLP
  Generic for RDT&E (CLI 004) describes the pro-
  cedures for implementing the DoD’s IEP, why all           Joint Systems Integrated Support Strategies (CLL
  required AT&L workforce personnel should partici-          014) addresses the importance of integrated support
  pate in the IEP, and how to execute IEP information        strategies to a joint acquisition program as well as
  exchanges.                                   2	CLPs        guidance and policy relevant to the development of
                                                             joint strategies.                             3	CLPs
Information Exchange Program (IEP), Navy Specific
  RDT&E (CLI 006) describes the Navy-specific pro-          Lean Six Sigma (CLE 007) is a continuation of the
  cedures for implementing the DoD’s IEP, reasons            “Introduction to Lean Enterprise Concepts” and “Six
  for participating in the IEP, and procedures for           Sigma: Concepts and Process” modules.        6	CLPs
  execution of IEP information exchanges.        1	CLP
                                                            Leveraging DCMA for Program Success (CLC 019)
International Armaments Cooperation, Part 1,                 details Defense Contract Management Agency
  (CLI 001) introduces the history and functioning of        (DCMA) products and services that can be utilized to
  International Armaments Cooperation.         2	CLPs        reduce program risk.                        2	CLPs

International Armaments Cooperation, Part 2, (CLI           Market Research (CLC 004) explains market
  002) explains the International Agreement Process          research and its importance in acquiring weapons
  and the Defense Data Exchange Program.      2	CLPs         and combat system capabilities better, faster, and
                                                             cheaper.                                     3	CLPs
International Armaments Cooperation, Part 3,
  (CLI 003) discusses foreign participation in systems      Modeling and Simulation in Systems Engineering
  acquisition and production, cooperative logistics, and     (CLE 011) explains how M&S can be a benefit over
  international environmental cooperation.       2	CLPs      the entire life cycle of a project, supports systems
                                                             engineering, and can be planned and shared along
Introduction to Earned Value Management (CLB                 with data and results.                           3	CLPs	
  016) provides the basics of EVM as they relate to
  acquisition program management.               1	CLP       Naval Open Architecture (CLE 012) defines open
                                                             architecture (OA), summarizes DoD and Navy OA
Introduction to Lean Enterprise Concepts                     policy and guidance, explains the need to transform
  (CLE 004) explains lean enterprise concepts and            the systems design approach, and identifies the
  techniques, the key to success for many corporations       Modular Open Systems Approach principles and
  around the world in the 21st century.      3.5	CLPs        benefits.                                    2	CLPs




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Net-Ready Key Performance Parameter (NR-KPP)             Predictive Analysis and Scheduling (CLC 040) pro-
 (CLM 029) exposes program managers to the NR-            vides an overview of the various types of schedules
 KPP development resources with the ultimate goal         used by DCMA personnel and a background of how
 of ensuring the necessary program interoperability       predictive analysis is utilized to determine and main-
 and supportability (I&S) and joint interoperability      tain schedules.                                 1	CLP
 test certifications.                         3	CLPs
                                                         Predictive Analysis and Systems Engineering
OPSEC Contract Requirements (CLC 107) outlines            (CLC 041) provides an overview of how predictive
 the basic elements of operations security (OPSEC),       analysis plays a role in systems engineering. Various
 identifies the role of OPSEC within the Department       systems engineering tools are also discussed.       1	
 of Defense, and defines the OPSEC responsibilities       CLP
 of program managers and contracting officers.      1	
 CLP                                                     Price Analysis Methods – AFIT QMT 110 presents
                                                          the hierarchy of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
Other Transactions Authority (OTA) for Prototype          price analysis methods and includes information on
 Projects: Comprehensive Coverage (CLC 035)



                                                                                                                     3
                                                          performance-based payments.                    1	CLP
 presents the mandatory requirements and other
 guidelines to consider when using OTA for pro-          Privacy Protection (CLE 010) describes the general
 totype projects.                          3	CLPs         scope, guidance and laws, potential risks, and pro-
                                                          cedures necessary in understanding and promoting
Other Transactions Authority (OTA) for Proto-             privacy protection.                          1	CLP
 type Projects Overview (CLC 036) summarizes
 the mandatory requirements and other guide-             Profit Policy Revisions (CLC 022) addresses changes
 lines to consider when using OTA for prototype           to DoD’s profit policy as a result of Defense Federal
 projects.                                 .5	CLP         Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) Cases
                                                          2000-D300 and 2000-D018.                        1	CLP
Outcome-based Performance Measures (CLE 016)
 defines measurement terminology related to DoD          Program Execution (CLB 008) describes the budget
 policy and provides guidance on formulating effec-       execution process, including the legal concerns and
 tive outcome-based performance measures for IT           potential impact of poor budget execution. 3	CLPs
 investments.                                3	CLPs
                                                         Program Management Enterprise Architecture
Performance Based Logistics (PBL) (CLL 011)               Community of Practice (PM EA CoP) (CLE 020) is
 presents PBL as the strategy of choice for product       for acquisition and sustainment professionals with
 support.                                     3	CLPs      an interest in the systems, activities, and organiza-
                                                          tions of Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) pro-
Performance Based Payments (PBPs) Overview
                                                          gram management.                                2	CLPs
 (CLC 026) presents an overview of the fundamental
 concepts of PBPs and the guidance necessary for         Program Manager Introduction to Anti-Tamper
 implementing a PBP financing structure as part of a      (AT) (CLE 022) discusses DoD critical technol-
 fixed-price contract.                       .5	CLP       ogy and how AT fits within the spectrum of DoD
                                                          activities focused on protecting Critical Program
Performance Based Services Acquisition (PBSA)             Information.                                  3	CLPs
 (CLC 013) explains how PBSA strategies adapt best
 commercial practices and maximize performance,          Proper Use of Non-DoD Contracts (CLC 010) pro-
 innovation, and competition.              6	CLPs         vides DoD acquisition professionals with a better
                                                          understanding of the need to ensure that non-DoD
Performance Measurement Baseline (CLB 017)                contracting instruments are appropriately used to
 introduces the earned value management language          meet DoD requirements.                        1	CLP
 and processes associated with development of the
                                                         Provisional Award Fee Awareness (CLC 034)
 performance measurement baseline.           1	CLP
                                                          explains the DFARS guidance, effective 13 January
Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execu-               2004, for the use of provisional award fee payments
 tion (PPBE) and Budget Exhibits (CLB 009)                in cost-plus-award-fee contracts.             1	CLP
 explains the PPBE process, including the legal
 concerns and potential impact of poor budget            Reliability and Maintainability (CLE 301) defines
 execution.                                3	CLPs	        reliability, availability, and maintainability; explores
                                                          the significant influence of reliability and maintain-
Predictive Analysis and Quality Assurance                 ability (R&M) on key issues; and provides practical
 (CLC 042) provides an overview of quality assur-         application techniques.                          4	CLPs
 ance activities and how they relate to the use of
 predictive analysis as a tool to form assumptions of
 future events.                                  1	CLP




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Reverse Auctioning (CLC 031) introduces a new             Strategic Sourcing Overview (CLC 108) introduces
 Internet-based contracting technique used by the          Strategic Sourcing concepts and techniques for help-
 DoD acquisition community to achieve significant          ing organizations shift from tactical to strategic pur-
 cost savings through e-commerce capabilities.1	CLP        chasing.                                      4.5	CLPs

Risk Management (CLM 017) focuses on tools and            System Safety for Systems Engineering (CLE 009)
 processes that can be used to manage risk on a            shows how the MIL-STD-882D methodology is
 defense acquisition project.                8	CLPs        integrated into the DoD systems engineering pro-
                                                           cess for eliminating environment, safety, and occu-
Scheduling (CLM 012) focuses on scheduling                 pational health hazards or minimizing the associ-
 processes and tools that can be used to develop           ated risk.                                3.5	CLPs
 schedules on a defense systems acquisition
 project.                                  12	CLPs        Technical Planning (CLE 017) provides guidance for
                                                           integrating program management tools with sys-
Sealed Bidding (CLC 003) provides the Federal
                                                           tems engineering tools into an effective approach for
 procurement professional a better understanding
                                                           managing the overall program.                 3	CLPs
 of contracting for supplies and services using the
 sealed bidding process.                       2	CLPs     Technical Reviews (CLE 003) presents essential prac-
                                                           tical guidelines for integrating several different techni-
Section 508 Awareness—Federal Information                  cal reviews into the systems engineering process and
 Technology (IT) Accessibility Training summarizes         DoD acquisition life cycle based on best engineering
 Section 508 and its impact on training and identifies     practices.                                        3	CLPs
 resources for understanding and implementing the
 requirements of Section 508.                  1	CLP      Technology Readiness Assessments (TRA) (CLE
                                                           021) explains Critical Technology Elements, Tech-
Section 803 Competition Requirements (CLC 017)             nology Readiness Levels, Technology Maturation
 addresses the new Section 803 Policy: Competition         Plans, and Technology Readiness Assessment
 for Purchase of Services Pursuant to Multiple Award       reports.                                    3	CLPs
 Contracts and is intended for all personnel involved
                                                          Value Engineering (VE) (CLE 001) is an overview for
 with service contracts.                        1	CLP
                                                           all personnel; it encompasses the uses of this tech-
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business              nique to reduce cost, increase productivity, improve
 Program (CLC 009) explains the basic requirements         quality, and achieve the lowest life cycle cost.3	CLPs
 of the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Busi-
                                                          Wide Area Workflow—Receipts and Acceptance
 ness Program.                               1	CLP
                                                           (WAWF-RA) is a secure Web-based system for
Simplified Acquisition Procedures Overview                 electronic invoicing, receipt, and acceptance. The
 (CLC 005) aims at providing Federal procurement           application enables electronic form submission of
 and acquisition professionals with a better under-        invoices and government inspection and accep-
 standing of contracting for supplies and services         tance documents in order to support DoD’s goal of
 using Simplified Acquisition Procedures.      2	CLPs	     moving to a paperless acquisition process. 3	CLPs

Six Sigma: Concepts and Process (CLE 008) intro-          Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) (CLM 013)
 duces the foundations of the Six Sigma quality con-       addresses two fundamental and interrelated types
 trol methodology created by Motorola to increase          of work breakdown structures—the Program WBS
 the productivity and quality of products and cus-         developed by the Performance Management Office
 tomer service processes.                      8	CLPs      and the contract WBS developed by the
                                                           contractor.                               6	CLPs
Space Acquisition (CLM 028) explains the space
 acquisition process outlined in National Secu-
 rity Space Acquisition Policy 03-01 (NSS 03-01),
 which streamlines the acquisition oversight pro-
 cess with emphasis on the earlier phases of space
 program development.                      4	CLPs

Spend Analysis Strategies (CLC 110) explains the
 means by which Spend Analysis contributes to the
 “commodity fact base” for identifying valuable strate-
 gic sourcing improvement opportunities.     2.5	CLPs




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its reach to the AT&L community through online
resources and interactive venues that facilitate the
sharing of experiences and lessons learned among          beyond the classroom and into the workplace to fully
individuals and organizations. DAU’s primary com-         engage and support the AT&L workforce at the point
ponents of Knowledge Sharing include the AT&L             of need.
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David D. Acker Virtual Library.                           AT&L Knowledge Sharing System (AKSS)

	AT&L	Knowledge	Management	System                         The AKSS is the central repository for acquisition
                                                          policy and reference materials that leverages valued
DAU provides access to online acquisition resources       sources of knowledge developed and continuously
and learning assets via the AT&L Knowledge Manage-        maintained by the Office of the Secretary of Defense,
ment System (AKMS). The AKMS consists of the AT&L         the Services, and Agencies. The Defense Acquisition
Knowledge Sharing System (AKSS), the Acquisition          Guidebook (DAG) and the Integrated Defense Acquisi-
Community Connection (ACC), and the ACQuire search        tion, Technology, & Logistics Life Cycle Management
capability. The AKMS is accessible 24 hours a day,        Framework chart are two Acquisition Knowledge Gate-
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AKSS is the central gateway for AT&L resources and        Acquisition Community Connection
information, and a central source for current informa-
tion on acquisition initiatives. As the primary refer-    Acquisition Community Connection—where the AT&L
ence tool for the Defense AT&L workforce, it provides     workforce meets to share knowledge—is an online
a means to link together sources of information and       forum that includes Communities of Practice, Special
reference assets from various disciplines into a single   Interest Areas, and Workspaces. The ACC provides a
integrated, centralized information source. Informa-      collaborative environment for accessing important
tion available from the AKSS menu includes:               acquisition resources, connecting with professionals in
                                                          your field, sharing information and knowledge, joining
•   Policy Documents                                      in discussion areas, and creating private workspaces.
•   FAR, DFARS, and other FAR Supplements
•   Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy            For current information and access to the valuable
•   Communities of Practice                               tools listed above, visit the ACC Web site at https://	acc.
•   Glossaries and Acronyms                               dau.mil/CommunityBrowser.aspx.
•   Education and Training
•   Software Tools                                        ACQuire
•   Defense Acquisition Policy Center
•   Video Library                                         ACQuire is the enterprise search engine for DAU infor-
•   Rapid Deployment Training                             mation repositories. ACQuire allows the user to select
•   AT&L Web sites                                        the information source—AKSS, ACC, DAG, AAP, Dis-
•   News and Publications                                 tance Learning courses, Continuous Learning courses,
•   Ask a Professor (AAP)                                 and the virtual DAU library—and search for exact
•   Forms                                                 terms, phrases, multiple terms, acronyms, or numerical
•   Events                                                references. ACQuire searches can also be expanded to
•   Guidebooks and Handbooks                              popular DoD and commercial search engines.
•   Ethics
                                                          Find the information you need through ACQuire at
Two additional Knowledge Gateways are featured on         http://acquire.dau.mil.
the AKSS home page:
                                                          	DAU	Virtual	Library
The Defense Acquisition Guidebook is an interac-
tive Web-based tool. Users can navigate through key       The David D. Acker Library supports the university’s
terms and requirements in DoD Directive 5000.1, DoD       curricula and its defense acquisition research. Full
Instruction 5000.2, and discretionary guidance. An on-    borrowing privileges are available to current acquisi-
site tutorial is available to assist users.               tion, technology, and logistics students; and alumni
                                                          may register for weekend borrowing privileges. The
The Integrated Defense Acquisition, Technology, &         library participates in interlibrary loans through the
Logistics Life Cycle Management Framework chart rep-      Online Computer Library Center.
resents a new gateway to policy, guides, and other
knowledge resources. The IFC is a graphical represen-     The David D. Acker Library maintains an online
tation of the entire AT&L decision, management, and       presence at www.dau.mil/library. A link to the cata-
budget process. Tasks and requirements are presented      log of collections provides easy searches by author,
as they relate to each other in both functional and       title, subject terms, keywords, date, and format. While
time-phased views.                                        all catalog entries are available in hard copy in the
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