WSM 023 Middle Tier of Acquisition (MTA) Workshop

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(Last Modified:19-Jul-2022)

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In Section 804 of the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Congress directed the DoD to establish guidance for a "Middle Tier" of acquisition programs. Mid-Tier programs follow one of two acquisitions pathways, either Rapid Prototyping or Rapid Fielding, and are to be completed within five years. This workshop presents an historical overview, a discussion of the two pathways, a description of other DoD 5000 acquisition pathways, current status of MTA programs, service specific guidance, and lessons learned. This workshop covers:
  • Why MTA? Why Rapid?
  • MTA congressional language from Section 804 of the FY 2016 NDAA
  • How MTA fits within the Acquisition framework
  • USD (A&S) and Service specific governance
  • Lessons Learned
  • Objectives
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    Target Attendees
    This workshop is designed for government personnel in all acquisition disciplines. However, it will be of most benefit to agencies and personnel considering the use of an MTA pathway in the execution of an Acquisition Strategy.
    ACQ 2030, Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part B is recommended
    Predecessor Course(s)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Expires On
    None None None None
    Course Length
    2 hours
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode Workshop
    Equivalent Courses N/A
    ACE Recommended Credits N/A
    PDS Code  
    Walk-ins Authorized N/A
    Pre-work required No
    First Offering 7/19/2021
    Continuing Education Units   0
    Continuous Learning Points  2
    Reservist Retirement Points  0
    Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
    Fulfillment Eligible N/A
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  • Tailored, virtual instruction delivered upon request.
  • Fee-For-Service (FFS) arrangements may be required.

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