ACQ 405

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(Last Modified:09-Oct-2019)


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This course provides currency to DoD’s senior acquisition leaders through enhancement of their skill to integrate actions and decisions across a multi-functional teams. Learners will analyze current initiatives affecting DoD acquisition and engage in discussion and debate on topics surrounding the ever changing acquisition environment (e.g., current hot topics in acquisition; current activities in related functional areas, such as DoD budget, contracting, systems engineering, logistics; etc.; and leadership enhancement sessions). Additionally Acquisition Senior Leaders can revisit their organizational business practices to adapt to new policies, processes, and procedures. ACQ-405 themes include current policy, best practices, and lessons learned, reflect on individual strengths and gaps in knowledge and skill sets and adapting organizational business practices based on new policies, processes, and initiatives.
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Target Attendees
Acquisition Professionals (DOD and Non-DOD) certified at DAWIA Level III who are O-5/6 for military or GS-14/15 and broadband government civilian. Industry professionals with equivalent status working in DoD weapons or information systems.
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  • Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable as a substitute for this course until the acceptance date specified below.)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
    None None None None
    Course Length
    8.5 class days
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode Resident
    Equivalent Courses None
    ACE Recommended Credits N/A
    PDS Code BB8
    DAU Public (material/prework) YES
    Continuing Education Units   7.4
    Continuous Learning Points  74
    Reservist Retirement Points  0
    Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
  • REQUIRED is DOD DAWIA Level III certified in an Acquisition Workforce career field; or Non-DOD Federal Acquisition Professionals certified in Level III FAC-C or Senior Level FAC-P/PM. Industry participants must have at least 3 years of Level III-equivalent acquisition experience.
  • This course is based on the adult learning concept. Students are asked to determine their real world leadership/management challenges and then derive their individual learning needs. Interactions with senior DoD and industry leaders throughout the course facilitate networking and viewing the acquisition process from various perspectives. Lessons and/or one-on-one instruction are provided and specifically tailored for the students' learning needs with updates incorporated for each offering based on law, policy, process, or practice changes. Students must successfully complete a Leadership/Management Project by the conclusion of the course.