ACQ 404V Senior Acquisition Management Course
 Description
This virtual instructor-led course is designed to improve DoD acquisition outcomes by engaging the most senior leaders involved in all aspects of leading the delivery of warfighting capability. General and Flag officers, Senior Executive Service members as well as their Industry counterparts attend. It enables an integrated strategic level discussion of the Three Pillars of the defense acquisition system. It emphasizes the importance of critical thinking across stakeholders, processes and capabilities necessary for the future of US security. Attendees will engage Distinguished Guest Conversationalists and DAU Faculty in an environment allowing candid discussion of processes, current issues and initiatives. Summary discussions capture and synthesize knowledge threads of key topics. Attendees share experiences, observations, and create a leadership network with decades of Acquisition, Requirements and Resource expertise.
Objectives
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Target Attendees
General Officer/Flag Officer/ Senior Executive Service members in Government (both DOD and Non DOD), and senior defense industry executives in key acquisition leadership positions.
Prerequisite(s)
None
Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable substitutes for meeting current course prerequisite and certification standards)
Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
None None None None
Course Length
4.5 days (see Notes)
Additional Course Information
Delivery Mode  Facilitated/Online
Equivalent Courses  None
ACE Recommended Credits  None
PDS Code  Z48
Current CEU, CLP and RRP      Click here for Previous Allocation
Continuous Education Units  4.5
Continuous Learning Points 45 
Reservist Retirement Points 0  
Notes
  • Participants of equivalent position in the defense industry, other federal agencies, and allied nations are also admitted on a space-available basis.
  • Pre-work required (approx. 9 hours) / Walk-ins NOT authorized / Pre-work accessible on DAU Public Blackboard.

  • Access your Agency specific registration site for the course schedule.
  • Virtual classes are conducted via Cisco Webex/MS Teams, supplemented with Blackboard and e-mail.
  • Walk-ins are NOT authorized. Students are required to test connectivity with DAU IT prior to the class start date and should not schedule themselves for any other work-related activity while participating in this class.
  • DAU does not reimburse student phone/internet charges.