WSM 023 Middle Tier of Acquisition (MTA) Workshop
 Description
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.
    Prerequisite(s)
    ACQ 2030, Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part B is recommended
    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
    2 hours
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode  Workshop
    Equivalent Courses  N/A
    ACE Recommended Credits  N/A
    PDS Code  
    Current CEU, CLP and RRP      Click here for Previous Allocation
    Continuous Education Units  0
    Continuous Learning Points
    Reservist Retirement Points 0  
    Notes
  • Tailored, virtual instruction delivered upon request.
  • Fee-For-Service (FFS) arrangements may be required.