CLM 025 Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Acquisition for Program Managers
This module is intended for program managers who are responsible for the acquisition and sustainment of a single program. Members of integrated product teams and contractors who support the program manager may also find value in this module. The module provides an overview of the fundamental challenges faced by organizations when they integrate commercial items to form a system; addresses the issues involved in buying from the commercial marketplace; summarizes lessons learned from programs that have made extensive use of commercial items; and offers suggestions.
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Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable substitutes for meeting current course prerequisite and certification standards)
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Course Length
Approximately 2 hours to complete
Additional Course Information
Delivery Mode  Distance Learning
Equivalent Courses  None
ACE Recommended Credits  N/A
Walk-ins Authorized  N/A
Pre-work required   No
First Offering  4/1/2005
Continuous Education Units  0
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Reservist Retirement Points 0  
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Fulfillment Eligible   N/A
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  • Any exams in this course must be passed with a minimum score of 80%.
  • There is no time limit for completing this course.
  • After completing the course, please be sure to complete the survey at the end.
  • The CLPs assigned to this learning activity may be used to meet professional certification and/or licensure requirements (PDUs/CPE credits).