ACQ 404 Senior Acquisition Management Course
 Description
This 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)
Required:
  • 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 class days
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode  Resident
    Equivalent Courses  None
    ACE Recommended Credits  None
    PDS Code  ADM
    Current CEU, CLP and RRP      Click here for Previous Allocation
    Continuous Education Units  2.7
    Continuous Learning Points 27 
    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. 4.5 hours) / Walk-ins authorized / Pre-work accessible on DAU Public Blackboard.