ACQ 415

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(Last Modified:27-Sep-2018)


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Course provides focused, comprehensive business knowledge training for senior acquisition personnel regarding industry business strategies, financials, operations, portfolio trade-offs, impacts of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as executive level incentives. A wide range of business knowledge competencies are addressed such as company strategy alignment with resources and organization, business finances including use of financial reporting, metrics, and market intelligence, and drivers for mergers, acquisition and divestitures to include both company and customer potential program portfolio impacts. Cases for discussion will be provided involving concepts associated with winning new business. Select company overview topics on Day 3 will include use of big data options for better shaping new business opportunities and competitive positioning and defense company perspectives on government affairs.
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Target Attendees
Acquisition professionals at PEO, SES, and senior GS-15/military O6 with at least 12 years acquisition experience in their career field.
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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
    3 classroom days
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode Resident
    Equivalent Courses N/A
    ACE Recommended Credits None
    PDS Code ZZC
    DAU Public (material/prework) YES
    Continuing Education Units   2.5
    Continuous Learning Points  25
    Reservist Retirement Points  0
    Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
  • Completion of ACQ 315 and CLM 005 prior to registration is recommended.
  • Level III certification in one or more acquisition career fields is strongly recommended. Industry and allied equivalents should have equivalent DAWIA LEVEL III acquisition experience.
  • Pre-work required (aspprox 3 hours) / Walk-ins authorized / Pre-work accessible on DAU Public