ACQ 405

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(Last Modified:30-Jan-2017)


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This course provides senior acquisition professionals an update on DoD acquisition policy, processes, best practices and lessons learned. The ultimate goal is for participants to synthesize classroom information and reflect upon their roles and responsibilities as acquisition leaders. Participants hone their expertise through the use of DoD, congressional, GAO, and Industry guest speaker-led discussions on acquisition updates. Sessions also include specific career field updates provided by DAU instructors in areas such as financial management, systems engineering, contracting, logistics, and test and evaluation. Learners will also participate in facilitated discussions on contemporary management and leadership topics, such as partnering with industry, risk and opportunity management, human capital management, governance, time management and leading change.
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Target Attendees
Acquisition workforce members certified at Level III who are (or have been selected for) O-6, GS-15 and their industry equivalents working in DoD weapons or information systems. This course is not designed for individuals currently assigned as program managers for MDAP or MAIS programs.
DAWIA Level III certified in an Acquisition Workforce career field.
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
8.5 class days
Additional Course Information
Delivery Mode Resident
Equivalent Courses None
ACE Recommended Credits N/A
PDS Code BB8
DAU Public (material/prework) YES
Continuing Education Units   7.4
Continuous Learning Points  74
Reservist Retirement Points  0
Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
  • This course is based on the adult learning concept. Students are asked to determine their real world leadership/management challenges and then derive their individual learning needs. Interactions with senior DoD and industry leaders throughout the course facilitate networking and viewing the acquisition process from various perspectives. Lessons and/or one-on-one instruction are provided and specifically tailored for the students' learning needs with updates incorporated for each offering based on law, policy, process, or practice changes. Students must successfully complete a Leadership/Management Project by the conclusion of the course.

  • Pre-work required / Walk-ins authorized / Pre-work accessible on DAU Public Blackboard