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Virtual Campus Continues to Grow for DoD Acquisition Professionalsstring;#/News/Virtual-Campus-Continues-to-Grow-for-DoD-Acquisition-ProfessionalsVirtual Campus Continues to Grow for DoD Acquisition Professionals2022-09-27T16:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClassDEAE168283D3441EAFBF71C9CD3821D2">Building on the August inclusion of <a href="/News/Announcing-LinkedIn-Learning-Available-to-the-Defense-Acquisition-Workforce">LinkedIn Learning assets</a>, Skillsoft Percipio will now also be available to Department of Defense acquisition professionals through the DAU virtual campus. Skillsoft Percipio adds nearly 40,000 more learning assets to the catalog. These learning assets are available now, and students can obtain certificates upon completion to apply for Continuous Learning Points (CLPs.).<br> <br> DAU students across the Department of Defense will be able to register for both LinkedIn Learning and Skillsoft Percipio. Skillsoft Percipio provides traditional courses and access to books and book summaries. Skillsoft Percipio also provides assets in new ways (called “modalities”) through the virtual campus. These modalities include audio books and practice labs to allow users to try out their new software skills as well as access to live events. Skillsoft Percipio also offers “Collections,” related learning assets compiled on one landing page to enable users to explore different learning options related to the same topic.<br> <br> Skillsoft Percipio and LinkedIn Learning both highlight DAU’s efforts to build a catalog of “shorter, targeted learning opportunities across multiple modalities,” said Dr. Jonathan Barkand, DAU Learning Systems Project Manager.<br> <br> “DAU is working to expand the content available to DoD acquisition professionals,” said Barkand. “We want all DoD acquisition professionals to benefit from these resources. We want you to have a lot of assets and modalities that fit your learning style.”<br> <br> <em>In addition to DAU learning, Skillsoft Percipio and LinkedIn Learning, the virtual campus also provides access to training from the Federal Acquisition Institute, Harvard Business Publishing, Coursera, and Defense Security Cooperation University. If you have questions about the virtual campus, contact us using the </em><a href=""><em>Help Desk</em></a><br> <br> <em>Start your learning </em><a href=""><em>search</em></a><em> today!</em></div>string;#/News/Virtual-Campus-Continues-to-Grow-for-DoD-Acquisition-Professionals
DAU October Newsletterstring;#/News/DAU-October-NewsletterDAU October Newsletter2022-09-27T16:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClassBB4FB40BD0EB40908EF623DDE3156A92"><table bgcolor="#ffffff" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" height="100%" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="font-family:sans-serif;font-size:15px;" width="600"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="2" style="padding:10px 20px;color:#555555;background-color:#F7F7F7;border-radius:5px;"> <p>DAU is committed to enriching the acquisition workforce's learning experiences. Take a look at what's new at DAU and see what catches your interest.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="padding:20px 10px;"><a href="/" style="text-decoration:none;"><img alt="DAU logo" border="0" height="51" src="/about/Documents/2020_DAU_Logo.png" style="float:left;" width="201" /></a></td> <td align="right" style="font-weight:bold;font-size:130%;color:#000;padding-right:20px;">OCTOBER 2022</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="font-family:sans-serif;font-size:15px;" width="600"> <tbody> <tr> <td><img align="center" alt="Percipio Logo" border="0" src="/about/Documents/eNewsletter/2022/OCT/percipio_600x300.png" style="width:100%;max-width:600px;height:auto;border-radius:5px 5px 0 0;" width="600" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="background-color:#eeeeee;padding:5px 35px 10px 35px;line-height:20px;color:#555555;"> <p style="font-size:120%;"><a href=""><strong>Percipio Comes to the Virtual Campus »</strong></a></p> <p align="left">We continue to expand our offerings by introducing more than 40,000 new learning assets through the addition of Percipio to the virtual campus. Access books, audio books, practice labs, and more through the virtual campus.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" bgcolor="#ffffff" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="padding-top:20px;" width="600"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding-bottom:30px;"> <table align="center" style="font-family:sans-serif;font-size:15px;" width="60%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding:10px;text-align:center;color:#ffffff;background-color:#A6192E;"> <p style="margin:5px;"><img alt="Thinking emoji" src="/about/Documents/eNewsletter/2022/APR/thinkingIcon.png" style="margin-right:5px;vertical-align:middle;" width="30" /><em><strong>TEST YOUR DAU KNOWLEDGE</strong></em></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="padding-top:10px;font-size:12px;line-height:15px;color:#ffffff;background-color:#333333;"> <p align="center"><strong>What website is the best resource<br> for Federal Acquisition Regulations:</strong></p> <div style="margin-left:100px;text-align:left;"> <ol type="A"> <li><a href="/" style="color:#6AA7C9;"></a></li> <li><a href="" style="color:#6AA7C9;"></a></li> <li><a href="" style="color:#6AA7C9;"></a></li> <li><a href="" style="color:#6AA7C9;"></a></li> </ol> </div> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="text-align:center;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:12px;color:#ffffff;background-color:#A6192E;"> <p style="padding:0;margin:5px;"><em>Scroll down for the answer...</em></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-radius:5px;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:15px;color:#555555;background-color:#eeeeee;margin-bottom:20px;" width="600"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" style="padding:15px;width:300px;" valign="top"><img alt="On Acquisition elbow bump" border="0" height="270" src="/about/Documents/eNewsletter/2022/OCT/OnAcq_270.jpg" style="border-radius:5px;" width="270" /> <p align="left"><a href=""><strong>On Acquisition: Featuring Dr. Bill LaPlante, USD(A&S) »</strong></a></p> <p align="left">Join us as DAU President Jim Woolsey hosts Dr. Bill LaPlante, Under Secretary of Defense (A&S) for an in-depth conversation on global events, the Department's goals for acquisition, and developing a culture of lifelong learning. Register now.</p> </td> <td align="center" style="padding:15px;" valign="top"><img alt="DAU AIRC logos" border="0" height="270" src="/about/Documents/eNewsletter/2022/OCT/ResearchQues_v3.png" style="border-radius:5px;" width="270" /> <p align="left"><a href=""><strong>Research Questions Proposed at Quarterly Research Forum »</strong></a></p> <p align="left">Read about the two research topics presented during the Acquisition Innovation Research Center and DAU's first quarterly research forum and learn more about this continuing partnership.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="margin:0 auto 20px auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:15px;color:#555555;background-color:#ffffff;border-radius:5px;" width="600"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding:20px;"> <p><strong><a href="">Career Development Opportunities<br> Tool Available »</a></strong></p> <p>Defense acquisition workforce members and their supervisors have a new tool to help select the training that best meets their needs under the new streamlined DAWIA certification framework. Check it out and let us know how we can make it better!</p> </td> <td style="padding:10px;" width="172"><img alt="Gears" border="0" height="172" src="/about/Documents/eNewsletter/2022/OCT/CareerDev_172v2.jpg" style="border-radius:5px;" width="172" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="margin:0 auto 20px auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:15px;color:#555555;background-color:#eeeeee;" width="600"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding:10px;" width="172"><img alt="Cyber Training Bench" border="0" height="172" src="/about/Documents/eNewsletter/2022/OCT/cyberTraining_172.jpg" style="border-radius:5px;" width="172" /></td> <td style="padding:20px;"> <p><a href=""><strong>Hands-on Practice at the Cyber Training Range »</strong></a></p> <p>DAU’s state-of-the-art Cyber Training Range has provided hundreds of students with immersive, hands-on cybersecurity training workshops. The range is designed to train the DoD workforce in foundational cybersecurity concepts from both offensive and defensive perspectives. Find out more.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="margin:0 auto 20px auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:15px;color:#555555;background-color:#ffffff;border-radius:5px;" width="600"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding:20px;"> <p><a href=""><strong>New Digital Engineering Body of Knowledge (DEBoK) Published »</strong></a></p> <p>Check out the new online DEBoK now available from the Under Secretary of Defense (R&E). The DEBoK “captures, consolidates, and hosts all knowledge necessary to facilitate and accelerate the digital transformation of Department of Defense acquisition processes."</p> </td> <td style="padding:10px;" width="172"><img alt="DEBOK logo" border="0" height="172" src="/about/Documents/eNewsletter/2022/OCT/DEBOK.png" style="border-radius:5px;" width="172" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="margin:0 auto 20px auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:15px;color:#555555;background-color:#eeeeee;" width="600"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding:10px;" width="172"><img alt="Diverse group" border="0" height="172" src="/about/Documents/eNewsletter/2022/OCT/CollegeInternPrgm.jpg" style="border-radius:5px;" width="172" /></td> <td style="padding:20px;"> <p><a href=""><strong>DoD College Acquisition Internship Program »</strong></a></p> <p>The DoD College Acquisition Internship Program gives college students an opportunity to explore their field of study at the highest level. Apply by Oct. 12, and share with anyone who may be interested in a career in acquisition!</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="margin:0 auto 20px auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:15px;color:#555555;background-color:#ffffff;border-radius:5px;" width="600"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding:20px;"> <p><a href=""><strong>Defense Acquisition Guidebooks Update »</strong></a></p> <p>The Defense Acquisition Guidebook has been retired and replaced by a modern set of guidebooks aligned with new acquisition policies. The new Guidebooks cover 12 different topic areas fundamental to the operation of the defense acquisition process.</p> </td> <td style="padding:10px;" width="172"><img alt="Server tray" border="0" height="172" src="/about/Documents/eNewsletter/2022/OCT/AcqGuidebooks_172.png" style="border-radius:5px;" width="172" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="margin:0 auto 20px auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:15px;color:#555555;background-color:#eeeeee;" width="600"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding:10px;" width="172"><img alt="Calendar with tacks" border="0" height="172" src="/about/Documents/eNewsletter/2022/JUL/calEvents.png" style="border-radius:5px;" width="172" /></td> <td style="padding:20px;"> <p><a href=""><strong>Calendar of Events »</strong></a></p> <p>Join our next installment of Competing to Win−Forging a Stronger Supply Chain and other DAU virtual events. Engage with senior leaders, acquisition experts and industry leaders while earning CLPs.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="margin:0 auto 20px auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:15px;color:#555555;background-color:#ffffff;border-radius:5px;" width="600"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding:20px;"> <p><a href=""><strong>Open Workshops Schedule »</strong></a></p> <p>View upcoming open workshops that provide the workforce access to information on a specific subject and leave with actionable products. Registration is easy and CLPs are awarded upon completion.</p> </td> <td style="padding:10px;" width="172"><img alt="Tools" border="0" height="172" src="/about/Documents/eNewsletter/2022/FEB/07_workshop.jpg" style="border-radius:5px;" width="172" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table align="center" width="600"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table align="center" style="margin:20px auto 0 auto;width:60%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding:10px;text-align:center;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:15px;color:#ffffff;background-color:#A6192E;"> <p><strong>DAU KNOWLEDGE ANSWER</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="padding:20px 30px;text-align:center;font-family:sans-serif;color:#ffffff;background-color:#333333;"> <p style="font-size:20px;margin:0;"><strong>B. <a href="" style="color:#6AA7C9;"></a></strong></p> <p style="font-size:12px;padding:0 20px;"><em>The website, operated by the General Services Administration, contains the FAR, the DFARS and approximately 30 other government regulations. By using the recently released Acquisition Regulation Comparator (ARC) tool, also hosted on, users can navigate the FAR and compare and contrast different regulations. Visit to learn more.</em></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="padding:0;margin:0;font-size:5px;color:#A6192E;background-color:#A6192E;">-</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" style="padding:10px 0 10px 0;width:100%;font-size:12px;font-family:sans-serif;line-height:18px;color:#888882;"><br> DAU<br> <span class="mobile-link--footer"></span> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="img" style="font-size:0pt;line-height:0pt;text-align:left;"><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="LinkedIn Icon" border="0" height="43" src="/about/Documents/eNewsletter/LI_Logo.png" width="43" /></a></td> <td class="img" style="font-size:0pt;line-height:0pt;text-align:left;" width="7"> </td> <td class="img" style="font-size:0pt;line-height:0pt;text-align:left;"><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="Facebook Icon" border="0" height="43" src="/about/Documents/eNewsletter/FB_Logo.png" width="43" /></a></td> <td class="img" style="font-size:0pt;line-height:0pt;text-align:left;" width="7"> </td> <td class="img" style="font-size:0pt;line-height:0pt;text-align:left;"><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="Twitter Icon" border="0" height="43" src="/about/Documents/eNewsletter/TW_Logo.png" width="43" /></a></td> <td class="img" style="font-size:0pt;line-height:0pt;text-align:left;" width="7"> </td> <td class="img" style="font-size:0pt;line-height:0pt;text-align:left;"><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="Instagram Icon" border="0" height="43" src="/about/Documents/eNewsletter/IG_Logo.png" width="43" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table></div>string;#/News/DAU-October-Newsletter



What’s New at DAU’s New at DAU2022-10-29T12:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClass166CC60FAA954CC9A20EA2B6CD9B2240"><em>Deployment of new credentials, available workshops, webinars and other new learning opportunities, and calls for award nominations.</em> <hr /><strong>Call for Nominations for the 2022 DoD PBL Awards </strong><br> <em>Bill Kobren, DAU Director, Logistics & Sustainment Center (June 14, 2022) </em><br> DoD has issued a call for nominations for the annual Secretary of Defense Performance-Based Logistics Awards in a June 13, 2022, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition & Sustainment memo entitled, “<a href="/cop/pbl/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?sourcedoc=/cop/pbl/DAU%20Sponsored%20Documents/USD%20AS%202022%20PBL%20Award%20Call%20for%20Nomination%20Memo%2013%20Jun%2022.pdf&action=default" target="_blank">2022 Secretary of Defense Performance Based Logistics Award Nominations</a>.” <a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Call-for-Nominations-for-the-2022-DoD-PBL-Awards" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>DoD 2022 Product Support Managers Workshop Registration Is Now Open </strong><br> <em>Bill Kobren, DAU Director, Logistics & Sustainment Center (July 20, 2022) </em><br> Great news for DoD product support managers, pro­gram managers, program systems engineers, their industry and academia counterparts, and DoD prod­uct support, logistics, and sustainment senior leaders—registration is now open for the upcoming Sept. 13̶15, 2022, DoD Product Support Manager’s Workshop. <a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/DoD-2022-PSM-Workshop-Registration-Is-Now-Open" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>Life Cycle Logistics: A Quick Synopsis and a Sneak Preview </strong><br> <em>Bill Kobren, DAU Director, Logistics & Sustainment Center (July 15, 2022) </em><br> Let me offer DoD life-cycle logisticians and product support managers a quick mid-summer 2022 synopsis of various happenings in the policy, guidance, and professional development arena.<a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Life-Cycle-Logistics-A-Quick-Synopsis-and-a-Sneak-Preview" target="_blank"> [read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>CACQ 005, Foundational Earned Value Management (EVM) Credential Is Now Deployed! </strong><br> <em>Andrew Yoo, DAU Learning Director, Earned Value Management (July 21, 2022) </em><br> The Foundational EVM Credential is designed for “non- EVM” acquisition professionals at large using plain English to provide the top-level benefit of and insight into the application of EVM as an integrated program management tool. The credential comprises four sets of micro-videos covering the topics of Understanding EVM Basics, Placing EVM on Contract, Conducting an Integrated Baseline Review (IBR), and Reading a Program Schedule. Access the core content, outside of the credential, through the DAU media website <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.<br> <br> <strong>New DAU Overhead Should-Cost Review Training </strong><br> <em>Bill Kobren, DAU Director, Logistics & Sustainment Center (July 25, 2022) </em><br> Our DAU Contracting colleagues have deployed a new training course entitled “<a href="" target="_blank">CON 7020 Overhead Should-Cost Review.</a>” This online training (OLT) course is to ensure that government contracting, contract administration pricing, audit, and engineering representatives understand the purpose of an Overhead Should-Cost Review (OHSCR) and/or obtain a deeper understanding of a cost analysis. <a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/New-DAU-Overhead-Should-Cost-Review-Training" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>New Credential Deployed: Special Topics in Contract Pricing </strong><br> <em>Dr. Renee Butler, DAU Learning Director for Price, Cost and Finance (July 26, 2022) </em><br> In a new DAU credential, students will learn about special topics in contract pricing, specifically the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and the Overhead Should Cost Review process. In the three-part CAS content, students will receive instruction in the various aspects of Public Law 100-679, including the Cost Accounting Standards, rules and regulations of the CAS Board, disclosure statements, cost accounting practice changes, and cost impact statements. Learn more about this new DAU credential <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.<br> <br> <strong>Two New DAU Open Mission Assist Workshops </strong><br> <em>Bill Kobren, DAU Director, Logistics & Sustainment Center (July 26, 2022) </em><br> DAU colleagues are now offering two new no-cost, open mission assist workshops of potential interest: <ul> <li><a href="" target="_blank">WSE 005 Systems Engineering Plan (SEP)</a></li> <li><a href="" target="_blank">WSL 010 Supportability Analysis</a></li> </ul> These fast-paced mission assist workshops advance the knowledge and understanding of a Systems Engineering Plan and the Supportability Analysis process, and how each one is employed within the defense acquisition process. <a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Two-New-DAU-Open-Mission-Assist-Workshops" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>New Government Property Office Hours Webinar</strong><br> <em>Ms. Tonya Guy-Green (July 25, 2022) </em><br> Beginning August 4, 2022, DAU began hosting monthly office hours. During “Government Property Matters” (pun-intended) office hours, attendees will have opportunities to gain exposure to the Government Property Community of Practice, ask and answer questions, share experiences, and discuss workplace issues relevant to providing Government property, property administration, plant clearance (disposal of Government property), and performance of a property management system analysis, etc. <a href="/training/career-development/contracting/blog/New-Gov%27t-Property-Office-Hours-Webinars" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>CACQ 010 Foundational Acquisition Intelligence Credential Now Deployed </strong><br> <em>Ed Carroll, DAU Learning Director, Acquisition Intelligence (July 28, 2022) </em><br> CACQ 010, Foundational Acquisition Intelligence Credential, deployed to the Defense Acquisition Workforce on July 28, 2022. <a href="/training/career-development/program-management/blog/CACQ-010-Foundational-Acquisition-Intelligence-Credential-now-deployed!" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>Newly Updated Life Cycle Logistics Position Category Description (PCD) </strong><br> <em>Bill Kobren, DAU Director, Logistics & Sustainment Center (July 28, 2022) </em><br> The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Product Support, in her capacity as Life Cycle Logistics Functional Area Leader, has issued an updated July 2022 version of the<a href="" target="_blank"> Life Cycle Logistics Functional Area Position Category Description (PCD)</a>. An updated copy has also been posted to the <a href="/back-to-basics/Pages/resources.aspx" target="_blank">Life Cycle Logistics section of the Back-to-Basics Resources website</a> as well. <a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Newly-Updated-LCL-Position-Category-Description-PCD" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>Update to DoDD 5000.01 Defense Acquisition System </strong><br> <em>Bill Kobren, DAU Director, Logistics & Sustainment Center (Aug. 2, 2022) </em><br> The Department of Defense has issued a new<a target="_blank"> Change 1</a> to DoD Directive 5000.01, The Defense Acquisition System. <a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Update-to-DoDD-5000-01-Defense-Acquisition-System" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>Recommended Continuous Learning Point Opportunities </strong><br> <em>Bill Kobren, DAU Director, Logistics & Sustainment Center (Aug. 3, 2022) </em><br> The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Product Support) has issued an important new memo dated July 29, 2022, of interest for DoD life-cycle logisticians and product support managers entitled <a href="/cop/log/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?sourcedoc=/cop/log/DAU%20Sponsored%20Documents/FY23%20-%2024%20LCL%20Functional%20Area%20Continuous%20Learning%20Opportunities%20Signed%2029%20Jul%2022_Redacted.pdf&action=default" target="_blank">“Recommended Continuous Learning Opportunities for the Life Cycle Logistics (LCL) Functional Area FYs 23-24.”</a> <a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Recommended-Continuous-Learning-Point-Opportunities" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>Acquisition Regulation Comparator Tool </strong><br> <em>Cindy Baker, DAU Professor of Contract Management (Aug. 3, 2022) </em><br> Effective Aug. 22, 2022, the <a href="" target="_blank">Acquisition Regulation Comparator (ARC) tool </a>became a reality in This tool compares the FAR and its supplements side-by-side on one screen. It was created as a collaboration between GSA and DAU. <a href="/training/career-development/contracting/blog/Coming-Soon---A-New-Acquisition-Regulation-Comparator-Tool-in-Acquisition-gov" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>Defense Systems Acquisition Management Course </strong><br> <em>National Defense Industrial Association (September 2022) </em><br> The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is sponsoring a course offering entitled “Defense Systems Acquisition Management” (formerly the Defense Systems Management College’s DSAM course). This course offering will convene Sept. 12–16, at NDIA Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. <a href="" target="_blank">[read more]</a> <hr /><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="tweet" src="/library/defense-atl/DATLFiles/Sept-Oct_2021/tweetbutton.jpg" style="width:15%;border-width:0px;border-style:solid;" /></a><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="subscribe" src="/library/defense-atl/DATLFiles/Sept-Oct_2021/suscribebutton.jpg" style="width:15%;border-width:0px;border-style:solid;" /></a><a href="/library/defense-atl/DATLFiles/Sept-Oct_2022/WhatsNew_OO_SeptOct2022.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="print" src="/library/arj/ARJ/ARJ%20101/print_button.jpg" style="width:15%;border-width:0px;border-style:solid;" /></a><br></div>string;#/library/defense-atl/blog/New-sept-oct-2022
Research, Technology, & Innovation, Technology, & Innovation2022-10-27T12:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClass5C470901C9384C3F8758BFDDBEF3CFDB"><em>Learn about recent opportunities, initiatives, and achievements.</em> <hr /><strong>DoD Seeks Executive to Lead Defense Innovation Unit </strong><br> <em>DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS (JULY 15, 2022) </em><br> The Department of Defense today released a posting for the role of director of the Defense Innovation Unit. The current director, Michael Brown, will step down when his term ends this September. The mission of DIU is to strengthen national security by leveraging the U.S. and international innovation marketplaces to accelerate the adoption of commercial technology into the DoD. <a href="" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>Digital Transformation, AI Important in Keeping Battlefield Edge, Leaders Say </strong><br> <em>DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS (JUNE 9, 2022) </em><br> <em>Dave Vergun</em><br> Defense Department officials discussed the importance of digital transformation and artificial intelligence in enabling Warfighters to maintain a battlefield advantage, even as China and Russia develop their own AI for military purposes. DoD Chief Information Officer John B. Sherman held a fireside chat June 8 with DoD Chief Digital & Artificial Intelligence Officer Craig Martell at the DoD Digital and AI Symposium. <a href="" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>Air Force Selects Future Aircrew Helmet </strong><br> <em>AIR COMBAT COMMAND PUBLIC AFFAIRS (JUNE 25, 2022) </em><br> <em>Lemuel Casillas </em><br> JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va.—The Air Force selected LIFT Airborne Technologies to continue with prototype development of a new helmet for Air Force fixed-wing aircrew. The helmet prototype was chosen after Air Combat Command initiated the search for a next-generation helmet to address issues with long-term neck and back injuries, optimize aircraft technology, improve pilot longevity, and provide better fitment to diverse aircrews. <a href="" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>Historically Black Colleges and Universities-led Affiliated Research Center </strong><br> <em>DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS (JUNE 28, 2022) </em><br> <em>C. Todd Lopez </em><br> The Air Force and the Defense Department have announced a plan to create a 15th university-affiliated research center, or UARC. The new center will be the first to be associated with a historically Black college or university and will also be the first UARC associated with the Air Force. Historically Black colleges and universities graduate about 30% of African American science, technology, engineering and mathematics students, and the Defense Department and the Air Force want to tap into that talent, said Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Heidi Shyu. <a href="" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>DoD Accelerating Innovative Technologies, Enabling Manufacturing Workforce </strong><br> <em>DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS (JUNE 30, 2022) </em><br> The DoD Manufacturing Innovation Institutes (MIIs) accelerate new technologies by using federal funding combined with matching investment from academia, industry, and state governments, building a national network of public-private partnerships and creating an industrial common for manufacturing research and development while advancing workforce education and development. Marshalling the best talent across the country, the network strategically aligns resources to address critical technologies and drive interconnected manufacturing systems. The DoD Manufacturing Technology Program, or ManTech, oversees the nine DoD-sponsored MIIs. <a href="" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>Army Seeks Small-Business Innovation in Clean Technology, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, and SMART Sensors </strong><br> <em>ARMY NEWS SERVICE (JULY 1, 2022) </em><br> <em>Stephanie Price </em><br> WASHINGTON—The U.S. Army is looking for small-business innovations in artificial intelligence, machine learning, system monitoring and radar targeting sensors, and clean technologies that can provide critical solutions for the U.S. Soldier. <a href="" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>Aerospace Vehicle Survivability Facility Set to Meet Anticipated National Defense Strategy Demands </strong><br> <em>ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT COMPLEX PUBLIC AFFAIRS (JULY 6, 2022) </em><br> <em>Bradley Hicks </em><br> WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio—The new National Defense Strategy set to be released later this year will focus on the building of a more lethal military force, the strengthening of U.S. alliances while establishing new partnerships, and reforming the way the Department of Defense does business to accomplish its objectives. The mission and capabilities of the Aerospace Vehicle Survivability Facility, or AVSF, align with these priorities. <a href="" target="_blank">[read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>AFRL Regional Research Hub Makes Headway, Plans to Announce Initial Projects in Near Future </strong><br> <em>AIR FORCE RESEARCH LABORATORY PUBLIC AFFAIRS (JULY 14, 2022)</em><br> WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio—The Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL’s) pilot initiative to establish regional research networks in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic AFRL Regional Research Hubs is progressing as operational processes are established by the lead institutions, Purdue and Cornell universities.<a href="" target="_blank"> [read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>DARPA’s Hypersonic Air-Breathing Weapon Concept Yields New Performance Data </strong><br> <em>DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY OUTREACH (JULY 18, 2022) </em><br> DARPA’s Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC), a missile program conducted in partnership with the U.S. Air Force, completed another successful free flight in early July. This is the second demonstration vehicle built by Raytheon Technologies to meet test objectives. The first Raytheon flight was in September 2021. It was followed by success with a different contractor’s vehicle configuration this past spring.<a href="" target="_blank"> [read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>DoD Announces First Set of Projects to Receive Funding from the Pilot Program to Accelerate the Procurement and Fielding of Innovative Technologies </strong><br> <em>OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR RESEARCH & ENGINEERING (JULY 19, 2022) </em><br> The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)) announced the first set of projects to receive funding via the pilot program to Accelerate the Procurement and Fielding of Innovative Technologies (APFIT). “APFIT holds great promise to transform the way the department procures next generation solutions. This pilot program is well positioned to be a key asset as we continue to work to bridge the valley of death,” stated Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Heidi Shyu.<br> <br> “The ten companies being funded will fill critical capability gaps. Without APFIT, their innovative technologies could take much longer to reach the hands of our warfighters.”<a href="" target="_blank"> [read more]</a><br> <br> <strong>Low-Cost Tech Shaping Modern Battlefield </strong><br> <em>DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE NEWS (JULY 26, 2022) </em><br> <em>CLAUDETTE ROULO </em><br> Low-cost quadcopters and larger unmanned aerial vehicles are disrupting the status quo as militaries and insurgents increasingly rely on them, said Army Gen. Richard D. Clarke, commander of Special Operations Command, during a discussion at the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colorado. “When Russia is running out of [low-cost tech weapons] for Ukraine, and they’re going to Iran to go buy more, [that] should cause us all a bit of concern because you can see how valuable that they can be in the future fight,” he said. <a href="" target="_blank">[read more]</a> <hr /><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="tweet" src="/library/defense-atl/DATLFiles/Sept-Oct_2021/tweetbutton.jpg" style="width:15%;border-width:0px;border-style:solid;" /></a><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="subscribe" src="/library/defense-atl/DATLFiles/Sept-Oct_2021/suscribebutton.jpg" style="width:15%;border-width:0px;border-style:solid;" /></a><a href="/library/defense-atl/DATLFiles/Sept-Oct_2022/Research_OO_SeptOct2022.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="print" src="/library/arj/ARJ/ARJ%20101/print_button.jpg" style="width:15%;border-width:0px;border-style:solid;" /></a></div>string;#/library/defense-atl/blog/Research-sept-oct-2022



How to Leverage Military Experience for College Credit to Leverage Military Experience for College Credit2022-10-03T12:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClass329D6112004E401F8B980DFD4AB3A023"><strong>By Dr. Jarrod Sadulski, </strong><em>Faculty Member, </em><a href=""><em>Criminal Justice</em></a><em> at </em><a href=""><em>American Public University</em></a><br> <br> For active-duty servicemembers and veterans who wish to earn a college degree, it is possible to leverage your military experience and training for college credit. You may be surprised how much of your knowledge can be used for academic credit.<br> <br> Using your military experience and training for college credit is a strategy well worth considering. It lessens the overall cost of earning a college degree and can help you graduate sooner.<br> <strong>Converting Military Experience to College Credit: How It Works</strong><br> The American Council on Education (ACE) <a href="">offers a useful guide</a> about receiving college credit for completed, documented military training and experience. For instance, you can earn college credit for completing basic training, training related to your military occupational specialty or rating, or on-the-job experience.<br> When I was seeking a degree, I earned around 20 college credits from my military experience, which counted toward my elective courses. However, be aware that ACE provides recommendations on credit that should be accepted as transferable college credit; it does not actually provide the actual credits.<br> College credits must be awarded by a school that accepts ACE’s recommendations for college credit from your military experience and training. When you’re reviewing different colleges and universities, check to see if those academic institutions award transfer credits based on ACE’s recommendations. <a href="">Some schools will</a>, and some will not.<br> <br> <strong>Be Sure to Get a Military Transcript</strong><br> You’ll also need to request a military transcript. This transcript will provide you with an understanding of how much college credit is recommended based on your military experience and training.<br> For Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel, an official military transcript request can be made at the <a href="">Joint Services Transcript website.</a> Air Force active-duty personnel and veterans should use the <a href="">Community College of the Air Force</a> website. <br> <br> <strong>Taking CLEP and DSST Exams</strong><br> Another strategy that I found helpful was to earn academic credit before I applied to college through the <a href="">College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) exams</a>. These exams are free for <a href="">active-duty and reserve military servicemembers</a>, and <a href="">veterans</a> may be eligible to take the exams free through the Forever G.I. Bill, which can save money in education costs.<br> Universities typically require you to complete courses through the school. However, completing lower-level general education courses through CLEP and DSST exams can save you time as you’re working on your degree.<br> During my education, this approach enabled me to earn my associate degree, mostly based on these transfer credits coupled with some school classes that I needed to complete. DSST exams also helped me as I worked on my bachelor’s degree.<br> <em>[Related link: </em><a href=""><em>3 Questions to Ask if You’re a First-Time College Student</em></a><em>]</em><br> <br> <strong>Prior Learning Assessments</strong><br> Military servicemembers and veterans should also investigate the possibility of getting college credit through a <a href="">prior learning assessment</a> (PLA). A PLA is a great way to save time and money because you basically describe how your past knowledge and experience has qualified you for academic credit for a specific class, based on the course’s learning objectives. You’ll likely need to complete an essay that aligns your course’s learning objectives with your resume and experience.<br> Earning a college degree is a common goal among many military servicemembers and veterans. Utilizing your military training and experience can be very useful in pursuing this goal.<br> <br> <strong>Are you ready to take the first step? </strong><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Learn how American Public University and DAU are partners</strong></a><strong> in supporting your forward momentum by providing an opportunity to earn an affordable, career-relevant degree quickly by applying transfer credit.</strong><br> <br> <strong><em>About the Author: </em></strong><br> <strong><em>Dr. Jarrod Sadulski</em></strong><em> is an associate criminal justice professor at </em><a href=""><em>American Public University</em></a><em> and has more than two decades in the field of criminal justice and military service. He completed his college education to a doctorate through military education programs. He published a book in 2009 on using military education benefits once he completed his master’s degree and the book was distributed to servicemembers deployed overseas.</em><br> <em>*The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.</em><br></div>string;#/partnerships/blog/How-to-Leverage-Military-Experience-for-College-Credit
Auburn Engineering offers 30 top-ranked, fully online graduate programs Engineering offers 30 top-ranked, fully online graduate programs2022-07-29T16:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClass09985185E93B4EBCA18BBD5B5667ABC3">The Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering is ranked No. 17 in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Engineering Graduate Programs 2022 rankings, climbing one spot from last year. This is the sixth-consecutive year that engineering’s online program has ranked in the Top 25.<br> <br> Additionally, Auburn’s civil engineering program jumped to No. 5 within the online engineering specialty rankings, moving up six spots from 2021. Three other specialties also made the Top 20 – mechanical at No. 11, industrial and systems at No. 14, and engineering management at No. 17. The online computer science and software engineering program ranked No. 31.<br> <br> Auburn Engineering ranked No. 11 among online programs for veterans. Application fees are waived for active duty personnel.<br> <br> “The need to deliver an exceptional online experience has been amplified in recent years, especially since the pandemic, and I’m proud to say that we are meeting the challenge,” said Christopher B. Roberts, former dean of engineering and now president of Auburn University. “We continue to offer the highest-quality online programs that mirror traditional classroom experiences. The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering produces some of the nation’s most fundamentally sound engineers who are prepared to enter the workforce and are dedicated to solving problems that impact lives and drive our economy.”<br> <br> Auburn Engineering Online offers 14 fully online master’s degrees and 16 graduate certificates, with 10 new programs added in the past two years. The newest online master’s degrees are the Master of Science in Data Science and Engineering and the interdisciplinary Master of Engineering. Programs currently being developed include a systems engineering graduate certificate as well as a manufacturing graduate certificate, which will allow a student to earn Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification in addition to gaining valuable knowledge about lean processes and continuous improvement.<br> <br> Online graduate student enrollment has grown steadily since 2017, increasing more than 70 percent from spring 2020 to fall 2021.<br> <br> In addition to its award-winning online programs, Auburn Engineering is also home to the nationally recognized McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security; three designated Centers of Excellence by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency; and the National Center for Asphalt Technology, which works with the pavement industry to ensure our nation’s highways are durable, sustainable, quiet, safe, and economical.<br> <br> Visit the <a href="">EOL website</a> for more program information.</div>string;#/partnerships/blog/Auburn-Engineering-offers-30-top-ranked-fully-online-graduate-programs--



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