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Achieving Better Acquisition Outcomes in Austere Times - Training Forum

The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) will host a one-day training symposium on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at its Fort Belvoir campus (Bldg 226, Scott Hall). The symposium will be presented by the…

Achieving Better Acquisition Outcomes in Austere Times - Training Forum

Bill Kobren

The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) will host a one-day training symposium on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at its Fort Belvoir campus (Bldg 226, Scott Hall). The symposium will be presented by the DAU Alumni Association (DAUAA) on behalf of DAU. The theme is “Achieving Better Acquisition Outcomes in Austere Times – Improved Processes, Reduced Overhead.” The forum will provide an opportunity for both government and industry acquisition professionals to receive training and perspectives on implementing the Better Buying Power (BBP) 2.0 initiatives of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. Through a series of plenary and classroom training sessions, attendees will learn about such topics as:

 

·         Driving Unnecessary Costs out of the Services Acquisition Process

·         Agile Program Management

·         a DoD 5000 Series Update

·         The Future of Defense Acquisition

·         Promoting Tacit Learning of Acquisition Managers

·         Infrastructure versus War Fighting Capability, and

·         Summary Reports of Winning Papers of the Hirsch Research Paper Competition

 

In a period of fiscal challenges and technological opportunities, the sessions will focus on learning hard skills – training in the latest USD(AT&L) policy, practices and techniques that attendees can take back to the workplace and apply. The training forum will take place from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The forum provides four Continuous Learning Points (CLP) for continued DoD acquisition certification. For additional information or to register, go to the DAUAA website.