Additional Insights into New Life Cycle Logistics Credentials
As a quick follow-up to last Friday's "August 2021 Logistics Credentials Update" LOG Blog post, wanted to share a few additional insights into information we provided in response to a recent inquiry regarding the requirements for these new life cycle logistics credentials.
The requirements for fifteen new Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element-based credentials (including identification of the constituent courses within each) were crafted by the DoD Life Cycle Logistics Transformation Task Force in early 2020, reviewed by senior Service/Agency logistics leadership in the Spring 2020, approved by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Product Support in August 2020, and formally communicated to Service Acquisition Executives and Defense Agency Directors in a June 2021 memo from the acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment.
The IPS Element-based competencies upon which the credentials (and their constituent courses) are being developed is grounded upon the IPS Element-based life cycle logistics competencies outlined in the August 2019 Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service (DCPAS) "Technical Report for the Life Cycle Logistics (LCL) Tier 2 Technical Competency Model". As a reminder, the primary target audience for these 15 IPS Element-based credentials is the defense acquisition workforce in general, and the life cycle logistics workforce in particular -- however our intent is that these learning assets also be available to a range of key stakeholders including other DoD and federal agency workforce members.