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DAU International Life Cycle Logistics Training

For those who may have wondered, DAU’s Defense Systems Management College (DSMC) International Acquisition Center currently provides defense acquisition workforce members with four core training…

DAU International Life Cycle Logistics Training

Bill Kobren
For those who may have wondered, DAU’s Defense Systems Management College (DSMC) International Acquisition Center currently provides defense acquisition workforce members with four core training courses as well as a workshop. The majority address life cycle logistics topics and are suitable for attendance by life cycle logisticians, including:
  • ACQ 120 Fundamentals of International Acquisition
    • Lesson 13 International Logistics - Describe international logistics considerations and forms of logistics cooperation
      • Recognize major international considerations in the logistics Integrated Product Support (IPS) elements and Performance-Based Logistics (PBL)
      • Describe the Total Package Approach (TPA) concept
      • Identify follow-on support methods available to the international customer
      • Identify benefits of Cooperative Logistics Supply Support Arrangements (CLSSAs)
      • Recognize the purposes of cooperative logistics support mechanisms
      • Describe differences between Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreements (ACSAs) and support provided under Foreign Military Sales (FMS)
  • ACQ 1300 Fundamentals of Technology Security/Transfer
  • ACQ 230V International Acquisition Integration
    • Lesson 12 Operations and Support Phase - Discuss key IA&E outcomes and tasks in the Operations and Support (O&S) phase
      • Discuss how logistics support can be provided on an international acquisition program
      • Describe alternative forms of cooperation during the O&S phase
      • Identify life cycle support challenges on complex international acquisition programs
    • Lesson 13 Operations and Support Practical Exercise - Given an acquisition program scenario, implement IA&E activities during the O&S phase
      • Describe the potential ethical challenges that a program could face in view of the diverse set of ICP, FMS, and DCS partner/customer nations and their industries
      • Describe ICP MOU and FMS LOA logistics support arrangements in accordance with provisions that govern this area
      • Describe DCS, Hybrid, and BPC transactions in support of USG BPC initiatives with additional allied and friendly nations
      • Describe partner/customer nation participation in a PMO’s Product Upgrade efforts consistent with provisions that govern this area
      • Describe TSFD and export control challenges encountered during the O&S Phase by a PMO
  • ACQ 380V International Acquisition Management
    • Plan and synchronize IA&E activities to enhance acquisition outcomes and contribute to Security Cooperation objectives
    • Examine how different international acquisition program mechanisms can be leveraged in the program’s P&D and O&S acquisition phases

If you are working in the international acquisition, international security cooperation or foreign military sales arena, encourage you to consider taking advantage of some or all of these multi-disciplinary DAU learning assets.