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July Update on DAU Life Cycle Logistics Credentials

July Update on DAU Life Cycle Logistics Credentials

July Update on DAU Life Cycle Logistics Credentials
Bill Kobren
This is the first in a series of regular updates on DAU life cycle logistics credentials to keep our workforce apprised of the status of these powerful new learning assets designed to facilitate your life-long learning. We have three currently-fielded life cycle logistics credentials available today - CLCL 003 Supply Chain Integration Credential, CLCL 009 Information Technology Life Cycle Support Credential, and CLCL 011 Product Support Affordability & Cost Fundamentals, with two more anticipated to deploy in the coming weeks (CLCL 001 Product Support Management Fundamentals and CLCL 005 Supportability & Design Interface).

Additionally, ten other integrated product support (IPS) element-based life cycle logistics credentials are in various stages of development, and include:
  • CLCL 002 Integrated Product Support
  • CLCL 004 Maintenance Planning & Management
  • CLCL 007 Product Support Analysis
  • CLCL 006 Designing Supportable Systems
  • CLCL 008 Product Support Arrangements
  • CLCL 010 Technical Data Management
  • CLCL 012 Product Support O&S Cost Management
  • CLCL 013 Packaging, Handling, Storage & Transportation (PHS&T)
  • CLCL 014 Parts & Material Life Cycle Management
  • CLCL 015 Product Support Infrastructure


Including the three we have already deployed, this brings to 18 the total number of multi-disciplinary credentials already available from DAU, which now include:

  • CACQ 001 Services Acquisition for non-Acquisition Professional Team Members
  • CACQ 002 Services Acquisition for Acquisition Professional Team Members
  • CACQ 003 Agile DoD Team Member
  • CACQ 004 Introduction to Risk, Issue, and Opportunity Management Credential
  • CACQ 006 Acquisition Law & Policy
  • CACQ 008 Foundational Intellectual Property (IP) Credential
  • CCON 011 Construction Contracting Credential
  • CCON 012 Architect-Engineering Contracting Credential
  • CCON 014 Foundational Contingency Contracting
  • CCON 015 Advanced Contingency Contracting
  • CCYB 001 Program Protection Credential
  • CCYB 002 Cybersecurity for Program Managers Credential
  • CENG 001 Digital Engineering for DoD Consumers
  • CENG 002 Data Analytics for DoD Acquisition Managers Credential
  • CLCL 003 Supply Chain Integration Credential
  • CLCL 009 Information Technology Life Cycle Support Credential
  • CLCL 011 Product Support Affordability & Cost Fundamentals
  • CSBP 001 Small Business Professional Credential


A quick synopsis of the latest credential information:

  • DAU has deployed eighteen credentials deployed to-date; three in life cycle logistics functional area
  • Twelve additional integrated product support element-based, competency aligned life cycle logistics credentials currently in development, for a total of 15.
  • Deployment schedule remains fluid for variety of reasons; target is to have all fifteen deployed over the next year
  • Intent is for credentials to be available to non-acquisition maintenance, supply, transportation workforce members in addition to defense acquisition workforce members
  • Target Audience: while developed to support DoD life cycle logisticians and product support managers, personnel from all defense acquisition workforce functional areas – including business/financial managers, cost estimators, engineering and technical management professionals, contracting officers, and program managers -- are highly encouraged to consider taking these new credentials.

So, you might well ask: what’s in it for me? As we like to say, “DAU's new Credentials program can provide responsive and timely learning experiences that you can self-select, to grow and deepen your skills”. By offering workforce members the opportunity to learn through smaller, more job-specific credentials, we strive to support your professional development and facilitate life-long learning. For additional information, encourage you to visit our DAU Credentials homepage, as well as the DAU iCatalog Credentials listing.