New ACQ 160 Program Protection Planning Awareness Training Course
Wanted to pass the word to community members that DAU has launched a new ACQ 160 “Program Protection Planning Awareness” distance learning course. Just 17 hours in duration, “this course emphasizes the principles and policies of system security engineering. Program protection planning requires each acquisition’s integrated product team to prevent, detect, and respond to program protection challenges. This course provides training on threats, vulnerabilities, risks, cost-benefit risk trade-offs, and required mitigations for DoD systems. It also addresses supply chain management and the need for acquisition program protection documents such as the Program Protection Plan, Cybersecurity Strategy, and security plans.” In addition to program management, information technology, contracting and test & evaluation, the target audience for this course include life cycle logistics workforce members. While not a mandatory DAWIA certification course for our community, it is still an excellent opportunity for defense acquisition workforce professional development, cognizance of this important topic areas, or simply to meet your biennial continuous learning requirements.