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New DAU Software Acquisition Management Credential

Wanted to let the life cycle logistics and product support community know that our DAU Acquisition/ Program Management colleagues have deployed a new CACQ 011 Foundational Software Acquisition…

New DAU Software Acquisition Management Credential


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New DAU Software Acquisition Management Credential
Bill Kobren

Wanted to let the life cycle logistics and product support community know that our DAU Acquisition/ Program Management colleagues have deployed a new CACQ 011 Foundational Software Acquisition Management Credential. This new credential provides the DoD acquisition workforce, the Engineering and Technical Management Functional Area and Technical Subject Matter Experts (logisticians, engineers, budget, and finance analysts), contracting and IP attorneys with the knowledge and skills to successfully develop and acquire better software products faster and more efficiently. Upon successfully completing the requirements for this credential, you will be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics and features of a modern software approach
  • Describe a DoD DevSecOps culture to include people, process, and tools
  • Describe the key considerations of cybersecurity and software resiliency in DoD software applications while using a modern software approach
  • Explain the Agile approach in the DoD acquisition context and assist those considering implementing an Agile approach
  • Assess the state of your Agile practice and consider where you want to focus to improve it
  • Contrast Agile with other approaches to management
  • Explain how Agile helps to create software products and solve problems and apply the solutions to your projects and team
  • Develop the interdisciplinary skill set to cultivate a continuous deployment capability
  • Explain the skill sets and roles involved in DevSecOps and how they contribute toward a continuous delivery capability
  • Explain how high-functioning teams use DevSecOps and related methods to reach a continuous delivery capability
  • Facilitate prioritized, iterative and incremental team progress on improving a delivery pipeline

This credential is available only to defense acquisition workforce members. It is appropriate for anyone needing a basic course in modern approaches to software development, particularly (but not exclusively) those in the ETM & PM functional areas. The deployment of the new CACQ 011 credential also brings to 49 the total number of multi-disciplinary defense acquisition credentials from across all functional areas that are now available from your teammates here at DAU. The rapidly expanding Defense Acquisition Credential portfolio now includes:

  • Acquisition Management (10)
    • CACQ 001 Services Acquisition for non-Acquisition Professional Team Members
    • CACQ 002 Services Acquisition for Acquisition Professional Team Members
    • CACQ 004 Introduction to Risk, Issue, and Opportunity Management Credential
    • CACQ 005 Foundational Earned Value Management Credential
    • CACQ 006 Acquisition Law & Policy
    • CACQ 007 Category Management Credential
    • CACQ 008 Foundational Intellectual Property (IP) Credential
    • CACQ 010 Foundational Acquisition Intelligence Credential
    • CACQ 011 Foundational Software Acquisition Management Credential – New!
    • CACQ 013 Functional Services Manager Credential
  • Acquisition Leadership Development (1)
    • CALD 001 Resilience Credential
  • Contracting (16)
    • CCON 002 Business Foundations Credential
    • CCON 003 Proposal Analysis Credential
    • CCON 004 Quantitative Methods Credential
    • CCON 007 Defective Pricing Credential
    • CCON 010 Special Topics in Contract Pricing Credential
    • CCON 011 Construction Contracting Credential
    • CCON 012 Architect-Engineering Contracting Credential
    • CCON 014A Foundational Contingency Contracting
    • CCON 015 Advanced Contingency Contracting
    • CCON 016 Excel Skills for Data Analytics and Visualization Credential
    • CCON 017 Pricing Tools and Techniques Credential
    • CCON 018 Excel Skills for Business Credential
    • CCON 020 Contracting for Systems Acquisition Credential.
    • CCON 021 Contracting for Research & Development Credential
    • CCON 023 Other Transaction Authority (OTA) Credential
    • CCON 025 Contracting for Services Credential
  • Cybersecurity (2)
    • CCYB 001 Program Protection Credential
    • CCYB 002 Cybersecurity for Program Managers Credential
  • Engineering (3)
    • CENG 001 Digital Engineering for DoD Consumers
    • CENG 002 Data Analytics for DoD Acquisition Managers Credential
    • CENG 004 Agile DoD Team Member
  • Industrial Contract Property Management (1)
    • CIND 001 Industrial Contract Property Management Credential
  • Life Cycle Logistics (15)
    • CLCL 001 Product Support Management Fundamentals Credential
    • CLCL 002 Integrated Product Support Credential
    • CLCL 003 Supply Chain Integration Credential
    • CLCL 004 Maintenance Planning & Management Credential
    • CLCL 005 Supportability & Design Interface Credential
    • CLCL 006 Designing Supportable Systems Credential
    • CLCL 007 Product Support Analysis Credential
    • CLCL 008 Product Support Arrangements Credential
    • CLCL 009 Information Technology Life Cycle Support Credential
    • CLCL 010 Technical Data Management Credential
    • CLCL 011 Product Support Affordability & Cost Fundamentals Credential
    • CLCL 012 Product Support O&S Cost Management Credential
    • CLCL 013 Packaging, Handling, Storage & Transportation (PHS&T) Credential
    • CLCL 014 Parts & Material Life Cycle Management Credential
    • CLCL 015 Product Support Infrastructure Credential
  • Small Business (1)
    • CSBP 001 Small Business Professional Credential

For additional information, highly encourage you to visit our Defense Acquisition Credentials Program homepage, as well as the comprehensive DAU iCatalog Credentials listing and excellent DAWIA Certification & Development Guides for each defense acquisition workforce functional area.

For links to a range of related training and learning asset development resources, see also two related DAU LOG Blog posts on the subjects of Software Life Cycle Management & Agile Software Development and DevSecOps & Cloud Computing Operations.