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Business Acumen

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Business acumen is the ability to quickly grasp and deal with a variety of business situations, understanding both risks and opportunities in a manner that is likely to lead to a positive outcome. 

Why You Should Care

The Department of Defense needs the world's best acquisition workforce that can collaboratively find solutions, solve problems and improve capabilities for DoD warfighters. Business Acumen is needed at all leadership levels and in all functional areas.

The goal is to provide you with the resources needed to improve your Business Acumen skills, thereby improving your acquisition acumen, fostering professional, and personal growth to improve acquisition outcomes. 

The Value of Business Acumen

Improving your business acumen skills will increase your value to your organization and enhance your future career opportunities. You’ll be able to:

  • Understand DoD and industries’ motivations,
  • Broaden your understanding of business challenges, including risk and opportunities,
  • Improve program plans and acquisition strategies, 
  • Enhance your leadership and communication skills, and
  • Identify and anticipate Business Acumen trends relevant to acquisition.

Business Acumen Webinar

Continuous Learning to Upskill Your Business Acumen
March 28, 2024 
To watch the recording of this webinar, click here