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White graduation cap icon CLE 078  Software Acquisition for the Program Office Workforce (SAPOW)

Software Acquisition for the Program Office Workforce (SAPOW)

This online training will explain program management challenges which are unique to software reliant programs. This online training discusses developing and managing requirements, constructing acquisition strategies, funding and contracting considerations, software development methodologies, cybersecurity design considerations, testing, measurement tools, fielding, and sustainment strategies. Upon the completion of the course, students will have a strong understanding of the unique aspects of software reliant systems in DoD acquisition and be able to apply related experienced-based considerations, best practices, lessons learned, and rules of thumb to improve the success of these programs.





Students engaged in Software Development


  • Any exams in this course must be passed with a minimum score of 80%.
  • There is no time limit for completing this course.
  • After completing the course, please be sure to complete the survey at the end.
  • The CLPs assigned to this learning activity may be used to meet professional certification and/or licensure requirements (PDUs/CPE credits).