New Life Cycle Logistics Core Plus Development Guides Now Available
Just wanted to provide you with a quick update on a topic I shared with members of the defense acquisition workforce in a blog post last Thursday entitled “Updated Life Cycle Logistics Core Plus Development Guides.”
The comprehensive restructuring of the Life Cycle Logistics functional community’s Core Plus Development Guide (desired training, education, and experience) is now complete. The deployment of this update earlier this week represents the first major update to the career field’s Core Plus Development Guides since the initial deployment of the Core Plus framework back in 2006. This effort was undertaken in conjunction with (and as part of) an ongoing development and/or restructuring of a range of key DoD life cycle logistics resources and associated DAU learning assets.
Please again note that this update only affects the optional/recommended Core Plus training, education and experience recommendations, and does not result in any changes to the mandatory FY14 Core Certification Standards required for Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification.
The intent of this update was multi-fold, as I shared in my earlier blog post, including to:
· better align with the department’s 12 Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element structure outlined in Appendix A of the DoD Product Support Manager (PSM) Guidebook
· update and replace outdated terminology
· facilitate greater Total Systems/Life Cycle Management (LCM) emphasis in accordance with DoD Directive 5000.01, Para E1.1.29.
· enhance focus on product support at every stage of the life cycle,
· facilitate greater interdisciplinary/multi-disciplinary integration
· provide more targeted specificity and visibility of available learning assets
· and perhaps most importantly, more closely align with the current life cycle logistics competency set
While the structure of the Core Plus Development Guide is more complex, the benefits derived from improved currency, Integrated Product Support (IPS) Element alignment, enhanced granularity, targeted multi-disciplinary integration, and ultimately greater utility for our functional community will make this an important, useful, and ultimately invaluable resource in support of the professional development of our community for years to come. Encourage you to peruse (and begin leveraging) these new Life Cycle Logistics Core Plus Development Guides for yourself.