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DAU Webinar: UNLEASH INNOVATION TO DRIVE PERFORMANCE, CREATIVITY, AND EFFICIENCY – PART 2
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Hear Government and Industry perspectives on how contract surveillance is practiced today and what those in defense acquisition can do to better understand industry and improve collaboration.  Surveillance is essential to ensure proper contract performance and see that products and services are delivered on schedule and within budget.  Great Power Competition adds a sense of urgency.  How can we streamline or adjust surveillance practices to reduce the burden on industry without compromising oversight? How can we be more agile?  Learn answers to these questions, and more. 

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CMMC Levels and Associated Sets of Processes and Practices v1.1
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The CMMC model includes three levels, with each level building upon the requirements of the previous one. Contractors in the DIB can achieve a specific CMMC level based on the security processes and practices they implement. The CMMC program, including the recent CMMC 2.0 updates, aims to safeguard sensitive information, enforce cybersecurity standards, promote collaboration, and maintain public trust in the defense industry.

CMMC Levels and Associated Sets of Processes and Practices v1.1.docx

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Requirements/Resource Sponsorship
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What are the roles and responsibilities of the JCIDS Requirements / Resource sponsor in the the execution and administration of the contract that fulfils their sponsored requirement after it has been transitioned to a PMO?  Is it their responsibility to supervise and oversee the Contracting Officer to ensure that they are adhering to the FAR and fiscal law or would such an activity be considered outside of their responsibility and an inappropriate overstep of their authority and responsibilities?   

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A services IDIQ contract issues quarterly task orders with a cost CLIN for travel and FFP CLIN for service.  Resource sponsor believes they should receive deobligated funds from the FFP CLIN at the end of the PoP for discrete services within the PoP that were canceled by the govt despite the determination by several KOs and legal to the contrary.  

Human Systems Integration (HSI): DoD Policy and Guidance and FY23 updates on HSI Capabilities-Based Assessment
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Recording of HSI Webinar - March 22, 2023 

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Defense Production Act Title III Presidential Determination for Airbreathing Engines, Advanced Avionics Position Navigation and Guidance Systems, and Constituent Materials for Hypersonic Systems
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​U.S. DoD Immediate Release - March 3, 2023

President Joe Biden signed a presidential determination (PD) authorizing the use of Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III authorities to rebuild and expand the nation's domestic hypersonics industrial base. The authority specifically targets air-breathing engines, advanced avionics, guidance systems, as well as constituent materials for hypersonic systems.

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2022 National Defense Strategy
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The Defense Department today (Oct. 27, 2022) for the first time released the public versions of three strategic documents — the National Defense Strategy, the Nuclear Posture Review and the Missile Defense Review — together after having developed both the classified and unclassified versions of all three in conjunction with one another.

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National Security Strategy - October 2022
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​This National Security Strategy lays out our plan to achieve a better future of a free, open, secure, and prosperous world. Our strategy is rooted in our national interests: to protect the security of the American people; to expand economic prosperity and opportunity; and to realize and defend the democratic values at the heart of the American way of life. We can do none of this alone and we do not have to. Most nations around the world define their interests in ways that are compatible with ours. We will build the strongest and broadest possible coalition of nations that seek to cooperate with each other, while competing with those powers that offer a darker vision and thwarting their efforts to threaten our interests. 

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Adaptive Acquisition Framework
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A set of acquisition pathways to enable the workforce to tailor strategies to deliver better solutions faster.  https://aaf.dau.edu/

 


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​NEW! Acquisition Guidebooks & References
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The Defense Acquisition Guidebook (DAG) has been retired and replaced by a modern set of guidebooks aligned with our new acquisition policies. There are twelve different functional areas fundamental to the operation of the defense acquisition process. https://aaf.dau.edu/guidebooks/  

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HELP the PM CoP and DAU KEEP YOU INFORMED!
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Is your email up to date? If you have changed assignments or email since you last took a course with DAU, contact [email protected] and leave a note to have your email and profile updated. Without a current email on file, communications from DAU to you may not occur.

 


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DAU Webinar: UNLEASH INNOVATION TO DRIVE PERFORMANCE, CREATIVITY, AND EFFICIENCY – PART 2
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March 6, 2024 from 12:30 to 1:30pm (ET)

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Unlock the infinite possibilities of innovation! Join our keynote session, featuring thought leader and acclaimed speaker, Frans Johansson

. Dive into the ideas and insights from his transformative research. Learn how merging diverse fields, cultures, and disciplines can ignite an explosion of extraordinary ideas. Uncover access to new ways of thinking that expand your innovation and problem-solving capacity. This is not just about innovation, it's about revolutionizing the way we think, work, and create. Reserve your spot today, you won’t want to miss Part 2 of this dynamic series. Click here to view a recording of Part 1. 

UNLEASH INNOVATION TO DRIVE PERFORMANCE, CREATIVITY, AND EFFICIENCY – PART 2
DAU Webinar: IMPROVING COLLABORATION IN CONTRACT SURVEILLANCE: BALANCING OVERSIGHT WITH AGILITY
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March 5, 2024 from 1:00 to 2:00pm (ET)

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Hear Government and Industry perspectives on how contract surveillance is practiced today and what those in defense acquisition can do to better understand industry and improve collaboration.  Surveillance is essential to ensure proper contract performance and see that products and services are delivered on schedule and within budget.  Great Power Competition adds a sense of urgency.  How can we streamline or adjust surveillance practices to reduce the burden on industry without compromising oversight? How can we be more agile?  Learn answers to these questions, and more. 

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Foreign Investment and National Security Concerns (ACQ 3200)

Course Resources for ACQ 3200 Foreign Investment and National Security Concerns

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About Our PM Community

About Our PM Community

WELCOME!

This Program Management Community of Practice (PMCoP) serves as a repository for Program Management-related knowledge and a place to interact with other PMCoP members.  Some of the content within this site is organized into four major PM competency areas as described in the PM Functional Career Field Competencies Memo dated September 6, 2016. We are always looking to improve this site, so your feedback is encouraged

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Acquisition Management

This page lists the PM Career Field Acquisition Management Competencies and related content. Most of the content in the PM CoP is organized into the four major PM competency areas (Acquisition Management, Business Management, Executive Leadership, and Technical Management), as described in detail in the PM Functional Career Field Competencies Memo dated September 6, 2016.

Acquisition Law and Policy

  • Acquisition Policy and Best Practice
  • Contractual Laws, Regulations, and Obligations
  • Financial Mgmt Laws, Directives, and Policies
  • Program Support Laws, Directives, and Policies
  • Technical and Engineering Laws, Directives and Policies
  • Information Technology Laws, Policy, Best Practices

Capability Integration Planning

  • Requirements Management
  • Acquisition Program Strategic Planning
  • Business Case Development

International Acquisition and Exportability

  • International Cooperative Programs
  • Sales and Transfers
  • Technology Security and Foreign Disclosure
  • Defense Exportability Integration

Program Execution

Services Acquisition

Stakeholder Management

  • Political Savvy
  • External Situational Awareness
  • Media Relationships

 

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PM Business Management

This page lists the PM Career Field Acquisition Management Competencies and related content. Most of the content in the PM CoP is organized into the four major PM competency areas (Acquisition Management, Business Management, Executive Leadership, and Technical Management), as described in detail in the PM Functional Career Field Competencies Memo dated September 6, 2016.

Contract Management

  • Market Research
  • Pre-Solicitation Planning and Execution
  • Source Selection and Negotiations
  • Contract Administration
  • Contract Closeout

Financial Management

  • Financial Planning
  • Programming
  • Budget Formulation
  • Budget Execution
  • Cost Estimates
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PM Executive Leadership

This page lists the PM Career Field Acquisition Management Competencies and related content. Most of the content in the PM CoP is organized into the four major PM competency areas (Acquisition Management, Business Management, Executive Leadership, and Technical Management), as described in detail in the PM Functional Career Field Competencies Memo dated September 6, 2016.

Grow Your Leaders Job Aid - The front of this job aid describes some leadership learning and development activities. Suggested target audience/leadership levels provided below. The back of the job aid provides a suggested workflow for each activity. Each activity has a supporting worksheet for download.

Leadership & Management Article Reviews

Foundational Competencies

  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Integrity & Honesty
  • Communicate Effectively
  • Continual Learning
  • Public Service Motivation
  • Technical Credibility

Building Coalitions

  • Influencing & Negotiating
  • Partnering

Leading Change

  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Vision
  • Flexibility
  • Resilience

Leading People

  • Conflict Management
  • Leveraging Diversity
  • Developing Others
  • Team Building

Results Driven

  • Accountability
  • Decisiveness
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Customer Service
  • Problem Solving


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PM Technical Management

This page lists the PM Career Field Acquisition Management Competencies and related content. Most of the content in the PM CoP is organized into the four major PM competency areas (Acquisition Management, Business Management, Executive Leadership, and Technical Management), as described in detail in the PM Functional Career Field Competencies Memo dated September 6, 2016.

Defense Business Systems

  • DBS Certification
  • DBS Acquisition Approach Preparation

Engineering Management

  • Technical Planning
  • Requirements Decomposition
  • Technical Assessment
  • Decision Analysis
  • Configuration Management
  • Technical Data Management
  • Interface Management

Manufacturing Management

  • Manufacturing Planning & Transition
  • Manufacturing Shutdown

Product Support Management

  • Product Support Planning
  • Product Support Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Software Development

Test & Evaluation Management

  • Test Planning
  • Test Execution


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PM Policies and Guidance

Policy & Guidance Sites

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CMMC Levels and Associated Sets of Processes and Practices v1.1
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The CMMC model includes three levels, with each level building upon the requirements of the previous one. Contractors in the DIB can achieve a specific CMMC level based on the security processes and practices they implement. The CMMC program, including the recent CMMC 2.0 updates, aims to safeguard sensitive information, enforce cybersecurity standards, promote collaboration, and maintain public trust in the defense industry.

Module 4 Lesson 2 Summary
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Acquisitions professionals play a crucial role in safeguarding critical technology and supply chains by reporting foreign investments, considering sub-tier suppliers, and evaluating key factors such as facility location and company ownership to address national security risks upfront.

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It is critical to securing the DIB if the U.S. has a comprehensive funding framework that addresses a broader risk profile of entities.

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Critical infrastructure is essential for the nation's economy and security. The DOD protects the DIB sector, while the Financial Services Sector faces cyber risks. Mitigating risks involves robust cybersecurity, source code restrictions, and maintaining supply chain integrity. Foreign adversaries target U.S. sectors for sensitive information through various methods, emphasizing the need for vigilance and protection.

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Since February 13, 2020, CFIUS has the authority to review certain real estate transactions involving foreign entities, particularly those near air or maritime ports, military installati ons, or other sensitive U.S. government facilities. The timing of the transaction and whether it is part of a larger business deal determine if it is a covered transaction. Additionally, greenfield investments, which involve setting up new assets in a foreign country, may fall under CFIUS jurisdiction if they are in close proximity to military installations or certain ports.

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A supply chain consists of all parties involved in fulfilling customer requests, and managing risks and building resilience are essential. Acquisitions professionals play a role in addressing supply chain risks and can support supply chain risk management through measures such as contract provisions and practicing good cyber hygiene.

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China poses a significant threat to the United States in terms of global economic influence, utilizing tactics such as technology acquisition, market manipulation, IP theft, and cyber espionage. Its strict controls and joint venture requirements allow access to foreign intellectual property and technology, while its lack of an independent legal system facilitates these actions.

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