Sign In
App icon


Available Now!
Get the App
Click Here to Continue Browser Session   ❯



International Cooperative Program (ICP) Summary Statement of Intent (SSOI) Learning Module Cooperative Program (ICP) Summary Statement of Intent (SSOI) Learning Module2021-10-22T16:00:00Z Interest Areas/DAU_International Acquisition UN_20170104.jpg, Interest Areas/DAU_International Acquisition UN_20170104.jpg Interest Areas/DAU_International Acquisition UN_20170104.jpg<div class="ExternalClass8E52EEF6A89240CBB74052E3356C7418">DAU's Defense Systems Management College (DSMC) International Center began publishing a new ICP SSOI Learning Module series this month. When fully completed, this Learning Module will consist of four Power Point/MP4 video presentations available via the <strong><a href="/cop/iam/Pages/Default.aspx">DAU International Acquisition Management Community of Practice (ICOP)</a></strong> and <strong><a href=""></a> </strong>website, plus a Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) SSOI Workbook available on the <strong><a href="/cop/iam/Lists/Announcements/AllItems.aspx">DAU/DSMC CUI Intelink/Inteldocs</a></strong> folder for DoD CAC card holders.<br> <br> DoD Office of SecDef (Acquisition & Sustainment) policy requires DoD Components with acquisition responsibilities in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and DoD Fourth Estate to develop SSOIs to describe proposed ICPs with allied/friendly nations or international organizations. The target audience for this ICP SSOI Learning Module includes DoD Acquisition and Security Cooperation “generalist” workforce personnel and support contractors who are unfamiliar with ICPs and SSOI development requirements.<br> <br> <strong><a href="/cop/iam/Pages/IAE-Online-Learning-Modules.aspx">Part I -- Introduction</a></strong> provides an overview of the DoD ICP SSOI development process.<br> <br> <strong><a href="/cop/iam/Pages/IAE-Online-Learning-Modules.aspx">Part II -- ICP Identification & Assessment</a></strong> focuses on activities conducted by DoD Component acquisition organizations, and their supporting International Program Organizations (IPOs), to move from a US view of a potential ICP concept to a mutual understanding of a proposed ICP with one or more partner nations that can be documented in an SSOI.<br> <br> We are currently working on Part III -- SSOI Development which we hope to complete and publish by mid-November. We also plan to complete Part IV -- SSOI Refinement & Validation and the CUI SSOI Workbook in December 2021.<br> <br> Part I and Part II are available on the <strong><a href="">DAU ICOP</a></strong> in Power Point format (<em>use MS Edge browser to download and view the PP files on your computer</em>) and MP4 video format on the <strong><a href="">DAU International Acquisition Video Channel</a></strong>.<br> <br> Please contact us at if you need assistance or wish to provide user feedback.<br> <br> Until next time,<br> Prof K</div>string;#/training/career-development/intl-acq-mgmt/blog/International-Cooperative-Program-(ICP)-Summary-Statement-of-Intent-(SSOI)-Learning-Module
International Cooperative Program (ICP) Training Update Cooperative Program (ICP) Training Update2021-10-01T12:00:00Z Interest Areas/DAU_International Acquisition UN_20170104.jpg, Interest Areas/DAU_International Acquisition UN_20170104.jpg Interest Areas/DAU_International Acquisition UN_20170104.jpg<div class="ExternalClassEEF8513DD909470190AB29372460882E">The Defense System Management College International Center (DSMC-I) will begin implementing a revised approach to International Cooperative Program (ICP) training in the coming months to support Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition and Security Cooperation workforce members in this complex and challenging area.<br> <br> For those who are unfamiliar with DoD ICPs, they are government-to-government partnerships between the U.S. and allied/friendly nations to develop new or modified defense technologies, equipment, and systems to meet current and future capability requirements. In that regard, ICPs differ from U.S. defense sales, which focus primarily on buyer-seller purchases of U.S. defense systems, equipment, ad services by other countries. ICPs are used to establish bilateral and multilateral defense acquisition partnership arrangements with allies and friends involving joint investment, technology exchange, and cooperative program management arrangements throughout the defense acquisition lifecycle.<br> <br> In past years, DSMC-I offered an ICP course, ACQ 340 (Advanced International Acquisition Management), which provided a 4 ½ day international agreement negotiation simulation to train DoD Component specialists in this specific skill. While ACQ 340 was highly successful as a resident course, it was too difficult to restructure as a DAU virtual course in the current COVID environment. As a result, DSMC-I decided to pursue another approach; development of a set of new online ICP learning modules that could be taken by a broader segment of the Acquisition and Security Cooperation communities. <br> <br> Our first ICP learning module, an introduction to Summary Statements of Intent (SSOIs) for new ICP international agreements, will be published on the DAU International Acquisition Management Community of Practice (ICOP) website in early October. We hope to publish subsequent learning modules on ICP identification and assessment, SSOI development, and SSOI refinement and validation, in October and November 2021. Future plans also include development of an online ICP Science & Technology/RDT&E Project Agreement writing course, as well as ICP international agreement workshop offerings targeted to meet the specific needs of PMs/IPTs involved in system-level cooperative arrangements. <br> <br> DSMC-I will be working closely with Office of SecDef, Military Department, and Defense Agency stakeholder organizations in the coming months, as these new ICP learning modules are developed and deployed, to ensure they “hit the mark.” We will do our best to keep everyone informed of our progress through DSMC-I’s International Monthly Activity Reports and future blogs.<br> <br> Until next time,<br> Prof K<br></div>string;#/training/career-development/intl-acq-mgmt/blog/International-Cooperative-Program-(ICP)-Training-Update
DAU ACQ 380 Course Goes Virtual ACQ 380 Course Goes Virtual2021-08-31T16:00:00Z Interest Areas/DAU_International Acquisition UN_20170104.jpg, Interest Areas/DAU_International Acquisition UN_20170104.jpg Interest Areas/DAU_International Acquisition UN_20170104.jpg<div class="ExternalClassD5EFC965CA50424AA4A8A32B3595F6CB">Defense Acquisition University's initial offering of <a href=""><strong>ACQ 380V International Acquisition Management</strong></a> was successfully completed on August 31, 2021. Eighteen students from all three Military Departments, Missile Defense Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, Defense Security Cooperation University, and the General Services Administration attended virtually from three U.S. time zones and Germany.<br> <br> This Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) course is designed for senior managers in DoD International Program Organizations, Program Management Offices, Integrated Product Teams, Research & Development Warfare Centers, and Science & Technology laboratories who are responsible for planning, organizing, and leading DoD’s International Acquisition & Exportability (IA&E) efforts<br> <br> The Defense Systems Management College International Center (DSMC-I) faculty and staff conducted ACQ 380V using DAU’s recently deployed Microsoft Teams for Education platform. ACQ 380's VILT course design and delivery included thirteen asynchronous lessons – comprised of a mix of videos, knowledge checks, and short essay assignments -- as well as six days of synchronous online course blocks conducted on August 24-27 and August 30-31 from 1200 to 1700 Eastern Time. By contrast, the ACQ 380 resident course involved 4 ½ days of onsite learning from 0800 – 1630 Monday through Thursday, with a half day on Friday.<br> <br> The ACQ 380V topics remained essentially the same as the residential version of the course, with a combination of asynchronous and synchronous learning content in the following functional areas: <ul> <li><strong>IA&E Policy Updates </strong>focusing on recent national security, defense, and acquisition policy changes</li> <li><strong>Applied Critical Thinking </strong>principles and methodologies routinely used in IA&E efforts</li> <li><strong>IA&E Planning and Analysis</strong> efforts on existing and new start DoD acquisition projects/programs</li> <li><strong>International Cooperative Program (ICP) </strong>identification, validation, negotiation, and implementation</li> <li><strong>Foreign Military Sales (FMS) </strong>and other Defense Sales business planning, engagement, transactions, and program implementation</li> <li><strong>Technology Security & Foreign Disclosure (TSFD) </strong>system engagement and navigation</li> <li><strong>Defense Exportability Integration (DEI)</strong> design and development</li> <li><strong>International Contracting</strong> transaction policies and practices</li> </ul> The DSMC-I faculty also employed the same student-centered, small group learning approach used in the ACQ 380 residential version. During the six days of ACQ 380V online learning, the faculty and students engaged in nineteen online learning content blocks, which included IA&E domain knowledge discussions in all of the areas listed above, two Practical Exercises, four Case Studies, and Industry and Office of SecDef guest speaker sessions.<br> <br> Because this was DAU’s initial ACQ 380V pilot offering, two DSMC-I faculty members participated as students to obtain additional insights through small group participation. A 45-minute student feedback session, led by Professor Craig Mallory (Course Manager), was also held at the end of the course to obtain student perspectives on ACQ 380V’s structure, the MS Teams functionality used to deliver both asynchronous and synchronous learning content, and the course’s overall value to DoD and interagency IA&E workforce members. Students provided several comments and suggestions that DSMC-I will use to improve future ACQ 380V offerings.<br> <br> DAU's <strong><a href="">ACQ 230V International Acquisition Integration</a></strong> course is a prerequisite. The next ACQ 230V offering is scheduled for December 6-9, 2021. The next <strong><a href="">ACQ 380V International Acquisition Management</a></strong> offering is scheduled for January 25 through February 2, 2022<br> <br> Based on the success of DAU’s initial ACQ 380V offering, we strongly encourage IA&E senior managers and functional experts to consider taking ACQ 380V to broaden their perspectives and enrich their IA&E critical thinking and domain knowledge and skills. All DoD Acquisition Workforce (all career fields), DoD Security Cooperation Workforce members, DoD support contractors, and defense industry employees are welcome! Register today for ACQ 380V through the <strong><a href="">DAU iCatalog</a></strong>.</div>string;#/training/career-development/intl-acq-mgmt/blog/DAU-ACQ-380-Course-Goes-Virtual
DoD IA&E Laws, Regulations and Policies List -- UPDATE IA&E Laws, Regulations and Policies List -- UPDATE2021-07-15T16:00:00Z Images/DAU_Locations Headquarters_20170104.jpg, Images/DAU_Locations Headquarters_20170104.jpg Images/DAU_Locations Headquarters_20170104.jpg<div class="ExternalClass0B1D2DE1118747659B0079B814481793">The DAU Defense Systems Management College (DSMC) - International Center periodically publishes a list of key <strong><a href="/cop/iam/DAU%20Sponsored%20Documents/IAE%20Laws%20Regs%20Policies%20Reference%20List%20w-links.docx?Web=1">International Acquisition and Exportability (IA&E) Laws, Regulations, and Policies</a></strong> reference documents that pertain to the IA&E aspects of the DoD acquisition enterprise.<br> <br> Our July 2021 list update includes a full range of Title 10 and Title 22, U.S. Code statutes, Federal Regulations, and DoD and JCS directives, instructions, manuals, and guidebooks, including relevant DoD 5000 series Adaptive Acquisition Framework (AAF) policy directives and instructions issued over the past few years.<br> <br> This list is designed to provide the U.S. Government/DoD workforce and supporting industry with easy access to the primary sources that govern the structure, organization, planning, and implementation of DoD IA&E activities throughout the acquisition lifecycle. IA&E efforts are often complex and challenging. We encourage DoD acquisition workforce "generalists" and DoD International Acquisition Career Path (IACP) and Security Cooperation workforce members in government and industry to consult these primary sources when ambiguities arise. Remember to seek advice from DoD Component International Programs Organization (IPO) subject matter experts on how to assess and interpret relevant documents when IA&E critical thinking on tough problems is required.<br> <br> Until next time,<br> Prof K<br> <br> .</div>string;#/training/career-development/intl-acq-mgmt/blog/DoD-IAandE-Laws,-Regulations-and-Policies-List----UPDATE

Chat with DAU Assistant
Bot Image