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New DAU DMSMS Training for DoD Program Managers DAU DMSMS Training for DoD Program Managers2021-01-21T17:00:00Z Symbol Circle 1.png, Symbol Circle 1.png Symbol Circle 1.png<div class="ExternalClassE5CB39D393C846A49FACFE0CD00BBE01">Following deployment earlier this month of new <a href="">LOG 0660 Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) Executive Overview</a> and <a href="">LOG 0670 DMSMS Basic Component Research</a> training, we are pleased to announce the deployment today of our newest life cycle logistics online training (OLT) course entitled <a href="">LOG 0640 Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS): What The PM Needs To Do and Why</a><br> <br> This new course provides an overview of the challenges of Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) and what can be done to mitigate its impact on programs, the DoD supply chain, and the industrial base.<br> <br> The new LOG 0640 is intended for all defense acquisition workforce members, regardless of functional community involved in the acquisition and sustainment of DoD weapons systems and equipment, including program managers, systems engineers, and life cycle logisticians. For additional insights into this important topic, see also <a href="">DoD Instruction 4245.15 Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages Management</a>, the <a href="/tools/t/SD-22-Diminishing-Manufacturing-Sources-and-Material-Shortages-(DMSMS)-Guidebook">SD-22 DMSMS: A Guidebook of Best Practices for Implementing a Robust DMSMS Management Program</a>, and the <a href="/cop/dmsms">DMSMS Knowledge Sharing Portal (DKSP)</a>.<br> <br> Astute observers will note that DAU previously offered a similarly titled course. This new <a href="">LOG 0640</a> online training course (OLT) leverages updated content from -- and replaces -- the now-retired CLL 200 continuous learning module. You will also note the replacement of CLL designation by LOG, which represents the new standard for all DAU logistics and product support courses as we move forward. This new LOG 0640 also represents the fifteenth of these revamped, revised, and re-designated DAU life cycle logistics OLT modules, which now include: <ul> <li><a href="">LOG 0020 Defense Logistics Agency Support to the Program Manager</a></li> <li><a href="">LOG 0080 Designing for Supportability in DoD Systems</a></li> <li><a href="">LOG 0120 Supportability Analysis Fundamentals</a></li> <li><a href="">LOG 0140 Packaging of Hazardous Material</a></li> <li><a href="">LOG 0230 Title 10 U.S.C. 2464 Core Statute Implementation</a></li> <li><a href="">LOG 0250 Depot Maintenance Inter-Service Support Agreements (DMISA)</a></li> <li><a href="">LOG 0290 Condition-Based Maintenance Plus (CBM+)</a></li> <li><a href="">LOG 0300 Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)</a></li> <li><a href="">LOG 0360 The DoD Shelf-Life Program</a></li> <li><a href="">LOG 0370 DoD Supply Chain Fundamentals</a></li> <li><a href="">LOG 0460 The Twelve Integrated Product Support Elements</a></li> <li><a href="">LOG 0570 Level of Repair Analysis (LORA)</a></li> <li><a href="">LOG 0640 DMSMS: What The PM Needs To Do and Why</a></li> <li><a href="">LOG 0660 DMSMS Executive Overview</a></li> <li><a href="">LOG 0670 DMSMS Basic Component Research</a></li> </ul> As a reminder, DAU's legacy three-digit course numbering schema, along with the old “CLL” continuous learning module designation, is gradually being phased out and replaced by a new four-digit course numbering taxonomy. Through attrition, updated and new courses will eventually all be re-designated with four-digit course numbers and be assigned LOG prefixes. These changes are being made for a range of reasons including to align with updated course content, provide better configuration control, improve standardization, and reduce the number of course designations, among others.<br> <br> Finally, our sincerest thanks and appreciation to the DoD and Service DMSMS subject matter experts who supported this important learning asset update, in particular the DoD DMSMS leadership team headed up by the <a href="">Defense Standardization Program Office (DSPO).</a></div>string;#/training/career-development/logistics/blog/New-DAU-DMSMS-Training-for-DoD-Program-Managers
New Report on Industrial Surge Capability Brittleness Report on Industrial Surge Capability Brittleness2021-01-21T12:00:00Z Images/2017-08-08_17-41-16.jpg, Images/2017-08-08_17-41-16.jpg Images/2017-08-08_17-41-16.jpg<div class="ExternalClassA7B511D461504D5FBA89111D5BED093D">Quick follow-on to two recent LOG Blog posts (“<a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/New-GAO-Report-on-Atrophied-Supplier-Base">New GAO Report on Atrophied Supplier Base</a>” and “<a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/New-Fiscal-Year-2020-Industrial-Capabilities-Report">New Fiscal Year 2020 Industrial Capabilities Report</a>”), encourage defense acquisition workforce members to read through a sobering new report from the <a href="">Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)</a> entitled "<a href="">Industrial Mobilization: Assessing Surge Capabilities, Wartime Risk, and System Brittleness</a>".<br> <br> According to the CSIS, “with the shift of U.S. strategic focus to great power competition, interest in industrial mobilization for a long-term, high-intensity conflict has returned. However, the highly consolidated and fragile U.S. defense industrial base is not designed to meet this challenge….The study found that it would take many years to replace weapon inventories in the event of a long, high-intensity conflict, even at surge production rates. Further, the study found that the industrial base has become more brittle over time, as it takes longer to replace inventories at FY 2020 production rates than at FY 1999 production rates.”<br></div>string;#/training/career-development/logistics/blog/New-Report-on-Industrial-Surge-Capability-Brittleness
January 2021 CRS Reports of Potential Interest (Part 1) 2021 CRS Reports of Potential Interest (Part 1)2021-01-20T12:00:00Z Fields/DAU_Contracting Ship Husbandry_20160103.jpg, Fields/DAU_Contracting Ship Husbandry_20160103.jpg Fields/DAU_Contracting Ship Husbandry_20160103.jpg<div class="ExternalClassEB956F086D2F4592A15660536DFDCA6E">Welcome to part one of our regular bi-monthly summary of recent Congressional Research Service (CRS) <a href="">reports and primers</a> on a range of defense-, weapon system-, acquisition-, pandemic-, and supply chain management-related topics. Several <a href="">recent issuances of potential interest</a> to the defense acquisition workforce include:<br> <ul> <li>Defense Primer: Commanding U.S. Military Operations (Jan 15, 2021)</li> <li>Defense Primer: Navigating the NDAA (Jan 15, 2021)</li> <li>Defense Primer: The Department of Defense (Jan 15, 2021)</li> <li>Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) (Jan 15, 2021)</li> <li>Navy Columbia (SSBN-826) Class Ballistic Missile Submarine Program: Background and Issues for Congress (Jan 15, 2021)</li> <li>Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter (Polar Icebreaker) Program: Background and Issues for Congress (Jan 14, 2021)</li> <li>Defense Primer: The Berry and Kissell Amendments (Jan 13, 2021)</li> <li>Defense Primer: Department of Defense Civilian Employees (Jan 12, 2021)</li> <li>Navy Future Large Surface Combatant (LSC) (DDG Next) Program: Background and Issues for Congress (Jan 12, 2021)</li> <li>Navy Lasers, Railgun, and Gun-Launched Guided Projectile: Background and Issues for Congress (Jan 12, 2021)</li> <li>Department of Defense Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Jan 11, 2021)</li> <li>Defense Primer: The United States Space Force (Jan 8, 2021)</li> <li>Defense Primer: Procurement (Jan 07, 2021)</li> <li>Defense Primer: The NDAA Process (Jan 06, 2021)</li> <li>A Low-Yield, Submarine-Launched Nuclear Warhead: Overview of the Expert Debate (Jan 05, 2021)</li> <li>Defense Primer: Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (Jan 5, 2021)</li> </ul> A quick reminder: The CRS “…serves as nonpartisan shared staff to congressional committees and Members of Congress. It operates solely at the behest of and under the direction of Congress. Information in a CRS Report should not be relied upon for purposes other than public understanding of information that has been provided by CRS to Members of Congress in connection with CRS’s institutional role. CRS Reports, as a work of the United States Government, are not subject to copyright protection in the United States. Any CRS Report may be reproduced and distributed in its entirety without permission from CRS. However, as a CRS Report may include copyrighted images or material from a third party, you may need to obtain the permission of the copyright holder if you wish to copy or otherwise use copyrighted material.”<br></div>string;#/training/career-development/logistics/blog/January-2021-CRS-Reports-of-Potential-Interest-Part-1
Date Change for February MADW Users Conference Change for February MADW Users Conference2021-01-20T12:00:00Z Fields/DAU_Logistics USA_20170105.jpg, Fields/DAU_Logistics USA_20170105.jpg Fields/DAU_Logistics USA_20170105.jpg<div class="ExternalClass5E8533836A08496D9AC40915B5F22ACF">In late-December I shared information about the upcoming February 2021 <a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Maintenance-and-Availability-Data-Warehouse-Users-Conference">Maintenance & Availability Data Warehouse (MADW) Users Conference</a>. Wanted to pass on a quick update from the users conference organizers who have advised that the date of the event, which was originally Wednesday, February 24, has been changed to Tuesday, February 23, 2021.</div>string;#/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Date-Change-for-February-MADW-Users-Conference

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