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Professor Woody Spring Provides Context to Historic Launch Woody Spring Provides Context to Historic Launch2020-05-26T16:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClass8FE24BA401ED4696876ABE11E0A0EFC5">DAU West Professor Woody Spring was recently featured in a San Diego Air and Space Museum interview to discuss the historic implications of this week's launch scheduled for May 27th. On Wednesday at 4:33 p.m. EDT, astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will strap into a Crew Dragon vehicle atop a Falcon 9 rocket and launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Woody's interview can be accessed <a href="">here</a>. Woody was a Space Shuttle Astronaut with space walk experience.</div>string;#/training/career-development/program-management/blog/Professor-Woody-Spring-Provides-Context-to-Historic-Launch
Space Programs Progressing In Face Of COVID-19 Programs Progressing In Face Of COVID-192020-05-21T12:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClass56EDFE70AEF04DAB80F4183E387A86ED"><p>The last couple months would be challenging in almost any work environment, but one space program managed to complete a Critical Design Review and a Milestone B Review in April/May. According to a <a href="">Space Force article</a>, the Weather System Follow-on – Microwave (WSF-M) program achieved both key major milestones in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic. I am fortunate to have a dedicated team committed to providing capability on time, no matter what the obstacle,” said Lt. Col. Wilfredo Ruiz, WSF-M program manager. So a shout out to the WSF-M team for a great accomplishment!! <br> <br> WSF-M is the next generation of space based passive microwave sensing technology, and will provide U.S. and Allied warfighters with essential weather data including the measurement of ocean surface wind speed and direction; ice thickness; snow depth; soil moisture; and local spacecraft energetic charged particle environment. The ocean surface wind speed measurement enables tropical cyclone intensity determination by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. The data gathered by WSF-M will be provided to meteorologists in support of the generation of a wide variety of weather products necessary to conduct mission planning and operations globally every day.</p></div>string;#/training/career-development/program-management/blog/Space-Programs-Progressing-In-Face-Of-COVID-19
Should Space Development Agency Move To Space Force Now Or Later? Space Development Agency Move To Space Force Now Or Later?2020-05-20T12:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClassAB07868AA5594E0A990543087B372487">Over the last few years, several congressional studies have highlighted the fragmented acquisition authorities of DoD's space programs. One goal of the new Space Force is to better align space entities within DoD which will hopefully lead to better integrated and synchronized overall space architecture. According to a <a href="">Space News article</a>, the Air Force would like the Space Development Agency (SDA) to transfer to the Space Force as soon as possible. OSD, who SDA currently reports to, is recommending a transfer date of October 1, 2022.</div>string;#/training/career-development/program-management/blog/Should-Space-Development-Agency-Move-To-Space-Force-Now-Or-Later-
New ACQ 1010, Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management Course Goes Live! ACQ 1010, Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management Course Goes Live!2020-05-19T16:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClass945E1B4353C84E12801747A01EF092DE">New ACQ 1010, Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management Goes Live!<br> <br> The just-released ACQ 1010 is a replacement for the previous ACQ 101 course which is the most widely accessed online training (OLT) course in the DAU Enterprise! The new, leaner, more streamlined version has reduced content by nearly 50% in order to reduce scrap learning and make the most efficient use of student training time. The course length is estimated to be at seven hours or less. Actual average time will be measured and posted as students complete the course and assessment.<br> <br> This course provides a broad overview of the Department of Defense (DoD) systems acquisition process, covering all phases of acquisitions. It introduces the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS); the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) process; DoD 5000 - series policy and procedures documents; and current issues in systems acquisition management. Designed for individuals who have little or no experience in DOD acquisition management. This course has proven to be very useful to personnel in headquarters, program management, and functional or support offices.<br> <br> You can learn more about the new ACQ 1010 at:</div>string;#/training/career-development/program-management/blog/NEW-ACQ-1010,-