Course Information & Registration

SYS 281 - AF Acquisition and Sustainment Course

Current Offering Dates & Locations:
Offering Dates Location
16M-O O May 31 2016 - Jun 02 2016 Hill AFB, UT
16N-O O Jun 14 2016 - Jun 16 2016 United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), CO
16O-O O Jun 27 2016 - Jun 29 2016 Eglin AFB, FL
16P-O O Jul 12 2016 - Jul 14 2016 Edwards AFB, CA
16Q-O O Aug 09 2016 - Aug 11 2016 Kirtland AFB, NM
16R R Aug 23 2016 - Aug 25 2016 AFIT - Wright-Patterson AFB (Area B), OH
16S-O O Sep 12 2016 - Sep 14 2016 Hanscom AFB, MA

SYS 281 provides a general overview of the latest in acquisition and sustainment policy, processes, management tools, and reform initiatives. The course delivers critical knowledge of current acquisition and sustainment hot topics, and is laced with real world examples, actual program results, and topical videos. The three core processes of AF acquisition are reviewed, as well as the primary strategic roadmaps driving weapon system sustainment. The foundational processes of test, systems engineering, risk management and evolutionary acquisition are emphasized as well. Unique acquisition peculiarities associated with space, cyberspace, and defense business systems are also covered. The sustainment arena is reviewed from the retail, wholesale, and combat perspectives, to include an overview of depot operations. Core process changes associated with sustainment are discussed, to include supply chain management, high velocity maintenance, condition based maintenance, and predictive maintenance. A wealth of acquisition references, websites, guidebooks, and management tools are also provided. A must course for all involved with Air Force acquisition and support.

Contact Training Administrators

Course Director:

Commercial: (937)255-7777 ext.3229
DSN: 785-7777 ext.3229


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Target Audience:
Open to Non-US personnel (MASL# D179041). The course is primarily designed for students of ranks 2Lt to Maj SSgt through CMSgt GS07 through GS13

Course Length:
2.5 days



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