Course Information & Registration

SYS 281 - AF Acquisition and Sustainment Course

Current Offering Dates & Locations:
Offering Dates Location
15I R May 12 2015 - May 14 2015 AFIT - Area B, WPAFB, OH
15J-O O May 19 2015 - May 21 2015 Lackland AFB, TX
15K-O O Jun 02 2015 - Jun 04 2015 Langley AFB, VA
15L-O O Jun 23 2015 - Jun 25 2015 Edwards AFB, CA
15M-O O Jul 14 2015 - Jul 16 2015 Hill AFB, UT
15N-O O Aug 04 2015 - Aug 06 2015 Eglin AFB, FL
15O-O O Sep 01 2015 - Sep 03 2015 Hanscom AFB, MA
15P-O O Sep 15 2015 - Sep 17 2015 Offutt AFB, NE

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 Second Lieutenant to Major Staff Sergeant through Chief Master Sergeant GS-07 through GS-13.

Course Length:
2.5 days



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