Course Information & Registration

SYS 281 - AF Acquisition and Sustainment Course

Current Offering Dates & Locations:
This is a web-based course administered through AFIT Online.

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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