This course is designed for anyone who is preparing to serve on a planning staff or participate in the planning process above wing level. It will provide students with knowledge of National Level Planning Concept, levels of planning, and plan development. Objective: At the end of this course, each student will be able to identify guidance, define roles and responsibilities at planning levels above the wing and understand the concepts of plans development
This online course is presented from the perspective of logisticians preparing to assume their first unit command or leadership position and for other base-level logistics personnel with significant budget duties. It supplements, but does not replace training for additional duty Resource Advisors. It highlights both key fiscal law concepts and important procedural/practical issues unit commanders/leaders typically face.
This online course will provide students with foundational knowledge of Air Force working capital funds. It is designed for logisticians who are preparing to serve in a Working Capital Fund activity or in a role where they will interact with Working Capital Funds frequently.
This course is designed for Air Force logisticians. This course will describe Army logistics and how being aware of its functions helps Air Force logisticians better understand our sister Service. We’ll cover how the Army is organized, how it is supported by DLA, and how Army logistics supports operations using the logistics estimate process.
Working with the United States Marine Corps USMC can be daunting and a bit challenging. This eLearning course can help prepare you to interface with or support USMC forces. You will learn about how the USMC is structured, how they deploy and ultimately how to logistically provide support to or gain support from the Marine Corps.
This course is designed for Air Force logisticians who are preparing to serve in a joint activity or in a role where they will interact with the Naval Supply system frequently. It will provide students with foundational knowledge of the Navy and the Naval Supply system.
This course is designed for Air Force logisticians who are preparing for an assignment serving with multinational partners or readying for deployment as an advisor or staff in a multinational environment. The course will provide students with knowledge of multinational operations relationships, multinational logistics concepts, multinational logistics levels of support, and challenges one might encounter in a multinational environment.
This online course can help take some of the guesswork out of how Theater Logistics works. The course will cover topics like theater organizations, joint theater concepts and processes that will help make you a better theater logistician. The course focuses on Core Logistics functions and other topics that will h help you start to prepare your t thinking for the many challenges of a Combatant Command Staff or other similar organization.
This course is designed for Air Force logisticians involved in any phase of weapon system sustainment. This course is highly conceptual and will cover the subject from an enterprise perspective, starting with understanding weapon systems as delivery mechanisms for military capabilities and continuing through Enterprise Life Cycle Management, Enterprise Sustainment, and Enterprise Maintenance. A broader understanding of these topics will help Air Force logistics readiness and aircraft maintenance officers develop as professional logisticians.
In this course, we discuss the structure, inputs, and processes of Air Force depot maintenance organizations as well as their operational strategies. A broader understanding of these topics will help Air Force logisticians operate in positions assigned to or supporting depot organizations.
This course is designed for Air Force maintenance and logistics officers and civilian equivalents, as well as SNCO’s who are assuming duties on a MAJCOM logistics staff as an action officer, to better understand and more effectively participate in programming and budgeting processes at that level.
This online course will help students to learn concepts that will enable them to safely and effectivly manage the distribution of materiel. The course is designed to shape day-to- day management of the distribution process, influence possible command policies, and identify the need for constant safety evaluation in Distribution Operations.
This course is designed for Air Force logisticians who have recently or are about to assume duties involving leadership of supply and distribution activities associated with aircraft maintenance intermediate repair shops, or management of the shops themselves. Its purpose is to prepare those logisticians to more effectively support Air Force readiness by enhancing their understanding of how and why intermediate repair is incorporated in the logistics and sustainment engineering system. It reviews conceptual foundations of intermediate repair in logistics and sustainment system design, DoD and Air Force implementation policies, theoretical underpinnings of echelon and network approaches, and current Air Force initiatives with respect to integration of Air Force repair efforts.
This online course will prepare you for Air Force Deployment Planning operations and will include topics such as: 1. Systems 2. Tools 3. Policies Upon completion of this course, you will have a broader understanding of deployment planning to help you communicate your plan, collaborate with fellow logisticians, and tackle some of the challenges that you will face as you participate in day-to-day operations.
This course, formerly known as Topics in Production Excellence: Organizational Culture, prepares leaders overseeing operations in areas such as flightlines, backshops, munitions storage areas, aerial ports, and storage and distribution centers, to have a basic understanding of the close relationship between organizational strategy and organizational culture and the need for congruency. In that vein, this course provides a basic understanding of the different components of an organization’s culture, and walks through the relationship of the organization and the environment it operates in.
Prepares logisticians to analyze organizational culture in a production-focused environment, such as focused environment, such as flightlines flightlines, backshops, munitions storage areas, aerial ports, and storage and distribution centers to a few. This course is for students looking to advance their organization toward production excellence and who want to better understand how production systems can contribute to that goal.
Prepares logisticians to analyze organizational culture in a production-focused environment, such as focused environment, such as flightlines flightlines, backshops, munitions storage areas, aerial ports, and storage and distribution centers to a few. This course is for students looking to advance their organization toward production excellence and who want to better understand how achieving alignment can contribute to that goal.
Prepares logisticians to analyze organizational culture in a production-focused environment, such as focused environment, such as flightlines flightlines, backshops, munitions storage areas, aerial ports, and storage and distribution centers to a few. This course is for students looking to advance their organization toward production excellence and who want to better understand how leading systematically can contribute to that goal.
This course provides a general overview of the United States Air Force USAF airworthiness process in the acquisition and sustainment of its systems. It presents policy, guides, and handbooks for practitioners to know the requirements, flow, and needed data for the approval of airworthiness.
This course provides a thorough examination of the United States Air Force USAF airworthiness process in the acquisition and sustainment of its systems. It quickly reviews the content in AIR116 policy, guides, and handbooks for practitioners to understand the application of the MIL- HDBK-516 in the generation of requirements, flow, and needed data for the approval of airworthiness.
This course provides a hands on application of the United States Air Force USAF airworthiness process in the acquisition and sustainment of its systems. It reviews the content covered in AIR116 & AIR 216 regarding the policy, guides, and handbooks for in the generation of requirements, flow, and needed data for the approval of airworthiness. The course provides personnel with the knowledge to properly assess a weapon system's airworthiness with the topics of: examining a weapon system modification, understanding impacts to airworthiness, making a reportability determination, and assessing the technical interrelationships of MIL- HDBK-516 to develop the Certification Basis and Compliance Report. This application level course will use examples, case studies, and exercises based on actual experiences with the USAF weapon systems to allow the student to develop the skills required to support the Airworthiness Certification process.
This course provides Airmen with an introduction to data analytic terms and concepts. Students are shown how to acquire data, conduct basic analysis, and leverage data to better inform data-driven decision making. Although this course is designed as a stand- alone course, it will also serve as a springboard to more advanced courses on data management and data analysis.
NOTE: This course was formally called WKSP 0658 – Data Analytics for the Rest of Us.” The two-day instructor-led course, or the 4.5 days VIRR option, is designed for Air Force personnel as a foundational hands-on course. Students will apply Data Analytics techniques to solve case-based problems in a laboratory environment. Students will gain a basic understanding of conducting statistical analysis using Microsoft Excel® and several representative case studies/exercises on using data analytics to describe, diagnose, and predict various operations management challenges. Students will learn how to manipulate a large data set, including d descriptive statistics, pivot tables, charting and visualization techniques, formulas, text manipulation, data tables, concatenation, and parsing. Graduates will obtain immediate tools they can use to increase their job performance and Data Analytics acumen.
This course provides the analytic tradecraft knowledge, skills, and abilities needed by intelligence analysts to fulfill the Office of the Director of National Intelligence ODNI education requirements and the Secretary SecAF/Chief of Staff CSAF of the Air Force Strategic Master Plan SMP objective ISR.6.
FAM is the Initial Skills Training course for military and civilian acquisition professionals. This course provides a foundational understanding for basic project management skills and an overview of Air Force/DoD acquisition. FAM is an interactive course where students immediately apply what they have learned and develop program documents such as: project schedule, cost estimates, and a program budget. Students will work in teams to build an acquisition strategy that incorporates risk management, a technical approach, a contract strategy, and a product support strategy. FAM covers a breadth of material such as critical thinking, negotiations, emotional intelligence and non-traditional methods/strategies such as: mid-tier section 804 acquisition, other transaction agreements, and agile software development.
The overall goal for the Fundamentals of Project Management 101 FPM101 course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the project management framework, best practices and methods of application for key knowledge areas of project management. FPM101 introduces the student to project management by using a variety of DoD and industry standards notably the Project Management Book of Knowledge PMBOK. While DoD and Air Force examples and policies are introduced and discussed, the course largely presents project management best practices as opposed to defense acquisition policies.
In this virtual course, student will learn and apply people skills and technical skills that project managers need to be successful during project planning. This course takes three weeks to complete, requiring an average of 20 hours each week, and is designed to fit into a student's work schedule. The first two weeks, students will complete lessons individually on topics such as comparative analysis, emotional intelligence, risk management, critical path management, and earned value management. Students can complete these lessons when it works best for them, while also meeting quiz due dates. During the third week, students will use MS Teams during daily half-day sessions 1200-1600 EST, where they will work within groups to complete a project simulation. This simulation will apply course lessons learned, and will require different project outputs and presentation of material to course instructors for feedback. This class is a fulfillment for DAU PMT 0140 and 2570 required for PM Practitioner certification, DAU PMT 0120, 0130, and 0170 required for PM Advanced certification, along with DAU EVM 263.
The Industry Standard Project Management Workshop is a four-day instructor-led class that provides students with an understanding of the differences between Air Force and industry project management. This class teaches industry-standard project management as defined by the Project Management Institute PMI in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge PMBOK, which includes the project management framework, the ten knowledge areas, and the five process groups. Please note the time zones for the the 4 live internet offerings: 23D - Central ; 23J - Mountain ; 23R - Central ; 23W - Mountain
This course is required for all civilian and military Science and Technology Managers in AFRL. It is designed to give students the tools they need to plan and execute S&T programs. The course presents tailored information on the S&T program lifecycle, each functional management area, and technology transition. The course content is based on the latest policy, guidance, and best practices. JUSTIFICATON: AFRL has determined that their S&T workforce needs fundamental insights and a working knowledge of S&T program management as it currently exists in the laboratory acquisition process. TARGET AUDIENCE: Scientists, Engineers and Program Managers in AFRL and their supervisors.
This course will expose students to terminology, concepts, background, practices, and resources associated with supply management. Two major concepts will be emphasized: 1. Supply chain management--what it is, how it has been used successfully by commercial companies, and how its processes/practices can be applied to the USAF and 2. Fundamentals of the Supply Chain Operations Reference SCOR model and how it can be used to improve USAF logistics.
This course will expose students to the terminology, concepts, relationships, resources, and importance associated with forecasting, demand planning, and supply planning in USAF operations.
This course will expose students to terminology, concepts, relationships, resources, and importance associated with collaborative inventory planning in USAF operations.
This course will expose students to the concepts, benefits, and resources with item unique identification IUID in USAF operations.
This course is comprised of five modules. These modules describe logistics, its environment and the four logistics processes of acquisition, distribution, sustainment, and disposition. It is designed for new accessions and new practitioners in the logistics career fields. The course objectives are to provide new accessions and those new to logistics with a basic knowledge of logistics organizations processes and practices to orient new personnel in the logistics career fields and assist them in becoming productive logistics practitioners and to assist new logistics practitioners in understanding basic joint and AF doctrine.
This course is designed to further the professional capability of military and civilian personnel as entry level employees assigned to the Department of Defense Depot Maintenance System. Depot maintenance business processes are examined to include Core, 50/50, DSOR, partnering, environmental management, depot maintenance workload process and material support. Also, depot maintenance aircraft, depot maintenance exchangeables and other current depot issues will be discussed. Student centered exercises will emphasize problem analysis, decision making, and forecasting.
LOG 132 has three components:
The first component focuses on contracting fundamentals, providing PMS personnel with a comprehensive overview of the life cycle of Contracting, including the pre-award phase of Contracting (from planning to solicitation to award) the post award contract administration phase Conract Repair Team process and how the Defense Contract Management Agency can enhance repair completion. The second component provides the students with a series of local contractor facility visits. Students receive a contractor program overview and a tour of the contractor operations for a hands-on orientation of contractor processes. The third component involves the students participating in a seminar where students share their contractor experiences.This exchange of ideas and information focuses on what the students learned as it relates to their PMS duties.
In this course, we will discuss the concept, policies, and responsibilities of the LRS Quality Assurance Program contained in AFI 20- 112. Upon completion of this course, each student will understand the standardized method used to evaluate a unit’s compliance with Air Force, command, and local directives/policies. This course fulfills the requirement to qualify as an LRS QA Evaluator.
The course uses a variety of methods to explain and illustrate the relationships and inter-dependencies of logistics to its various components. Informal lectures, case study exercises, student presentations, and small group exercises are used to provide students with an understanding of acquisition, sustainment, distribution, supply chain management, the Air Force’s Enterprise Logistics Strategy and the associated Enterprise Logistics Information Systems, governance, contingency operations, and disposition.
This course is designed to further the professional capability of military and civilian personnel as mid-level managers assigned to the Department of Defense Depot Maintenance System. Industrial maintenance management practices, operations, production management principles and analytical techniques are examined for suitability to enhance support of operational and combat forces. This course focuses on contemporary production management techniques to aid managers in problem solving, constraint resolution, decision making and demand forecasting.
This course is designed to further the professional capability of military and civilian personnel as mid-level managers assigned to the Department of Defense Depot Maintenance System. Industrial maintenance management practices, operations, production management principles and analytical techniques are examined for suitability to enhance support of operational and combat forces. This course is centered on student focused exercises which emphasize team work, problem analysis, resolution, decision making and forecasting.
The Critical Chain Project Management CCPM Foundational Concepts course provides students with an introduction to critical chain project scheduling procedures, management tools and processes, and organizational requirements. Topics are presented in sufficient depth to allow students to successfully participate in the transition to and sustainment of CCPM as a primary workload planning, scheduling, and execution tool for Programmed Depot Maintenance PDM and other project management activities. The course is designed for mid and upper level managers responsible for coordinating and directing the organizational resources, policies, and metrics necessary to implement and sustain CCPM. This course educates managers on the general theory of CCPM rather than providing training on any particular CCPM based scheduling software. In three class days, the course presents a detailed CCPM model and relates it to the Theory of Constraints, classical project scheduling, and continuous process improvement. Concepts are introduced through lecture, videos, and illustrated/reinforced through a number of simulations, exercises, and daily homework.
Provides base-level aircraft and munitions maintenance managers and logisticians with a survey of concepts and techniques from production operations management and related disciplines, with emphasis on identifying and defining issues, quantitative analysis of alternative courses of action, and effective communication of proposals and related costs and benefits up the chain of command. The course stresses practical application to actual challenges confronting base-level maintenance and logistics managers. Although several mathematical techniques are introduced, the course is specifically designed for managers who may not have any previous math background. Topics include group decision-making dynamics, continuous process improvement methods, capacity requirements planning, general scheduling theory, project management, systems management, basic statistics, and basic reliability and maintainability calculations.
This is a theater logistics-focused course that addresses the roles and responsibilities of logisticians deployed to support the full range of military operations.
The on-site course includes informal lectures, guided discussions, videos, learning exercises, and a logistics exercise at the end of the course.
The online version is conducted through the Canvas Learning Management System and incorporates lesson assignments of reading various online materials, watching short videos or completing short online courses. Following each lesson assignment are discussion thread questions led by the instructors on Canvas. Each student responds to the discussion questions and engages with their fellow students prior to proceeding to the next lesson assignment. We DO NOT use MS Teams or Zoom to conduct scheduled lecture sessions.
This course is designed to further the professional capability of military and civilian personnel as upper-level managers assigned to the Department of Defense Depot Maintenance System. Foundational concepts of industrial operations management will be discussed to include strategic planning and execution. Students will study current operational methodologies for strategic planning, forecasting and forming a business case analysis. Additionally, project scheduling and post project execution analysis will be explored.
This course is designed for students holding leadership or staff positions overseeing a production-focused environment, such as flightlines, backshops, munitions storage areas, aerial ports, and storage and distribution centers, to name a few. This course provides graduate-level concepts on how to achieve organizational alignment, to include examining how organizational culture, production systems, just culture, organizational change, and leading systematically contribute toward that goal. Each day covers one subject and begins with an academic treatment followed by students working in small groups to analyze several case studies in the form of popular movie clips that illustrate the concepts. Finally, each subject is closed with a facilitated group discussion asking students to apply the concepts to their own unit. *Day 1, Organizational Culture: Topics include how organizational culture impacts organizational performance, cultural frames of reference, Schein’s levels of culture, and Johnson’s cultural web. *Day 2, Production Systems: Topics include how production systems impact organizational performance, Ford's leadership behaviors, integrated operating systems, key unifying processes, and methodologies of continuous improvement. *Day 3, Just Culture: Topics include how establishing a Just Culture impacts organizational performance, Marx's three duties, responses to a breach of duty, and the breach of duty algorithm. *Day 4, Achieving Alignment: Topics include how achieving alignment impacts organizational performance, strategic drift, Kotter's change process model, behavioral economics, the AIDA marketing model, and interpersonal negotiations. *Day 5, Leading Systematically: Topics include benefits of an effective leadership system, Lencioni's organizational health model, individual credibility, leadership behaviors, and leadership team meetings.
LOG 399 is a 3-week live internet or 3-day in-residence/on-site course offered by the Logistics Management Department, AFIT School of Systems and Logistics and features presentations by guest lectures focusing on strategic logistic concepts and capabilities within the Department of Defense. Emphasis is on strategic sustainment and distribution processes and functions, such as distribution process ownership USTRANSCOM, strategic airlift AMC, and defense commodity management DLA. The course also covers joint and USAF logistics doctrine, the academic perspective on strategic logistics capabilities and concepts, along with strategic logistics issues peculiar to the student audience where the course is held. Participants address logistic concepts, best practices, challenges, and solutions in the strategic environment likely to be faced by USAF logisticians working sustainment issues.
BLUF: Targeted students for this course will be selected by their respective career field development teams (DTs). Career field managers (CFMs) at AF/A4L Force Development will direct selectees to apply for each offering. All other applicants will be denied without AF/A4L approval first.
This course prepares students for strategic leadership positions at the O-6/GS-15 levels, with major emphasis on enterprise-level logistics competencies. It enhances students' critical thinking skills about challenges they'll face in multiple positions as senior logisticians. The course includes a comprehensive analysis of topics such as: financial management/working capital funds, supply chain management, depot maintenance/workload/sustainment, PPBES/programming, life cycle logistics, joint logistics planning, nuclear enterprise logistics, and current issues impacting senior logisticians. Uniform is OCPs for military and Business casual for civilians.
Initial Skills Training/Badge Awarding course for all new Air Force Officer accessions, Air Force Officer crossflows, and civilian new-hires into the Contracting career field 64P's or 1102's. Educates and prepares officers and civilians to assume positions as Mission Focused Business Leaders (MFBL) in Operational, Systems, Logistics, and Research and Development contracting offices. Course curriculum includes Contract Foundational Skills, Contract Pre- Award, Award, and Post-Award lessons.
MRC-103 also provides an immersive negotiations experience and hands-on practice with applicable automated data systems including CON-IT. Students will also be invited to take two free Myers-Briggs personality type / behavior indicator assessments.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Fundamental Interpersonal Relations- Orientation-Behavior (FIRO-B) will be provided during MRC-103.
MRC-103 provides fulfillment for DAU CON 1100, CON 1200, CON 1300, & CON 1400.
The purpose of this online course is for students to understand DoD efforts to field resilient systems through Trusted Systems and Networks TSN methodology. TSN terms, policies, and requirements are discussed in the context of successful fielding of resilient systems. Since a continued awareness of information, communications, and technology ICT is critical to instill and maintain a DoD workforce, supply chain threats and vulnerabilities affecting mission critical hardware H/W and software S/W are discussed.
This course introduces a series of courses that will provide Air Force AF cost estimators with the processes, techniques, and tools needed to execute the Integrated Cost Analysis required to develop accurate program cost estimates. Course Objectives: 1 Understand Integrated Cost Analysis processes, techniques, and tools contained in the eleven courses that cover this material in depth
This course explains what a WBS is, how to create a WBS and CES, and how to use them when developing Integrated Cost Assessments for Air Force Programs. Course Objectives: 1 Understand the WBS, 2 Understand what makes a WBS appropriate for a program, and 3 Understand how to use the WBS for a program
This course explains what Technical & Programmatic Baselines are and how to assessment them when developing Integrated Cost Assessments for Air Force Programs. Course Objectives: 1 Understand the purpose of Technical and Programmatic Baselines, and 2 Understand how to assess Technical and Programmatic Baselines
This course explains the importance of Data Collection, including the different types of data, what data is most useful, some of the best sources for cost estimate data, and how to Normalize historical data so that it can be used to estimate future costs when accounting for Inflation/Escalation. Course Objectives: 1 Understand the basic approaches for Data Collection, 2 Understand the importance of Normalizing data and selecting appropriate datasets for estimating, 3 Understand the basic Inflation/Escalation concepts, and 4 Understand the process for Normalizing data for Inflation/Escalation.
This course introduces the basics of Cost Improvement Curves, explains the two theories used for calculating Cost Improvement Curves focusing on the differences between them, and when each should be used. Course Objectives: 1 Understand the concept of Cost Improvement Curves versus learning curves, 2 Understand how to apply unit theory, 3 Understand how program changes cause Cost Improvement Curve changes, and 4 Understand advanced Cost Improvement Curve concepts, and 5 Understand how to apply cumulative average theory
This course explains the many different types of OGCs, where they appear in the different program phases, how to collect data on OGCs, and how to use this information when developing Integrated Cost Analyses. Course Objectives: 1 Understand the costs contained in Overhead Government Costs OGCs
This course explains how Wrap Rates are generated, what drives direct and indirect labor rates, the pitfalls associated with the application of contractor Wrap Rates when conducting Integrated Cost Analyses, and how to apply Air Logistic Complex ALC Wrap Rates. Course Objectives: 1 Understand contractor Wrap Rates, 2 Understand what drives direct labor rates, 3 Understand what drives indirect labor rates, and 4 Understand Air Logistic Complex ALC Wrap Rates and how they are applied
This course explains what O&S costs are, covers O&S maintenance costs on aircraft, missile systems, ground systems, and Automated Information Systems AIS, discusses O&S cost metrics, and concludes with how to assess the credibility of an O&S estimate. Course Objectives: 1 Understand O&S costs, 2 Understand O&S maintenance costs, 3 Understand the different cost metrics used in O&S, and 4 Understand how to assess the credibility of an O&S estimate
This course explains Time Phasing and its importance. It discusses the life cycle of appropriations, budget authority, and expenditures. It outlines three methods of Time Phasing: schedule/milestone, analogy, and parametric. In addition, it provides recommended sources of data for analogous programs. Course Objectives: 1 Understand Time Phasing estimates and their role in Integrated Cost Analysis, 2 Understand the difference between obligations and expenditures, 3 Understand how Time Phased estimates mature and vary across the program's life cycle, and 4 Understand how to differentiate between annual and multi-year funding.
This course explains how to properly Document the Integrated Cost Analysis process, what it entails and why its important for cost analysts to document their efforts on a continuous basis. It also provides recommendations for Presenting and defending a cost analysis. Course Objectives: 1 Understand the importance of Documentation, 2 Understand the typical structure of the Documentation for an Integrated Cost Analysis, 3 Understand how to effectively Present a cost analysis, and 4 Understand how to effectively defend a cost analysis
This course explains congressional and statutory Reporting Requirements to the Office of the Secretary of Defense-Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation OSD-CAPE and the Air Force Cost Analysis Agency AFCAA their roles in Cost Analysis Required Reporting processes and criteria for ACAT 1, 2, and 3 programs and Acquisition Program Baseline APB breach Reporting Requirements. Course Objectives: 1 Understand congressional and statutory Reporting Requirements, 2 Understand Required program Reporting and where the Cost Analysis fits within those reports, 3 Understand the typical cost Reporting vehicles to Air Force leadership, and 4 Understand Acquisition Program Baseline APB breach Reporting Requirements
A broad two-day survey of basic reliability principles with emphasis on the acquisition life cycle, including how reliability affects cost, schedule, and performance. Focus is on using a proactive system reliability design approach and how to monitor improvements through management-led reliability growth programs. Mathematical topics are limited to basic concepts necessary to understand how reliability affects acquisition decisions. The course includes instructor led demonstrations and some in-class student assignments. Note: this course is aimed at the general acquisition workforce and is not a prerequisite to or a substitute for REL310. Students wanting a more in- depth technical discussion of reliability should consider REL310 or WKSP 0695 where applicable.
This four day course is designed for reliability practitioners. Students will be introduced to a wide range of reliability engineering concepts based on mathematical and statistical principles discussed in class. Students will use these technical concepts and statistical principles to analyze reliability data, draw conclusions from the data, and then to construct graphs and reports required in the acquisition process, for example, Test and Evaluation Master Plans. This course emphasizes a hands- on approach where students complete in -class exercises using AFIT provided software tools currently used in the industry. Note: Individuals wishing to take a less technical course on reliability should consider REL 210, Reliability Basics for Acquisition Professionals.
This course is for MAJCOM and HQ AF requirements managers and other stakeholders who participate in writing or reviewing AF-sponsored capability requirements documents. It provides an in-depth study of the activities necessary to identify, develop, and validate capability requirements documents in support of DOTLmLPF-P change recommendations and acquisition development and production decisions and milestones. Students participate in a group activity to demonstrate development of requirements and associated performance attributes. Students are exposed to best practices and lessons learned via case studies of actual AF- sponsored capability requirements documents.
The course provides engineers and other acquisition professionals with an introduction to the basic System Safety principles and methodologies described by MIL-STD-882, System Safety, that need to be implemented by defense program offices as part of their program's acquisition and sustainment activities.
This course provides Air and Space Force System Safety practitioners with the comprehensive concepts needed to implement System Safety principles and methodologies described by MIL-STD-882 on defense weapon system programs as part of their acquisition and sustainment activities.
Design of Experiments (DOE) is a powerful test methodology recommended by DoD leadership for the development and implementation of rigorous Test and Evaluation (T&E) programs. This course, designed for all DoD personnel, provides foundational understanding of essential DOE techniques and complementary best practices for comprehensive experimental planning, with emphasis on both statistical and non-quantitative elements. Graduates will gain immediate skills for increased engagement within test planning teams, whose ultimate goal is an efficient and effective approach for understanding system performance and delivering quality information to decision makers.
Design of Experiments (DOE) is a powerful test methodology recommended by DoD leadership for the development and implementation of rigorous Test and Evaluation (T&E) programs. This course, designed for DoD test practitioners, engineers and analysts, introduces and expands essential DOE techniques, with emphasis on the methodical employment of tailorable tools in comprehensive DOE applications. Graduates will gain immediate skills for building defensible test and analysis plans, whose ultimate goal is an efficient and effective approach for understanding system performance and delivering quality information to decision makers.
This course defines and describes the software engineering book of knowledge SWEBOK life cycle phases, how software engineering SWE activities are managed, and principle areas of interest and concern when working on a software intensive program. Students learn fundamental software engineering concepts used in the Department of Defense DoD, identify common software management, acquisition, and engineering roles, and understand the Air Force’s principle SWE concerns. Course Objective: Comprehend current software engineering processes and methodologies. Comprehend the software lifecycle phases and knowledge areas of the SWEBOK. Comprehend the management activities associated with a software intensive system as described in AF and industry best practice policies and guidelines. Comprehend challenges in developing and sustaining software. Describe the roles associated with software teams.
The overall goal for the course is to provide a comprehensive review of the phases, processes and models used by the Air Force in the management of a software project. Topics include software source selection techniques, understanding and generating various project management metrics, creating an environment for success, dealing with failure and misconceptions, and how to interact with stakeholders. Students learn source selection techniques, understand software development and maintenance models, comprehend programmatic metrics, and understand factors that affect project success and customer relations. SWE 301 is taught online by asynchronous distance learning.
This course is designed to enhance the interaction of DAF personnel in the workplace and in teams. It will provide students an understanding of generational expectations, their potential impact on the changing workplace and tools to influence generational behavior in a positive manner. We will define the generations including myths and then delve into generational expectations and preferences in the areas of Communication and Engagement, Work- life Flexibility, Continual Development, Leadership of and by Generations.
This course is designed to provide participants with a forum for awareness, understanding, and promotion of effective interaction between members of a team or organization. The course focuses on self-awareness, attitudes, and behaviors that create conflict and provide skills for managing and resolving conflict positively. The topics and exercises in this course are designed to enhance cooperation through proven conflict resolution approaches, group dynamics, dealing with difficult people, communication skills, and team building for group unity.
Provides an introduction to the fundamental principles of data management and the importance of the data management function in an integrated product team IPT. Topics covered include the following: Evaluating data requirements to achieve the goal of minimum essential being placed on contract. Ensuring the data being ordered are legally binding authorized Data Item Descriptions properly called out on the Contract Requirements List DD Form 1423. Coordinating the data order through a data review process to achieve an accurate order tailored down to fit the program. Planning for and developing a Government Concept of Operations for an Integrated Digital Environment IDE.
Air Force Materiel Command has recognized the acquisition community would benefit individually, and collectively, if a standardized process was established to help programs affected by cost, schedule, and/or performance issues. The AIR Process was initiated to fill the need for evaluating and assessing troubled programs by appointing a dedicated team of experts to conduct a review. The team defines and documents critical program issues, finds root causes, and subsequently provides specific and systemic recommendations to address the issues. These activities will be well documented and published to a centralized database and provided as exemplars to the acquisition workforce in order to provide a consolidated source of lessons learned for future efforts.
The purpose of this course is to provide students fundamental knowledge to begin understanding Air Force AF Life Cycle Risk Management LCRM. Fundamental knowledge includes basic definitions required to understand LCRM jargon, comparisons of LCRM taxonomy with other risk management taxonomies, and an overview of the AF LCRM process and guidance. Course Objectives: After completing this course, students will know the DoD definition of LCRM comprehend the differences between the DoD LCRM taxonomy and other popular taxonomies know the steps in the AF LCRM process comprehend the intent of each step and know AF policy on reporting Risk and performing LCRM.
Must attend, synergistic team- building class presented by dynamic, experienced and enthusiastic acquisition, program management and financial management professionals. The course combines lecture, extensive student interaction and hands on class room exercises that increase awareness and understanding of the acquisition process and enable effective interaction between DCMA and Air Force personnel in diverse disciplines including acquisition, program management, finance, engineering, technical, logistical and contracting. This class highlights the roles, organization and interaction of DCMA and AFMC Integrated Product Team IPT members in the context of Pre-Award, Post- Award and Contract Close Out processes. Additional guest lecturers provide insight into the Defense Contract Audit Agency DCAA and Defense Finance and Accounting Service DFAS roles and responsibilities in Air Force acquisition and program management. Attendance provides concrete team building skills and professional net working opportunities.
This introductory e-learning course provides students the knowledge to successfully integrate T&E into the early phases pre-Milestone B of an Air Force acquisition program. The goal is to begin preparing Air Force acquisition/sustainment personnel who are assigned T&E responsibilities to be effective members of the Air Force acquisition teams throughout a program’s life cycle starting with early involvement. Course Objective: The course provides students the knowledge on topics such as the Analysis of Alternatives process and outcome, the concept of programmatic trade space in cost, schedule, and performance, how Air Force testers contribute to formulation of an acquisition strategy, and how to program T&E strategy that is consonant with the acquisition strategy. Students will be introduced to the role of an Air Force Integrated Test Team ITT, how to identify the potential member organizations of an ITT, write an ITT Charter, and how the ITT relates to the overall program. Students will be introduced to concepts of evaluation criteria, data requirements, and test capabilities.
This introductory course examines typical activities that occur during the planning, execution, and reporting phases of developmental test and evaluation DT&E and operational test and evaluation OT&E supporting an acquisition program. The goal is to prepare Air Force acquisition/sustainment personnel assigned test and evaluation responsibilities to be effective members of the acquisition team throughout a program’s life cycle.
Interest Based Negotiations develops students’ interest-based negotiation skills and strengthens their knowledge of intellectual property rights. The education combines faculty lectures with student participation in a role-playing scenario stimulating a realistic DoD acquisition. The scenario is designed to illustrate many issues that commonly arise in real procurement negotiations. Students are assigned one of six roles, which include both government and contractor characters. The students will gain knowledge of intellectual property rights, interest-based negotiation, interactive exercises, and debriefing sessions after each round of negotiation in the scenario.
The goal of this course is to introduce acquisition professionals to Human Systems Integration (HSI) across the acquisition lifecycle. This course will discuss the seven HSI domains, and the why, what, and who of HSI with regard to the development and sustainment of systems. HSI implications in acquisition programs have not traditionally been given the emphasis they warrant. DODI 5000.02 and AFI 63-101 require that program managers implement a plan for HSI early in the program life cycle and that HSI considerations are included in all key acquisition documents. This course will give acquisition professionals an introduction to the knowledge needed to comply with these requirements.
The internet based Contract Depot Maintenance Repair Process course is composed of various modules and exercises to demonstrate the contract repair process employed by AFMC and the Air Logistics Complexes ALCs. The Contract Depot Maintenance Repair Process course addresses the objectives of the process, what types of contracts and incentives to use, how the results should be measured and who the responsible parties are for various elements of the process.
This self-paced, web-based course introduces students to the importance of applying SE to acquisition and sustainment programs, provides an overview of SE concepts and process elements, and describes the interactions between SE and other functional areas.
A course for all who manage, design, and support systems containing items whose failure would directly result in loss of an air vehicle or loss of life. This internet-based course will enable students to achieve a basic comprehension of Critical Safety Item CSI management within the Air Force. It provides a simple overview of CSIs--what they are, why and to whom they are important, and the policies, processes and procedures for managing them. COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the student should comprehend: 1 the overall role of acquisition and sustainment personnel in identification and management of CSIs and 2 the role of CSIs identification and management in the Systems Engineering SE environment.
This course is an introduction to the three distinct areas of Environment, Safety, and Occupational Health, or ESOH, risk management using the DOD Standard Practice for System Safety, MIL-STD-882D. Students will acquire an understanding of the Programmatic ESOH Evaluation (PESHE) document requirement and the integration of ESOH into Systems Engineering and the acquisition Strategy. Upon completion, students will be able to identify the ESOH aspects of Systems Engineering and be able to recognize the ESOH regulatory drivers.
This course comprises six modules that describe and illustrate the integration of Environment, Safety, & Occupational Health (ESOH) principles into the systems engineering process using the DOD Standard Practice for System Safety, MIL-STD-882D. Specifically, it will relate those ESOH considerations to the systems engineering inputs, outputs, activities, and analyses for the Materiel Solution Analysis and Technology Maturation & Risk Reduction phases of the DOD System Acquisition framework.
This course describes and illustrates the integration of Environment, Safety, & Occupational Health (ESOH) principles into the systems engineering process using the DOD Standard Practice for System Safety, MIL-STD-882D. It is directed towards the integration of ESOH principles into the systems engineering process during the Engineering and Manufacturing Development, Production and Deployment, and Operations and Support phases of the DoD System Acquisition Framework.
***COMPLETION OF SYS 118, INTRODUCTION TO LIFE CYCLE RISK MANAGEMENT, IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BEFORE ATTENDING THIS COURSE*** This course covers the basics of acquisition/program risk and how to effectively manage risk throughout a program's life cycle to achieve program goals within cost and schedule constraints. New DoD and Air Force regulations and guidance related to Life Cycle Risk Management (LCRM) are covered. The five-step LCRM process is introduced and tools and techniques associated with this process are explained. Students work in simulated Integrated Product Teams on a real-world acquisition exercise to apply these techniques to help reinforce the concepts and importance of program risk management.
The Technology Readiness Assessment TRA Course provides instruction for Scientists and Engineers and Acquisition personnel who may support a formal TRA for a given project. The goals are for the students to understand: 1 when and why they should conduct a TRA. 2 their roles and responsibilities for conducting a TRA, 3 what a program manager within a program office needs to do for planning and supporting required TRAs, and 4 how to plan, conduct and participate on a team performing a TRA.
The Management of the Manufacturing Readiness Process Course is intended to prepare the student to integrate the DoD Manufacturing Readiness Level MRL Deskbook criteria and the DoD Manufacturing Readiness Level assessment process into the acquisition life cycle of DoD Programs and Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul MRO activities. The course will use examples based on actual DoD MRL Assessments, as well as the DoD MRL Deskbook, to educate students on the proper use of MRL criteria/methodology to assess the readiness of the critical manufacturing elements associated with DoD activities. The course will also prepare the student to immediately participate in and/or conduct accurate MRL assessments and prepare a defensible MRL Assessment Report on DoD activities. The target student audience will consist of acquisition professionals who will be members of a Manufacturing Readiness Level Assessment team and other acquisition professionals program managers, Science & Technology personnel, logistics managers, etc. who have non-technical roles in the MRL assessment process. The course will provide the student with knowledge of existing policy, guides and deskbooks/handbooks as a set of information that allows the MRL practitioner to use the MRL assessment process to fit the unique needs of all DoD activities that need to address manufacturing readiness. Students will also become familiar with integrating MRL criteria and Manufacturing Readiness Level assessment process into contract language. COURSE OBJECTIVE: Students will learn how MRL criteria/methodology and MRAs are applicable throughout the lifecycle of DoD programs. Students will understand MRL terminology, the meaning of Manufacturing Readiness Levels MRLs, the use of best practices, how to properly conduct an MRA, and how to manage manufacturing risk. Students will also become familiar with integrating MRL criteria and MRAs into contract language
This course addresses specific aspects of cybersecurity related to aircraft avionic systems, going beyond traditional information technology systems. The course presents a five step vulnerability assessment and mitigation process, in which students learn how to discover, analyze, and consider mitigation of vulnerabilities in an avionic system. Significant topic areas including key cyber terms, factors related to cyber vulnerabilities and attacks, and how avionic systems are vulnerable to attacks. Real world examples of commercial exploitations are discussed to highlight system susceptibilities. In addition, the course will describe the principles of cyber hardening and resiliency and their relationship to protecting avionics systems. The course presents different hardening and resiliency approaches, and which approaches are appropriate given adversary attack methodologies, challenges, processes, and available access paths.
This 24-CLP comprehension-level course will prepare Air Force program and project managers, lifecycle product support personnel, contracting specialists and officers to be effective members of the acquisition and sustainment team with emphasis on T&E early influence in an acquisition program. Students will learn why test planning and tester involvement needs to be solicited pre-Milestone A as well as the testing activities that should be occurring throughout the life cycle. There is a scenario-based exercise integrated into the experience that has the students apply the information learned within a notional weapon system program.
This comprehension-level course builds upon the foundational knowledge from SYS-169 Introduction to Human Systems Integration (HSI). It will help students recognize the role of HSI as part of the systems engineering process in the requirements, acquisitions, and sustainment lifecycle phases. Students will understand how HSI is woven throughout the entire lifecycle and where to find technical assistance in order to help requirements developers, acquisitions professionals, and sustainment personnel make timely, effective, and efficient technical and programmatic decisions.
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.
There is a need for all acquisition professionals to understand the interdisciplinary and cross- functional nature of Systems Engineering SE, and the benefits of following a sound SE process. This course provides the knowledge and understanding necessary to meet this need. Students engineers and non- engineering professionals are introduced to SE concepts and the SE process. The activities and tools for implementing and managing the SE process during various phases of the system life cycle, and the interactions between SE and other disciplines/functions are discussed. Exercises give students the opportunity to apply SE tools to the acquisition and sustainment life cycle.
SYS341 is an intensive 40-hour, instructor-led course that includes eight small-group exercises in which attendees apply principles learned in the class to a representative case study weapon system. SYS341 provides students assigned as Security Control Assessors and Representatives SCA/SCAR, weapon system program office Information System Security Managers ISSM, weapon system engineers, developmental and operational DT/OT testers and Mission Defense Team MDT members with the knowledge required to conduct architectural analyses to identify cybersecurity threats to weapon system designs and to assess and mitigate the cybersecurity vulnerabilities associated with those designs. The focus of SYS341 is on weapon systems in the sustainment phase of the system development lifecycle. Course Objective: 1. Know core requirements of cyber risk assessments and authorization packages 2. Assess the cybersecurity mission risk to a weapon system 3. Build an acceptable authorization package
***PLEASE DO NOT APPLY UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED SYS 183 TO AVOID APPLICATION DISAPPROVAL.*** This course teaches the process of and motivation behind using integrated architectures as a key decision support tool in the Air Force. Students are instructed on the integrated architecture requirements imposed by DoD and AF processes and the standard tools to support creating, analyzing, and using integrated architectures and architecture products. Career field Requirement/Impact: Weapon System Architectures are required by DoD and AF processes. Similarly, Enterprise Architectures are required to meet Laws, Regulations and Policies, as well as to integrate the planning and execution of DoD capabilities. Without an understanding of “why architecture,” practitioners will likely expend resources checking squares without providing decision-quality information to DoD and AF Leaders .Utilization of graduates: Acquisition Program Offices mainly, but no exclusively, system engineering AF MAJCOM/JS/COCOM staffs particularly in the A8/J8, A5/J5, and A6/J6 organizations dealing with strategic planning, requirements, capabilities, and information infrastructure.
This course is an outstanding opportunity to learn or refresh on issues and initiatives impacting experienced acquisition and support professionals. Topics vary from class to class, in part to reflect the most recent changes, but also to accommodate the schedules of expert guest speakers. The course enables students to listen to and engage with the experts, there is generally a different speaker or facilitator for each topic presented. The course is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn from one another as they gather together from different functions, jobs, bases, and backgrounds to share knowledge and experience during roundtable discussions. Students thus benefit from exposure to the wide range of current topics in the acquisition and support arenas, helping to assess the impacts to their roles and responsibilities.
The chief engineer course prepares students to integrate a working knowledge of chief engineer roles, responsibilities, and concepts into their daily interactions with program management, logistics, financial management, and contracting personnel to influence the outcome of a balanced system design that supports programmatic reality within programmatic constraints of cost and schedule that impacts performance.
This course provides Airmen an opportunity to explore fundamental data analysis to manipulate data using Microsoft® Excel as a foundational analysis tool. An Airman’s data analytics journey ultimately arrives at this crucial stage where the data in use will need proper formatting and reorganizing through a process known as data manipulation. Following this short course, students will be able to navigate through data contained in spreadsheets more efficiently and apply time-saving techniques to data sets through the use of several special built-in functions, user- created formulas and logical functions. Students will be able to immediately apply what they have learned within their organizations and be confident in taking the next steps in their data journey.
This course provides Airmen a deeper understanding of the importance and techniques of cleaning and validating raw datasets in preparation of extrapolating information from them. Airmen will follow a single data source through the cleansing process, with each module providing a specific error and solution, to gain understanding of the tools and techniques to clean data prior to analysis. The course culminates in a direct contrast of the analysis of a raw and cleaned dataset. Following this short course, students will be able to readily recognize errors and weak points in data entry and apply cleansing techniques to ensure accurate and precise analytical outcomes from more advanced data manipulation efforts.
Manipulating data for analysis can be extremely time consuming and rigorous. This course provides Airmen an opportunity to quickly and easily manipulate data using Microsoft Excel as a foundational analysis tool. An Airmens data analytics journey ultimately arrives at this crucial stage where the data in use will need proper formatting and reorganizing through a process known as data manipulation. Following this short course, students will be able to quickly summarize data sets through the use of pivot tables modified by slicers, filters, and dynamic formatting. Students will be able to immediately apply what they have learned within their organizations and be confident in taking the next steps in their data journey.
One of the most challenging aspects of data analytics is communicating the results from hours of work to decision makers, shareholders or colleagues. This course provides Airmen an opportunity to effectively and efficiently communicate analysis results through charts using Microsoft Excel. Students will be introduced to basic human visual processing methodologies. By utilizing these visual processing methods, students are aided in the selection of chart type, use of color and formatting options to minimize audience effort in understanding data visualizations. Students will be able to immediately apply these visualization concepts in using data to tell a story to their intended audience. Students visual communication repertoire will be enhance, not only for data analysis.
Take the next step in your Data Analytics journey, applying the tools you mastered in Data Analytics Tools and Techniques. This workshop will build on what you have already learned to solve a real world problem you may be facing in your organization today. In an immersive five day workshop, or during 10 half-days (VIRR), you will work in dynamic teams using industry tools and statistical methods to uncover keen insights about an assigned case while further adding to your Data Analytics toolkit. You will learn how to diagnose a problem using data analytics while producing a solution, predicting the outcome and finally visually communicating your solution with confidence. Tools used in this workshop are: Microsoft Excel, Access, Structured Query Language SQL, Tableau, R and R-Studio. Graduates of this workshop will be prepared to lead data analytics projects within their organizations, helping foster a more data-driven culture.
Data Analytics is rapidly becoming one of the most sought after capabilities within the professional world. It has been said that Knowledge is Power and those who can manage and make sense of the 2.5 billion gigabytes of data we amass everyday can harness that power. Strategic data analytic capability has yielded phenomenal results throughout numerous industries to include the Federal Government and the DoD at large. Presidential Elections, Major League Baseball Teams, Major Online Retailers and even Defense Contractors… have all successfully used Data Analytics to gain a competitive advantage, cut operation and production costs, speed up delivery, generate precise forecasts and ultimately make better decisions. This workshop will explore various tools and techniques required to achieve the results garnered by leading edge, high-performing organizations. We also discuss intermediate statistical techniques and how to leverage them utilizing popular Data Analytics tools commonly found on our computers today: Microsoft Excel, Access, Structured Query Language SQL, Tableau, R and R-Studio. Graduates of this workshop will be prepared to apply what they’ve learned to take an active role in their organization’s data analytics, directly contributing to data-driven de decision making.
This course provides Airmen with an introduction to different types of data and associated architectures used for storage and retrieval for different purposes. It covers relational and non-relational databases, database design, choice of database, and issues associated with Big Data. Although this course is designed as a stand-alone course, most of the topics will be studied in greater depth in other course in the DES tract.
This course provides Airmen with a working knowledge of the SQL relational database system. This course addresses database planning and design, data loading and management, and simple to advance SQL querying. It is taught using the MySQL variant of SQL. This course will give the data scientist sufficient knowledge and competency to use SQL databases for data storage and SQL queries to both extract answers to certain types of questions and extract data for data science activities beyond SQL’s capabilities.
This course provides Airmen with a working knowledge of the administration and management of SQL relational database systems. This course addresses issues of information governance, administering roles and permissions, the concept of ETL Extract, Transform, and Load, database automation, data warehouses versus transactional databases, and data quality tools. Microsoft’s SQL Server will be used through the course, providing students experience with an industry database server suitable for the needs of large enterprises and small organizations. While WKSP 0702 focused on general SQL topics that a Data Scientist would need, WKSP 0703 goes more into the implementation, loading, management, and administration of relational databases.
This course provides Airmen with This course provides Airmen with both an overview of the Big Data analysis landscape and a working knowledge of the tools that are most useful in doing data analysis. It goes into the core components of Hadoop, namely its file structure and MapReduce querying language. Then it explores the low- level HBase database system with primarily CRUD capability. It explores in detail several query languages that sit on top of MapReduce and/or HBase namely, Apache Phoenix, Hive, and Pig. Some of the Hadoop data management tools such as Oozie, Sqoop, and Zookeeper are introduced to give the student an orientation to them.
Extracting knowledge from data requires the use of statistical tools and methods. One of the most powerful and readily available statistical analysis tools is the R language. This course provides Airmen an opportunity to explore fundamental data analysis using R in the popular RStudio environment. Basic R language syntax and concepts are introduced and used to import data and compute descriptive statistics. Additional R language capabilities of creating basic visual charts and graphs are also explored. Following this short course, students will be able to use R in RStudio to produce and replicate simple data analysis and plotting. Students will be able to immediately apply what they have learned within their organizations and be ready to further utilize RStudio in their data journey.
This course provides Airmen with an introduction to data research through management of a project under a life- cycle plan. Students will understand the components of a project and learn how to see a project to completion from project initiation through project closing. Additionally, students will learn how to evaluate the end state of a project to plan for future approaches or prepare for any future issues. Although this course is designed as a stand-alone course, it will also serve as a springboard to more advanced courses on machine learning and other advanced analytical techniques.
This course provides Airmen a look into the multi-disciplinary aspect of data research. Students will discuss how to apply various analytical tools and techniques to be more informed decision makes and to solve complex problems found in the exponentially expanding data collected by organizations today. Students will also go more in-depth in data exploration, data management, linear programming and optimization to build models within Excel to find or define the solution space. They will gain a basic understanding of the theoretical assumptions of these models and the abilities and limitations such models inherently provide. At the end of the course students will get an introduction to R-studio and programming in R. This is an intermediate course on data analysis tools and techniques for students familiar with Excel and limited understanding of object oriented programming.
This course provides Airmen an advanced look at the statistical theory used in data research analysis utilizing R-Studio programming. Students will get an initial refresher in the essentials of coding in R before delving into data summarization, statistical probability, data visualizations, inferential statistics and stochastic modeling within R. Students will understand how to apply the results of the statistical models/programs to make more informed and impactful decisions. This is an advanced course in data research methods for students familiar with the basics of statistical theory within data analysis and programming in R.
This course provides Airmen an introduction and detailed look at the specific realm of data research known as statistical learning. Students will understand supervised and unsupervised learning, when to use linear regression or classification regression. Additionally resampling methods and model validations are discussed and implemented. The regularization of model selection through subset, dimensional reduction and ridge regression are examined. Finally, Tableau visualizations are implemented upon the statistical learning results to tell a story to the decision makers and stock holders. This is an advanced course in data research for students familiar with statistical theory and modeling methods. Additionally students should have experience with R-studio.
This course provides Airmen with an introduction to data science through basic Python coding skills. Students are shown the importance of data science and develop necessary statistical foundations to work with data and conduct basic analysis to better inform data-driven decision making. Although this course is designed as a stand-alone course, it will also serve as a springboard to more advanced courses on machine learning and other advanced analytical techniques.
This course provides an introduction to machine learning utilizing Python/Jupyter Notebook as the primary software tool. Students will learn the fundamentals of artificial intelligence and how to apply it to systems to generate machine learning programs. These programs will automatically access and analyze data using varying statistical techniques to quickly and efficiently output numerical results. This is an advanced course on Data Science designed for students with both familiarity of Python and advanced statistics.
This course provides Airmen with an introduction to Natural Language Processing NLP and Neural Networks NN utilizing Python/Jupyter Notebook. Students will understand the fundamentals of natural language data and how to program systems to automatically ingest and analyze the information. Additionally, students will understand how to interconnect artificially intelligent systems to tackle complex data problems that require multiple computing programs to solve. This is an advanced course on data science designed for students with both familiarity of Python and machine learning.
The LG Academy - Foundational Logistics Immersion, Growth, & Hands- on Training (FLIGHT) provides a standardized development track and foundational competency baseline to newly hired Life Cycle Logisticians (LCL). Airmen and Guardians will explore the Defense Acquisition System (DAS) through the lens of an LCL and understand their roles and deliverables within an Integrated Product Team (IPT) throughout a products lifecycle. The LG Academy is an Air Force wide course, open to all Logisticians and covers topics from each of AFMC’s centers. By the end of the workshop, participants will be conversant with key Acquisition terminology and have applied that knowledge to real world scenarios they may encounter within various logistics roles.
WKSP 0688 is intended to introduce the principles and practices associated with Department of the Air Force Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM). The purpose of the workshop is to help develop a broader and more comprehensive understanding of how Air Force supply chains may be at risk, and to increase awareness of the emerging capabilities available to mitigate such risks. Areas of focus include supply chain basics, factors influencing supply chain risk, SCRM definition and relationship to other risk methodologies, the SCRM assessment process, and supply chain risks and mitigation tools & techniques.
This 4-hour MS Teams instructor-led workshop introduces the generations that make up today's DAF and how each generation prefers to communicate.
This 4-hour MS Teams instructor-led workshop introduces the generations that make up today's Operational Logistics Organizations including Maintenance, Logistics Readiness, Aerial Port, Munitions and discusses the trends for how each generation prefer to communicate.
This one-day on-site instructor-led workshop is designed for DAF personnel in leadership positions. Holistic considerations will be evaluated for how leaders can fully integrate all generations based on varied communication, engagement, and work- life flexibility expectations.
This workshop is an outstanding opportunity for journeyman/senior- level cost practitioners to learn about issues and initiatives impacting their jobs as acquisition cost estimators. Due to the dynamic acquisition and cost estimating environments, along with cost estimators level cost practitioners to learn about issues and initiatives impacting their jobs as acquisition cost estimators, along with cost estimators’ busy schedules, cost analysts are challenged to keep up with the multitude of policy changes. This 3.5 day workshop covers many of the critical topics that impact accurate cost estimating. Topics will vary somewhat between each annual offering in order to address the most recent changes to policy and instruction. The workshop enables students to engage with various experts for the topics presented. Also, this workshop is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn from each other. Students benefit from exposure to the wide range of current topics in the acquisition and support arenas that helps them assess the impacts to their roles and responsibilities as cost estimators.
This workshop covers user specific Program Management PM education and consultation within the following areas: PM, Systems Engineering, Earned Value, Contracting, Financial Management, Schedule Management, Cost Estimating, Industry Standards in PM, Strategy Development, Other PM areas as requested by the customer. NOTE: The length of this workshop varies on location and instruction. 0 CLPs are automated through ACQNowCL students will be given a course completion certificate to specify/justify the amount of CLPs earned during the workshop they attended. COST: This workshop is NOT centrally funded, organizations requesting this workshop may be responsible to provide funding for items such as: instructor travel, books, handout printing, and other needed course materials.
This purpose of this workshop is to provide education and consultation in cyber-related topics for Air Force weapon systems such as systems security engineering, program protection, risk assessments, requirements, system analysis, and logistics. Content and duration will be adapted depending of the state of current events in the subject area and demand in target audience.
This workshop covers the basics of defense business system acquisitions, and how to effectively manage Defense Business Systems DBS throughout the Business Capability Acquisition Cycle BCAC to achieve program goals within cost and schedule constraints. Air Force AF regulations and guidance related to BCAC and DBS Acquisitions are covered. The five- phase BCAC process is introduced and tools and techniques associated with this process are explained. Students work in simulated Integrated Product Teams on real-world acquisition exercises to apply these techniques to help reinforce the concepts and importance of DBS acquisition management.
This workshop will cover the services acquisition 7-step process with a specific focus on step 4 – requirements definition. Workshop top topics include: requirements elicitation techniques, how to document requirements in a services acquisition environment, risk identification and risk management principles, and developing a cost estimate for services acquisition projects.
The overall goal for the course is to provide students with the tools, techniques, and best practices to successfully evaluate project / program health forecast cost, schedule, and performance to a reasonable level of confidence and make decisions and recommendations on how to proceed based on the health and forecast information.
A high level introduction to the agile approach and how it is applied to agile software development. An overview of scrum highlights the application of the agile iterative and incremental approach. This introduction goes a step further to outline the implementation of DevOps and the application of security measures to DevOps, which results in DevSecOps.
This workshop will introduce key terminology related to the Theory of Constraints TOC and familiarize students with the five focusing steps as well as basic TOC principles.
One of the top leader characteristics desired by team members at all levels is good communicator. Developing communication skills is a life-long journey. This workshop will help you develop a working plan for handling the ever changing communication tools and preferences of the new and future workforce. 3 hour session on MS-Teams with 1 hour of pre/post work.
Design of Experiments DOE is a powerful test methodology recommended by DoD leadership for the development and implementation of rigorous Test and Evaluation T&E programs. This workshop, designed for all DoD personnel, provides foundational understanding of essential DOE techniques, with emphasis on both statistical and non-quantitative elements. Participants will gain immediate skills for increased engagement within test planning teams, whose ultimate goal is an efficient and effective approach for understanding system performance and delivering quality information to decision makers.
Design of Experiments DOE is a powerful test methodology recommended by DoD leadership for the development and implementation of rigorous Test and Evaluation T&E programs. This workshop, designed for DoD test practitioners, engineers and analysts, reinforces and expands the techniques discussed in Foundational Concepts WKSP 0686, with emphasis on the DOE process and the methodical employment of tailored statistical tools. Participants will gain immediate skills for building defensible test and analysis plans, whose ultimate goal is an efficient and effective approach for understanding system performance and delivering quality information to decision makers.
This workshop is a supplement to the AIR 216 Intermediate Airworthiness Certification course. It aims to provide a deeper dive into the application of MIL-HDBK-516 and the USAF Airworthiness Office Certification Process. AFLCMC-based Airworthiness Subject Matter Experts will present and discuss pertinent material relating to the major areas of Flight Systems, Avionics, and Systems Engineering.
This workshop prepares students to improve their working knowledge of services program management roles, responsibilities, and concepts and apply it into their daily work. The education will allow assigned services acquisition personnel to perform their duties and responsibilities more effectively and efficiently. This will likely result in better services acquisition performance outcomes – i.e. mission effectiveness and success while ensuring cost, schedule and performance is achieved. Topics include, but not limited to: Post Award Contract Kick-Off 19 Jan, Contractor Program Management Review 16 Feb, Managing Contractor Transition - Post Award 19 Mar
This foundational workshop will introduce you to the three pillars of MBSE – methods, languages, and tools. You will learn how to create and use a system model by implementing the Object-Oriented System Engineering Method (OOSEM) to generate a descriptive model of a military system using the SysML language and the CATIA Magic Systems of Systems Architect (formerly Cameo Systems Modeler) tool. This workshop provides hands-on experience through a set of small exercises including concept refinement, definition, requirements extraction/analysis, trade study analysis, performance modeling and impact analysis. Upon completion, you will be able to interpret rudimentary models in support of programmatic decisions. You are not required to have any previous experience or exposure to MBSE or SysML prior to attending.
Requirements are the foundation of every acquisition program within the Air Force. The statements that make up your Systems Requirements Document or Technical Requirements Document are supposed to capture the needed user capabilities while clearly conveying to others the technical functionality and performance needed to meet those capabilities. If the requirements statements are poorly written, it can lead to misunderstandings with both your user and your contractor. This class will cover the 14 characteristics of quality requirement statements and the 41 rules that can be used to meet these characteristics. Using actual examples, students will be shown how these rules can be applied to create quality requirement statements. Students are also encouraged to bring unclassified requirement statements to class so they can be assessed and worked as well.
This workshop provides continuing and on-demand education supporting implementation of the Air and Space Force digital acquisition visions. To sign up for an offerings, go to https://forms.osi.apps.mil/r/UXuQfpZM64 . This sign-up form is accessible via DAF365 i.e. CHES note: must be on a .mil network. Be sure to sign in using your CAC authentication certificate.
This course provides Airmen and Guardians with a brief overview of the Education with Industry EWI program and features several presentations by past EWI alumni focusing on their experiences with the program, their observations of industry practices during their tenure, and the applicability of those practices to the Department of the Air Force logistics community. The workshop is delivered virtually over five consecutive days, two hours each day, for a total of ten hours. Presentations are arranged by AF/A4 and typically feature recent EWI alumni.
BCA in a Services Environment - Overview is the first in a series of four Business Case Analysis in a Services Environment workshops that will highlight information that includes: an introduction business case analysis (BCA) including fundamental knowledge of the who, what, when, and why for a BCA along with application to the area of services acquisition.
BCA in a Services Environment - Planning is the second in a series of four Business Case Analysis in a Services Environment workshops that will highlight information establishing the Business Case Analysis (BCA) team, team member roles and responsibilities, contents of the team charter, and preparation and conduct of the BCA kickoff meeting.
BCA in a Services Environment - BCA in a Services Environment - Developing is the third in a series of four Business Case Analysis in a Services Environment workshops that will highlight information on defining the analysis framework, establishing the problem statement, identifying key assumptions, reviewing the current state, reviewing the current state, developing the future state, and conducting the Business Case Analysis.
BCA in a Services Environment - Implement is the fourth in a series of four Business Case Analysis in a Services Environment workshops that will highlight information on requirements of the stakeholder action plan, requirements of the communication plan, and requirements of the implementation plan.
Post Award Services Management: Kick- Off Meeting is one in a series of Post Award Services Performance Management workshops that will highlight information on conducting a Kick-off Meeting which provides students with an understanding of the inner works of hosting a kick-off meeting such as the purpose, agenda, prep work, during, and post meeting actions in order to get both the government team and the contractor team off on the right directions immediately after contract award. This workshop is focused on services contracts but applies to all contract types.
Post Award Services Management: Transition Planning is one in a series of Post Award Services Performance Management workshops that will aid students with the understanding of the actions taken during a contract transit plan: from a new contract and managing the new incoming contractor, preparing for a follow-on contract to planning the transition of the outgoing incumbent contractor. Topics covered will focus on services contracts. Furthermore, students will be exposed to the risks and challenges associated from both the incoming and outgoing contractor.
Post Award Services Management: Incentives and Award Fee Contracts is one in a series of Post Award Services Performance Management workshops that will highlight the understanding of managing incentive and award fee contracts and how changing the incentive structure can affect the contractor performance. It will connect managing performance to the annual CPAR.
Post Award Services Management: Managing Contract Changes is one in a series of Post Award Services Performance Management workshops that will identify the roles and responsibilities of the services MFT, preparing the J&A for a modification, and discuss policies associated with contract changes. The webinar will help students understand what is meant by In-scope, Out of scope and contract scope when contemplating contract changes.
Post Award Services Management: Risk Management is one in a series of Post Award Services Performance Management workshops that will identify the importance of risk management to your contract, why we do it, provide examples, methods and theories of risk management, applying risk analysis and mitigation handling techniques during the life of the contract.
Post Award Services Management: Quality Assurance is one in a series of Post Award Services Performance Management workshops that will highlight quality assurance: roles and responsibilities of the MFT, policies and procedures, conducting contractor surveillance and identifying the COR’s role/ latitude / importance of managing service contracts. The webinar will also discuss how the PWS and QASP are used in the quality assurance process.
Post Award Services Management: Budget is one in a series of Post Award Services Performance Management workshops that highlight the roles and responsibilities of the MFT in the budget process, POM/Budget process from appropriation to expenditure, understanding burn rates and the effect on your contract, developing an IGCE for modifications, the color of money, estimating cost at completion of the contract and definitions of key terms (appropriations, commitment, obligations and expenditure).
Post Award Services Management: CDRLs (Contract Data Requirements Lists) is one in a series of Post Award Services Performance Management workshops that will discuss topics to include: managing the delivery, review and feedback of CDRLs, the use of CDRLS in managing your contract, and what their relationship is with the PWS, QASP and CPARs.
Post Award Services Management: PMR (Program Management Review) is one in a series of Post Award Services Performance Management workshops that will provide students with the knowledge for them to participate in a Program Management Review (PMR) that allows team members to evaluate the current status of contractor performance based on contract requirements. Furthermore, this course is focused on services contracts and discusses how to set measurable goals in order to compare the contractor's performance to their contract.
This course provides Airmen with an introduction to foundational principles of the Theory of Constraints TOC. Through a discussion of these principles, the goal of this course is to help students realize that significant improvements to performance can be attained through relatively simple changes in the way we design and manage processes within our organizations. This workshop will be offered as live sessions using Microsoft Teams.
This course addresses some of the fundamental Theory of Constraints TOC tools and techniques used by managers to increase performance within their organization. Topics include a discussion of the Five Focusing Steps, Work-In-Process WIP control, a short introduction to Critical Chain Project Management CCPM, and examples of how these principles have been applied at various bases in the Air Force. The course will be offered on- line using TEAMS in two separate three hour sessions. The purpose of using the real-time teaching tool, TEAMS, is to encourage feedback and interaction between the instructor and the students in the class. The target audience are civilian and military personnel currently working in operational positions at base level e.g. LRS, Maintenance Group, etc. This workshop will be offered as a live session using Microsoft Teams.