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Course Catalog: Contracting

LOG 132


1 Offerings

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.

MRC 102


3 Offerings

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 the Federal Acquisition Regulation, Air Force business environments, applicable laws/regulations, and hands-on exercises using applicable automated data systems.

SYS 120


4 Offerings

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.

SYS 166


Coming Soon

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.

WKSP 0649


Coming Soon

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.

WKSP 0657


Coming Soon

The workshop is designed to help Air Force program/project teams IPTs develop business acumen, work effectively with industry partners, and negotiate better business deals in support of the Air Force mission. Students will learn 1 how stock market data can be found and analyzed 2 how to read, apply, and relate various financial statements, 3 how industry makes investment decisions and what motivates those decisions, 4 the difference between cash flow and profitability, and 5 basic principles for successful negotiations.

WKSP 0670


Coming Soon

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.

WKSP 0688


Coming Soon

SCRM 200 is an initial course design to build a foundation and highlight the current threats and risks facing the Air Force supply chain. The SCRM 200 course provides a range of topics from adversarial and non-adversarial threats, counterfeit parts, DoD policies, cybersecurity, and future technology. Additionally, SCRM 200 will explore the global supply chain to demonstrate the Air Force position in the commercial environment as well as show where and when SCRM activities take place. Once students have completed this introductory course into supply chain risk management, they will have the tools and education needed to protect their organization's supply chain. This course is designed for the Air Force logistics community but is open to all members of the DoD family.

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8 Offerings

These workshops prepare students with a fundamental knowledge of business case analysis in relation to executing a requirement owners service mission. Students acquire the ability to develop and deliver a well- supported analysis of a business problem/opportunity and recommended solutions that includes how it will be executed and/or managed i.e., funding, Lead Command, resources, etc. Topics will include but are not limited to: An Introduction to Business Case Analysis in a Services Environment: This webinar provides the student with fundamental knowledge of the who, what, when, and why for a business case analysis along with application to the area of services acquisition. Tuesday 12 Jan, 9 Feb, and 2 Mar @ 0930-1100 EST Planning for a Business Case Analysis in a Services Environment Dates and times TBD Developing a Business Case Analysis in a Services Environment Dates and Times TBD Approval and Implementation of a Business Case Analysis in a Services Environment Dates and Times TBD These webinars will be conducted through MS Teams and students will need to verify they can connect in advance. Once students register for each webinar they would like to attend we will email out the webinar link 24-48 hours ptior to the start time.

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27 Offerings

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

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