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.
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.
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.
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 workshop is an opportunity to bring the latest topics to the Air Force general populace in a short, 2- hour online format. Most presentations will be live-streamed video presentations from senior leaders and policy makers. The intent is to provide a platform for continued updates and education of AF people outside the traditional classroom using technology to deliver content to where you are today. Offerings will vary, depending on the speaker or topic being presented. This streaming offering of WKSP0681 will be held for 2 hours, on the dates and at the times indicated in each offering. Presentations will be broadcast live via MS Teams video. Registration will close one work day prior to each workshop and students will be notified of the URL to join the MS Teams session. Students do NOT need to have an MS Teams account, but will be given GUEST access to the session. Successful completion of this workshop earns 2 CLPs.
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.
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.