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FAM 104 - Air Force Fundamentals of Acquisition Management

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.

To Apply

Grade Restrictions: None

Special Requirements: New accessions 61C/61D, 62E, 63A are #1 priority. AFPC will provide the names and dates. Centrally managed 1101 PAQ interns are #2 priority. Cross-flow officers, other 1101s, ANG and 61A are #3 priority. All other military officers and civilians in an acquisition coded position are priority #4. All other officers, civilians, reserves, and enlisted personnel in acquisition coded positions are priority #5 unless excluded. Exclusions: Officers above O-4, civilians above GS-13, enlisted personnel not serving on an acquisition coded position, civilian 1102, and SCEPs. FAM 104 requires access to AFIT's network. In order to access AFIT's network, an AFIT-specific specific DD Form 2875 is required & must be returned to AFIT/LS NLT 14 DAYS prior to the class start date. The form & instructions on how to fill it out are located on AFIT/LS's website at: http://www.afit.edu/ls/index.cfm click on Information Resources and Select DD Form 2875 - Access to AFIT's Network. Any questions can be directed to AFIT/LS Training Administrators at DSN 785-7777x3164 or e-mail AFIT.LSACOURSEMANAGER@afit.edu. No walk-in students will be allowed.

Availability

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Live Internet 22O 13 Jun 2022 01 Jul 2022
Live Internet 22P 13 Jun 2022 01 Jul 2022
Live Internet 22Q 11 Jul 2022 29 Jul 2022
Live Internet 22R 11 Jul 2022 29 Jul 2022
Live Internet 22S 08 Aug 2022 26 Aug 2022
Live Internet 22T 08 Aug 2022 26 Aug 2022
Live Internet 22U 06 Sep 2022 23 Sep 2022
Live Internet 22V 06 Sep 2022 23 Sep 2022

Meet the Instructors

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Robert Jones
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Bradley R Harroff
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Sy W. Yost
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Cory D'Amico
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Capt Ashley Houser
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Capt Russell Stark
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Lt Col Todd Dye

Course Information

Delivery Method: In-Residence/ On-Site Course and VIRR

Course Length: 14 days

Event Type: Training (Functional, Technical)

Primary Audience: This course is required for all new 61C/61D, 62E, and 63C officers and cross-trainees officers O-1 to O-4. FAM is also required for all civilian 1101 up to GS-13 that are new to systems acquisition. FAM is also offered on a space available basis and centrally funded to other military officer career fields and civilian job series that are acquisition coded. All other students desiring to attend FAM in a TDY status will be unit funded.

CL Points: 114

Prerequisites:

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