Course Information & Registration

SYS 281 - AF Acquisition and Sustainment Course

Current Offering Dates & Locations:
Offering Dates Location
17S-O O May 02 2017 - May 04 2017 Barksdale AFB, LA
17K-O R May 16 2017 - May 18 2017 Langley AFB, VA
17J R May 23 2017 - May 25 2017 AFIT - Wright-Patterson AFB (Area B), OH
17L-O R Jun 06 2017 - Jun 08 2017 Hill AFB, UT
17M-O R Jun 27 2017 - Jun 29 2017 Peterson AFB, CO
17N-O R Jul 11 2017 - Jul 13 2017 Edwards AFB, CA
17O-O R Jul 25 2017 - Jul 27 2017 Nellis AFB, NV
17P-O R Aug 08 2017 - Aug 10 2017 Kirtland AFB, NM
17Q R Aug 22 2017 - Aug 24 2017 AFIT - Wright-Patterson AFB (Area B), OH
17R-O R Sep 05 2017 - Sep 07 2017 Hanscom AFB, MA

SYS 281 provides a general overview of the latest in acquisition and sustainment policy, processes, management tools, and reform initiatives. The course delivers critical knowledge of current acquisition and sustainment hot topics, and is laced with real world examples, actual program results, and topical videos. The three core processes of AF acquisition are reviewed, as well as the primary strategic roadmaps driving weapon system sustainment. The foundational processes of test, systems engineering, risk management and evolutionary acquisition are emphasized as well. Unique acquisition peculiarities associated with space, cyberspace, and defense business systems are also covered. The sustainment arena is reviewed from the retail, wholesale, and combat perspectives, to include an overview of depot operations. Core process changes associated with sustainment are discussed, to include supply chain management, high velocity maintenance, condition based maintenance, and predictive maintenance. A wealth of acquisition references, websites, guidebooks, and management tools are also provided. A must course for all involved with Air Force acquisition and support.

Contact Training Administrators

Course Director:

Commercial: (937)255-7777 ext.3229
DSN: 785-7777 ext.3229


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Target Audience:
Open to Non-US personnel (MASL# D179041). The course is primarily designed for students of ranks 2Lt to Maj SSgt through CMSgt GS07 through GS13

Course Length:
2.5 days



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