The U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) Army Director for Acquisition Career Management (DACM) Office is a one-stop shop for everything acquisition career-related. Your Army DACM Office is responsible for ensuring acquisition career development, talent management initiatives, and Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification (training, education and experience) of the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW). The AAW consists of approximately 37,000 Army acquisition civilian and military leaders and professionals residing in Army staff offices, Army commands, Army service component commands, program executive offices, and direct reporting units.
The Army DACM Office works directly with the Defense Acquisition University (DAU), the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Acquisition), the Undersecretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) (USD AT&L), and the USD AT&L Human Capital Initiatives (HCI) Office to enable acquisition workforce initiatives and to serve as advocates for the AAW.
February 2017 Hot Topics
FROM THE ARMY DACM OFFICE CONGRATULATIONS! Six Army acquisition professionals were deemed “pre-qualified” for chief developmental tester key leadership positions (KLPs) during the December DOD Joint KLP Test and Evaluation Qualification Board. Learn more about how the Army is identifying KLPs. Roger Breece, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) Christopher Jais, Program Executive Office for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors Megan Jais, U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command Melanie Loncarich, Office of the Secretary of the Army Joseph Parrish, RDECOM Jeannie Sommer, RDECOM UPDATES Career Acquisition Management Portal (CAMP) Check out the new enhancements to CAMP that make it easier to map your acquisition goals and objectives. Click on the News section for links to onboarding resources, individual development plan updates, and DACM Office acquisition career models. DAU offering new student pilot course Attention international acquisition professionals: DAU is offering ACQ 380 (International Management Course), providing Level III training for workforce members in positions coded for international acquisition. The pilot session is scheduled for May 8-12, 2017, at the DAU Capital/Northeast regional campus at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Apply through AITAS/ATRRS. CAREER DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES OPEN NOW: The Acquisition Leadership Challenge Program (ALCP) nomination window is now open through February 28. One of our most popular courses, it uses a variety of different tools and exercises to provide a better understanding of individual leadership styles and preferences. The course is offered in three levels: Beginner, or B; I; and II. Applicants must be nominated by their command or organization’s Acquisition Career Management Advocate or Organizational Acquisition POC. Course dates: ALCP Level I, Feb. 27-March 1, 2017, Orlando, Florida ALCP Level B, March 2-3, 2017, Atlanta, Georgia ALCP Level I, March 20-22, 2017, Atlanta, Georgia ALCP Level II, March 22-24, 2017, Atlanta, Georgia ALCP Level II, March 29-31, 2017, Atlanta, Georgia Defense Acquisition University Senior Service College Fellowship (SSCF) program is open through March 23, 2017 for GS-14/15 or broadband equivalents. The 10-month leadership and educational program is offered by DAU at Huntsville, Alabama; Warren, Michigan; and Aberdeen, Maryland. The purpose of the program is to provide leadership and acquisition training to prepare senior civilians for senior leadership roles, including product and project manager and program executive officer. COMING SOON: Product and Project Director selectees will be released this week. Related posts: Defense Acquisition University (DAU) FY15 training schedule now open Army DACM Office Hot Topics – July December Army DACM Office Hot Topics July 2016 Hot Topics
Fill In Those Blanks
By Sue Follett FORT BELVOIR, Va.—Setting up your calendar for 2017? Take a few minutes to read the latest issue of the DACM Newsletter and find out the most effective ways to fill in all that white space: courses and developmental opportunities designed to help you do your job more effectively. Posted today, the newsletter outlines IDEAL, a pilot program for leader development for GS-12s and GS-13s. It also provides dates and information on upcoming sessions of the DACM’s most popular programs, including AALPC and DAU-SSCF. Maybe you don’t see a training program that fits exactly what your organization needs? Consider DAWDF—a program that provides funding for programs that improve certification rates, develop functional skills, and increase acquisition core competencies. Information on the next funding call is on p.1. Designed to provide maximum information for a small investment of your time, the newsletter also includes tips on making sure you’re putting your best foot forward at upcoming PD/PM boards, a rundown of improvements to the IDP dashboard and the latest appointees to Training With Industry and the CDG/AAF program. The last page features links to a handful of important websites and social media platforms—one more way to access vital information for keeping your career development on schedule. Go to to http://asc.army.mil/web/dacm-newsletter/ read the current issue. Related posts: “A Unified Team”: The newest Army Acquisition Fellowship graduates September Army DACM Office Hot Topics Hot Topics 2.0 Investing in People
December 2016 Hot Topics
FROM THE ARMY DACM OFFICE ANNUAL ETHICS TRAINING As of Nov. 30, only 35.9 percent of the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) had completed the annual ethics training requirement. CAPPMIS will only capture ethics completion if an AAW professional has either CLM 003, ETH003, MAN-ETH16, 2016 Acquisition Ethics, or the word “Ethics” in the course title from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2016. Less than 30 days remain to ensure the AAW meets this Office of the Secretary of Defense mandate. CENTRALIZED CIVILIAN SELECTION BOARDS On Dec. 1, the product director centralized selection board convened at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command at Fort Knox, Kentucky, to review 46 NH-04/GS-14 equivalent broadband/pay-band AAW applicants to select the best qualified to serve in the 11 FY17 product director positions within the program executive offices during the June-August 2017 timeframe. On Dec. 14, the FY17 Project Director Centralized Selection Board is scheduled to convene at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command to select the best qualified applicants to serve as an NH-04/GS-15 equivalent broadband project director for the summer of 2017. INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT PLANS AND ANNUAL PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES It’s that time of the year to develop your Individual Development Plans and Annual Performance Objectives with your supervisor. We invite you to take a look at your Acquisition Career Field Career Models and our Career Planning Steps page on our website to facilitate that discussion and requirement: http://asc.army.mil/web/career-development/civilian/career-planning-steps/ CAREER DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES Closing soon: The Acquisition Leadership Challenge Program nomination window opened on November 12 for second-quarter classes. This announcement closes December 14. Related posts: August Army DACM Office Hot Topics December Army DACM Hot Topics March 2016 Hot Topics August 2016 Hot Topics