What is the chartering process?

The Army Acquisition Executive (AAE), with the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) as the executive agent, prepares charters for all Program Executive Officers (PEOs) and centrally selected Project/Product Managers (PMs). Charters are created under the following circumstances: The AAE approves establishment of a new Program Management Office (PMO). A new PEO is appointed. A new PM is centrally selected. Charters will only be issued to Acting PEOs when directed by ASA(ALT).  We do not issue charters to acting PMs. All Charters have a standard format.  Tailoring of the Charter will be reflected in the PEO’s or PM/PdM’s name, the program title, and the signature block of the PEO.  The […]

What is the Tenure and Program Management Agreement (T&PMA)?

All PMs/PdMs are required to sign a T&PMA prior to assuming command.  This agreement acknowledges their role, responsibility, and accountability to the specific goals of their program and establishes the tenure of the individual in the position.  By signing the T&PMA, the PM/PdM agrees to complete the prescribed tenure period and abide by the Acquisition Program Baseline, requirements identified in Capabilities Documentation, and other programmatic expectations identified and agreed to as significant but not found in the approved program documentation.  The T&PMA is signed by the PM/PdM, their respective PEO, and the AAE.   [vc_row type=”full_width_background” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” […]

What are PEO/PM Support Managers and what assistance do they provide?

USAASC PEO/PM Support Managers are responsible for  seamless coordination, synchronization and support to the acquisition workforce members and to the PEOs, Direct Reporting Program Managers (DRPM), Defense agencies, and other strategic partners related to Acquisition Force Structure and Manpower issues. Each PEO/PM Support Manager is assigned responsibility for one or more of each of these organizations.   PEO/PM Support Manager responsibilities are outlined below: Provide analysis and recommendations to the AAE and the PMILDEP on the appropriate level of management and force structure required for acquisition programs including recommendations on establishing, downgrading, reorganizing, renaming, terminating, transferring or transitioning programs. Conduct annual Central Selected List position review two fiscal years out. See […]

FAQs and Information Document

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What courses are offered at AACoE?

Army Acquisition Foundation Course (AAFC), 3 weeks, ATTRS course ID 8D-F48/551-51C30 Army Intermediate Program Management (AIPM), 3 weeks, ATTRS course ID 8D-F46/551-F34 Army Intermediate Contracting Course (AICC), 4 weeks, ATTRS course ID 8D-F49/551-F49 Army Basic Contracting Course (ABCC), 3 weeks, ATTRS course ID 8D-F50/551-51C30 FA51 Intermediate Qualification Course (IQC), 3 weeks, ATTRS course ID FA51 IQC Army Contracting Pre-Command Course (KO PCC), 1 Week, ATTRS course ID ALMC-PD   [vc_row type=”full_width_background” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][nectar_btn size=”large” button_style=”see-through-2″ hover_text_color_override=”#ffffff” icon_family=”none” url=”https://usaasc.com/web/faqs/” text=”BACK TO FAQS” margin_right=”50%” margin_left=”50%”][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ […]

November Hot Topics

November Hot Topics

Army DACM Office Updates The money is in! The Army received its FY18 Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund (DAWDF) allocation on Oct. 23, 2017. Work with your DAWDF Program Analyst, adjust those spend plans and begin immediate execution of any pre-approved training initiatives! Ethics Training, this is not a drill! Get that requirement knocked out. The 2017 Annual ethics training requirement is due Dec. 31. Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) members are required to complete some form of ethics training every calendar year. Here are your options: Attend any installation or organizational judge advocate general-sponsored ethics training (ETH 004). Overview of Acquisition Ethics (CLM 003) – DAU Continuous Learning Module. Ethics […]

Career Navigator: Where is the What?

Career Navigator: Where is the What?

In the absence of a single, unifying intranet, knowing where to find key resources is the next best thing. by Mr. Steve Stark When I came onboard as senior editor of Army AL&T magazine and a government employee in January 2016, I was surprised by just how different being a civil servant was from being an employee of private industry, even though I’d worked as a government contractor for almost 15 years. One of the biggest differences in the federal workplace is the lack of an employee intranet. For many companies, the employee intranet is very literally where everything is or is connected to. “There are a lot of resources,” […]

Success brackets a 13-year career

Success brackets a 13-year career

COMMAND/ORGANIZATION: Army Contracting Command – Warren, Michigan OFFICIAL TITLE: Supervisory contract specialist YEARS OF SERVICE IN WORKFORCE: 13 years DAWIA CERTIFICATIONS: Level III in contracting; Level I in program management and in information technology EDUCATION: M.S. in administration, Central Michigan University; B.S. in business administration and marketing, Eastern Michigan University AWARDS: Secretary of the Army Contracting Professional of the Year; Commander’s Award for Civilian Service; Achievement Medal for Civilian Service; U.S. Army Materiel Command Frank S. Besson Jr. Award for Contracting Excellence – Civilian Intern Success brackets a 13-year career by MS. SUSAN L. FOLLETT Not long into her acquisition career, Mary Hernandez received the U.S. Army Materiel Command’s Frank […]

Identify. Quantify. Eliminate.

Identify. Quantify. Eliminate.

For the World Health Organization’s assistant director-general, readiness to attack disease outbreaks is a life-and-death imperative with multiple dimensions that have much in common with the U.S. military. by Ms. Margaret C. Roth As the World Health Organization’s (WHO) go-to expert for organizing major efforts against outbreaks of deadly disease, epidemiologist Dr. Bruce Aylward’s No. 1 job was ensuring the organization’s readiness to decisively defeat unpredictable enemies that can brutally decimate populations anywhere in the world. That means planning and executing a meticulous disease elimination or eradication strategy with the necessary personnel, logistics, research and development (R&D) and support systems and in partnership with multiple other international entities. When the […]

How do I obtain a quota for an AACoE course?

To obtain a quota for every course except ANLC & COR-T you need to coordinate with your assignment officer at Human Resources Command (HRC).  The assignment officer provides the names to the different quota managers who will then secure a reservation for the course(s) in ATTRS. To obtain a quota for ANLC & COR-T you will need to coordinate with your schools NCO and they do the necessary coordination to obtain a reservation for the courses in ATTRS.   [vc_row type=”full_width_background” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/3″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][nectar_btn size=”large” button_style=”see-through-2″ hover_text_color_override=”#ffffff” icon_family=”none” […]