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August 16, 2019Army Acquisition Career Management Advocate (ACMA) Policy

DACM Memorandum: Outlines responsibilities and provides guidance on the designation and tenure of Army Acquisition Career Management Advocates (ACMAs). This policy redefines the role of the ACMA (with support from the Organizational Acquisition Points of Contacts (OAPs)) to provide senior level strategic vision, advice, and support necessary to develop and sustain a highly capable, professional, and qualified Army Acquisition Workforce from an organizational perspective.

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August 6, 2019Critical Acquisition Position and Key Leadership Position Policy

Army DACM Memorandum: Provides guidance on the designation, qualification, tenure agreements, and waivers for Critical Acquisition Positions (CAPs) and Key Leadership Positions (KLPs), in compliance with Department of Defense issuances and Department of the Army policies. This policy applies to Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) and non-AAW professionals selected to occupy a CAP or KLP. There are two enclosures included this policy: References and Acquisition Codes.

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July 30, 20192019 Advanced Civil School (ACS) Packet Standards

This document supplements the DACM Memorandum “Army Acquisition Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Advanced Civil Schooling (ACS) Selection and Attendance Policy and Procedures,” dated Jan. 26, 2018. It provides instructions to Military Occupational Specialty 51C Contracting Non-commissioned officers (NCOs) on what documents that should be included in their application packets for the ACS Program.

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July 30, 2019Acquisition Intelligence Career Occupation Program Foundational Credential

OUSD(Intelligence) Memorandum: Supports the Department of Defense award of the foundational credential for Acquisition Intelligence within the Acquisition Intelligence Career Occupation Program. The establishment of foundational traning and credentials recognizes the importance of ensuring that those intelligence personnel tasked to be directly involved in acquisition proocesses have the skills needed to be successful.

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July 24, 2019US Army Acquisition Support Center, Direct Reporting Unit, Job-Sharing Policy and Procedures

USAASC Director Memorandum: Provides policy and procedures on the Job-Share Program, which improves the retention of skilled staff, enhances staff morale, accomodates persons with disabilities, and enables employees to effectively manage their work/family life responsibilities.

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July 9, 2019Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Certification – Science and Technology Manager Acquisition Career Field

“USD(R&E) Memorandum: The USD(R&E) Functional Leader for the Science and Technology Manager Acquisition Career Field (ACF) reviewed the certification standards for Fiscal Year 2020 and determined that they are reasonable, appropriate, and applicable to all DOD AT&L workforce personnel desiring certification after 30 September 2019. As a result of this review, there will be no change in STM certification standards or position category descriptions.”

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June 28, 2019Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Certification – Engineering and Production, Quality, and Manufacturing Acquisition Career Fields

USD(R&E) Memorandum: The USD(R&E) Functional Leader for the Engineering (ENG) and Production, Quality, and Manufacturing (PQM) Acquisition Career Fields (ACFs) approved changes to the Fiscal Year 2020 certification standards for these two ACFs. Summary of significant changes:

– For ENG Level I, they will remove CLE004 Introduction to Lean Enterprise Concepts and add CLE003 Technical Reviews as functional training requirements for certification

– For ENG Level II, they will CLE003 from ENG Level II certification.

– A a minor change to the functional specific requirements for ENG KLPs.

– For PQM Level III, add CLL008 to the Core Plus Developmental Guide

These changes will be applicable to Department of Defense acquisition workforce personnel desiring certification after 30 September 2019.

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June 24, 2019Designation as the Army Acquisition Function Leader

DACM Memorandum: Designates the Army Acquisition Functional Leader (AAFL) for each Acquisition Career Field (ACF). The Army DACM has designated AAFLs for the following ACFs: Business – Cost Estimating/Financial Management (BUS-CE/FM); Contracting (CON), Purchasing PUR), and Industrial Contract Property Management (ICPM); Engineering (EN); Facilities Engineering (FE); Engineering (ENG), Information Technology (IT); Life Cycle Logistics (LCL); Production, Quality, and Manufacturing (PQM); Science and Technology Manager (STM); and Test and Evaluation (T&E). The AAFL designation memorandum for Program Management (PM) has not been drafted at this time.

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June 20, 2019Recommended Continuous Learning Point Memorandums for each Acquisition Career Field

AAFL/AAFA Memorandum: Each Army Acquisition Functional Leader (AAFL) has drafted and signed a Recommended Continuous Learning Point (CLP) Memorandum that provides specific guidance to the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) professionals within the AAFL’s designated Acquisition Career Field (ACF). The document identifies current and emerging critical technical areas within the ACF and recommends that AAW professionals enroll in specific courses/activities as part of their Continuous Learning requirement, in order to further enhance knowledge and skills. There is a signed AAFL Recommended CLP Memorandum for the following ACFs: Business-Cost Estimating (BUS-CE), Business-Financial Management (BUS-FM), Engineering (ENG), Facilities Engineering (FE), Life Cycle Logistics (LCL), Production Quality and Manufacturing (PQM), Science and Technology Manager (STM), and Test and Evaluation (T&E). The Army DACM Office is still awaiting memorandums for Contracting (CON), Industrial Contract Property Management (ICPM), Information Technology (IT), Program Management (PM), and Purchasing (PUR) ACFs.

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June 12, 2019Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Certification – Test and Evaluation (T&E)

OSD(R&E) Memorandum: The Functional Leader for the Test and Evaluation (T&E) acquisition career field within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering reviewed the T&E course curriculum to identify improvements. Based on this review, the T&E workforce competency model and functional specific requirements for the Chief Developmental Tester will not change in FY20. However, the T&E Functional Leader approved changes to the T&E position category description and Level II and Level III certification standards.

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June 11, 2019Quick Reference Guide for the Army Acquisition Workforce

DACM Desk Guide: Provides helpful tips to Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) professionals on how to be certified for their current position, create an Individual Development Plan (IDP), apply for Acquisition Corps membership, request Continuous Learning Points (CLPs), understand the requirement to have a Senior Rater Potential Evaluation (SRPE), determine if they are occupying a Critical Acquisition Position (CAP), and complete other important requirements. It also identifies good points of contact within the acquisition community who are available to answer career development questions.

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June 6, 2019Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Certification – Contracting, Purchasing, and Industrial Contract Property Management Acquisition Career Fields

USD(A&S) Memorandum: The USD(A&S) Functional Leader for the subject Acquisition Career Fields (ACFs) validated that the Fiscal Year 2020 certification standards for the Contracting ACF are reasonable, appropriate, and applicable to Department of Defense acquisition workforce personnel desiring certification after 30 September 2019. The document outlines changes to functional training for Levels II and III certification.

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June 3, 2019DD Form 2905, Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology Workforce Position Requirements or Tenure Waivers

DD Form: Used to request a certification position waiver or Critical Acquisition Position/Key Leadership Position (CAP/KLP) waiver.

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May 23, 2019Archival of Outdated Army Acquisition Workforce Policies

DACM Memorandum: Provides a list of AAW policies that the Army DACM Office has reviewed and determined to be outdated, superseded, or no longer relevant. As a result, the policies are hereby rescinded and/or archived for historical purposes.

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May 22, 2019Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Certification – Information Technology (IT) Acquisition Career Field

DOD CIO G-6 Memorandum: The DOD CIO G-6 Functional Leader for the Information Technology (IT) Acquisition Career Field (ACF) certified the Fiscal Year 2020 certification standards for the IT ACF, which will be applicable to Department of Defense acquisition workforce personnel desiring certification after 30 September 2019. The document also states that the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) and IT Functional Leader agree to emphasize Cybersecurity, Agile Software Development, Cloud, and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning as part of IT curriculum development efforts.

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May 3, 2019Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Certification – Life Cycle Logisitics Defense Acquisition Workforce Functional Career Field

“USD(A&S) Memorandum: The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (USD(A&S))’s Acting Functional Leader for the Life Cycle Logistics (LCL) Acquisition Career Field (ACF) reviewed the LCL certification standards for Fiscal Year 2020 and determined that they are reasonable, appropriate, and applicable to all DOD AT&L workforce personnel desiring certification after 30 September 2019. As a result of this review, there will be no change in LCL certification standards or position category descriptions.”

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April 2, 2019DoD Acquisition Workforce Strategic Plan, FY2016 – FY 2021

Strategic Plan: Outlines the goals and objectives to sustain and improve the capacity and capabilities of the Department of Defense acquisition workforce. The goals are aligned and support overarching DOD strategic direction, including Better Buying Power objectives, to improve the professionalism of the total acquisition workforce.
Click here for direct link: DoD Acquisition Workforce Strategic Plan

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March 22, 2019Provisional Establishment – Office of the Chief Systems Engineer

AAE Memorandum: Directs the stand-down of the System of Systems Engineering and Integration Directorate and provisionally establishes the Office of the Chief Systems Engineer (OCSE). The OCSE mission will be to perform systems engineering for ASA(ALT) and in support of the Army materiel enterprise to ensure delivered equipment meets the mission needs of the force.

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March 1, 2019Process to submit a Position Requirements Waiver

DACM Briefing: Explains the process for Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) professionals to submit position requirement waivers.

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March 1, 2019Process to apply for Army Acquisition Corps (AAC) Membership and request a Critical Acquisition Position (CAP) Waiver

DACM Briefing: Explains the process to apply for Army Acquisition Corps (AAC) Membership and request a Critical Acquisition Position (CAP) waiver. It apppies to both Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) and non-AAW professionals who are tentatively selected to fill a CAP.

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January 31, 2019Army Acquisition Procedures for Implementing the Department of Defense Acquisition Management Mandatory Course Fulfillment Program

DACM Memorandum: Outlines procedures and guidance for Army implementation of the Department of Defense (DoD) Fulfillment Program. The DoD Fulfillment Program enables Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) Professionals to receive credit for Defense Acquisition University (DAU) training courses for which they can demonstrate competency through an assessment of their previous work experience, education, training, or any combination thereof.

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January 22, 2019Appointment as Deputy Director, Acquisition Career Management

DACM Memorandum: Appoints Ms. Joan Sable as the Deputy Director, Acquisition Career Management (DDACM)

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January 11, 2019Continuous Learning Point Policy and Implementation Guidelines for the Army Acquisition Workforce

DACM Memorandum: Outlines requirements and implementation guidelines for Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) members to attain 80 Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) every two years.

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October 4, 2018Delegation of Authority to Sign Key Leadership Position (KLP) Tenure Agreements

AAE Memorandum: Delegates the authority to sign Tenure Agreements for certain Key Leadership Positions (KLPs): Centralized Selection List (CSL) Project Manager and Product Manager, Senior Contracting Official (SCO), Program Lead Contracting Officer (PLCO), and Program Executive Officer (PEO) key staff. AAE retains the authority to sign tenure agreements for PEOs and Deputy PEOs.

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September 28, 2018Director, Army Career Management (DACM) Memorandum – Fiscal Year 2019 Army Acquisition Workforce Standards

DACM Memorandum: Outlines FY19 standards for Certification and within grace period, Individual Development Plan (IDP), Continuous Learning Point (CLP), and Senior Rater Potential Evaluation (SRPE) for the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW). The document also outlines FY19 talent management objectives which include mentorship and coaching, IDP reviews, and use of DAWDF to mitigate critical acquisition functional and leadership competency gaps.

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September 21, 2018Functional Chief Representative, Contracting and Acquisition Career Program 14 (CP-14), Policy Memorandum #1, Alignment of Occupational Series 1102

DASA(P) Memorandum: Provides revised guidelines for placement of Occupational Series 1102 personnel.

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September 4, 2018Army Acquisition Functional Leader and Army Acquisition Functional Advisor Policy

DACM Memorandum: Provides guidance on the designation of Army Acquisition Functional Leaders (AAFL) and designated Army Acquisition Functional Advisors (AAFA)

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August 31, 2018Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 5000.66, Defense Acquisition Workforce Education, Training, Experience, and Career Development Program

DoD/Army Regulation: Establishes policies, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for the conduct of the Defense Acquisition Workforce (AWF) education, training, experience, and career development program. This document integrates AWF strategic human capital management planning and budgeting efforts with AWF Program initiatives, as required by Chapter 87, Title 10, US Code.

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May 29, 2018Army Acquisition Workforce Project/Product Director (PD) Policy and Procedures

DACM Memorandum: Provides policy and procedures for the management of a centralized Project/Product Director (PD) Program, which will identify high performing civilians with leadership potential to fill PD positions commensurate with their military counterparts.

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May 4, 2018Policy Guidance on Improving Acquisition Talent Management

AAE Memorandum: In accordance with Army Directive 2017-22, the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology) will update DA Pamphlet 70-3 (Army Acqusition Procedures) and develop a talent management plan to allow Department of the Army Civilian Acquisition Program Managers to gain experience in Science and Technology (S&T), Test and Evaluation (T&E), and Contracting before becoming a GS-15 Project Manager. This document serves as interim guidance.

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April 20, 2018Army Acquisition Workforce Talent Management Strategy

DACM Memorandum: Defines the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) Talent Management (TM) Strategy which embodies the principles of a Human Capital Life Cycle structure while meeting the goals of the AAW Human Capital Strategic Plan (HCSP).

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April 13, 2018Enlisted Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 51C Critical Acquisition Positions

DACM Memorandum: Designates all enlisted Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 51C positions in the ranks E8 and E9 as Critical Acquisition Positions (CAPs)

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March 29, 2018Pre-Command Compliance Form (PCCF)

DACM Form: Used to document and verify completion of DAU and pre-command courses required for acquisition officers or civilians who have been selected to fill Centralized Selection List (CSL) positions. Please note that this document is Enclosure 2 to the current DACM Policy, “Mandatory Requirements for Individuals Selected for Centralized Selection List (CSL) Acquisition Key Billet Project and Product Managers, Acquisition Directors, Contracting Commanders, and Centralized Selection Board Project and Product Directors,” dated March 29, 2018.

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March 29, 2018Mandatory Requirements for Individuals Selected for Centralized Selection List Acquisition Key Billet Project and Product Managers, Acquisition Directors, Contracting Commanders, and Centralized Selection Board Project and Product Directors

DAAC Memorandum: Outlines the post-selection, pre-command mandatory training requirements, Tenure and Program Management Agreement (T&PMA) and the issuance of charters for Centralized Selection List (CSL) Acquisition Key Billet Project and Product Managers (PM), Acquisition Directors, Contracting Commanders, and Centralized Selection Board (CSB) Project and Product Directors (PD).

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March 29, 2018Charter Request Form

DACM Form: Used to request a Charter for acquisition officers or civilians who will have been selected to fill Centralized Selection List (CSL) positions. Please note that this document is also Enclosure [1] to the current DACM Policy, “Mandatory Requirements for Individuals Selected for Centralized Selection List (CSL) Acquisition Key Billet Project and Product Managers, Acquisition Directors, Contracting Commanders, and Centralized Selection Board Project and Product Directors,” dated March 29, 2018.

January 30, 2018Acquisition Leadership Challenge Program (ALCP) Policy and Procedures

DACM Memorandum: Governs implementation and administration of the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) Acquisition Leadership Challenge Program (ALCP). It establishes roles and responsibilities of interested parties, and general requirements for selection to and participation in the Program.

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January 26, 2018Army Acquisition Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Advanced Civil Schooling (ACS) Selection and Attendance Policy and Procedures

DACM Memorandum: Establishes policy and procedures for application to the Advanced Civil Schooling (ACS) Program and selection of applicants for this program. Please note that there is document in the Policy Library, titled “2019 ACS Packet Standards,” that complements this policy and provides guidance on what documents must be included in an ACS application.

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October 17, 2017Appointment as Director, Acquisition Career Management

AAE Memorandum: Appoints Director, US Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) as the Director, Acquisition Career Management (DACM).

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October 17, 2017Appointment as the Director, Army Acquisition Corps

AAE Memorandum: Appoints Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology) as the Director, Army Acquisition Corps (DAAC)

September 6, 2017Extension of Expedited Hiring Authority for Select Defense Acquisition Workforce Positions

Joint USD(ATL) and USD(P&R) Memorandum: Eliminates 30 September 2017 sunset date to appoint individuals to select Defense acquisition positions under joint USD(AT&L)/USD(P&R) memorandum dated 18 December 2017 (copy attached). All remaining provisions of the implementation guidance remain in effect.

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August 8, 2017Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Master of Science in Program Management (MSPM) and Master of Science in Systems Engineering (MSSE) with a Systems of Systems Focus Policy and Procedures

DACM Memorandum: Establishes policy and procedures for application and selection of Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) civilians into the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Program.

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August 4, 2017Ethical Standards for All Hands

SECDEF Memorandum: Outlines the Secretary of Defense’s expectation that all Department of Defense employees set an honorable example and conduct themselves in an ethical manner, doing what is right at all times.

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August 2, 2017Competitive Development Group/Army Acquisition Fellowship (CDG/AAF) program Policy

DACM Policy: Governs implementation and administration of the Army Acquisition Corps (AAC) Competitive Development Group/Army Acquisition Fellowship (CDG/AAF) Program. It establishes roles and responsibilities of interested parties, and general requirements for selection into and participation in the program.

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July 20, 2017Defense Acquisition Workforce Program Desk Guide

Director, USD(AT&L) Human Capital Desk Guide: Provides detailed procedures for implementing policy in Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 5000.66. If there is a conflict with DoDI 5000.66, the Instruction takes precedence

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July 17, 2017Acquisition Tuition Assistance Program (ATAP) Policy

DACM Memorandum: Establishes policy and procedures for participation in the Acquisition Tuition Assistance Program (ATAP) as well as the procedures for the application and selection process.

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June 15, 2017Army Regulation (AR) 70-1, Army Acquisition Policy

DOD/Army Regulation: Governs research, development, acquisition, and life cycle management of Army materiel solutions to satisfy approved Army requirements for warfighting capabilities.

May 17, 2017Implementation Memo to Change Years of Experience Requirements for the Business-Cost Estimating Career Field

USD(ATL) Memorandum adjusting the certification requirement for Business – Cost Estimating (BUS-CE) Acquisition Career Field (ACF). Effective October 1, 2017, the document lowers the experience certification requirement for BUS-CE Level III from from 7 years of acquisition experience in cost estimating to 6 years of acquisition experience, with 5 of the 6 years in cost estimating.

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November 30, 2016National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017

Public Law: Specifies the annual budget and expenditures of the Department of Defense. This document authorizes FY17 appropriations and sets forth policies for DOD programs and activities.
Click here for direct link: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017

November 26, 2016Discontinuance of automatic grace period extension regarding contracting accreditation

DACM Memorandum: Discontinues the practice of automatically granting a 36-month position waiver for NCOs granted contracting accreditation.

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November 1, 2016Contracting Validation for Foreign Local Nationals Policy and Procedures

Joint DDACM and DASA(P) Memorandum: Establishes policy and procedures through which the Department of the Army recognizes and credits the training, education and experience of Foreign Local Nationals (FLN) for validation in accordance with DOD established standards.

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May 23, 2016Department of the Army Advanced Civil School (ACS) and Training with Industry ( TWI) Policy and Procedures

DACM Memorandum: Establishes the policy and procedures for the application to the ACS and TWI programs and the selection of applicants for those programs. This document applies to all Active Component Functional Area 51 (FA51) Army officers. Reserve Component (Active Guard Reserve (AGR) and non-AGR) are not eligible for this program.

May 9, 2016Archival of Outdated Army Acquisition Workforce Policies

DACM Memorandum: Provides a list of AAW policies that the Army DACM Office has reviewed and determined to be outdated, superseded, or no longer relevant. As a result, the policies are hereby rescinded and/or archived for historical purposes.

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November 25, 2015National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016

Public Law 114-92: To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2016 for military activities of the Department of Defense

September 22, 2015Army Acquisition Workforce Standard Program Management Position Nomenclature Policy

DACM Memorandum: Establishes standard/common nomenclature for Program Management personnel across the Army Acquisition Workforce.

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September 1, 2015Civilians and the Centralized Selection List – Administration Handbook

Army DACM Handbook: Delineates responsibility and procedures regarding the civilian portion of the Centralized Selection List (CSL) process for the Army Acquisition Corps (AAC) Acquisition Director (AD) and Product/Project Manager (PM) Acquisition Key Billets, as well as Product/Project Director DACM Central Selection Board (CSB) positions. This document applies to boards convened to consider civilian employees for centralized selection to LTC/GS14 and COL/GS15 AAC AD and PM Acquisition Key Billet positions, as well as civilian positions NH4/GS14 and GS15 CSB.

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August 31, 2015FA51 Intermediate Level Education (ILE)/Joint Professional Military Education-1 (JPME1) While Attending the Naval Postgraduate School

DACM Memorandum: Authorizes Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) officers who successfully complete the Naval Command and Staff Education Course while attending the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to receive full credit for Intermediate Level Education (ILE) and Joint Professional Military Education-1 (JPME-1). All officers graduating from NPS will receive full credit for the FA51 Intermediate Qualification Course (IQC).

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July 19, 2015Army Acquisition Workforce Management of Army Medical Officers in Unique Education and Training Specialties

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Army DACM; Surgeon General, US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM); and CG, US Army Human Resources Command (HRC). The document addresses the Army Medicine unique training and education requirements for highly technical medical personnel with the “8X” ASI in acquisition management. It establishes a common basic of understanding on the identification, certification, utilization, and management of AMEDD military officers in the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) and/or assigned to acquisition positions.

July 10, 2015Senior Rater Potential Evaluation (SRPE) Policy – Expansion of Acquisition Workforce Employees Subject to Completion of SRPE

DACM Policy: Provides policy on the use of the Senior Rater Potential Evaluation (SRPE) for the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW). The document mandates that the SRPE is required annually for all AAW members in the grades GS-12 and higher, to include broadband equivalents. It is a complementary document to the Army’s SRPE guidance, also dated July 10, 2015.

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July 10, 2015Senior Rater Potential Evaluation (SRPE) Guidance – Expansion of Acquisition Workforce Employees Subject to Completion of SRPE

DACM Memorandum: Provides guidance on the use of the Army Senior Rater Potential Evaluation (SRPE) for the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW). It is a complementary document to the Army DACM’s SRPE Policy, also dated July 10, 2015.

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May 26, 2015Product Support Manager Career Development Roadmap

ASD Memorandum: Provides a Product Support Manager (PSM) framework and PSM position category description to assist with training and assignment of Life Cycle Logisticians.

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March 24, 2015Request for Priority Placement Program (PPP) Exception – U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC)

CPAC Memorandum: Modifies the Priority Placement Program (PPP) exception granted in 2004 on behalf of the US Army Acquisition Support Center for positions filled through a centrally-selected board process from the Centralized Selection List (CSL) to include Project and Product Director positions.

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March 10, 2015CAP and KLP Background Paper

DACM paper: Provides general information on Critical Acquisition Positions (CAPs) and Key Leadership Position (KLPs) tenure agreements.

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December 1, 2014Department of the Army Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Policy and Procedures

ACM Memorandum: Establishes policy and procedures for the application, selection, funding, and cancellation of Defense Acquisition University (DAU) training.

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November 19, 2014Exception to Critical Acquisition Position (CAP) Policy for Designated Product Support Managers (PSMs) in the Lifecycle Logistics (LCL) Acquisition Career Field (ACF)

DDACM Memorandum: Authorizes designation of Critical Acquisition Positions (CAPs) for Product Support Managers (PSMs) of Acquisition Category (ACAT) III programs serving as Logistics Management Specialist or Supervisory Logistics Management Specialist in Life Cycle Logistics (LCL) Acquisition Career Field (ACF) positions.

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August 20, 2014Certification Policy-Department of the Army, Acquisition Career Field Certification Policy

DACM Memorandum: Provides policy for managing Acquisition Career Field (ACF) certification and ensures the certification application, decision and appeal processes are consistent across the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) and performed in accordance with applicable regulations.

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July 23, 2014Annual Ethics Training Requirement

DACM Memorandum: Provides guidance on the completion of annual ethics training in support of a USD(ATL) memorandum on the same subject. Per the document, the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) will complete this training with 100 percent participation in 2014 and each year thereafter.

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July 21, 201451C Noncommissioned Officer Attendance atthe Advanced and Senior Leader Courses

DACM Memorandum: Establishes policy for NCO attendance at the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 51C Advanced Leaders Course (ALC) and the 51C Senior Leaders Course (SLC).

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June 23, 2014Implementation of Product Support Manager (PSM) Position Requirements Description (PRDs)

DASA(APL) Memorandum: Serves as the formal instruction for all Program Executive Officers (PEOs) to implement the enclosed Position Requirements Descriptions (PRDs) in the establishment of Product Support Manager (PSM) positions.

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May 20, 2014Army Civilian Acquisition Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) Policy

DACM Memorandum: Establishes policy for the US Army DACM Office’s Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP). SLRP is available to Department of the Army civilian acquisition workforce members.

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February 25, 2014Department of the Army Acquisition Corps Functional Area 51 Officer Intermediate Qualification Course Waiver Policy and Procedures

DACM Memorandum: Outlines eligibility criteria for the Acquisition Intermediate Qualification Course (IQC) waiver and provides a copy of the Common Cross-Functional Key Leadership Position (KLP) Requirements. The policy only applies to acquisition officers centrally selected to attend the 10-month resident Command and General Staff College, Intermediate Level Education (ILE) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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February 21, 2014Noncommissioned Officer Degree Completion Program Policy and Procedures

DACM Policy: Establishes policy and procedures for Active Component NCOs in the contracting workforce Career Management Field 51 and Military Occupation Specialty 51C to pursue education programs on a full-time basis through the NCO Degree Completion Program (DCP).

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February 10, 2014Department of the Army Policy, Procedures, and Designation for Organizational Acquisition Points of Contact (OAP)

DACM Policy: Establishes policy for the designation of Organizational Acquisition Points of Contact (OAPs). This document outlines the procedures, duties and responsibilities of the Army DACM Office, applicable Army commands / organizations, designated OAPs and Army Acquisition Workforce members.

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January 28, 2014Defense Acquisition University Senior Service College Fellowship ((DAU-SSCF) Program Policy/Procedures

DACM Policy: Provides policy and procedures for application, selection, and assignment of AAW members to the Defense Acquisition University Senior Service College Fellowship (DAU-SSCF) Program.

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January 6, 2014Department of the Army Details and Procedures for Nominating and Designating Command / Organization Acquisition Career Management Advocates (ACMAs)

DACM Policy: Provides guidance on the nomination, designation, and succession planning of Acquisition Career Management Advocates (ACMAs) at the command/organization level relative to the AAW.

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November 8, 2013Key Leadership Positions and Qualification Criteria

OSD(ATL) Memorandum: Provides expanded guidance on Key Leadership Positions (KLPs). The document designates mandatory KLPs for Army Category (ACAT) I and IA programs, and emphasizes importance of filling these positions with properly qualified personnel.

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October 11, 2013Guidance for Army Acquisition Corps (AAC) Application Packets for Centralized Selection List (CSL) Command/Key Billet Selection Board

DACM Memorandum: Provides guidance to ensure officer and civilian applications have thorough, complete, and relevant information for Army Acquisition Corps Command / Key Billet Selection Boards.

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September 16, 2013Sunsetting of the Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering (SPRDE) – Program Systems Engineer (PSE) Acquisition Workforce Career Path and the Renaming of the Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering Acquisition Workforce Career Field (ACF)

USD(ATL) Memorandum: Authorizes the sunsetting of SPRDE-Program Systems Engineer (PSE) career path, effective 01 October 2013. The document directs engineers in the SPRDE-PSE acquisition career path, as well as all personnel coded within the SPRDE-Systems Engineering (SE) acquisition workforce career path, to be transitioned into a consolidated and renamed Acquisition Career Field (ACF) with the general title of “Engineering”.

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September 4, 2013Fulfillment of Defense Acquisition University (DAU) courses through completion of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Masters of Acquisition and Contract Management

DACM Memorandum: Provides guidance regarding fulfillment of Defense Acquisition University (DAU) courses required for Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Levels I, II and III certification in contracting, through completion of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Masters of Acquisition and Contract Management – Section 815/835 curricular programs and courses.

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December 28, 2012Masters of Cost Estimating and Analysis (MCEA) Program Fulfillment for Business Cost Estimating (BUS-CE)

DACM Memorandum: Provides guidance regarding fulfillment for several DAU courses required for certification in the Business-Cost Estimating (BUS-CE) Acquisition Career Field (ACF), through completion of the Joint Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)/Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) MCEA Program.

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October 11, 2012U.S. Army Acquisition Workforce Pathways Intern Program Participant Guidance

DDACM Memorandum: Defines terms and conditions of the Office of Personnel Management’s Pathways Intern Program (formerly Student Career Experience Program). The document also establishes the management, coding, titling, and accepted acquisition experience process as well as delineates training and certification requirements.

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March 30, 2012Consequences of Academic Failures and No Shows in Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Resident Courses

DACM Memorandum: Outlines consequences for Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) members who academically fail a resident Defense Acquisition University (DAU) course required for certification or who are enrolled in a resident DAU course (regardless if course is required for certification) and fail to show up for the class.

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January 30, 2012Director of Acquisition Career Management Memorandum #8 – Enforcement of Department of the Army DAWIA Certification Compliance Policy

DACM Memorandum: Establishes policy and procedures for failure to meet DAWIA certification and continuous learning compliance requirements. Enforcement and oversight measures include resourcing of Defense Acquisition University (DAU) required training, funding eligibility for development assignments, and implementation of quarterly certification status reviews.

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January 18, 2012Mandatory Training Requirements Directive for Deputy Program Executive Officers (DPEOs) and Deputy Project/Product Managers(DPMs)

DACM Memorandum: Directs mandatory attendance at Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Courses PMT401 and PMT402 for Deputy Program Executive Officers (DPEOs) of Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs) or significant non-MDAPs and Deputy Program Managers (DPMs) in Acquisition Category (ACAT) I, IA, and II Programs. Outlines seat priority for DPEOs and DPMs to attend this training.

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July 1, 2005DD Form 2889, Critical Acquisition Position Service Agreement Ley Leadership Position (KLP)

DD Form: Completion of a service agreement is required for individuals assigned to or selected to fill a Critical Acquisition Position (CAP) that is designated as a Key Leadership Postion (KLP) on and after 01 October 1993. Disclosure is voluntary but a selectee will not be eligible for appointment to, and an incumbent will not be eligible to retain employment in, a position designated as a CAP if the requested information is not provided.

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July 1, 2005DD Form 2888 Critical Acquisition Position Service Agreement

DD Form: Completion of a service agreement is required for individuals assigned to or selected to fill a Critical Acquisition Position (CAP)

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September 2, 2004Modification of Special Priority Placement Program (PPP) Clearance Procedures – Department of the Army (DA) Secretariat Boarded Program Manager (PM) Critical Acquisition Positions (CAPs)

Deputy Chief of Staff, HQDA G-1 Memorandum: Approves Army’s request to modify Department of Defense’s 1998 special procedures to clear project and product manager position requisitions for fill with Department of the Army Secretariat boarded selectees.

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September 1, 1988DD Form 2518, Fulfillment of DOD Mandatory Training Requirement

DD Form: Used to valuate and determine status of mandatory acquisition training. Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) professionals should complete this form to request fulfillment of mandatory training requirements, based on skills and knowledge acquired through experience, education, equivalency test, or alterative training.

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