FORT BELVOIR, Va. (Jan. 25, 2021)—“Hold on to your hat, because big changes are coming our way,” said Army Director of Acquisition Career Management (DACM) Craig A. Spisak. How will those changes impact you? Hear directly from the DACM about the new “Back-to-Basics” acquisition workforce framework announced in September by Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen M. Lord.
In the January 2021 edition of the DACM Newsletter, you will also find the latest updates on:
- The 2020 Secretary of the Army Awards for Excellence in Contracting.
- The newly launched Leadership Excellence Acquisition Development program, which replaces the previous Army DACM flagship leader development program known as the Competitive Development Group/Army Acquisition Fellowship.
- News about education, training and career development opportunities.
- The fiscal year 2021 product director selectees.
In addition, you’ll find the most recent news about the Defense Acquisition University course delivery plan for fiscal quarters 3 and 4, and the newly announced eligibility for noncommissioned officers to attend Naval Postgraduate School. Don’t miss our first Spotlight on Success profile, which highlights Mumbi Thande-Kamiru, from the Office of the Deputy Undersecretary of the Army for Test and Evaluation. Hear what she learned during the 2020 Inspiring and Developing Excellence in Leaders (IDEAL) program. You’ll also want to read about another 2020 IDEAL participant, Sarah Condon, who is the civilian and military manpower analyst for the program executive office for combat support and combat service support. She shares her advice for junior acquisition personnel, as well as the most important lesson she has learned in her career.
All that, plus the latest news on Senior Service College Fellowship application deadlines and DACM policy regarding Centralized Selection List requirements. Don’t miss out! Find the January 2021 issue at: https://asc.army.mil/web/dacm-newsletter/.
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