A list of available and in development credentials is now updated on the DACM Office’s Back-to-Basics webpage. Credentials provide the knowledge and associated skills to perform job-centric, niche and/or emerging functions in the defense acquisition environment. They are intended to enhance specific skills and improve performance in the workplace. Whether you manage capability requirements, acquire services/systems or sustain capabilities, earning credentials can build your competence, confidence and add value to your organization, the Army and the DOD. For a wealth of information about Back-to-Basics, go to https://asc.army.mil/web/dacm-office/back-to-basics/.
ARMY ACQUISITION HALL OF FAME
Have you heard about the new Army Acquisition Hall of Fame award?
The Army Acquisition Hall of Fame award recognizes and honors former members of the Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) who have made significant and enduring contributions in support of the Army Acquisition community. The program’s intent is to preserve the legacy of the acquisition community and inspire a sense of heritage, honor and pride throughout the workforce. Take a moment to consider the amazing work that our acquisition personnel accomplished throughout a career of service and submit a nomination to recognize those professionals. For more information, go to https://asc.army.mil/web/hall-of-fame/. Nominations will be accepted through July 29.
ACQUISITION EDUCATION, TRAINING AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
IT’S OFFICIAL – THE ACQUISITION TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ATAP) NOW FUNDS INDIVIDUAL COLLEGE COURSES
The DACM Office is very excited to share with the workforce that in addition to funding a full bachelor’s or master’s degree, the ATAP now funds individual college courses. So, if you’re interested in taking only one or two courses at a time instead of a full degree program’s worth of courses, now you can!
Applications for the Acquisition Tuition Assistance Program (ATAP) are still being accepted until July 16. ATAP is designed to fund individual business college courses or business college courses required for a master’s or bachelor’s degree in a business/acquisition discipline to eligible Army Acquisition Workforce members. The ATAP is a fiscal year (Oct.-Sept.) program that provides tuition, laboratory and technology fees, within limits, to AAW civilians, military occupational specialty (MOS) 51 contracting (51C) noncommissioned officers (NCOs), and flexible length and renewable term technical appointment employees in the Department of Defense laboratories designated as Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratories (STRLs). The updated ATAP policy may be found here.
NOTE: Individual college courses will not be funded through the Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Account (DAWDA). ATAP is the place to go for central funding.
ACQUISITION LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE PROGRAM (ALCP)
The ALCP FY23 1st Quarter program opportunity is open for applications through July 30. ALCP harnesses self-awareness as the tool for enhancing leadership, innovation and diversity development by demonstrating how individual preferences and behaviors affect the ways we interact with co-workers and are viewed by others. Program offerings help participants understand how accepting individual differences can produce a stronger group and a leadership corps that’s capable, collaborative and creative. The ALCP has a multitude of developmental opportunities for all levels of acquisition professionals (GS-7 – GS-15/equivalent pay band), including military members.
INSPIRING AND DEVELOPING EXCELLENCE IN ACQUISITION LEADERS FY23
The Inspiring and Developing Excellence in Acquisition Leaders (IDEAL) program for FY23 is open for applications through August 3. IDEAL targets new and emerging supervisors who are seeking to refine their leadership skills or develop them in preparation for a supervisory or leadership position. Applicants must be civilian AAW members, GS-12 or -13 (or broadband equivalent), must meet DAWIA certification requirements and should be highly interested in supervisory and leadership positions. To learn all about this popular program, go to: https://asc.army.mil/web/career-development/programs/inspiring-and-developing-excellence-in-acquisition-leaders-ideal/.
UPDATING YOUR ARMY.MIL EMAIL ADDRESS WITH CAMP/CAPPMIS
If you have transitioned to and are receiving emails to your army.mil email address, please ensure your email address is current on your Acquisition Career Record Brief (ACRB) within the CAPPMIS (Career Acquisition Personnel and Position Management Information System).
To access and edit your email address through the CAMP/CAPPMIS portal go to https://apps.asc.army.mil/camp/. Once you log into the system, click on the “Change Email Address” link on the right-hand side, fill out the form, and press “Submit Request.”
For more answers to acquisition career-related questions, visit our FAQ page.
QUICK TIPS – MANAGING YOUR ACQUISITION CAREER
You are your own best career manager; to help you achieve your goals, use the DACM Office Program Timeline resource. Whether it’s obtaining a degree, paying off a student loan, learning team and leadership skills or broadening your experience with a developmental opportunity, there’s something for everyone. Check out all the upcoming programs here.