JUNE 2020 DACM HOT TOPICS

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ARMY DACM OFFICE UPDATES

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE INCOMING CLASS OF 2021 DAU-SSCF SELECTEES

Congratulations to the selectees of the Defense Acquisition University Senior Service College Fellowship program! The DAU-SSCF program is a 10-month educational and leadership development opportunity sponsored by the Office of the Army Director, Acquisition Career Management (DACM). DAU-SSCF is conducted under the auspices of DAU at Huntsville, Alabama; Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Warren, Michigan; and Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey. DAU-SSCF provides leadership and acquisition training to prepare senior level civilians for leadership roles such as Product and Project Director/Manager, Deputy Program Executive Officer and other key acquisition leadership positions.

Selectees and their DAU-SSCF locations are as follows:

Aberdeen Proving Ground

Timothy Baker, Program Executive Office (PEO) for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (IEW&S)
Douglas Burbey, PEO for Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T)
Tyler Devan, Army Materiel Command (AMC)
Daniel Ghio, PEO C3T
Chen Lai, Army Futures Command (AFC)
Thomas Moore, PEO IEW&S
James Swindell, AFC

Redstone Arsenal

James Edmonds, PEO Missiles & Space (PEO M&S)
Richard Handlon, PEO Aviation
Ronald Holliday, PEO M&S
Michael McGarvey, Missile Defense Agency
Elvia Mercado, Defense Contract Management Agency
Patrick Miller, PEO M&S
Stephen Roberts, PEO M&S
Monica Williams, AMC 

Picatinny

Mahmoud Ahmad, PEO Soldier
Michael Burke, Joint PEO for Armaments & Ammunition (JPEO A&A)
Robert Goetz, JPEO A&A
Kerry Henry, JPEO A&A
Chia Lee, AFC
Christopher Lind, Army National Guard Title 32
James Terhune II, JPEO A&A

Detroit Arsenal

Walter Hamm II, AMC
Michael Receniello, PEO for Ground Combat Systems (GCS)
Craig Riedel, PEO for Combat Support and Combat Service Support
Regina Rogers, PEO GCS

For more information about the DAU-SSCF program, go to https://asc.army.mil/web/career-development/programs/defense-acquisition-university-senior-service-college/.

 


 

KEEPING SCORE – ONLY FOUR MONTHS LEFT TO REACH 80 CONTINUOUS LEARNING POINTS (CLPs)

Career learning is a crucial ongoing part of being a responsible acquisition professional. Whether it’s on-the-job training, peer-to-peer knowledge sharing or self-study, there are plenty of ways to stay sharp. With over 300 continuous learning module (CLM) offerings, DAU makes online learning fast and convenient. Most CLMs take only a few hours to complete—try one today!

CLC 043 “Defense Priorities and Allocations System” – The goal of the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) module is to ensure that government and industry users are thoroughly familiar with the priorities and allocations authority of the Defense Production Act. It also reveals the purpose of DPAS, which is to assure the timely availability of industrial resources to meet current and future national security and emergency preparedness requirements.

PMT 0170 “Risk Management” – Risk is always a concern in the DOD systems acquisition process. The acquisition process itself is designed, to a large degree, to allow risk to be managed from conception to delivery of the system. Although risk is inherent in any program, risk management ensures managers take measures to assess and handle risks. This module focuses on tools and processes that can be used to manage risk on a defense system acquisition project.

All acquisition workforce professionals are responsible for meeting the mandatory 80 CLP requirement every two years. The current two-year cycle ends on September 30. The complete CLM catalog can be found HERE.

 


 

NEW WEB ADDRESS FOR CAMP/CAPPMIS

The Career Acquisition Management Portal/Career Acquisition Personnel and Position Management Information System (CAMP/CAPPMIS) is back online after undergoing required system maintenance and now has a new URL: https://apps.asc.army.mil/camp/. You will continue to use CAPPMIS to complete career management actions. Users should update browser bookmarks to the new CAMP URL.

 


 

ACQUISITION TRAINING, EDUCATION AND LEADER DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES 

 

OPENING SOON – FY22 PROJECT MANAGER/ACQUISITION DIRECTOR KEY BILLET COL/GS-15/NH-04 (CIVILIAN)

Applications will be accepted beginning mid-June for the fiscal year 2022 acquisition key billet – Project Manager/Acquisition Director centralized selection list board. Selected individuals at the Col./GS-15 level are identified as best qualified for acquisition command and acquisition key billet positions to meet the needs of the Army Acquisition Corps (AAC). The project managers will oversee major contract efforts and lead Acquisition Category (ACAT) I, II or III weapon systems programs. ACAT I key billet positions are identified as key leadership positions (KLP) and have a four year tenure length or that closest to a major program milestone decision. For all the details, refer to the Army acquisition centralized selection list (CSL) positions page at https://asc.army.mil/web/centralized-selection-list/.

 


 

ACQUISITION TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ATAP)

 

ATAP provides tuition assistance at a university of your choice to eligible Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) civilians and Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 51 Contracting (51C) noncommissioned officers (NCOs). The next application window for ATAP is July 1 through August 14. ATAP is not only a chance to receive funding toward an academic degree; it also funds courses needed to fulfill the requirements of membership in the elite AAC. This is the fourth of four quarterly opportunities within the fiscal year to submit an application for consideration of funding. For more information about the eligibility requirements and other conditions, refer to the ATAP page at https://asc.army.mil/web/career-development/programs/acquisition-tuition-assistance-program/.

 


 

OPEN TODAY! THE FY21 INSPIRING AND DEVELOPING EXCELLENCE IN ACQUISITION LEADERS (IDEAL) PROGRAM

Starting today, June 2 through July 28, applications are being accepting for the FY

21 IDEAL program. IDEAL is targeted to new and future acquisition leaders seeking to prepare themselves before assuming formal supervisory and leadership roles. IDEAL utilizes a competency-based approach focused on Army leadership competencies that are standard across all acquisition career fields. The competencies covered in IDEAL and identified in Army Regulation 600-100, Army Profession and Leadership Policy are: prepares self, builds trust, stewards of the profession, communicates, develops others, leads by example, gets results, creates a positive environment, leads others and extends influence.

Read all about IDEAL at: https://asc.army.mil/web/careerdevelopment/programs/inspiringanddevelopingexcellenceinacquisitionleadersideal/.

 


 

DAU NEWS

If you have an upcoming resident training reservation that has not already been converted to an online offering, be sure to regularly monitor the DAU Course Impact page at https://www.dau.edu/News/Coronavirus-Course-Impacts. DAU updates this page as course delivery decisions are made. Acquisition professionals may continue to apply for any DAU training with available Army “seats.” If you have a reservation for resident training that begins now through June 30, you will receive email notification regarding the disposition of your training once a determination has been made. Students are encouraged to review their student profile in Army Training Requirements & Resources System to ensure their email address is current. Organizations should ensure that all permissive TDY related to DAU training through June 30 is canceled. Online DAU classes are being held using the “WebEx” learning environment. Be sure to check out the WebEx technical student guidance page on https://www.dau.edu/faq/Pages/VILT-WebEx-Support.aspx.

 


 

HIGHLIGHTING THE ACQUISITION WORKFORCE

If you or someone you know is doing great things in the acquisition workforce, let it be known! There are two different options of highlighting our outstanding acquisition professionals. Spotlight on Success profiles in the monthly DACM newsletter showcase how recent graduates of Army DACM Office leadership development programs are using their training to launch themselves to success (https://asc.army.mil/web/dacm-newsletter/). Faces of the Force profiles posted in Army AL&T News highlight acquisition professionals’ noteworthy accomplishments and important work across the Army acquisition workforce https://asc.army.mil/web/category/faces-force/. To nominate a candidate, complete the form at: https://asc.army.mil/web/publications/army-alt-submissions/.

 


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