ARMY DACM OFFICE UPDATES
ANNOUNCING 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 April 15-20 and now has a new URL: https://apps.asc.army.mil/camp/.
You will continue to use CAPPMIS to complete career management actions including:
Acquisition Career Record Brief edits, Individual Development Plan updates, Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification application submissions and Army Acquisition Professional Development System application submissions. Users should update browser bookmarks to the new CAMP URL: https://apps.asc.army.mil/camp/.
DAU UPDATE – CLASSROOM TRAINING MOVES TO ONLINE PLATFORM
On April 20, Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper issued a memorandum titled “Modification and Reissuance of DOD Response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 – Travel Restrictions” which extends travel restrictions for DOD components until June 30. In light of this memo, Defense Acquisition University (DAU) will continue to review the fiscal year 2020 training schedule on a week-by-week basis to determine which resident (classroom) training can be converted to virtual instructor-led training and which classes will be cancelled.
If you have an upcoming resident training reservation and it has not already been converted to an online offering, be sure to 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 AITAS to ensure their email address is current.
Organizations should ensure that all permissive TDY related to DAU training through June 30 is cancelled. Students will receive automated messages reminding them to submit their DTS orders; please ignore these reminders through June 2020. Any requests for a Letter of Offer and Acceptance for DAU-related travel through June 2020 will be disapproved.
REMINDER: 80 CONTINUOUS LEARNING POINTS PER TWO-YEAR CYCLE
DAWIA requires acquisition workforce members to acquire a total of 80 continuous learning points (CLPs) every two years. The current two-year cycle ends on September 30, 2020. One quick and easy way of accumulating CLPs is by completing brief, online continuous learning modules through DAU. Not sure what to take? Consider these options:
ACQ 0150 Middle Tier of Acquisition—This course provides an understanding of the Middle Tier of Acquisition (MTA) and its role in the Defense Acquisition System. The MTA pathway enables DOD to speed new technologies to warfighters more quickly than traditional acquisition programs, helping the U.S. military to maintain its competitive advantage. To apply, go to https://icatalog.dau.edu/onlinecatalog/courses.aspx?crs_id=12348 and click on the “apply for this course” button in the upper right hand corner.
CLC 066 Other Transactions (OTs)—Geared toward contracting and agreements officers, contract administrators and other officials, including industry representatives, this course is comprised of nine lessons that present the mandatory requirements and other guidelines to consider and apply, as appropriate, when soliciting, negotiating, awarding and administering OTs. To apply, go to https://icatalog.dau.edu/onlinecatalog/courses.aspx?crs_id=12314 and click on the “apply for this course” button in the upper right hand corner.
The complete continuous learning module catalog is available at: https://icatalog.dau.edu/onlinecatalog/tabnavcl.aspx.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FISCAL YEAR 2020 SELECTEES OF THE PRODUCT DIRECTOR CENTRALIZED SELECTION BOARD
Congratulations to the 15 selectees of the fiscal year 2020 product director centralized selection board (CSB), which convened October 29 through November 1, 2019 at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. This DACM Office civilian-focused program screened 60 Army acquisition professionals who competed for only 15 product director positions within the program executive offices (PEOs). The CSB, a promotion board system designed to identify, select and deliver high-performing acquisition leaders, is important to embracing Army talent management initiatives such as the Army People Strategy. The CSB is also a major player in executing the Army’s Human Capital Strategic Plan. The following individuals were selected and will begin their product director positions this summer:
- Craig Bergquist, product director, Precision Strike Missiles, PEO Missiles & Space (M&S), Redstone, Alabama.
- Stephen Bielamowicz, product director, Demolition and Counter Measures, Joint Program Executive Office (JPEO) Armaments & Ammunition (A&A), Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey.
- Kyle Bruner, product director, Self-Propelled Howitzer Current Fleet, PEO Ground Combat Systems (GCS), Warren, Michigan.
- Steven Edsall, product director, Future Training Solutions, PEO Simulation, Training & Instrumentation (STRI), Orlando, Florida.
- Patrick Layden, product director, Aviation Ground Support Equipment, PEO Aviation, Redstone, Alabama.
- Diane McCarthy, product director, Light Tactical Vehicle, PEO Combat Support & Combat Service Support, Warren, Michigan.
- Wade McCollin, product director, Tube-Launched, Optically-Tracked, Wireless-Guided Missile, PEO M&S, Redstone, Alabama.
- David Millette, product director, Combat Armaments and Protection Systems, JPEO A&A, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey.
- David Oatley, product director, Crew Served Weapons, PEO Soldier, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey.
- Michael Powell, product director, Constructive Simulations Support, PEO STRI, Orlando, Florida.
- Steven Rienstra, product director, Stryker Production and Variant Management, PEO GCS, Warren, Michigan.
- Gabriel Saliba, product director, Logistics Modernization Program, PEO Enterprise Information Systems (EIS), Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey.
- Reginald Shuford, product director, General Fund Enterprise Business System – Development and Modernization, PEO EIS, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
- Jeffrey Watteau, product director, Joint Tactical Ground Station, PEO M&S, Redstone, Alabama.
- Richard Williams, product director, Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Enterprise Systems and Services, PEO EIS, Radford, Virginia.
- Heather Putman (PEO EIS) – Deferred Principal (Senior Service College)
ACQUISITION TRAINING, EDUCATION AND LEADER DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM (SLRP)
Closing soon: Applications are being accepted now through May 20 for the SLRP. This program is a retention incentive for civilian AAW members with critical acquisition skills, serving in a permanent or term appointment with at least three years remaining on the term appointment. The program is designed to repay federally insured student loans of the civilian AAW members and their children (if the AAW member is a co-signer on the federally insured student loan), in exchange for a commitment to remain within the DA acquisition position for three years upon selection. For additional program details and how to apply, go to the SLRP page at https://asc.army.mil/web/career–development/programs/student–loan–repayment–program/.
ACQUISITION TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: FISCAL YEAR 3rd QUARTER OPPORTUNITY
Closing soon: Now through May 22, applications are being accepted for the Acquisition Tuition Assistance Program (ATAP). This program provides tuition assistance at a university of your choice to eligible AAW civilians and military occupational specialty 51 Contracting (51C) noncommissioned officers. 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 Army Acquisition Corps. This is the third 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/.
ACQUISITION LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE PROGRAM (ALCP)
Now through May 27, applications are being accepted for the ALCP. This enriching program targets GS-7 to GS-13 and broadband equivalent personnel who are building and refining their leadership, communication, teamwork and collaboration skills. ALCP harnesses self-awareness as a tool for enhancing leadership, innovation and diversity development by demonstrating how individual preferences and behaviors affect our workplace interactions with others. More information about the ALCP and how to apply can be found at: https://asc.army.mil/web/careerdevelopment/programs/acquisition–leadership–challenge–program/.
INSPIRING AND DEVELOPING EXCELLENCE IN ACQUISITION LEADERS (IDEAL) FISCAL YEAR 2021
IDEAL will open for applications on June 2. This popular leader development program for GS-12 and GS-13 and broadband equivalent personnel is targeted to future acquisition leaders seeking to prepare themselves prior to assuming formal supervisory and leadership roles. Read all about it at: https://asc.army.mil/web/career–development/programs/inspiring–and–developing–excellence–inacquisition–leaders–ideal/.
SENIOR ENTERPRISE TALENT MANAGEMENT (SETM) AND ENTERPRISE TALENT MANAGEMENT (ETM)
Closing soon: The fiscal year 2021 SETM and ETM programs are open now through May 15. These Army talent management programs are designed to produce senior civilian leaders with an enterprise perspective and the potential to serve in positions of increasing levels of responsibility. Read more at https://asc.army.mil/web/career-development/programs/setm-etm/.
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 for 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/.
Check out the April issue of DACM News here: https://asc.army.mil/web/news-dacm-newsletter-april-2020/.
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