OCTOBER 2019 ARMY DACM HOT TOPICS

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ARMY DACM OFFICE UPDATES

 

ATTENTION RATERS AND SENIOR RATERS:

A reminder about the FY19 Senior Rater Potential Evaluations

Army DACM policy requires annual completion of a Senior Rater Potential Evaluation (SRPE). On Oct. 1, the Army DACM Office released the SRPE to all raters of Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) personnel via CAPPMIS at https://rda.altess.army.mil/camp/.

Keep in mind that after Oct. 1:

  • The rater can change the senior rater.
  • The previous senior rater can change the current senior rater.

If the rater or senior rater information is incorrect or missing, notify and instruct the correct rater to:

  • Add the employee to his or her supervisor IDP profile.
  • Update the senior rater as necessary.

Incorrect rater or senior rater identification will prevent the SRPE from being processed through the correct rating chain, resulting in a significant delay in SRPE completion.

For guidance on completing the SRPE, including helpful hints and system guides, go to the dedicated SRPE website at https://asc.army.mil/web/senior-rater-potential-evaluation/; Information can also be found on the SRPE site in CAPPMIS: Under the SRPE tab, click on the “SRPE Info” link.

If you have questions related to the SRPE process, please contact your supervisor or your organization’s acquisition point of contact (OAP). Find a listing of OAPs at https://www.milsuite.mil/book/docs/DOC-640236.

 

ACQUISITION TRAINING, EDUCATION AND LEADER DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

FY20 ARMY DACM PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES ANNOUNCEMENT TIMELINE

The time to plan is now! Take a look at schedules and plan your acquisition leadership, education and training opportunities on your Individual Development Plan using the newly released FY20 Army DACM Program Timeline as a guide.

Broaden your functional knowledge and enhance strategic leadership skills through the Army DACM Office’s wide array of developmental opportunities for the upcoming fiscal year.2

To view the timeline and read all FY20 program announcement details, go to https://asc.army.mil/web/career-development/programs/program-timeline/.

 

GOING BACK TO SCHOOL? MAYBE ATAP CAN HELP

The Army Acquisition Tuition Assistance Program (ATAP) provides tuition assistance to eligible AAW civilians and Military Occupational Specialty 51 Contracting noncommissioned officers (NCOs). As of Oct. 1, to maximize participant opportunities for all eligible AAW professionals, there will be four opportunities throughout the fiscal year to apply to ATAP, aimed at students who may have class start dates that occur at different times. For added convenience, the four ATAP opening and closing dates will align with the start and end dates of each fiscal quarter.

This program assists civilians working toward their Army Acquisition Corps membership or toward satisfying a requirement for a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a business or acquisition discipline. ATAP also supports formal education standards for civilians and NCOs who are fulfilling DAWIA requirements. To determine if you’re eligible, go to the ATAP home page on the Army DACM Office website at https://asc.army.mil/web/career-development/programs/acquisition-tuition-assistance-program/.

 

FY19 EMERGING ENTERPRISE LEADER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM GRADUATES

Congratulations to the 26 Cohort 1 graduates of the FY19 Emerging Enterprise Leaders (EEL) program. The EEL initiative is a one-year developmental program providing aspiring leaders at GS-11 and GS-12 (or broadband equivalents) within the program executive offices with specialized junior leader development. During the year, participants learned approaches for addressing a range of workplace issues, including negotiating, crucial conservations, influencing others, adapting leadership, and ethics. Each participant was afforded the opportunity for a 60- to 90-day developmental assignment and professional coaching. For more information about this program, go to the EEL page at https://asc.army.mil/web/career-development/programs/emerging-enterprise-leader-eel-program/.

FY19 Cohort 1 graduates:

  • Franz Alinsao, Program Exectuive Office (PEO) for Enterprise Information Systems (EIS)
  • Richard Beljour, PEO Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (STRI)
  • Andrew Brais, PEO Ground Combat Systems (GCS)
  • Jason Daugherty, PEO Combat Support and Combat Service Support (CS&CSS)
  • David Duff, PEO Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives
  • Sam Eskarous, JPEO Armaments and Ammunition
  • David Finch, PEO CS&CSS
  • Darrell Fleetwood, PEO Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors (IEW&S)
  • Shane Forsythe, PEO GCS
  • Bereket Haile, PEO EIS
  • Angela Hayden, Joint PEO Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense
  • Amberly Jones, PEO Missiles and Space (M&S)
  • Leslie Juergens, PEO M&S
  • Megan Johnson, PEO M&S
  • Donah Laster, PEO GCS
  • Jeffrey Majer, PEO GCS
  • Roberto Montanez, PEO M&S
  • Ashley Nease, PEO M&S
  • Jessica Newberry, Army DACM Headquarters
  • Sheila Ollison, PEO EIS
  • Lauren Pavlik, PEO EIS
  • Nicole Sheard, PEO GCS
  • Laura Stephenson, PEO IEW&S
  • Brian Stockridge, PEO STRI
  • Dennis Tran, PEO Soldier
  • Rene Villarreal, PEO IEW&S
  • Sherry Weathersby, PEO STRI

 

COMPETITIVE DEVELOPMENT GROUP/ARMY ACQUISITION FELLOWSHIP

Please note that the Competitive Development Group leadership program is currently being redesigned to better meet the needs of our evolving Army Acquisition Workforce. The redesigned program is expected to launch in the summer of 2021. Details about the program are at https://asc.army.mil/web/career-development/programs/competitive-development-group-army-acquisition-fellowship/.

 

ATTENTION ACQUISITION CAPTAINS AND MAJORS

The application window is continuously open for the FY20 U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Ghost Program. This is a unique broadening opportunity for junior Army acquisition professionals to directly support the mission of delivering Special Operations Forces capabilities to downrange warfighters. SOCOM is looking for high-performing FA-51 acquisition captains and majors (O-3 or O-4) with two to four years of acquisition experience. To apply, or if you have any questions, send an email to ghost-recruiting@socom.mil.

 

Defense Acquisition University News

STAYING AGILE

Defense Acquisition University (DAU) is now offering a new, two-day resident DOD Agile course, ACQ 1700: Agile for DOD Acquisition Team Members. The course focuses on Agile processes, best practices, enterprise-wide transformation, cultural mindset changes, software assurance and metrics.

To view the schedule and a course description, go to https://icatalog.dau.edu/onlinecatalog/courses.aspx?crs_id=12313.

To apply for DAU courses, go to https://www.atrrs.army.mil/channels/aitas/logon.asp.

COURSE NAME FORMAT CHANGES

As DAU course content evolves over time, so do their names. DAU course naming convention is changing from a three-letter, three-digit format to a three-letter, four-digit format. Name changes will happen only when a course is retired and replaced. For example, ACQ 101 is undergoing some significant changes to its content and structure. Instead of the updated course being named ACQ 102, it will be named ACQ 1010. If ACQ 1010 is updated, the updated course will be named ACQ 1011.

COURSE PREREQUISITES

Required prerequisites for DAU training must be completed no later than 30 days before the class start date. In many cases, students are simultaneously enrolled in a prerequisite and a subsequent follow-on course. The expectation is that prerequisites are met in a timely manner. The DAU training team regularly checks prerequisite status. If a student has not completed their prerequisite at least 30 days before the follow-on class begins, the student’s reservation will be canceled and they will have to attend a later class.

 

2019 RESERVE COMPONENT ACQUISITION TRAINING SUMMIT

 A two-day Reserve Component Soldier Training Summit was held June 13-14 in St. Louis and included the following topics: contracting challenge discussions; acquisition-related training; and bringing awareness to various career opportunities. More than 150 Soldiers took part. The guest speaker was Brig. Gen. Jonathan McColumn, senior proponent adviser at U.S. Army Central Command. Lt. Col. Miriam Castro, Army Reserve Sustainment Command, detailed the event in an article that was recently posted on the AL&T News site: https://asc.army.mil/web/news-army-reserve-acquisition-training-summit/.

 

SPOTLIGHT ON SUCCESS

The Spotlight feature is your chance to highlight the interesting work you or your AAW teammates are doing in support of the warfighter. Don’t be shy—tell us what you’re working on. Fill out a Faces of the Force nomination form and we’ll help get the word out. Details are at https://asc.army.mil/web/publications/army-alt-submissions/.

 

THE 2019 PRICING AND CONTRACTING LEGENDS AWARD

Now open for nominations is the 2019 Pricing and Contracting Legends Award. The award recognizes leaders from all levels within the DOD pricing and contracting community who have trained and mentored others and demonstrated passion for their profession. Candidates for consideration include formal and informal initiatives demonstrating six characteristics:

  • Mentorship and dedication to helping others.
  • Selfless service.
  • Creative thinking.
  • Collaboration.
  • Contracting expertise.
  • Leadership qualities.

Nominations are due by Nov. 15, and the awardee will be honored at the 2020 Senior Leader meeting at the Pentagon. Nominations are to be submitted to the following email address:

Osd.pentagon.ousd-a-s.mbx.asda-defensepricing-contracting@mail.mil.

The POC is Lyndi Balven, who can be reached at 703-693-0197. Additional details and the awards memorandum are at https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/ops/acquisition_contracting_legends_award.html. 

 


 

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