ACQUISITION EDUCATION, TRAINING AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
PAID ACQUISITION INTERNSHIPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS!
The Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment’s Human Capital Initiatives Office will accept applications starting Sept. 14 for the DOD College Acquisition Internship Program (DCAIP). DCAIP is a paid, 10-week internship that exposes students to DOD acquisition culture and provides them with real-world experience in various acquisition functional areas. The program targets full-time second- and third-year students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited college or university. Selected students will work full time (40 hours per week) over 10 weeks, between May and August 2022. There also may be opportunities to work over winter break and to return during the summer of 2023, determined by DOD component need, continued eligibility and student availability.
Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as the window for applications closes Oct. 12 or sooner, if the maximum number of applications for a particular location is reached. For additional information about program locations, salary, eligibility requirements and more, please visit: https://www.hci.mil/dodcareers/internship.html.
ARE YOU READY TO LEAD? – THE ACQUISITION LEADER ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
RIGHT ON TARGET – DAU OFFERS NEW CREDENTIALING PROGRAM
If you are looking for job-specific training to bring back and apply to your acquisition office, then Defense Acquisition University’s (DAU) credential program may be a great place to start. DAU credentials give acquisition professionals a powerful boost to their skills and knowledge in their journey to becoming experts in their program offices. DAU credentialing offerings include, but are not limited to:
- Services Acquisition for non-Acquisition Professional Team Members.
- Services Acquisition for Acquisition Professional Team Members.
- Introduction to Risk, Issue, and Opportunity Management.
- Acquisition Law and Policy.
- Foundational Intellectual Property.
- Construction Contracting.
- Architect-Engineering Contracting.
- Foundational Contingency Contracting.
- Advanced Contingency Contracting.
- Program Protection Credential.
- Cybersecurity for Program Managers.
- Digital Engineering for DOD Consumers.
- Data Analytics for DOD Acquisition Managers.
- Agile DOD Team Member.
- Industrial Contract Property Management.
- Product Support Management Fundamentals.
- Supply Chain Integration Credential.
- Supportability & Design Interface.
- Information Technology Life Cycle Support.
- Product Support Affordability and Cost Fundamentals.
- Small Business Professional.
Keep in mind that DAU credentialing does NOT replace or remove your position’s DAWIA training requirements. For more information, go to the DAU Credentialing information page at https://www.dau.edu/News/Summer-2021-Credential-Rollout.
SENIOR RATER POTENTIAL EVALUATION (SRPE)
As a civilian Army Acquisition Workforce (AAW) member, Rater, or Senior Rater of an AAW member, you must ensure a Senior Rater Potential Evaluation (SRPE) is completed. To prepare for the upcoming SRPE Release on Oct.1 the Army Director of Acquisition Career Management (DACM) Office reminds civilian AAW professionals that the SRPE is a talent management tool used to evaluate the potential of every civilian acquisition professional (at the GS-12 through GS-15 or broadband equivalent level). The intent is to evaluate their potential for positions of greater responsibility and centrally selected professional development opportunities. Army DACM policy requires an annual SRPE. Access to all related tools, policy, and guidance for the SRPE is at the following link: https://asc.army.mil/web/senior-rater-potential-evaluation/.
The DACM Office will provide specific instructions regarding your role in the SPRE process via a separate email blast on or about Oct.1, which is when the annual window for SRPE completion opens. Senior Raters must complete the SRPE for fiscal year 2021 in CAPPMIS no later than Dec. 31. For guidance on the completion of the SRPE, including helpful hints and system guides, visit the dedicated SRPE Website. If you have any questions related to the SRPE process, please contact your organization’s Acquisition Point of Contact (OAP) or Acquisition Career Management Advocate (ACMA).
MANDATORY ANNUAL ETHICS TRAINING REMINDER
As members of the AAW, the standards of expertise, experience and ethics are high. We are required by law to be certified at the appropriate level for our acquisition positions, and we are mandated to maintain currency in our acquisition career fields with continuous learning. Mandatory ethics training instills the importance of conducting ourselves in an ethical manner. The Army DACM Office reminds you of the following mandatory requirements:
By Sept. 30, complete the annual ethics training requirement in one of the following methods listed below. The list of accepted ethics training modalities that meet the annual requirement has been expanded to include:
- Office of The Judge Advocate General online ethics training: https://www.jagcnet2.army.mil/AnnualEthicsTraining2021.
- DAU online courses: Overview of Acquisition Ethics (CLM 003); Ethics at Work (HBS 415): https://icatalog.dau.edu/onlinecatalog/tabnavcl.aspx.
- Watching the 16-minute DAU online ethics video: https://media.dau.edu/media/Ethics+and+Leadership/0_1kc6s9ge/62925211.
- Attending any installation or organizational judge advocate general-sponsored ethics training.
- All ethics training options for the AAW can be found on the Mandatory Annual Ethics Training memo located here: https://asc.army.mil/web/dacm-ethics-rqmnt-memo/.
STAYING SECURE – SWITCH IN CAMP/CAPPMIS LOGIN CERTIFICATE
Because the Enterprise Access Management Service – Army (EAMS-A) is migrating to the Army Master Identity Directory (AMID) and moving away from Army Knowledge Online, end users of the Career Acquisition Management Portal (CAMP) will now select a different authentication certificate on their Common Access Card (CAC) to log in and access the associated applications.
- Effective Aug. 26, all users will need to select the “Authentication/PIV certificate” instead of their “Signature” certificate in order to process successfully through EAMS-A.
A new, intermediary screen will appear, alerting CAMP users of the change to include instructions on CAC Authentication Changes. Once your CAC is authenticated, you will be navigated back to the main CAMP home page for login.