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0419690419690401ACQ 101 FUNDAMENTALS OF SYSTEMSACQUISITION MANAGEMENTSECTION 325This course provides a broad overview of the DoD systems acquisition process, including the basics of system acquisitionmanagement and the life cycle of a Defense system from inception to disposal. The course covers all phases of acquisition:Material Solution Analysis (MSA); Technology Maturation and Risk Reduction (TMRR); Engineering and ManufacturingDevelopment (EMD); Production and Deployment (PD); and Operations and Support (O&S). The course also provides anoverview of the requirements generation process, the resource allocation process, and a myriad of laws, policy, regulationsand other guiding documents that govern the DoD's acquisition process. This course provides an overview of all functionalareas and their responsibilities as well as their interrelationships. Designed for individuals who have little or no experience inDoD acquisition management; ACQ 101 has proven very useful to personnel in headquarters, program management, andfunctional or support offices. Upon course completion, students should have a basic understanding and general knowledge ofthe Defense Acquisition Management System. Defense acquisition is a very diverse and challenging process due to thedifferent functional disciplines and their responsibilities. It is a complex and interrelated, yet is also flexible in an everchanging environment.19 ModulesMODULE ONE – Systems Acquisition Management OverviewDefense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA)In 1990, Congress passed the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA).This act requires the Secretary of Defense, acting through the Under Secretary of Defensefor Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics USD(AT&L), to establish education and trainingstandards, requirements, and courses for the civilian and military acquisition workforce.The act's intent is to ensure that the Department of Defense (DoD) has qualified personnelto manage the acquisition of defense systems. Skilled personnel are needed to meet thechallenges associated with defense systems that have become increasingly complex andcostly.DAWIA requirements:DAWIA establishes requirements for both Defense Acquisition positions and DefenseAcquisition Workforce members.For Defense Acquisition positions the act requires that DoD:Designate specific jobs as "acquisition" positionsProvide a structured approach for filling these designated positions with qualifiedacquisition personnelEstablish standards for:oEducationoTrainingoExperiencePage1of54
Career Field Levels:DoD has divided each career field into the following three career levels for the purposes ofestablishing standards and qualifications:Level 1Level 2Level 3Acquisition Career Level I—Basic or Entry LevelThe purposes of this careerlevel are to:Establish fundamentalqualifications andexpertise within a jobseries or career fieldProvide exposure toacquisition functionsand the roles of variousspecialties withinacquisition

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Systems Engineering, United States Department of Defense, Defense Acquisition, Joint Requirements Oversight Council

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