IDARM develops and conducts defense acquisition courses designed to educate both military officers and senior civilian officials in those management principles necessary to support development of a needs-driven acquisition system. The tailored course offerings assist the host country in the following:
- Identifying and prioritizing mission needs
- Evaluating alternative means of meeting those needs
- Matching resources to proposed alternative systems
- Managing selected systems throughout their life cycles
To assist program participants in overcoming specific challenges they face in defense acquisition resource management, the tailored IDARM course series has a strong emphasis on real-world problem solving.
The IDARM faculty also emphasizes the opportunities and obligations of military leaders, civilian officials and private sector executives to work together in pursuing national objectives, including discussion of methods of overcoming barriers to effective communication.