IDARM offers a two-week “Principles of Defense Acquisition Management” course at the US Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California twice yearly.
- Provide course participants with an understanding of the important concepts and challenges associated with defense acquisition and logistics decision making.
- Examine needs-based requirements planning along with the relationship among national security and military strategies and the acquisition and logistics systems.
- Assist countries in their efforts to develop and institutionalize transparent, efficient, and effective defense acquisition and logistics systems.
This course provides a theoretical examination of defense acquisition and logistics, combined with practical application in a variety of national settings. Additionally, international best practices are discussed along with the challenges associated with implementation. It is taught by resident and adjunct faculty from both the School of International Graduate Studies and the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy of the US Naval Postgraduate School. Faculty lectures are augmented by presentations from distinguished practitioners who are subject matter experts in various topics within acquisition and logistics.
- Defense Acquisition - Resource Management and Decision Making
- Managing Complex Defense Projects
- Multiple Objectives Criteria (MOC)
- Systems Engineering
- Capabilities-Based Requirements, Verification and Work Breakdown Structure
- Link between Requirements & Statement of Work
- Program Management
- Supply Chain Management-Strategic Purchasing
- Defense Supply Chain Management
- Procurement Contracting Overview / International Contracting
- Life Cycle Management
- Case Study with Working Group Briefings
- Guest Speakers
- Reading Assignments with Discussions
This course is designed for US and international military officers and civilian equivalents of grades 04-06 who are engaged in a broad range of acquisition fields such as policy development, strategic planning, requirements definition, logistics, program management, procurement and contracting, budgeting and execution, and systems engineering. Countries are encouraged to nominate more than one participant.
U.S. Applicants should complete the form below to pre-register for a resident course.
U.S. Applicant Registration Form
Please e-mail the completed registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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