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IDARM Offers Free Courses in Defense Acquisition, Procurement to Current Students
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IDARM Offers Free Courses in Defense Acquisition, Procurement to Current Students

By Dale M. Kuska

The International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM) program is opening up available seats in two upcoming international in-residence programs this March, free of charge to current NPS students on a first-come basis.

"Each IDARM course provides a unique opportunity for both faculty and students to examine defense acquisition management, and procurement and contracting, within an international context," explained Kathleen Peggar, IDARM Program Manager. "The IDARM program wants to encourage current NPS students in the field of defense acquisition management to take advantage of this opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with their international counterparts."

The first course, Principles of Defense Acquisition Management, will be conducted March 2-13, and provides participants with a theoretical and practical examination of underlying concepts, fundamentals and philosophies of the defense acquisition management process. The second course, Principles of Defense Procurement and Contracting, will be conducted March 16-27, and focuses on the fundamental concepts and challenges associated with national and global defense contracting.

"Students can expect to learn about current best practices and global trends within defense acquisition management, and procurement and contracting," noted IDARM Program and Financial Analyst Brooke Love Adame. "Students enrolled in the defense-focused MBA, M.S. in Program Management, Contract Management, or any other program with a defense acquisition management and, or procurement and contracting background, would benefit most from attending."

Interested students should visit the IDARM website at for more information on the program.

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