IDARM - Course Offerings - French

FRENCH - Principles of Defense Acquisition and Logistics Management MASL P179841

IDARM offers a two-week French “Principles of Defense Acquisition and Logistics Management” course at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Scheduled course dates are as follows:


10-21 August, 2020

9-20 August, 2021


Course overview:

This course will be taught with simultaneous French/English interpretation and provides a theoretical and practical examination of defense acquisition management with an emphasis on institutional capacity building, acquisition and logistics planning, and building and sustaining accountability and transparency in defense acquisition decision-making. International best practices and global trends are discussed with a tailored focus on specific challenges and opportunities. At the end of this course, participants will have developed a better understanding of the fundamental concepts and challenges associated with national and global defense acquisition and logistics management. Course materials will be provided in both English and French.

Course objectives:

  • 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.

Course topics:

  • Acquisition & Logistics Planning
  • Capabilites Based Requirements
  • Defense Project Management
  • Multiple Objectives Criteria
  • Risk Management
  • Foreign Military Sales and Direct Commercial Sales
  • Life Cycle Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Transparency, Fraud & Ethics
  • Defense Resource Management
  • Procurement and Contracting

Course participants:

This course is designed specifically for French speaking international military officers and civilian equivalents of grades O4-O6 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. Countries are encouraged to nominate more than one participant. Early programming is encouraged, as course quotas are limited to 25 participants.

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