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ACQ-230
Intermediate International Acquisition
Description
This course teaches students to plan, integrate, and implement international acquisition programs within the Defense Acquisition System. It is designed to meet the needs of DoD acquisition and security cooperation workforce members in various acquisition career fields that are responsible for international acquisition program efforts. The course covers the International Acquisition Career Path (IACP) competencies using a comprehensive, integrated approach with practical exercises that address the following areas/mechanisms: cooperative programs, foreign military sales, direct commercial sales, building partner capacity programs, technology security and foreign disclosure, and defense exportability integration. Upon completion of the course, students will possess the skills needed to effectively and efficiently plan, participate in, and manage a wide variety of international acquisition program activities that support U.S. Government and DoD political-military objectives, contribute to program affordability, and enhance coalition interoperability with allied/friendly nations.
Objectives
This course equips the student to recall international acquisition and technology security fundamentals within an assigned small group; describe international acquisition and technology security fundamental concepts, laws, policies, and procedures; identify key Department of Defense (DoD) and interagency players in international acquisition and their roles; explain the Joint Capabilities Integration Development System (JCIDS) documents, the Defense Acquisition System phases, and major international policies effecting each process; discuss key International Acquisition and Exportability (IA&E) outcomes and tasks in the Materiel Solution Analysis (MSA) phase; given an acquisition program scenario, conduct an IA&E assessment during the MSA phase; contrast different stakeholder perspectives on international acquisition; interpret a partner/customer nations' unique characteristics to improve acquisition outcomes; discuss key IA&E outcomes and tasks in the Technology Maturation and Risk reduction (TMRR) phase; given an acquisition program scenario, plan for IA&E activities during the TMRR phase; relate the importance of cultural considerations in international acquisition programs; relate partner nations' views on the importance of international acquisition programs and their perspectives on working with the U.S. Government; discuss key IA&E outcomes and tasks in the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase; given an acquisition program scenario, implement IA&E activities during the EMD phase; relate industry views on the importance of IA&E, associated challenges, and best practices; discuss key IA&E outcomes and tasks in the Production and Deployment (P&D) phase; given an acquisition program scenario, implement IA&E activities during the P&D phase; relate unique ethical considerations pertaining to international acquisition programs; discuss key IA&E outcomes and tasks in the Operations and Support (O&S) phase; given an acquisition program scenario, implement IA&E activities during the O&S phase; and given an acquisition program scenario, propose solutions to resolve IA&E challenges often faced by program teams.
Target Attendees
Mid-level defense acquisition personnel involved in international acquisition activities, specifically those within the International Acquisition Career Path (IACP); plus any defense employee working in this area to include members of the Security Cooperation Workforce.
Prerequisite(s)
ACQ-101, Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management (DAU Course) ACQ-120, Introduction to Fundamentals of International Acquisition (DISCS Course) SC-111, Introduction to Technology Transfer (DISCS Course) or ACQ 130, Fundamentals of Technology Security/Transfer (DAU Course)
Substitute Course(s)
None
Course Length
Approximately 2 hours online plus 4.5 days in-residence at DAU
Additional Course Information
Delivery ModeDistance learning + in-residence at DAUSC Continuing Learning Hours36 hours
Equivalent CoursesNoneDAU Continuing Learning Points36
College Credit Recommended3*FM Continuous EducationNot evaluated
Available Classes & Registration
This course is offered directly by the Defense Acquisition University (DAU). Click here to view available classes and to register for a class.
Notes
This course was developed for the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment [USD(A&S)] International Acquisition Career Path (IACP) and is being offered to Security Cooperation Workforce personnel with acquisition-related responsibilities who would benefit from this training. The course includes approximately two hours of pre-coursework. Additional information is available on the DAU iCatalog. *American Council on Education recommends 3 semester hours undergraduate credit. Click here for more information.