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March 22, 2013

Acquisition course coming to Edwards in April

A two-and-a-half-day course providing a snapshot overview of the acquisition lifecycle will be offered through the Air Force Institute of Technology at Edwards Air Force Base April 9 to11.

The course, SYS 281 Air Force Acquisition and Sustainment, provides a general overview of the latest in acquisition policy, processes, management tools and acquisition reform initiatives. It is described by AFIT as a must-have course for all involved with Air Force acquisition and support.

SYS 281 offers 20 continuous-learning points for second lieutenants through lieutenant colonel, staff sergeant through chief, and GS-7 to GS-14 level civilians. Attendees come from such diverse disciplines as program management, acquisition logistics, engineering, finance, contracting and configuration management.

For those new to acquisition, this is an excellent foundation course. For the established veteran, SYS 281 covers the latest in acquisition policy and processes, to include the Department of Defense, Air Staff, and Headquarters, Air Force Materiel Command perspectives. For those who just want to do their job better, AFIT provides a wealth of acquisition references, websites and management tools to improve attendees’ efficiency and effectiveness.

In short, this course delivers critical knowledge of current acquisition hot topics applicable for all grade levels and all functional areas. The course content is laced with real world examples, actual program results and topical videos. The learning environment is low key, informative, filled with lively discussion and even some humor.

Acquisition professionals are encouraged to join the nearly 400 students per year that are growing as acquisition professionals. For more information, contact Cmdr. David Schalm at DSN 785-7777, ext. 3311, or at david.schalm@afit.edu, You can register at https://www.atrrs.army.mil/channels/afitnow/.

 




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