Defense Acquisition University provides training as well as professional and educational events. You can also use this site to request Services Acquisition Workshops and Targeted Training events provided at no cost to DoD organizations. Additional useful DAU links include:
DOD SCHOOLS, OTHER DOD/FEDERAL AGENCIES, and numerous other organization (colleges and universities, DoD schools, other federal agencies, commercial vendors, and professional societies) offer courses, programs or certifications which DAU will accept as equivalent to one or more DAU courses. Please visit DAU's Equivalency Program for the current listing of courses in the DAU Equivalency Program.
GSBPP provides high quality management education to a new generation of military and civilian leadership. GSBPP reflects the need to manage the business side of national defense effectively to support its operational requirements. With concentrations in acquisition, program management, contracting, financial management, logistics, manpower and systems analysis, and information technology management, the depth and breadth of faculty defense expertise is unlike any in the country. Through extensive faculty capabilities, and a vast array of delivery modes (resident, video teleconference, web-based learning, traveling faculty and others), GSBPP is able to tailor any product to the needs of the defense sector.
To review research related to services acquisition, please visit the Acquisition Research Programs Data Base of Publication at http://www.acquisitionresearch.net/publications/. For services specific research, please begin your search at http://www.acquisitionresearch.org/publications/?category=0&searchtext=Rendon.
The Air Force Institute of Technology's School of Systems and Logistics has several courses that address Project Management (PM). They were built using both DoD and commercial industry references such as the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Five (5) PM courses in particular are:
In addition to these 5 project management courses, the School has just over 100 courses in both live and DL modalities to address various functional specialties in the acquisition and sustainment environment. The School's full Course Catalog to include details on each course and registration instructions can be found at:
For any specific questions about School courses, registration methods, or funding issues, please send them to the School's Registrar, Mr. Brian Fitch at Brian.Fitch@afit.edu or DSN 785-7777, ext 3214.
Army Logistics University (ALU) is located in Fort Lee, VA with a mission of “delivering game-changing sustainment professionals to support unified land operations and generating force capability.” Additional useful ALU links include:
DoD ESI is an official DoD initiative sponsored by the DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO) to lead in the establishment and management of enterprise COTS IT agreements, assets, and policies. DoD ESI lowers the total cost of ownership across the DoD, Coast Guard and Intelligence Communities for commercial software, IT hardware, and services. DoD ESI conducts on-site training courses and webinars on negotiating terms and conditions for software license and maintenance agreements. Further, they provide over 20 on demand training videos. Please visit their site at http://www.esi.mil/Default.aspx to view training dates and a full portfolio of training resources.
The Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) was established under the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act. The site offers links to education and training opportunities in both traditional and distance settings that are useful to personnel involved in services acquisitions.
Prevailing Wage Conferences - These are free training sessions for government employees that cover the latest wage information; several different locations offered. Training charts are available on this website: