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 402C - Defense Systems Acquisition Management Course 

402C - Defense Systems Acquisition Management Course 

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Event Number
402C

Event Date

6/23/2014
 to 6/27/2014

Event Location
Island Hotel Newport Beach

Event Contact
Miss Angie R. De Kleine, CAE, CMM, CMP, CEM at adekleine@ndia.org or (703)247-2599

Introduction

Important Note

All course materials and handouts will be provided to students on CD ROM.  Please bring a laptop computer that is equipped with a CD ROM with you to the class.  If you do not have access to a laptop, please contact the respective meeting planner as soon as possible.  There will be a limited number of laptops available for use through NDIA, so please call early.

Overview

The Defense Systems Acquisition Management course meets the needs of defense industry program managers in today's dynamic environment, providing the latest information related to:

  • Defense acquisition policy for weapons and information technology systems     including discussion of the DoD 5000 series (directive, instruction, and guidebook).
  • Defense acquisition and reform and initiatives.
  • Defense acquisition procedures and processes. 
  • The Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution process, and the Congressional budget process. 
  • The relationship between capability needs determination, resource allocation, science and technology activities, and acquisition programs.

Taught by the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) professors and other guest speakers, the course uses the same acquisition policy information provided to DoD students who attend DAU courses for formal acquisition certification.

Target Audience: Industry program managers, assistant program managers, systems engineers, industry personnel serving on DoD Integrated Product Teams, and other personnel that must interface with DoD program offices involved in program development and execution. The result of successful completion of this course is a comprehensive understanding of the environment and driving forces affecting program managers which will significantly increase awareness and effectiveness in dealing with programmatic issues. The course is also open to a limited number of government mid- to upper-level managers, tuition free. Government personnel may apply the DSAM course towards fulfillment of government continuous learning (CL) points. DSAM counts for 34 CL points, or 3.4 Continuous Education Units (CEU).

Course of Instruction

Management in the Acquisition Environment

The first block of instruction will identify the major participants in the DoD acquisition process and their roles. It will cover the 3 DoD decision support sectors (JCIDS, DAMS, and PPBE) that comprise the DoD acquisition process.

Acquisition Life Cycle Process

This block will focus on the objectives, responsibilities, activities, interrelationships, and concerns of each phase of the system acquisition life cycle. This includes research and development, program initiation, and the transition from development to production. Instruction will cover the DoD 5000 series (directive, instruction, and guidebook).

Challenges to Program Management

This block covers diverse topics that are critical to the success of the DoD program manager. Students working in assigned teams will research and analyze these topics and will culminate in a short presentation to the entire class.

Application of Acquisition Procedures

This portion of instruction covers the specific application of the acquisition procedures  and the management issues currently facing the DoD program manager. The course will end with a detailed case study where participants develop an acquisition strategy using a program structure chart reflecting an instructor assigned acquisition scenario to carry an acquisition program through its entire life cycle.

Class Size

Plan ahead! The class is limited to 42 students, and registrations are accepted on a first paid, first enrolled basis.

Attendance

This intense 4-1/2 day seminar presents current government acquisition programs and requirements and, through guided student interaction and team exercises, applies them to the realities of industry operations. In order for you to gain maximum benefit from this course and for others to gain from various perspectives and experience, all students are expected to fully participate in all scheduled course activities.  Therefore all travel arrangements should be made so that students are present until the course ends at 12:00 noon on Friday. Absences up to 2 hours may be granted with prior approval from the NDIA POC/DAU Instructors. Course completion certificates will not be provided to students missing more than 2 hours of the course.

Please note that transportation, lodging and meal costs are NOT be covered by NDIA.

 

Agenda

The following overall class schedule is provided for your planning. A detailed schedule will be provided in the classroom.

Monday - Friday, June 23-27, 2014

  • 7:00 AM-8:00 AM (Registration Monday only) & Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00 AM-12:00 PM Classroom instruction
  • 12:00 PM-1:30 PM Lunch - On Your Own
  • 1:30 PM-5:00 PM Classroom instruction (Course is complete by Noon on Friday).
  • 5:00 PM-6:00 PM  Reception (Monday and Thursday only)

 

Location

Island Hotel Newport Beach
690 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Tel: ( 866) 554-4620

Island Hotel Newport Beach
690 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Tel: ( 866) 554-4620

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Island Hotel Newport Beach. In order to ensure the discounted NDIA rate, please call the hotel directly at (888) 321-4752 and reference the Defense Systems Acquisition Management Course.

Hotel Reservation cut-off date (has been extended): Wednesday, June 18th, 2014.

Rooms will not be held after June 18, 2014 and may sell out before then. Rates are also subject to increase after this date.

• Rate: $189.00 US (single/double)

Please note that transportation, lodging and meal costs are NOT be covered by NDIA.

TRAVEL TO NEWPORT – Please see attached directions:

John Wayne Airport
18601 Airport Way
Santa Ana, California
6 Miles  from hotel

Los Angeles International Airport 
1 World Way
Los Angeles, CA 90045
45 miles from hotel

PARKING

Valet parking has been discounted for your guests at the overnight rate of $16.00 and daily rate of $8.00.  There is no self parking on site.

TRAIN / AMTRAK STATION

The closest Amtrak station is located in Irvine, a short 15-minute drive from the Hotel.

SHUTTLES / TRANSPORTATION

Preferred Transportation Company:

Registration

Register Now Online!

Registration Fee: $1,875.00

Download/View/Print the registration form and email it to Tia Pitt at tpitt@ndia.org  

* Prospective government students must first contact Tia Pitt at (703) 247-9467 or email tpitt@ndia.org prior to registering.

Tuition

The $1,875.oo tuition includes five days of instruction, substantial course materials, continental breakfast daily, two hosted receptions (Monday and Thursday), and morning and afternoon coffee breaks daily.

Instructions on How to Register on-line for this Course/Conference

If you are a returning customer (if you have already visited our new Customer Portal website, using your previously assigned Customer/Membership ID number and verified and confirmed your password):

1.     Please log-on under the conference web site www.ndia.org.meetings/402C, and go to the “Registration” section to register.

2.     You will receive a “Thank you for registering for 402C Event Registration Confirmation, Invoice#” confirmation email immediately upon receipt of your payment online, so please ensure that your e-mail address is complete and accurate.

Please note: If you are registering another person or co-worker(s), (e.g. you are an Executive Assistant, the government agency credit card holder, etc.) you must enter their respective email address (es)/user and password(s) of each person(s) you are registering. You CAN NOT use your own Customer ID account profile to register another individual(s).

If you are registering multiple persons online (e.g., if you are registering your boss and/or co-worker(s), company/agency credit card holder registering several people, etc.), you must follow these steps to register each person:

1.     You must “log-in” under each individual’s Customer ID and password login information.

2.     You must then “Logout” (button found in top right corner of the registration page, in the red section, next to “NDIA web site” & “Contact Us”) after submitting each registration.

3.     To log back in for each additional registration, please click the “Find an Event” (middle tab found on the left menu tab options), then type in “402C” under “Title”, and then click “Go”.

4.     Please click the “Register Now” button on the right. Please log back-in to register the next individual (repeating the steps above).

If you are registering another person (other than yourself or are the credit card holder/purchasing agent) the invoice# confirmation email will be sent to the email address in the individual profile used when registering. Please check with that individual to make sure that they received the confirmation invoice# email.

If you do not receive an emailed confirmation with your invoice# after submitting your registration, your 402C - Defense Systems Acquisition Management Course registration is incomplete and was not received by NDIA. Please call NDIA immediately at (703) 522-1820 for assistance.

If you are a new visitor, you will need to click to https://eweb.ndia.org/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx to “Create a New Account” or to “Verify your Account Status”, before registering on-line.

1.     Either verify your account with your email address or enter your user name and password.

2.     If a match is found and it is you, you can request a new password.

3.     If your account cannot be verified, click “Create an Account Now”.

4.     Enter all required information and click Continue.

5.     If any required information is left out, you will be notified in red at the bottom of the screen near the cancel and continue buttons.

6.     You will be sent an email from webmaster@ndia.org  that contains your customer ID and password information.

7.     Return to the link www.ndia.org.meetings/402C- from here, you can continue with the registration process.

If all required information is input correctly, you will see “Thank you for your registration!” You are now logged in. Please feel free to explore all of the services available.

Suggestion: Please print the following steps before logging-in to register multiple individuals:

You must “log-in” under each individual’s Customer ID and password login information.

  • Once you have logged-into the registration page, you must answer the “how did you hear about this event?” and “registrant type” questions on the two pull-down tabs (select), in order for the “event fees” information to be displayed.
  • From there you may select your registration fee category and any applicable “sessions” (e.g. “I do NOT want my contact info (email address and/or ph#) published in the attendee registration list hand-out”, “spouse/guest tickets”, etc.). Be sure to click “recalculate” before submitting your “payment information”.
  • he invoice# confirmation email will be sent to the e-mail address in the individual profile used when registering. Please check with that individual to make sure that they received the confirmation email.
  • You must then “Logout” (button found in top right corner of the registration page, in the red section, next to “NDIA web site” & “Contact Us”) after submitting each registration.
  • To log back in for each additional registration, please click the “Find an Event” (middle tab found on the left menu tab options), then type in “402C” under “Title”, and then click “Go”.
  • Please click the “Register Now” button on the right.
  • Please log back-in to register the next individual (repeating the steps above).

*If you need to update your mailing information, please visit our Online Customer Service Portal website at http://eweb.ndia.org/ .

**Late and/or on-site registration (space permitting):

There is a possibility that registration may be closed early due to capacity limitations and that late and/or on-site registration may not be offered. We sometimes sell out and must close registration early; we strongly suggest you register early for this unique event.

Please check our web site www.ndia.org.meetings/402C - before making travel arrangements to ensure that registration for this conference is still available, or call our Association Service Center at (703) 522-1820.

Foreign Payment

Registration fees may be paid by credit card, U.S. Government Purchase Orders only (e.g. DD 1556), Check, or Electronic Transfer; checks must be drawn on U.S. banks in U.S. ($) dollars. NDIA does not accept foreign government purchase orders and will not invoice them for payment. If paying by electronic transfer, the total amount received by NDIA must be calculated as follows: [$Registration Fee + any incurred Bank, wiring, and/or Conversion fees]. Please include the name of the attendee and event# in the bank transfer information.

additional copies of conference registration confirmation e-mails

  • Now, when you or your accounting representative/credit card holder/training officer registers you for a conference or event on the NDIA website, he/she can put in a second e-mail address to receive a second, additional copy of the confirmation registration e-mail receipt.
  • As always, the attendee will receive a confirmation e-mail to his/her own e-mail address by default (to e-mail address in the attendee’s database record).

Registration Confirmation e-mails

Once your on-line registration has been submitted, you will receive a “Thank you for registering for 402C Event Registration Confirmation, Invoice #” confirmation email immediately upon receipt of your payment online, so please ensure that your e-mail address is complete and accurate. Please bring a copy of this confirmation with you to the conference to help avoid any possible delays at check-in.

If you do not receive an emailed confirmation with your invoice#, please call NDIA immediately at (703) 522-1820 for assistance. The confirmation may have been filtered out as SPAM or the e-mail address you used may have been misspelled.

  • If you are registering another person other than yourself (e.g. a co-worker, your boss, etc.), the invoice# confirmation email will be sent to the email address in the individual profile used when registering. Please check with that individual to make sure that they received the confirmation email.
  • If you registered another person (e.g. a co-worker, your boss, etc.) on-line, the invoice# confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address of the person you registered. Please check with that individual to make sure that they received the confirmation e-mail.
  • If you are registering another person (other than yourself or are the credit card holder/purchasing agent) on-line, the invoice# confirmation email will be sent to the email address in the individual profile used when registering. Please check with that individual to make sure that they received the confirmation invoice# email.
  • If you are the credit card holder/purchasing agent and wish to receive a copy of the confirmation, please send an e-mail Association Service Center at webasc@ndia.org .

Cancellations, Substitutions and Requests for Refunds Policy

All cancellations, substitutions, and requests for refunds must be done so in writing. Registrants who are unable to attend the conference must fax or email their cancellation or refund request on or before Monday, June 16, 2014, to the attention of: Angie De Kleine, CAE, CMM, CMP, CEM at (703) 522-1885, email: adekleine@ndia.org .

NO refunds will be issued for cancellations received after 5:00 PM EST this date. A $75 administrative fee will be applied to ALL cancellations received before Monday, June 16, 2014.

Refunds will not be issued for no-shows. If an attendee has not submitted payment for his/her registration, and does not attend the conference or cancel by the deadline, he/she will be invoiced for the balance due.

We do not issue refunds for the sole purpose of switching forms of payment; please be sure you are registering with the correct form of payment (a fee will be applied to those wishing to switch forms of payment).

This cancellation/refund policy applies to all attendees regardless of their method of payment, registration, and/or reasons for the cancellation.

Refunds are a two step process:

  • 1st the registration cancellation refund paperwork is processed by the ASC registration department;
  • 2nd that paper work is then turned over to the Accounting department.
  • The refund process can take up to 5 to 14 business days to actually see the credit.

Payment

NDIA accepts commercial and personal checks, traveler's checks, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club and cash. Please prepare accordingly. Fees are shown above and on the registration form. 

Course Transfer *

There is an additional $75 transfer fee each time that you transfer to a new course. Please choose the course that you transfer to carefully as there are only three transfers allowed. 

What to Know Before you go... 

Below are a few important notes before you depart for your DSAM course, taking place June 23-27, 2014 in Newport Beach, California.

IMPORTANT

This class requires the use of a laptop to view course materials. Please bring a laptop computer that is equipped with a CD ROM with you to the class.  If you do not have access to a laptop, please contact me so that NDIA can provide one for you. Please note: the number of available laptops is limited.

CLASS

There is no pre-reading or assignments prior to the start of the class but we do ask that you take a few moments to complete the Personal Information Form which will be sent to the registered participants prior to the course, to provide the instructors some background information on yourself. This will assist them in anticipating the needs of the class and customizing the curriculum to fulfill those needs.

All class materials and information will be made available to you on the first morning. Expect to be in class from 8:00AM-5:00PM Monday – Thursday, with an hour off for lunch, and 8:00AM-12:00PM on Friday. You are expected to attend all sessions of the class, not only to receive your certificate but also to ensure that you have all the necessary information to work with your team.

The registered participants will be met outside the meeting room Monday morning starting at 7:00AM to verify your registration and provide you with a name badge. Please make sure to bring your laptop and a photo ID with you. Class will begin at 8:00AM Monday morning. By the time that you arrive to class, you will have already been assigned a seat and a team to work with. Please do not attempt to switch seats with anyone, as there is a reason each individual was assigned to their specific team. You are more than welcome to bring personal items into the classroom with you but please note that NDIA and the Island Hotel Newport Beach are NOT responsible for any lost or stolen property.  

DRESS CODE

The dress code for this course is business casual. Make sure to wear comfortable clothing, as you will be sitting for long periods of time.

I hope this has helped to clarify any questions you may have. If not, please don’t hesitate to contact me at anytime. I look forward to seeing you at this incredibly dynamic and beneficial course

Dates to Remember:

  • Cancellation or refund request deadline: on or before Monday, June 16, 2014.
  • Attendees with special needs (e.g. food allergies, should send an e-mail to NDIA Headquarters ASC at webasc@ndia.org; or Angie De Kleine at adekleine@ndia.org; by Monday, June 16, 2014 
  • Hotel Reservation cut-off date (has been extended): Wednesday, June 18th, 2014.

Please note that transportation, lodging and meal costs are NOT be covered by NDIA.

TRAVEL TO NEWPORT – Please see attached directions:

John Wayne Airport
18601 Airport Way
Santa Ana, California
6 Miles from hotel

Los Angeles International Airport
1 World Way
Los Angeles, CA 90045
45 miles from hotel

PARKING

Valet parking has been discounted for your guests at the overnight rate of $16.00 and daily rate of $8.00. There is no self parking on site.

TRAIN / AMTRAK STATION

The closest Amtrak station is located in Irvine, a short 15-minute drive from the Hotel.

SHUTTLES / TRANSPORTATION

Preferred Transportation Company:

 

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA Conference Coordinator POC:

Angie De Kleine, CAE, CMM, CMP, CEM
Associate Director, Operations,
e-mail: adekleine@ndia.org or phone (703) 247-2599; fax (703) 522-1885; or 4656.

The next available DSAM course will take place September 8 - 12, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas, Texas. For additional information, please visit www.ndia.org/meetings/402D .

Please note that transportation, lodging and meal costs are NOT be covered by NDIA.

 

 

Affiliate Associations

The Association for Enterprise Information    National Training and Simulation Association    Precision Strike Association    Women in Defense