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 402D - Defense Systems Acquisition Management Course 

402D - Defense Systems Acquisition Management Course 

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Event Number
402D

Event Date

9/8/2014
 to 9/12/2014

Event Location
Hyatt Regency Dallas

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.

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

Monday - Friday, September 8 - 12, 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)

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.

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, September 8-12, 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

Hyatt Regency Dallas
300 Reunion Boulevard
Dallas, Texas, USA, 75207
Tel: +1 214 651 1234


 

Hyatt Regency Dallas
300 Reunion Boulevard
Dallas, Texas, USA, 75207
Tel: +1 214 651 1234

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. In order to ensure the discounted NDIA rate, please call the hotel directly at (888) 223-1234 and reference the Defense Systems Acquisition Management Course. Rooms will not be held after Tuesday, August 19, 2014 and may sell out before then. Rates are also subject to increase after this date.

• Rate: $174.00 US (single/double)

Directions:

  • To reach the hotel from DFW Airport (22 miles):

Take the south airport exit and follow signs to Dallas via Highway 183 (east). Continue approximately 14 miles and merge to I-35E (south) to Dallas. When the downtown Dallas skyline is visible the famed 50-story Reunion Tower will be seen and is connected to the hotel. Continue I 35E (south) approximately 8 miles to Exit #428E (Reunion Blvd/Commerce Street (east) and exit to the right. Once at street level, continue to the next traffic light at Houston Street and turn right. Go one (1) block to the next traffic light at Reunion Blvd (west) and turn right. Continue down the incline to the traffic light at Hyatt Regency Hotel Drive. For hotel parking, turn left and continue up the incline to the front drive of Hyatt Regency Dallas, just up the hill. For Five Sixty and Reunion Tower parking, continue to follow Reunion Boulevard around the hotel. Turn left at the traffic light at Hyatt Regency Hotel Drive. Valet parking for Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck and Reunion Tower will be on your left.

  • To reach the hotel from Love Field (8 miles):

Leaving the airport via the main entrance at Cedar Springs Road, turn right onto Mockingbird Lane. Continue on Mockingbird Lane to I-35E and turn left onto the I-35E (south) ramp. Continue on I-35E (south) approximately 8 miles to Exit #428E (Reunion Blvd/Commerce St (east) and exit to the right. Once at street level, continue to the next traffic light at Houston Street and turn right. Go one (1) block to the next traffic light at Reunion Blvd (west) and turn right. Continue down the incline to the traffic light at Hyatt Regency Hotel Drive. For hotel parking, turn left and continue up the incline to the front drive of Hyatt Regency Dallas, just up the hill. For Five Sixty and Reunion Tower parking, continue to follow Reunion Boulevard around the hotel. Turn left at the traffic light at Hyatt Regency Hotel Drive. Valet parking for Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck and Reunion Tower will be on your left.

Transportation

The hotel is adjacent to the DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) station at Union Station and minutes from key business and entertainment districts, Access us via the following options:


Transportation to/from DFW International Airport (22 Miles)
 
  • Taxi fare is approximately $45-50 fare.

  • Shuttle is approximately $17 per person, one way. Super Shuttle operates 24 hours a day. For more information, please visit www.supershuttle.com. Super Shuttle vans are blue with yellow lettering that states Super Shuttle.
Transportation to/from Love Field Airport (8 Miles)
 
  • Taxi fare is approximately $20-25 fare.

Guests are connected to Union Station via underground walkway from the hotel.

Union Station offers the following transportation options:

  • Amtrak: Connected to Hyatt Regency Dallas by way of underground walkway to Union Station. Please call 214.653.1101 or visit www.amtrak.com for train information.

  • Greyhound: The nearest Greyhound station is located at 205 S Lamar St. Please call 214. 849.6831 or visit www.greyhound.com for bus information.

  • Light Rail Service (Operated by DART – Dallas Area Rapid Transit):
    Guests can access the DART red and blue light rail lines, as well as the Trinity Rail Express to Fort Worth, at adjacent Union Station. Routes available to immediate downtown area locations include Dallas Convention Center, Dallas Zoo, West End Historic District & NorthPark Center shopping mall.
    Cost is $1.75 per person one way or $4.00 for day pass.
    Hours of operation are 5:30 a.m. to midnight.
    For more information on DART, please call 214.979.1111 or visit http://www.dart.org/.

  • D-Link – This is a special service provided by DART, Downtown Dallas, Inc, and the City of Dallas that lets you explore the many unique and historic districts of Downtown Dallas. Buses run every 15 minutes from 11:00am – 11:00pm, Monday through Saturday.
The Hyatt Regency Dallas provides a complimentary business shuttle for individual business travelers to local downtown offices within 2 miles of the hotel. Service is available Monday through Friday and is based upon availability. Please call Guest Services for reservations at extension 7192.

Parking

Valet Parking:

Available at hotel entrance. In and out privileges for hotel guests only. Operated by Towne Park.

Overnight Valet: $26.00 plus 8.25% tax

Daily Guest Rate and Reunion Tower:

0-4 Hours - $18.00 (tax inclusive)
4-8 Hours - $22.00 (tax inclusive)
8-24 Hours $26.00 (tax inclusive)
 
Five Sixty Dining:
$5 with validation (tax inclusive)

Self parking:

Self parking in the outdoor Radish Lot is conveniently located on the north end of the hotel at the intersection of Hotel Street and Reunion Boulevard West. In and out privileges for overnight guests only. Operated Towne Park.
 
Overnight Guest: $19.00 plus 8.25% tax

 
Radish Lot:

0-4 Hours - $9.00 (tax inclusive)
4-8 Hours - $13.00 (tax inclusive)
8+ Hours $19.00 (tax inclusive)

B-Lot:

0-4 Hours - $6.00 (tax inclusive)
4-8 Hours - $13.00 (tax inclusive)
8+ Hours $19.00 (tax inclusive)

Registration

Register Now Online!

Registration Fee: $1,875.00

Download/View/Print the registration form and email it to Angie De Kleine at e-mail:  adekleine@ndia.org

* Prospective government students must first contact Angie De Kleine via email adekleine@ndia.org  prior to registering.

Tuition

The $1,875 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.

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.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations received on/before September 1, 2014 will receive a refund, minus a cancellation fee of $75. Refunds will not be given for cancellations after September 1, 2014. Refunds will not be given for no shows. Substitutions are welcome in lieu of cancellations. Substitutions and cancellations must be made in writing to Angie De Kleine via email adekleine@ndia.org,  

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. 

Dates to Remember:

  • Hyatt Hotel room reservation cut-off date:            Tuesday, August 19, 2014
  • All cancellations received on/before:                     Monday, September 1, 2014

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

 

 

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

Monday - Friday, September 8 - 12, 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)

 Dates to Remember:

  • Hyatt Hotel room reservation cut-off date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
  • All cancellations received on/before: Monday, September 1, 2014

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.

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

 

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.

 

Affiliate Associations

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