How Washington Works® - Navigating the DOD

The Capitol Acquisition
  • 6/12/2018 - 6/13/2018
  • WBB, Inc.
    11790 Sunrise Valley Drive
    Reston,  VA  20191
    Tel: 703-448-6081
  • Event Type : Course
    Event Code : 843B


Ever wondered how the Department of Defense (DOD) goes about buying something from start to finish? The How Washington Works® training course gives those who attend the understanding and insights into the processes that guide DOD  actions and decisions for the future. The two-day course is a fast-paced overview of the three principal DOD decision-making support systems and how they are used by the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and USSOCOM to provide an integrated approach to strategic planning, capabilities needs assessment, systems acquisition, and program and budget development. 

How Washington Works® is ideal for those who are new to or routinely do business with the DOD. Participants will be provided the fundamental concepts and background of the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS), Defense Acquisition System (DAS), the Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) process. Participants will then review how the individual Services and USSOCOM: implement the DOD processes through their requirements generation and justification, and PPBE organizations; have tailored internal processes; and what are their current strategic resource priorities. 

The course is taught by a cadre of highly qualified and experienced instructors whom have extensive prior government service (military and civilian) as well as continued expertise through ongoing consulting and technical services.

Course Details - The course is composed of the following training modules:

  • Capabilities-Based Planning/JCIDS
  • Acquisition
  • Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE)
  • Working with Congress
  • Military Services
  • Special Operations Forces

For more information about the course details, please click here.