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Define DAWIA

Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act

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DAWIA established...

- acquisition positions
- structured approach
- standards (certifications)
- training
- Defense Acquisition University (DAU)

3

Identify the three reasons why Congress passed DAWIA (in 1990) and the requirements of the law.

Defense systems are complex. defense systems are costly, require qualified personnel

4

Define DACM

Directors of Acquisition Career Management

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Define the role of the DoD Directors of Acquisition Career Management (DACM)

- only ONE per DoD Service or Agency
- establishes and monitors training requirements and DAWIA compliance
- projects # of individuals that require training annually
- assigns students to required courses
- certifies that DAWIA standards have been met

6

What did the Gansler Commission determine?

that Army contracting in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait didn’t have enough people, there was too little training, and it was an antiquated system.

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What do Robust Systems Engineering do throughout the life cycle?

balance cost, schedule, and performance

8

Define mean

An average

9

Define availability

A measure of the degree to which an item is in the operable and committable state at the start of the mission, when the mission is called for at an unknown (random) point in time

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Define maintainability

The probability that an item will conform to specified conditions within a given period of time when corrective or preventive action is performed in accordance with prescribed procedures and resources

11

Define IPT and some of its characteristics

Integrated Product Team (IPT)

IPT concept was adopted from commercial business, intended to streamline the antiquated, stove pipe process, and is composed of stakeholders representing all appropriate functional disciplines

12

Two basic types of test and evaluation

Developmental testing
Operational testing

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The major law directly affecting DoD systems acquisition management concerning Environmental, Safety, & Occupational Health (ESOH) to include NEPA

National Environmental Policy Act

14

DoD preferred approach for product support

Performance Based Life Cycle Support (PBLCS)

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Performance Based Life Cycle Support used to be known as...

Performance Based Logistics (PBL)

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Define MDD

Materiel Development Decision

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Following the Materiel Development Decision (MDD), the MDA may authorize entry into the acquisition management system at any point consistent with phase-specific entrance criteria and statutory requirements

True

18

Who conducts basic research for the DoD?

Industry and Nonprofit Organizations - 15%
DoD and Federal Labs - 25%
Universities - 60%

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Three primary risk factors that Program Managers focus on when managing their programs

Cost
Schedule
Performance

20

Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs) are now required by law to have...

a Product Support Manager

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Define MDAP

Major Defense Acquisition Program

22

Five top-level design goals for a producible product

1. Design for Ease of Fabrication
2. Design for Ease of Assembly
3. Design for Multiuse
4. Minimize Number of Parts
5. Maximize Number of Common Parts

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Define supportability

The inherent quality of a system, to include design, technical support data and maintenance procedures to facilitate detection, isolation, and timely repair or replacement on system anomalies.

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Supportability in acquisition planning

The goal of supportability planning is to provide effective supportability information early in the life cycle so that critical design factors can be considered during systems engineering.