Defense Systems Management College (DSMC). DSMC's faculty consist of former DoD and industry program managers and other senior acquisition practitioners. The faculty develop and manage dynamic curricula, teach and facilitate classroom and online classes, and mentor course participants both during and after their DSMC residency. In addition to teaching, DSMC faculty are also actively engaged in providing expert consulting and tailored training to assist program management teams to solve immediate workplace challenges. DSMC also provides one-on-one Executive Coaching for select key leaders in the acquisition workforce and award-winning coaching training for DAU faculty.
Formal Executive and Leadership courses are tailored to the responsibilities and needs of acquisition workforce leaders, providing opportunities to hone critical thinking, analysis, and decision-making skills around complex acquisition challenges. International offerings include courses and seminars that promote excellence in the structuring, negotiation, and execution of international programs. Requirements Management training provides members of that unique workforce with a deeper understanding of the Joint Capabilities Integration Development System (JCIDS) and the Defense Acquisition System in order to craft executable and affordable requirements for warfighter systems.
DSMC is located in Scott Hall (Building 226) on the DAU Fort Belvoir campus. This state-of-the-art facility provides a superior venue for DSMC classes, and includes well-equipped breakout rooms for small group facilitation and projects.