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FAR/DFARs Accessible on a Mobile App? Accessible on a Mobile App?2018-02-28T17:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClassDDC7477688F742F0981725308AAEED83"><p>DAU has designed a mobile app prototype for iPhones and is seeking volunteers to test the app functionality and provide feedback on features and content. The mobile app was designed for the student and acquisition workforce, and consists of six modules: (1) News, where you can read blogs on Contracting info and activities; (2) Resources, where you can find Contracting-related regulations, GAO Reports, ACQuipedia articles and definitions; (3) Training, where you can check for classes required for DAWIA certification; (4) Info, where you can find current class schedules, DAU operating status and other needed information; (5) Maps, which are integrated with current class schedules and your native google or app maps to assist you in finding your class, student parking, or the nearest place to find coffee; and (6) AR Maps, provides an augmented reality map for DAU, Ft. Belvoir for walking directions to your class while at DAU Ft. Belvoir.</p> <p>The mobile app leverages the ability to personalize settings to see only the content you desire, push notifications to know when content is added or updated, use of off-line viewing (airplane mode) and text to voice conversion so you can stay engaged on the go, and maps and directions to DAU locations which integrate with your devices' native capabilities. More information about the app can be found at <a href="/online-resources/p/Mobile-App"></a>.</p> <p>DAU would like your feedback on what additional resources and features you would like to see in the mobile app before we go into final production. What do you like? What can we improve? and What is missing?</p> <p>If you have an Apple (iOS) device and would like to participate in Phase II Beta testing, send an email to <a href=""></a>, Subject: "Mobile App Testing Volunteer", and someone will send you instructions to download the app prototype. Testing will conclude on 30 March 2018.</p></div>string;#/training/career-development/contracting/blog/FAR-DFARs-Accessible-on-a-Mobile-App
Contracting Center Faculty to Present at DAU’s Acquisition Training Symposium Center Faculty to Present at DAU’s Acquisition Training Symposium2018-02-28T12:00:00Z, Conference.jpg<div class="ExternalClassAFDD30459010476E9F2CC6C4932F27A8">Three faculty from the Contracting Center are heading up breakout sessions at DAU’s annual Acquisition Training Symposium on April 3. Leaders for the three sessions are Diane Sidebottom for “Other Transactions/Section 872,” Ray Ward for “Evaluating Proposals with DoD Source Selection procedures – Including the Value Adjusted Total Evaluated Price (VATEP) Method,” and Renee Butler for “DoD Sole-Source Acquisition Streamlining Toolbox.” Each session is scheduled for 1 hour 15 minutes and will include guest speakers.<br></div>string;#/training/career-development/contracting/blog/Contracting-Center-Faculty-to-Present-at-DAU’s-Acquisition-Training-Symposium
DAU Training on Incentive Contracting Training on Incentive Contracting2017-11-02T16:00:00Z, Fields/Manning Blog Pic.png<div class="ExternalClass218EA8132ABA4AE08B745D501959A2E6">In response to the FY17 NDAA Section 832 requirement for DAU to provide training on the use of contracting authorities that incentivize contractors to deliver additional savings to the government, DAU deployed CLC 135 (Understanding Incentive and Other Contract Types) in December 2016 and CLC 137 (Advanced Issues in Incentive Contracting) in September 2017. Both modules provide information, illustrations, and examples of the appropriate use of contract types to incentivize contractors. DPAP (in conjunction with DAU) issued the guide <em>Using Incentive and Other Contract Types</em> to the acquisition workforce in early 2016. CLC 135 and CLC 137 complement this guide. The training was highlighted in the GAO report, <em>DoD Needs Better Information on Incentive Outcomes</em> (GAO-17-291, p. 11). DAWIA certification courses CON 170 (Fundamentals of Cost and Price Analysis) and CON 270 (Intermediate Cost and Price Analysis) also address incentive contracts. In FY17, DAU expanded the coverage on developing and negotiating incentive arrangements in these resident courses. In FY18, DAU will work with Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE) to develop an integrating case for CON 270.</div>string;#/training/career-development/contracting/blog/Training-on-Incentive-Contracting
New Continuous Learning Module on Small Business for the Acquisition Workforce Launched! Continuous Learning Module on Small Business for the Acquisition Workforce Launched!2017-10-23T12:00:00Z, Fields/Manning Blog Pic.png<div class="ExternalClassAC6EC26BFF6B449086E0C59324155A59">CLM 059, Fundamentals of Small Business for the Acquisition Workforce, has replaced CLC 025 (Small Business for Contracting Officers) and the former CLM 059 (Small Business for Program Managers). You can register for the new module at <a href="" target="_blank">this link</a>. CLM 059 consolidates CLC 025 and the old CLM 059. While updating these two modules, we found that the entire Acquisition Workforce would benefit from the information. As a result, CLM 059, Fundamentals of Small Business for the Acquisition Workforce, was born. This 12-hour module provides the Acquisition Workforce with the tools and understanding for ensuring maximum small business participation in DoD acquisitions and describes where and how Small Business Professionals support the acquisition team in DoD Acquisitions. Learners will discover the strategic roles of the DoD Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) and the agency Small Business Professional (SBP), as well as the roles of other acquisition professionals in implementing small business programs. This interactive module walks you through the acquisition process and highlights the various small business programs. Whether you’re a seasoned or novice acquisition professional, this module is for you! CLM 059 replaces CLC 025 as a requirement for Level I Certification in Contracting and is a Core Plus course for Level II in the Life Cycle Logistics career field.</div>string;#/training/career-development/contracting/blog/New-Continuous-Learning-Module-on-Small-Business-for-the-Acquisition-Workforce-Launched!