DoD International Acquisition Management efforts with allied and friendly nations are based on two fundamental principles:
a) DoD acquisition activities with other nations – which are an integral element of the U.S. Government’s national security and defense relationships -- increase their national and coalition operational effectiveness.
b) Other nations’ participation DoD research, science and technology, acquisition programs result in both direct and indirect cost savings, markedly enhancing U.S. and partner nation affordability throughout the life-cycle.
The International Acquisition and Exportability (IA&E) activities discussed in DoDI 5000.02 and the Defense Acquisition Guidebook (DAG) are conducted by military and civilian personnel in all DoD acquisition workforce career fields. USD(AT&L) created the International Acquisition Career Path (IACP) in 2007 to provide education and training to the acquisition workforce as well as other DoD and industry personnel in this area. DAU’s Defense Systems Management College International Department (DSMC-I) is responsible for developing and delivering IACP resident and distance learning courses and continuous learning modules as well as providing IA&E knowledge sharing and mission assistance support to the DoD acquisition enterprise.
If you have an IA&E question or issue, please contact either Tom Noble, DAU DSMC International Department Chair or Frank Kenlon, DAU Professor of International Acquisition.