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Ethical Standards and Ethics Sentinels Standards and Ethics Sentinels2018-09-17T16:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClassDF9D925177194B4896DFEE96823315CE">On August 4, 2017, Secretary of Defense Mattis issued a memorandum for all Department of Defense employees entitled “Ethical Standards for All Hands”. It read:<br> <br> <em>“Those entrusted by our nation with carrying out violence, those entrusted with the lives of ow· troops, and those entrusted with enormous sums of taxpayer money must set an honorable example in all we do.</em><br> <br> <em>I expect every member of the Department to play the ethical midfield. I need you to be aggressive and show initiative without running the ethical sidelines, where even one misstep will have you out of bounds. I want our focus to be on the essence of ethical conduct: doing what is right at all times, regardless of the circumstances or whether anyone is watching.</em><br> <br> <em>To ensure each of us is ready to do what is right, without hesitation, when ethical dilemmas arise, we must train and prepare ourselves and our subordinates. Our prior reflection and our choice to live by an ethical code will reinforce what we stand for, so we remain morally strong especially in the face of adversity.</em><br> <br> <em>Through our example and through coaching of all hands, we will ensure ethical standards are maintained. Never forget our willingness to take the Oath of Office and to accept the associated responsibilities means that even citizens who have never met us trust us to do the right thing, never abusing our position nor looking the other way when we see something wrong.</em><br> <br> <em>I am proud to serve alongside you.”</em><br> <br> In case you had not yet seen it, Secretary Mattis signed out another memorandum on the subject late last week to all DOD personnel entitled “Ethics Sentinels”. It reads:<br> <br> <em>“Those of us privileged to serve our Nation, in and out of uniform, in the DoD must be the epitome of American values and ethics. No matter our rank or position, we must be coequal in our devotion to defending our Nation with the highest degree of honor in all we do.</em><br> <br> <em>Ethics transcends our three lines of effort. Admired leaders who coach and inspire self-disciplined teams strengthen readiness and lethality. Trust is the foundation of attracting and strengthening alliances and the confidence of the American people. When implementing business reforms, remember that accountability matters.</em><br> <br> <em>The "Ethical Standards for All Hands" I issued last year is enduring guidance. I expect all of us to be ethics sentinels, ensuring we uphold not just minimum legal standards, but the highest degree of honor our Nation and our military are known for around the world. Execute with aggressive initiative while operating in the ethical midfield.</em><br> <br> <em>We must all set the example, rejecting any sense of personal entitlement to privilege or benefit, never abusing our position or looking the other way when something is wrong. I have high expectations of you, and I am confident you will deliver. I am proud to serve alongside each and every one of you who maintain the Nation's trust.</em><br> <br> <em>Stay Alert, Stay the Course…”</em><br> .<br> It goes without saying ethical behavior and <a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Core-Values">core values</a> go hand-in-hand. They serve as the bedrock of service to our nation.</div>string;#/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Ethical-Standards-and-Ethics-Sentinels
Space Acquisition Returns to DAU Blogosphere Acquisition Returns to DAU Blogosphere2018-09-14T16:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClass642721E17380475B81B42EB77E065233">A hearty welcome back to the DAU Blogosphere to colleague Steve Skotte, space acquisition faculty subject matter expert from our DAU West Region campus. As one of the university’s most prolific faculty bloggers prior to last year’s DAU website migration, the first of his new posts yesterday is entitled <a href="/training/career-development/program-management/blog/Final-Space-Report-To-Congress">Final Space Report to Congress</a>. Steve’s future space-related blogs will be available on our DAU <a href="/training/career-development/program-management/blog/">Program Management Functional Gateway</a>. <h5><em>Photo: NASA</em></h5></div>string;#/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Space-Acquisition-Returns-to-DAU-Blogosphere-
DAU LOG Blog Greatest Hits LOG Blog Greatest Hits2018-09-13T16:00:00Z and Weapon Systems/2017-03-15_11-36-39.jpg, and Weapon Systems/2017-03-15_11-36-39.jpg and Weapon Systems/2017-03-15_11-36-39.jpg<div class="ExternalClassA6E63445FEEC4ED8A9A4F246BF6523E6">With more than 1,300 posts since this <a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog">DAU LOG Blog</a> went live back in late 2009, I’m occasionally asked what are some of my personal favorites as well as some of the most popular topics.<br> <br> Tough call with so many to choose from, but after a bit of digging, a few of the most popular: <ul> <li><a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/The-Future-is-Upon-Us">The Future is Upon Us</a> (7 Jun 2018)</li> <li><a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Tips-for-Writing-a-Winning-Award-Nomination-Package">Tips for Writing a Winning Award Nomination Package</a> (2 Nov 2017)</li> <li><a href="file:///C:/training/career-development/logistics/blog/The-Basics-of-Product-Support">The Basics of Product Support</a> (25 Apr 2016)</li> <li><a href="file:///C:/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Do-You-Know-Your-Integrated-Product-Support-(IPS)-Elements">Do You Know Your Integrated Product Support (IPS) Elements</a>? (31 Aug 2012)</li> <li><a href="file:///C:/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Foundational-Tenets-of-Long-Term-Product-Support-and-Sustainment">Foundational Tenets of Long-Term Product Support and Sustainment</a> (13 July 2012)</li> <li><a href="file:///C:/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Foundational-Skills">Foundational Skills</a> (7 Sep 2011)</li> <li><a href="file:///C:/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Leadership,-Innovation,-Initiative,-and-Creative-Solutions">Leadership, Innovation, Initiative, and Creative Solutions</a> (12 May 2011)</li> </ul> <br> Along with a few of my personal favorites: <ul> <li><a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/What-Follows-1,000">What Follows 1,000?</a> (9 Dec 2016)</li> <li><a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Making-a-Difference-Each-and-Every-Day">Making a Difference Each and Every Day</a> (25 Feb 2016)</li> <li><a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Core-Values">Core Values</a> (9 June 2011)</li> <li><a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Memorial-Day-2011">Memorial Day 2011</a> (24 May 2011)</li> <li><a href="/training/career-development/logistics/blog/Thanks-for-the-Memories,-Fort-Monmouth">Thanks for the Memories, Fort Monmouth</a> (20 Aug 2010)</li> </ul> <br> As an aside, two of these posts have been subsequently repurposed as published articles: <ul> <li>“Foundational Tenets of Long-Term Product Support and Sustainment” blog post formed the basis of a November-December 2016 Defense AT&L Magazine article entitled “<a href="/library/defense-atl/DATLFiles/Nov-Dec2016/Kobren.pdf">Foundational Principles for a Successful Life Cycle Product Support Strategy</a>”</li> <li>“Memorial Day 2011” blog post became the foundation of an article entitled “<a href="/library/defense-atl/">A Reminder of Why We Do What We Do</a>” commemorating the 100<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War and which is slated to be published in the upcoming November-December 2018 issue of Defense Acquisition magazine</li> </ul> <br> At the end of the day, I hope you enjoy reading these blog posts as much as I enjoy writing them for you. Let me know what you think, and how we can make future posts even more relevant and useful.</div>string;#/training/career-development/logistics/blog/DAU-LOG-Blog-Greatest-Hits
DAU Prepares to Deploy New Learning Management System Prepares to Deploy New Learning Management System2018-09-13T16:00:00Z Images/DAU_Locations Headquarters_20170104.jpg, Images/DAU_Locations Headquarters_20170104.jpg Images/DAU_Locations Headquarters_20170104.jpg<div class="ExternalClassD4537C24FAAA4BDC95E3F3C1594D8E5E">For those of you who may not have already heard, DAU is preparing to go live with our new Virtual Campus using Cornerstone On Demand (CSOD) learning management system (LMS). Replacing the venerable ATLAS Pro learning management system, the new CSOD system is scheduled to go live on or about September 24, 2018.<br> <br> Before this happens, wanted to share some helpful resources and provide some additional information:<br> <br> Recommend starting with an detailed DAU News article entitled “<a href="/News/New-Virtual-Campus-Coming-Soon-">New Virtual Camps Coming Soon</a>”. In addition to providing details about the new capabilities and business process rules that accompany CSOD, the article also provides an extensive list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and an excellent <a href="">overview video</a>.<br> <br> A few frequently asked questions include: <ul> <li><em>How do I access the existing virtual campus and the new campus?</em> You will have access to training in both systems through the transition: <ul style="list-style-type:circle;"> <li>Existing training (and registrations through September 23, 2018) - <a href=""></a></li> <li>New DAU Virtual Campus – link available September 24, 2018. All students will be directed to the new campus for new online training registrations.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> <li><em>What happens to my training already in progress? </em>You may continue to access and complete training already begun in the existing DAU virtual campus with the existing student policies and timelines (i.e. 60 days with normal extensions). We highly recommend finishing your current courses quickly to avoid accessing two different systems. All prior training materials and records will be accessible to you in the new system and on your official transcript.</li> </ul> <ul> <li><em>Do I register for classroom training in the new campus? </em>No, you will continue to register for all classroom training in your respective registration system (e.g. ACQNOW, AITAS, Navy eDACM, 4th Estate DATMS, FAITAS, INDTAS, etc.) Link: <a href="/training/p/apply-for-a-course"></a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><em>Is there an orientation to help me find my way around the new campus? </em>Yes. You are required to take an online orientation in the new system prior to beginning any new training. This provides an overview of the updated student policies and familiarizes you with changes on accessing training and seeking expert support. We’ve also prepared a student guide and task aid to provide step-by-step guidance on conducting key tasks.</li> </ul> <ul> <li><em>Will terminology be changing</em>? Yes. What had been previously denoted as DAU classroom/resident training will now be referred to as Instructor Led Training (ILT), while web-based/distance learning courses and continuous learning modules will be referred to as Online Training (OLT).</li> </ul> <ul> <li><em>Who do I contact if I have questions? </em>For questions or problems with online training, please contact the DAU Help Desk for assistance. Email: | Phone: 703-805-3459 | 866-568-6924 | DSN: 655-3459; Option 1 Customer Support Resources: <a href="/helpdesk"></a></li> </ul></div>string;#/training/career-development/logistics/blog/DAU-Prepares-to-Deploy-New-Learning-Management-System