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Changes in Services Acquisition (SA) in Services Acquisition (SA)2018-11-16T12:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClass9A48D66C810E4D3A8E784576A0C2AC7A">The Services Acquisition Mall (SAM) has a new, updated look and home under This allows DAU to easily maintain SAM and introduces the ability for the workforce to participate by sharing documents and asking questions in the SA community. SAM continues to use the familiar, but updated mall organized by the 9 services portfolio groups linked to the ACE for Services community. Your feedback is appreciated; just click on “Contact” at the bottom of the SAM page.<br> <br> A familiar tool previously available only on SAM, the Acquisition Requirements Roadmap Tool (ARRT), is now available from the DAU tools catalog. You can now download the ARRT Suite immediately--no registration and no waiting for an email. You'll still need a valid DoD certificate to unpack ARRT from its cybersecurity wrapper. This is explained in the updated help guides for each of the tools in the ARRT Suite.<br> <br> Where can I find SAM and ARRT? will redirect in the short term to the new site as will the shortcut links <a href=""></a> (for SAM) and <a href=""></a> (for ARRT). From the website, navigate to the tools page and use Search to find SAM and ARRT. While there, look for the new SAW tool--it's cutting edge.<br> <br> Speaking of SAWs, DAU ended FY18 having completed 57 Services Acquisition Workshops (SAWs). DAU's need for certified SAW facilitators remains as demand (there are 20 SAWS already scheduled in FY19) frequently outstrips available faculty. One of the benefits of becoming a certified SAW facilitator is the satisfaction of helping the acquisition workforce while learning about new challenges as well as current services acquisitions that you can use in the classroom. <br> <br> SA online training is about to deploy CLM006, Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE) for Services Acquisition and a shortened ACQ 255, Services Acquisition Tools, online training. <br> <br> You're probably tracking the OSD organizational change of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) to Defense Pricing and Contracting. Services Acquisition moves to the newly created DASD for Acquisition Enablers under the ASD for Acquisition. The DPAP SA web site is still functioning, but will likely move soon as well.</div>string;#/training/career-development/program-management/blog/Changes-in-Services-Acquisition-(SA)
DAU Services Acquisition Workshop (SAW) Tool Services Acquisition Workshop (SAW) Tool2018-11-14T12:00:00Z Tool.JPG, Tool.JPG Tool.JPG<div class="ExternalClassC457414D095A458B87F33EAF9138E49B"><strong>Want to understand the requirements for Services Acquisition Workshops (SAWs)? Want to know what the 7-Step service acquisition process does? Do you need resources or training to support your services acquisition? Then download the DAU SAW Tool to help your team identify requirements, receive relevant training and acquire better services for our warfighters!<br> <br> You can find the tool on at: <a href="/tools/Lists/DAUTools/Attachments/322/SAW%20Tool%20Oct%2018%20v7.pdf"></a></strong><br></div>string;#/training/career-development/program-management/blog/DAU-Services-Acquisition-Workshop-(SAW)-Tool
Interactive DoD Adaptive Acquisition Framework Tool Deployed! DoD Adaptive Acquisition Framework Tool Deployed!2018-10-31T12:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClassEAADC54E813049DAB93BEFD315324059"><h3><span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);">DAU has just deployed a interactive DoD Adaptive Acquisition Framework (AAF) chart the provides links to the latest policy on multiple acquisition pathways to include:</span></h3> <ul> <li><span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);">Urgent Operational Needs</span></li> <li><span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);">Middle-Tier Acquisition (Rapid Prototyping/Fielding)</span></li> <li><span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);">Tailored traditional acquisition (DoDI 5000.02)</span></li> <li><span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);">Acquisition of Services (DoDI 5000.74)</span></li> <li><span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);">Defense Business Systems (DoDI 5000.75)</span></li> </ul> <span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);">A path selection flowchart is also linked to this AAF chart to help you in determining which path to pursue!<br> Thanks to DAU’s Professor Matt Ambrose and Mr. Joshua Flores for developing and making this tool available to all interested personnel.<br> <br> The AAF Chart is available now at:</span><br> <a href="/tools/t/Interactive-Adaptive-Acquisition-Framework-Tool"><span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);"></span></a><span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);"> <br> <br> Please access this tool at your earliest opportunity and feel free to send me feedback at:</span><br> <a><span style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0);"><u></u></span></a><br></div>string;#/training/career-development/program-management/blog/Interactive-DoD-Adaptive-Acquisition-Framework-Tool-Deployed!-
Need to Consider Satellite Storage Early in Acquisition Process to Consider Satellite Storage Early in Acquisition Process2018-10-30T16:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClass13576C9A4ED74B3698EB7351872EA2D9"><div>GAO did a <a href="">study</a> that found DoD programs spent $130M for storage over the last 5 years and are expected to spend $206M over next 5 years. The space acquisition approach for many programs has assumed satellites are immediately launched after production, but some on-orbit satellites are lasting much longer than expected and there are increased use of block buys. The findings indicate that a strategy for satellite storage must be essential consideration early in the life cycle and not as an afterthought. Some programs have negotiated storage as part of a block buy and others as the need arises. Programs also need to decide whether to store satellites on the ground or on-orbit. <a href="/tools/dag/Pages/DAG-Page-Viewer.aspx?source=">DAG Chapter 4-4.5 Space Systems</a> has been updated to provide guidance.</div></div>string;#/training/career-development/program-management/blog/Need-to-Consider-Satellite-Storage-Early-in-Acquisition-Process