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DAU-South Acquisition Update - February 21, 2019

Session Topics and Descriptions

 

Session 1: 8:00 - 9:30 am (CENTRAL)

Session Title

Description

WebEx

Tract

1.1: Adaptive Acquisition as a Philosophy

Adaptive Acquisition - what exactly is it and how can I apply it? Participate in a facilitated discussion on Agile as a process and the philosophy behind it in order to understand how and where best we can use it in our programs. Understand how Agile as a philosophy may be one of the keys in order to truly transform the way we do business to meet Middle-Tier Acquisition policy, better implement Other Transaction Authority (OTAs), and leverage other trending best practices.

Yes

APM

1.2: Logistics Panel: How to Make Agile & Sustainment Work Together - A Multi-Service Perspective - Part A

(One 3 hour session broken into two 1.5 hr sessions. If you select A also select B.)

Joint panel that will discuss how each of the services are currently addressing sustainment activities within rapid acquisition and agile efforts. The discussions will address lessons and pitfalls observed in managing technical aspects, funding, risk, and government-contractor integration when operating in a rapid acquisition effort. Also, this panel will discuss the process to identify key decision points and how to avoid omitting critical acquisition steps, technical and support assessments, to ensure the warfighter gets high-performing weapon systems that are suitable, reliable, supportable, and affordable.

Yes

LOG

1.3: Contracting Panel: ACC Source Selection Support Centers of Excellence Overview and Initiatives

One of the most critical and complex aspects of the acquisition process is FAR Part 15 Competitive Source Selection. This session will provide an overview of the Army Contracting Command's (ACC) Source Selection Support Centers of Excellence (S3COEs) as an innovative, successful workforce initiative to support and develop individuals and teams in this core competency while reducing risk and increasing readiness. Program Advisors will present various practices that contribute to advancing the Commander's strategic priorities as a Learning Organization and strategic objectives of Army Readiness; Operationalized Contracting; Adaptable, Engaged and Ready Workforce; and Shaping Future Contracting Capabilities.

Yes

CON

1.4: The Customer's Voice: Achieving Better Results Through Questioning

An interactive session to discuss various tools to better develop the voice of your customer. Various techniques including the Dunning-Kruger effect, the Kano Model, Quality Function Deployment, Boyd's OODA Loop, Job Redesign and Organizational Climate Theory will be covered in this session.

Yes

CCM

1.5: DoD Acquisition of Cloud Computing

This session will address the latest policy, strategies, and guidance for acquiring Cloud Computing capabilities. It will include an introduction to the DoD Cloud Acquisition Guidebook and include discussions on critical aspects to include hidden costs, example contract language, ways to avoid vendor-lock in, and how to structure a Service Level Agreement (SLA).

Yes

SET

1.6: Cybersecurity - Agile/Develop Security Operations (DevSecOps)

The purpose and intent of DevSecOps is to build on the mindset that "everyone is responsible for security" with the goal of safely distributing security decisions at a speed and scale to those who hold the highest level of context without sacrificing the safety required.

Yes

CYBER

 

 

 

Session 2: 10:00 - 11:30 am (CENTRAL)

Session Title

Description

WebEx

Tract

2.1: Middle-Tier Acquisition

What is Middle-Tier Acquisition? How does it impact you and the way forward for acquisition? Come find out what the law says (NDAA Section 804), how it has been interpreted and any implementation guidance that currently applies. Early lessons learned and topics of interest for those seeking to know more about Middle Tier acquisition.

Yes

APM/SET

2.2: Logistics Panel: How to Make Agile & Sustainment Work Together - A Multi-Service Perspective - Part B

(One 3 hour session broken into two 1.5 hr sessions. If you select A also select B.)

Joint panel that will discuss how each of the services are currently addressing sustainment activities within rapid acquisition and agile efforts. The discussions will address lessons and pitfalls observed in managing technical aspects, funding, risk, and government-contractor integration when operating in a rapid acquisition effort. Also, this panel will discuss the process to identify key decision points and how to avoid omitting critical acquisition steps, technical and support assessments, to ensure the warfighter gets high-performing weapon systems that are suitable, reliable, supportable, and affordable.

Yes

LOG

2.3: Streamlining and Improving the Defense Acquisition Process: Section 809 Panel's Role in Changing the Game

Want to know DoD's latest initiatives to streamline and improve defense acquisitions? The Section 809 Panel, comprised of subject matter experts from all acquisition career fields, is responsible for leading the effort. The Panel's Chairman will present information on the Section 809 Panel, including its purpose, objectives, and ongoing initiatives. This session will benefit all acquisition members from all functional areas and industry partners supporting DoD acquisitions.

Yes

BCFM

2.4: Value Adjusted Total Evaluated Price (VATEP)

VATEP is a best-value trade-off method introduced in the 2016 DoD Source selection Procedures. We will walk through the VATEP process using a hands-on example to enhance participants' understanding.

Yes

CON

2.5: Delivering Capabilities from the Factory Floor to the Front Lines

Fulfilling our mission means the difference between victory and defeat. It's what inspired our motto - Optimus Obligare - which means Excellence is our Obligation. Excellence in the work we do. Excellence in the products we deliver.

 

As a DoD Combat Support Agency, DCMA ensures the integrity of the contracting process, and provides a broad range of contract- procurement management services for America's Warfighters. Our job is to get the very best for the very best. We make sure that only the absolute best equipment, supplies, support, and services are provided to the absolute best fighting force in the world to win our nations war - the U.S. military.

Yes

DCMA

2.6: DOD Weapon Systems Cybersecurity Posture

The Department of Defense (DOD) plans to spend about $1.66 trillion to develop its current portfolio of weapon systems. These weapons are essential to maintaining our nation's military superiority and for deterrence. It is important that they work when needed, yet cyber attacks have the potential to prevent them from doing so. Cyber attacks can target any weapon subsystem that is dependent on software, potentially leading to an inability to complete military missions or even loss of life. An attacker could potentially manipulate data in these systems, prevent components or systems from operating, or cause them to function in undesirable ways.

Yes

CYBER

 

Lunch Break: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm (CENTRAL)

 

 

Session 3: 1:00 - 2:30 pm (CENTRAL)

Session Title

Description

WebEx

Tract

3.1: International Acquisition & Exportability (IA&E) - Best Practices in a Changing World

Does your program or technology development have an international component? If not now, it probably will; and it will probably affect multiple functional areas of the Defense Acquisition System. Learn how to navigate the international terrain with the help of DAU faculty and other experts in the international acquisition arena. Participate in a discussion on the changing landscape, lessons learned, and best practices.

Yes

APM

3.2: BCEFM Panel: Earned Value Management (EVM) Policy Updates - Part A

(One 3 hour session broken into two 1.5 hr sessions. If you select A also select B.)

The two EVM sessions will benefit DoD acquisition workforce personnel across all career fields that utilize EVM to manage program cost, schedule, and performance. The sessions will also benefit other personnel, including industry partners, seeking basic EVM information and its application, and recent policy updates. The sessions will include panel-type information sharing of policies, past experiences, lessons learned, and best practices.

Yes

BCFM

3.3: Logistics Panel: How to Make Agile & Sustainment Work Together - An Industry Perspective

Industry will provide us perspective on how they are addressing sustainment activities within rapid acquisition and agile efforts. The panel will discuss the challenges experienced or expected with regard to technical risk, funding, and government-industry teaming. Also from an industry perspective, provide innovative ideas on what program offices can do to leverage technological advances and eliminate barriers to integration of those advances into working solutions.

Yes

LOG

3.4: Streamlining the Pre and Post Memorandum Writing Process

In order to be agile in the office place we must concentrate on first pass paperwork approval. Pre and Post Memorandum Writing is an interactive session for writing detailed pricing reports that will be approved upon first submission without rewrite. Topics covered include background information, proper formatting, and cost element analysis. In addition, a discussion will take place on the importance of documenting negotiated pricing agreements.

Yes

CON

3.5: DoD Agile Software Development

This session will address what DAU is doing about the FY19 NDAA Agile Acquisition Training and the current status. It will introduce what is agile and why it is important to the DoD. It will look at current trends in DoD with Agile. It will also look at challenges with contracting for Agile.

Yes

SET

3.6: Cybersecurity Strategy

The United States' strategic competitors are conducting cyber-enabled campaigns to erode U.S. military advantages, threaten our infrastructure, and reduce our economic prosperity. The Department must respond to these activities by exposing, disrupting, and degrading cyber activity threatening U.S. interests, strengthening the cybersecurity and resilience of key potential targets, and working closely with other departments and agencies, as well as with our allies and partners.

Yes

CYBER

 

 

Session 4: 3:00 - 4:30 pm (CENTRAL)

Session Title

Description

WebEx

Tract

4.1: Acquisition Online Resources & Tools

A 10-15 minute demonstration followed by 5 minutes of Q&A on the following online support systems:

a) Integrated Lifecycle Chart

b) Cybersecurity Acquisition Lifecycle Integration Tool (CALIT)

c) Service Acquisition Mall (SAM)/Automated Requirements Roadmap Tool (ARRT)

d) ASSIST Database - official source for specifications and standards used by DoD

No

APM

4.2: BCEFM Panel: Earned Value Management (EVM) Policy Updates - Part B

(One 3 hour session broken into two 1.5 hr sessions. If you select A also select B.)

The two EVM sessions will benefit DoD acquisition workforce personnel across all career fields that utilize EVM to manage program cost, schedule, and performance. The sessions will also benefit other personnel, including industry partners, seeking basic EVM information and its application, and recent policy updates. The sessions will include panel-type information sharing of policies, past experiences, lessons learned, and best practices.

Yes

BCFM

4.3: Sustainment in a Rapid Environment

A discussion of what sustainment activities one should focus on to meet future needs as we trim planning requirements to meet rapid timelines. The presentation will explain various approaches DOD has taken in the past to accelerate weapon system development and fielding. Discuss how to balance current and projected requirements with existing and expected technologies, while addressing critical reliability, supportability and sustainment factors. Explain what logisticians must do to leverage the sustainment strategies of previous accelerated acquisitions and provide credible, actionable solutions their program offices.

Yes

LOG

4.4: Expedited Contingency Contracting Officer Training in Support of the Warfighter

This session will develop the skills necessary to successfully expedite Operational Contracting Support to the Warfighter across a full spectrum of Military and Disaster Relief Operations. The session will also provide the latest information on Defense Logistics Agency's new portfolio of contingency contracting tools to include the newly developed Contingency Contracting Officer Simulation (CCO-S).

Yes

CON

4.5: Risk Management in a Changing DoD Acquisition World

The DoD Systems Acquisition world is undergoing significant changes due to new threats and the need for a rapid, more agile response to those threats. Among those changes are Cybersecurity, Middle Tier Acquisition, and the advent of Other Transactional Authority. This session will explore through presentation and discussion the impact of and response to these changes.

Yes

SET

4.6: Cloud Computing - Cyber Implications

Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.

Yes

CYBER