How Washington Works® – Navigating the DoD

The “How Washington Works® – Navigating the DoD” two-day training course will be conducted July 27-28, 2016, at WBB, Inc., in Reston, Va. Ever wondered how the Department of Defense (DoD) goes about buying something from start to finish? The How Washington Works® training course gives those who attend the understanding and insights into the processes that guide DoD actions and decisions for the future. The two-day course is a fast-paced overview of the three principal DoD decision-making support systems and how they are used by the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to provide an integrated approach to strategic planning, capabilities needs assessment, systems acquisition, and program and budget development. How Washington Works® is ideal for those who are new to or routinely do business with the DoD. Participants will be provided the fundamental concepts and background of the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS), Defense Acquisition System (DAS), and the Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) process. Participants will then review how the individual Services and USSOCOM implement the DoD processes through their requirements generation and justification, and PPBE organizations through their tailored internal processes and their current strategic resource priorities. The course is taught by a cadre of highly qualified and experienced instructors who have extensive prior government service (military and civilian) as well as continued expertise through ongoing consulting and technical services. For more information, contact L. Bleich at or 703-247-2588. Register online at