Department of Defense Cyber Strategy (April 24, 2015)
The Department of Defense cyber strategy guides the development of DoD’s cyber forces and seeks to strengthen cyber defense and cyber deterrence posture. It focuses on building cyber capabilities and organizations for DoD’s three primary cyber missions. Learn more in the Defense.gov special report, The Department of Defense Cyber Strategy: http://www.defense.gov/cyberstrategy.
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Air Force Space Command 4-Star Highlights Priorities (April 21, 2015)
General John E. Hyten, commander of Air Force Space Command, also has the Air Force’s space acquisition organization (Space and Missile Systems Center—SMC) under his command. On April 14 at the 2015 Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, he identified several key actions to be taken to ensure U.S. strength in space for the future. He also discussed his command priorities, changes in store for space crews, and new initiatives to assure access to space. For the complete article, visit http://www.afspc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123445802&source=GovD.
Data Rights and Intellectual Property (April 15, 2015)
Better Buying Power 3.0’s overarching theme is Achieving Dominant Capabilities through Technical Excellence and Innovation. Its focus is strengthening our efforts in innovation and technical excellence while continuing the Department’s efforts to improve efficiency and productivity. Part of BBP 3.0 involves data rights and intellectual property in DoD contracts. Along these lines, DoD re-published a Data Rights brochure to reflect changes to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), updated DoD 5010.12M on Procedures for the Acquisition and Management of Technical Data, and developed an Intellectual Property Strategy Guidance brochure to support data rights planning. DAU’s ACQuipedia site has articles on both Data Rights and Intellectual Property for DoD’s acquisition workforce to familiarize themselves with these two current and important issues, currently being emphasized by the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall and his recent issuance of BBP 3.0.
Institute for Defense & Business – DAU Strategic Partner
Sustaining a weapon system over the course of its life time is often the greatest cost incurred by the U.S. Department of Defense during the normal acquisition process. The Life Cycle Executive Leadership Program (LCELP) developed by Defense Acquisition University’s partner, The Institute for Defense and Business (IDB), is a week-long, executive-level education program designed for those who want to learn about implementing, managing, or developing life cycle plans or policies in their organizations.
On April 17, Defense Acquisition University and the Rolls-Royce Corporation (RRC) officially entered into a formal partnership agreement.
In addition to classroom and online learning, DAU provides tools and guides to assist acquisition professionals in the day-to-day completion of projects and tasks. From the “Acquisition Requirements Roadmap Tool” to the “Life-Cycle Sustainment Plan Template,” these tools are there to help the acquisition workforce support the warfighter and better serve the public. Visit https://dap.dau.mil/smart/ for a complete list.
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You may know it better as 3-D printing, but additive manufacturing isn’t running out of “ink” in the near future. In conjunction with Deloitte University Press (a DAU strategic partner), the university announces the creation of a new reference website at https://acc.dau.mil/AM to act as a guide for the acquisition workforce on all topics related to this cutting-edge process.
Defense Acquisition University academic partner Capella University announces multiple scholarship opportunities for DAU students, active-duty service members, National Guard members, and civilian employees of the Department of Defense affiliated with DAU. Applicants are eligible for a $3,000 scholarship that may be applied to all undergraduate and graduate degree program enrollments from May through September. Application deadline for this term is September 14, 2015. Ensure you apply today. For more information, visit https://alliance.capella.edu/corporate/dau.html?revkey=132708.
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The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is sponsoring an offering of the Defense Systems Acquisition Management (DSAM) course Sept. 21–25, 2015, at the Hilton Providence in Providence, Rhode Island.