DAU takes training to Naval reservists serving in acquisition-related billets.
Recently, a group of Naval reservists, including senior officers from the Naval Air Systems Command The Naval Air Systems Command, or NAVAIR, is the part of the United States Navy which provides materiel support for naval aircraft and airborne weapon systems, such as guided missiles. NAVAIR was established in 1966 as the successor to the Navy's Bureau of Naval Weapons (BuWeps). (NAVAIR NAVAIR Naval Air Systems Command ) Air Systems Program (ASP), attended a weeklong Defense Acquisition University (DAU DAU - /dow/ [German Fidonet] D"ummster Anzunehmender User. A German acronym for stupidest imaginable user. From the engineering-slang GAU for Gr"osster Anzunehmender Unfall (worst foreseeable accident), especially of a LNG tank farm plant or something with similarly disastrous ) intermediate systems acquisition course (ACQ-201B) at Naval Reserve A Naval Reserve is the reserve body of a nation's Navy, typically called-upon in times of conflict. Naval Reserves include;
The course is the second of three required to complete the academic portion of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act The Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) was signed into law in November 1990. It requires the Department of Defense to establish education and training standards, requirements, and courses for the civilian and military workforce. (DAWIA DAWIA Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act of 1990 ) Level II certification in Program Management. DAWIA Level II Certification is critical in certain Naval Reserve communities in order to attain and maintain job-related qualifications that mirror those of their active duty counterparts, most of whom are Level II or Level III certified.
The 650 Naval Reserve officer and enlisted men and women of the ASP train constantly to respond to evolving NAVAIR missions, enabling the organization to harvest tangible cost reductions for fleet recapitalization. Reserve participation in ACQ-201B further underscores NAVAIR's alignment with the Navy's larger transformation of the entire Naval Reserve force and the active Reserve integration plan. "This training will ensure that reservists are always working on Naval aviation enterprise priorities and allow our Naval reservists to become more capabilities-based and to measure themselves by our number fleet-driven metric--'aircraft ready for tasking at reduced cost,'" said Vice Adm. Walter Massenburg, commander, NAVAIR.
"As members of the Reserve component, our intent in the ASP for many years was to become interchangeable with the active component regarding skills, experience, and training to support NAVAIR in a time of crisis or war," said course attendee Rear Adm. Richard J. Wallace, who assumed duties as the new ASP director in June 2004.
For more information on the Air Systems Program, contact Lt. Mike Randazzo, ASP public affairs officer, at email@example.com.