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COURSES (CONTINUED):

COMMODITY COMMAND STANDARD SYSTEM (CCSS) EXECUTIVE

COMMODITY COMMAND STANDARD SYSTEM (CCSS) FUNCTIONAL COURSE

CONTRACT PROPERTY DISPOSITION COURSE

CONTRACTING FUNDAMENTALS COURSE

CONTRACTING OFFICER'S REPRESENTATIVE COURSE

COST ACCOUNTING STANDARDS WORKSHOP

COST ESTIMATING FOR ENGINEERS

COST/RISK ANALYSIS COURSE

DAISY FOR MANAGERS COURSE

DATABASE 1383 TRAINING COURSE

DECISION ANALYSIS FOR LOGISTICIANS COURSE

DECISION RISK ANALYSIS

DEFENSE ADVANCED PRESERVATION AND PACKING COURSE

DEFENSE BASIC PRESERVATION AND PACKING COURSE

DEFENSE DEMILITARIZATION PROGRAM COURSE

DEFENSE DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT COURSE

**COURSE DESCRIPTIONS, CONTINUED**

SECTION A

U.S. ARMY LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT CENTER

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS CONTINUED

Course Title: COMMODITY COMMAND STANDARD SYSTEM (CCSS) EXECUTIVE COURSE
ALMC-3K
Location: ALMC, Fort Lee, VA 23801-6041
Length: 8 Hours, Onsite, as requested

PURPOSE AND SCOPE: This course is an 8-hour summary of the CCSS Functional Course stressing the managerial aspects of CCSS.

PREREQUISITES: This course is designed for field grade officers or above and GS-13 or above.

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Course Title: COMMODITY COMMAND STANDARD SYSTEM (CCSS) FUNCTIONAL COURSE
ALMC-IF
Location: ALMC, Fort Lee, VA 23801-6041
Length: 1 Week, 4 Days (Correspondence - 72 hours)

PURPOSE AND SCOPE: This course concentrates on the functions included in the CCSS. It introduces the student to the major functions performed at each MSC, why it is important, and how functions interrelate. The material stresses the interfaces among function areas and with other logistics systems. It also defines major functional duties and responsibilities, and identifies the type of data stored and manipulated by CCSS including key reports and outputs.

PREREQUISITES: Military and civilian nominees from AMC subordinate installations, depots, and activities which use or interact with the Commodity Command Standard System. Military should be in, or on orders to, a position requiring knowledge of the wholesale supply system. Civilians should be WG or GS grade personnel assigned to or anticipating assignment within a logistics management field requiring knowledge of the automated data processing system that supports all functional areas of operation at the major subordinate commands (MSC) that operate as an inventory control point. The functional areas are cataloging, provisioning, supply management stock control, financial management, procurement and production, international logistics, and maintenance. Interns assigned to MSCs regardless of career field may enroll. Interns enrolling in the correspondence mode should write "intern" on the application.

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Course Title: CONTRACT PROPERTY DISPOSITION COURSE
IND-102 (DAU)
(Formerly, Defense Contract Property Disposition Course ALMC-TY)
Location: ALMC, Fort Lee, VA 23801-6041
Length: 1 Week

PURPOSE AND SCOPE: Contract Property Disposition is designed to enhance the skills of Government personnel performing contract property disposition functions. Participants analyze the responsibilities of plant clearance and property administration officers and their relationships with contractors and contractor employees engaged in the disposition of Government furnished property in support of defense contracts. Contract property disposition, regulations and guidance contained in the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and implementing DoD regulations and ethical principles are explained and discussed.

PREREQUISITES: Course is intended for civilians GS 5-7, military 01-04, and enlisted E4-E7 primarily within the property management series.

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Course Title: CONTRACTING FUNDAMENTALS COURSE
CON 101 (DAU)
(Formerly, Management of Defense Acquisition Contracts (Basic)
8D-4320)
Location: ALMC, Fort Lee, VA 23801-6041
Length: 4 Weeks

PURPOSE AND SCOPE: Contracting Fundamentals is a general survey course in contracting basics for personnel just entering, or with at least one year of practical experience, in the field of contracting. Its broad scope covers contracting procedures as prescribed by the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), statutes, ethics policies, and other pertinent authorities that govern DoD contracting operations.

PREREQUISITES: This course is recommended for civilians GS 5-7 and military 01-03 whose primary duties are contracting, property management, manufacturing and/or production, and industrial specialists.

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Course Title: CONTRACTING OFFICER'S REPRESENTATIVE COURSE
ALMC-CL
Location: ALMC, Fort Lee, VA 23801-6041
Length: 1 Week

PURPOSE AND SCOPE: This course provides the student with an over- view of the acquisition process and the relationship of the most common Fixed Price and Cost Reimbursement contracts to their positions as CORs. Specific emphasis is placed on the interaction between the person performing contract monitoring for the Government and the contracting officer and the contractor. The course is designed to improve the job performance of personnel outside the contracting career field in their application of the contract terms and specifications. Primary emphasis is placed on service and construction contract monitoring; however, other types of acquisition situations will be addressed. Situational analysis and problem solving through group discussions and interaction is an integral part of this course.

PREREQUISITES: This course is designed for commissioned officers, senior NCO's, and civilian personnel who have an actual or anticipated assignment as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), Quality Assurance Evaluator (QAE) or Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR). Nominees are expected to be experienced and technically competent in their functional areas. Emphasis will be on improving the working relationship between the nominated and both Government and contractor personnel during their surveillance monitoring of DoD contracts. Personnel below the grade of E-7/GS-7 who possess all other prerequisites must submit a request for waiver to be considered on a case-by-case basis. This course is not open to personnel in the GS-1102 job series, FA 97 or equivalent acquisition personnel.

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Course Title: COST ACCOUNTING STANDARDS WORKSHOP
CON 233 (DAU)
(Formerly, Defense Cost Accounting Standards Workshop ALMC-CE)
Location: ALMC, Fort Lee, VA 23801-6041
Length: 2 Weeks

PURPOSE AND SCOPE: This workshop provides detailed, hands-on instruction in the various aspects of Public Law (PL) 100-679 to include the rules and regulations of the Cost Accounting Standards Board, the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and the disclosure statement. In a workshop environment, students solve problems and gain a working familiarity with DoD policy relative to the implementation of CAS requirements, administration, and contract adjustments for new standards; noncompliances and interest assessments; voluntary changes; and ethics.

PREREQUISITES: Civilians GS-9 and above assigned to a CAS team. Contracting personnel should successfully complete the CON 101 and CON 104 courses.

NOTE: This will be a DAU assignment specific course in FY 95.

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Course Title: COST ESTIMATING FOR ENGINEERS
ALMC-CC
Location: ALMC, Fort Lee, VA 23801-6041
Length: 2 Weeks

PURPOSE AND SCOPE: This course provides an overview into those qualitative and quantitative techniques used in weapon systems cost estimating and analysis with concentration on the use of parametric statistics. Methods of developing cost estimates, as well as procedures for evaluating uncertainties in the cost estimates, are discussed. The group workshop method of instruction ties together the ideas presented and places the students in active roles comparable to those found in their work assignments. This is a graded course with student grades based on 2 in-class tests and 3 group workshops. Topics covered include statistics and regression analysis, economic analysis, learning curve theory, inflation, software cost estimating, introduction to cost analysis, validation, uncertainty analysis, economic analysis for automated information systems, and data collection and exploratory data analysis.

PREREQUISITES: Nominees must be commissioned officers or DoD civilian personnel with career or career-conditional status. In addition, all nominees must have a college degree in engineering or one of the physical sciences. Officers, NCOs, and civilian personnel who do not meet the above prerequisites may be granted a waiver on the basis of demonstrated mathematics proficiency through experience or education. Prior exposure to statistical methods is required. This course requires the availability and use of IBM compatible personal computers in the classroom. Students should bring scientific calculators with at least a universal power function and logarithms (base e).

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Course Title: COST/RISK ANALYSIS COURSE
BCE 206 (DAU)
Location: ALMC, Fort Lee, VA 23801-6041
Length: 4 1/2 Days

PURPOSE AND SCOPE: The Cost/Risk Analysis course prepares cost analysts to perform analyses describing cost risks associated with weapon system development. Basic probability, Monte Carlo simulation, and qualitative risk analysis are covered. Small group work-shops reinforce techniques taught.

PREREQUISITES: Recommended for civilians GS-9 and above, and military 03 and above who prepare reviews, or use life cycle cost estimates. Successful completion of ACQ 101 and ACQ 201.

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Course Title: DAISY FOR MANAGERS COURSE
ALMC-DV
Location: ALMC, Fort Lee, VA 23801-6041
Length: 1 Week

PURPOSE AND SCOPE: This course is designed to teach current defense disposal operating procedures for the computer-controlled property accounting system. The accounting system provides auditable visibility of all excess and surplus property received into the accountable records of the DRMO. The course provides instruction to include primary report extracts, report interpre- tation, report design, effective research through the use of available DAISY products, and managing workload based on available accounting data.

PREREQUISITES: Rank/grade, military personnel - none. Civilian nominees to this course should be in an assigned position in which intensive training and knowledge of the DAISY is necessary to perform their job duties. Primary audience should be DRMO chiefs (Types I and II), other DRMO employees in managerial or supervisory positions. The secondary audience should be Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service, Deputy Commander East/West (DRMS-DE/DW), the National Sales Office (NSO), Accountable Property Officers/Systems monitors, or HQ DRMS employees who have a need to become familiar with DAISY for use in managing a DRMO.

Nominees should be high school graduates. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) assigned personnel must have completed either the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Operations Course-Basic (formerly the Defense Property Disposal Operation Course) or the Defense Reutilization and Marketing System: An Introduction (correspondence course).

Waivers will be considered on an individual basis. Requests for waivers require endorsement by the nominee's appropriate commander and approval by DRMS (for those assigned to the command) prior to submissions to the U.S. Army Logistics Management College (ALMC).

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Course Title: DATABASE 1383 TRAINING COURSE
ALMC-DE
Location: ALMC, Fort Lee, VA 23801-6041
Length: 2 Days

PURPOSE AND SCOPE: The curriculum includes in-depth discussion on policy and guidance for identifying U.S. Army Environmental Program requirements. Extensive hands-on computer work is generated so the students learn the in-depth fundamentals of the DB 1383 software that is used to generate the DB 1383 report that flows from the installation to MACOM, to HQDA (Army Environmental Center), to Administrator EPA, to the Director, OMB. The DB 1383 training has become the centerpiece for planning and executing the Army's Environmental Program. The reports required by EPA and OMB are automatically generated from this database.

PREREQUISITES: This course is intended for personnel from installation/major command/environmental staff/resource management offices that use, provide input to, or manage the use of the DB 1383 system at their activity.

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Course Title: DECISION ANALYSIS FOR LOGISTICIANS COURSE
ALMC-DC
Location: ALMC, Fort Lee, VA 23801-6041
Length: 2 Weeks

PURPOSE AND SCOPE: This course introduces the concepts, analytical techniques, and applications of decision analysis as applied to logistics problems. Topics covered include basic managerial statistics, data collection and analysis, decision analysis, forecasting, inventory control, network analysis, and multiple-attribute decisionmaking. The topics covered are tied together using workshops and cases that include real-world logistics problems.

PREREQUISITES: Nominees must be assigned to positions in wholesale logistics. Nominees should be able to solve problems using basic algebra. A familiarity with basic probability and statistics is helpful but not required. This course is required for DLA employees in Federal job series 2003 (Supply System Analyst) and 2010 (Item Manager).

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Course Title: DECISION RISK ANALYSIS
ALMC-DA
Location: ALMC, Fort Lee, VA 23801-6041
Length: 2 Weeks

PURPOSE AND SCOPE: This course provides the theory and application of qualitative and quantitative methodology, which can be used in conducting a risk assessment, risk management planning, risk analysis, or decision risk analysis. Subjects include an analytical techniques clinic, decision analysis, subjective estimation, network techniques, multiple attribute decision making, and computer-based simulation, using the Venture Evaluation Review Technique (VERT). The course emphasizes actual case studies. Students must pass an individual test and contribute to group written and oral reports for several workshops.

PREREQUISITES: Nominees must be commissioned officers or civilian personnel with career or career-conditional status. Familiarity with basic statistics is required. Nominees should have assignments in research and development, product/project management, plans and analysis, systems analysis, or an equivalent technical field. Individuals who do not meet the above prerequisites may be granted a waiver on the basis of assigned responsibility as quotas are available. Students should bring a four-function (+,-,*,/) calculator for use during class exercises, tests, and graded workshops.

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Course Title: DEFENSE ADVANCED PRESERVATION AND PACKING COURSE
8B-F3
Location: ALMC, Fort Lee, Virginia 23801-6041
Length: 4 1/2 Days

PURPOSE AND SCOPE: Three instructional approaches underscore the course. One provides a core curriculum of subjects of current interest to packaging personnel in the Government and industry, such as policy, packaging protection against electrical forces (ESD), packaging discrepancies, disposability, performance-based packaging, the Hazardous Materials Information System, the Container Design Retrieval System, and the DoD Packaging Data System (MIL-STD-2073). A second utilizes case studies and a panel discussion to debate problems and broad issues such as packaging simplifications, commercial versus military packaging, and performance versus design packaging. This area in particular encourages extensive student discussion. A third approach involves guest lecturers from Government and the private sector to unfold new products and equipment, procedures, and applications in packaging.

PREREQUISITES: Nominees for this course must have successfully completed the Defense Preservation and Intermediate Protection, 8B-F1(JT)/822-F1(JT), and the Defense Packing and Unitization, 8B- F2(JT)/822-F2(JT), at least 2 years prior to the starting date of this course or have had practical experience equivalent to the scope of instruction contained in those courses. Nominees should have at least 1 year of service remaining after completion of the course. This course is designed for military and civilian personnel of the DoD and other Government activities, and contractor personnel who have a packaging contract with a military service or are suppliers of packaging materials to the service or have declared an intent to bid on a military contract. This course also fulfills the recertification requirement for Accredited Off-Campus Instruction (AOCI).

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Course Title: DEFENSE BASIC PRESERVATION AND PACKING COURSE
822-F13
Location: ALMC, Fort Lee, Virginia 23801-6041
Length: 9 1/2 Days (Correspondence: 48 Hours)

PURPOSE AND SCOPE: This course encompasses only the most predominantly used processes, methods, procedures, and containers used in the field of preservation and packing at DoD installations. This course consists of an introduction to preservation; corrosion control; cleaning and drying; electrostatic discharge control; preservation materials and equipment; preservatives; cushioning, blocking, and bracing; preservation methods; miscellaneous packaging requirements; introduction to packing; fiberboard boxes; triple wall corrugated fiberboard boxes; wooden boxes; crates; miscellaneous containers and fast-packs; weatherproofing the pack; cargo unitization; marking and labeling; hazardous materials; packing for parcel post; industrial packaging; and preservation and packing for shipment. Methods of instruction include an emphasis on hands-on practical exercises in addition to conference and demonstrations. SAFETY/WORKSHOES REQUIRED.

PREREQUISITES: This course is designed for operational enlisted and civilian personnel who have assignments at an entry or basic level in preservation and packing operations, transportation, parcel post, pre-pack, pre-issue, storage, maintenance, and supply. The course is required for Marine Corps MOS 3052 Preservation, Packaging and Packing Technician, or marines who have not completed SMPT-1(MC). All nominees must possess the ability to read and comprehend the content of the course. Enlisted personnel should have nine months or more of active or reserve component service remaining after completion of the course. This course is not designed for students who have successfully completed 8B-F1(JT) and 8B-F2(JT). SAFETY/WORKSHOES REQUIRED.

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Course Title: DEFENSE DEMILITARIZATION PROGRAM COURSE
ALMC-BD
Location: ALMC, Fort Lee, Virginia 23801-6041
Length: 1 Week

PURPOSE AND SCOPE: This course covers demilitarization (DEMIL) program administration and responsibilities, DEMIL code determination and assignment, processing and property management of DEMIL- required items at the DRMO, DEMIL code challenge program, and Security Trade Controls.

PREREQUISITES: This course is directed towards personnel in positions responsible for determination, assignment, and review of demilitarization codes or responsible for demilitarization program administration and management.

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Course Title: DEFENSE DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT COURSE
8B-F10
Location: ALMC, Fort Lee, Virginia 23801-6041
Length: 4 Weeks (Correspondence: 158 Hours)

PURPOSE AND SCOPE: The management and operations of the defense distribution system are studied with particular emphasis given to the major depot functions of receiving, storing, packaging, physical inventory, issuing, transportation, resource management and controlling of materiel. The association of these functions to other logistic functions is studied in order to understand their inter-relationships.

PREREQUISITES: Commissioned officers and warrant officers having 2 years' active duty remaining after course completion who are in, or on orders to, a position requiring knowledge of distribution management responsibilities. Enlisted personnel pursuing a related OPMS program and members of the NCO Logistics Program are also eligible. Civilians must be either GS or wage grade personnel assigned in or anticipating assignment within the logistic management field requiring a knowledge of wholesale distribution management and/or having supervisory responsibility. Management trainees/interns should anticipate having 1 year of Government service remaining after training program. This course is applicable to interns assigned to depots regardless of career program. Other personnel will be considered on a waiver basis.

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