2021

New offerings from the 4th Estate Leadership & Talent Management program will be made available on the first business day of each month, beginning Thursday, 1 April. To view training event opportunities on that date, log into DATMS and navigate to My Career | Apply for Events.

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New Position Category Descriptions for Functional Areas in the new Back-to-Basics talent management framework have been released. Please note that these will not go into effect until the Back-to-Basics initiative is formally launched.

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The Director, Defense Procurement & Contracting released a memo on 17 February entitled "Restructuring of the Certification Program for the Contracting Functional Area," which outlines the history, framework and next steps underpinning the recent Contracting functional area restructuring related to Back-to-Basics.

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The "Back-to-Basics" DoD Contracting Competency Model Narrative document has been added to the Workforce Development page of the DPC website.

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Ms. Stacy Cummings, Performing the Duties of Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, issues "Back-to-Basics" memo approving initial phase functional area framework updates and planned next steps.

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The 4th Estate DACM's FY21 Leadership and Talent Management Portfolio was released today, offering a wide variety of opportunities for civilians to develop leadership, functional, and technical skills

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