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First quarterly focus week begins Jan. 27

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – The first Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Focus Week of 2020 will take place Jan. 27 to 31.

As with previous sessions, some courses are offered through distance learning while others will be offered locally. There is training geared toward specific career fields, such as engineering or logistics, and other more general training.

And while registration is still via the AcqNow site at https://acqnow.atrrs.army.mil, note that there have been significant changes to the site.

Upon signing in, the site user should go to the “My Career” section, look for “Training Events” and “Search for CL Events.” Once there, he or she should scroll down until “AFLCMC Focus Week Event Catalog” appears and then view the catalog.

One of the distance learning courses offered this session is “Reconciliation Bump Tool (New Version 4).” The class will demonstrate how to gain access to the tool, how to populate the tool and how to read and use the results. Organizers recommend this class for all foreign military sales employees; case managers, command country managers, line managers and FMS financial managers.

Another course offered through distance learning is “Work Life Balance,” which is a two-hour workshop which will address how to strive for work life balance through student and professor discussion.

Local courses here encompass a variety of areas. “ACE101” will provide an overview of the services provided by the Acquisition Center of Excellence and teach the attendees how to request support. “Threats to Contracting” is a briefing on resources available to identify foreign threats to the contracting process and assess foreign influence in the supply chain.

A number of classes addressing various topics relating to the Comprehensive Cost and Requirement System, or CCaR, will also be held at Hanscom, including “Should Cost Tool,” “Program Management (PM) Module” and “Hands-On Recon Assistance Workshop.” For the “Hands-On” workshop, subject matter experts will be available to assist attendees in reconciling problem transactions and answering questions to aid in performing future reconciliation issues. However, they note attendees must have unreconciled transactions or recon issues to work on.

Personnel with Air Force network access can view a complete schedule here. However, to complete registration attendees must use the AcqNow site.

AFLCMC Focus Week is set aside quarterly to accomplish mandatory and discretionary leadership and acquisition training. For many courses, attendees can earn continuous learning points.

For additional information, contact the AFLCMC Focus Week point of contact, Jason Sibrel, at jason.sibrel@us.af.mil.