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DEFM311 - Program and Acquisition Management II

Course Details

Course Code: DEFM311 Course ID: 3448 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course of instruction addresses the DOD acquisition process once the government has decided that it must seek the enormous resources of the private industry. The scope of this course specifically addresses the formal process by which the DOD requests (or solicits) industry to respond to their needs and requirements. The course also outlines the evaluation process and evaluation criteria used by the government to evaluate and select the winning proposal. The course will review the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and the Defense Federal Acquisition Supplements (DFARS). Additionally the course will review the current policy in the DOD to outsource to the private sector (non-DOD sources) the tasks and functions previously performed by in-house government workforce. (Prerequisite: DEFM310)


Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
08/31/21 - 02/04/22 02/07/22 - 04/03/22 Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/21 - 03/04/22 03/07/22 - 05/01/22 Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session
10/26/21 - 04/01/22 04/04/22 - 05/29/22 Spring 2022 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (LO):

LO-1 Describe the responsibilities of the contracting officer

LO-2 Describe the basics of government contracts

LO-3 Explain the contracting cycle

LO-4 Explain how procurement fraud and ethics plays a pivotal role within the contracting community

LO-5 Define the roles and responsibilities of the Executive Branch, Congress, and Defense Industry in defense contracting, acquisition, and management

LO-6 Describe the fundamentals of each of the Executive Branch, Congress, and Defense Industry in defense contracting, acquisition, and management

NameGrade %
Forums 40.00 %
Forum 1 5.00 %
Forum 2 5.00 %
Forum 3 5.00 %
Forum 4 5.00 %
Forum 5 5.00 %
Forum 6 5.00 %
Forum 7 5.00 %
Forum 8 5.00 %
Abstracts 30.00 %
First - One Page Article Abstract 10.00 %
Second - One Page Article Abstract 10.00 %
Third - One Page Article Abstract 10.00 %
Week 8 Project 30.00 %
Week 8 Final Project 30.00 %


In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Website URL/Address

The OWL at Purdue

APA Style Homepage

Book Title:Introduction to Defense Acquisition Management, August 2010 - link provided inside the classroom
Publication Info:United States Government Printing Office
Unit Cost:$11.68

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.