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Introduction to Contracting Conversations (UPDATED!)

Welcome to Contracting Conversations, the podcast that brings you the latest insights and best practices for the contracting workforce. I’m Scott, and I’m Jim, and we are your hosts for…

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Back to Basics - One Year Later

DAU's Center Director for Contracting, Kevin Linden, comes back to the channel to talk about what has occurred since Back to Basics was implemented in February of 2022. He will talk about how…

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CON 3990V - Contracting Certification Exam

In this segment with Darren Sackett, DAU's Learning Asset Manager for CON 3990V, he talks about how the idea of having a certification exam was conceived, how it was developed and structured. …

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CON 1300V - Contract Award

In this segment with Jason Ackiss, DAU's Learning Asset Manager for CON 1300V, he talks about the structure of CON 1300V, what you will learn, and how to be successful. A couple good links for…

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CON 1400V - Contract Post-Award

In this segment with Scott Sturgill, DAU's Learning Asset Manager for CON 1400V, he talks about the structure of CON 1400V, what you will learn, and how to be successful. A couple good links for…

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CON 1200V - Contract Pre-Award

In this segment with Hal McAlduff, DAU's Learning Asset Manager for CON 1200V, he talks about the structure of the course, what you will learn. and how to be successful. A couple good links…

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CON 1100V - Contract Foundational Skills - What You Will Learn

In this segment with Mark Jenkins, DAU's Learning Asset Manager for CON 1100V, he talks about what you will learn. A few good links for additional information: DAU's Contracting BtB…

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CON 1100V - Contract Foundational Skills - How the Course is Structured

Information on CON 1100V from the Learning Asset Manager, Mark Jenkins. Some areas discussed in this interview are how to prepare for the course and how the course is structured. A couple good links…

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Introduction to Contracting Conversations

The Contracting Conversations YouTube/Podcast is the place to go for up-to-date information on the new contracting curriculum at DAU as well as getting answers to your questions as we move into a new…

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The New Contracting Certification Courses

Kevin Linden, the DAU Contracting Center Director, talks about the Back to Basics Contracting Certification Courses. What are the courses? Why are they set up that way? What about the Certification…

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The New Contracting Training Construct

Kevin Linden, the DAU Contracting Center Director, talks about the overall Back to Basics Contracting Construct. We have two additional conversations with Mr. Linden on the courses and credentials. …

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Back-to-Basics: Contracting

On September 2, 2020, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment launched “Back-to-Basics” to bring the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act of 1990 into the…

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Introduction to Fiscal Law 7.15.20

Discussion about the federal laws that govern appropriated funds (or What you can and can’t do with money from Congress).Speaker: Gregory Martin, Professor of Financial Management at Defense…

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