WRT-1018: DAU Credential Development
Human Capital Development
Report Number: SERC-2021-TR-008
Publication Date: 2021-05-17
Project: DAU Credential Development
Dr. Jon Wade
Dr. Carlo Lipizzi
Dr. Gregg Vesonder
Dr. Nicole Hutchison
Given the evolving technologies relating to Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, and evolving engineering practices relating to Digital Engineering, DAU has sponsored research to address DoD acquisition capabilities in each of these three Areas of Strategic Importance (ASI). Results from this research are intended to inform the development of a program to provide the acquisition workforce micro-credentials for competencies in these areas.
Each ASI is rapidly evolving and will have a tremendous impact on the future of systems engineering. Therefore, it is necessary to determine the trajectories of technology development in each of these areas, how these will likely impact DoD acquisition professionals, and the competencies that they will need to meet these challenges. This research is intended to support DAU’s creation of training curriculum around each of these areas, including capturing critical competencies via appropriate frameworks, along with associated knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors (KSABs), that are relevant to each of the three aforementioned ASIs for DoD acquisition professionals. KSABs are organized by the level of proficiency which they reflect; proficiency is the quality or state of KSABs, i.e. the depth to which an individual has achieved the competency.