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Contracting and Acquisition Education at Florida Institute of Technology Ronald L. Marshall, PhD 150 West University Blvd Melbourne, Florida 32901 321.

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1 Contracting and Acquisition Education at Florida Institute of Technology Ronald L. Marshall, PhD 150 West University Blvd Melbourne, Florida – 674 – 8825

2 Florida Tech  Founded in 1958 to provide educational opportunities for the scientist and engineers at the Kennedy Space Center.  Today one of the top 150 universities in the USA (Source: US News and World Report).  F.W. Olin Foundation grants of $70 million will ensure continued excellence and national prominence for the university.

3 School of Extended Graduate Studies  Since 1972 Florida Tech’s School of Extended Graduate Studies (SEGS) has been providing off campus graduate programs in Management and Engineering  Currently we offer 33 different graduate degree programs and 11 graduate certificate programs  Over 2,000 students enrolled in SP 2005  Our graduate centers are located in 5 different states

4 SEGS Graduate Centers  Florida Spaceport (KSC/PAFB) Orlando Melbourne Graduate Center Virtual Graduate Center (Melbourne)  Alabama Redstone (Huntsville)  New Jersey Picatinny (Dover) Lakehurst Ft. Monmouth

5 SEGS Graduate Centers  Maryland Aberdeen Patuxent River (Lexington Park)  Virginia National Capital Region (Alexandria) Ft. Lee (Petersburg) Ft. Eustice Ft. Monroe Norfolk Naval Station NASA Langley

6 SEGS – Acquisition and Contracts Programs  We have offered graduate contract and acquisition management degree programs since  Currently we have 273 students enrolled in our contract and acquisition programs  Approximately 3,000 students have graduated from our contract and acquisition programs (roughly 20% of all SEGS alumni)

7 Programs in Acquisition and Contract Management MS in Acquisition and Contract Management Professional Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Acquisition and Contract Management MS in Management with a concentration in Acquisition and Contract Management MS in Materiel Acquisition Management Graduate Certificate in Contract Management Note: All contracting and acquisition programs are available online, and they are only available online to students in Brevard County

8 Curriculum – MS in Acquisition and Contract Management  Program Prerequisites (2 courses) Financial Accounting Basic Economics  Required Courses (9 Courses) Corporate Finance Managerial Accounting Organizational Behavior Procurement and Contract Management Contract Changes, Terminations and Disputes Cost Principles, Effectiveness and Control Contract and Subcontract Formulation Contract Negotiations and Incentive Contracts Contract Management Research Seminar

9 Curriculum – MS in Acquisition and Contract Management  Elective Courses (2 Courses) Program Management Cost and Economic Analysis Materiel Acquisition Management Business Ethics Advanced Procurement and Contract Management Business and Legal Aspects of Intellectual Property Special Topics in Contracts Management Government Contract law

10 SEGS Relationship with Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Transferability of courses between SEGS and DAU e.g.,  DAU course CON 104 Contract Pricing will transfer into a SEGS program as MGT 4213 Contract Pricing (a 2 hour upper division undergraduate course)  SEGS graduate courses MGT 5214 Cost Principles, Effectiveness, and Control and MGT 5218 Contract Negotiations and Incentive Contracts together cover the topics in the DAU course CON 104 and can be considered as equivalent for career education purposes We maintain a Registry of Approved Military Courses (RAMC) for transfer of service school courses into SEGS programs. Currently there are 26 courses on the RAMC

11 SEGS Relationship with Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Ongoing revision of the DAU contracting courses (every few years) Each revision by DAU requires SEGS to reevaluate the transferability of the new DAU courses into SEGS programs Also after each revision DAU reviews SEGS courses to determine which ones are equivalent to the new DAU courses

12 SEGS Relationship with Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Graduate Certificate Programs – MOU between Florida Tech and DAU Depending on career field, level of certification and specific certificate program being sought a member of the Defense Acquisition, Technology and Logistics workforce can receive 3 or 6 semester hours of graduate credit toward a graduate certificate. The Graduate Certificate in Contracts is a 5 course (15 semester hour) program

13 SEGS Relationship with Defense Acquisition University (DAU) SEGS Graduate Certificate programs covered by the MOU with DAU  Contract Management  Logistics  Materiel Acquisition Management  Program Management  Business Management  eBusiness  Human Resources Management  Systems Management  Quality Management  Transportation Management

14 SEGS Relationship with Defense Acquisition University (DAU) SEGS relationship with DAU is working fine Improvement possibilities  Quicker receipt of new POI’s  Quicker review by DAU of SEGS courses

15 Point of Contact Ronald L. Marshall, PhD 150 West University Blvd Melbourne, Florida – 674 – 8825

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17 Distinguished Alumni BRIGADIER GENERAL Anders Aadland – Head of Engineers for the U.S. Army James Boddie – Commanding General, Picatinny Arsenal Thomas Dickinson – Commanding General, Army Ordnance Center and School Willie Nance – Program Executive for Tactical Missiles Dennis K. Jackson – 19 th Theater Army Area Command MAJOR GENERAL Terry Juskowiak – Quartermaster General of the Army Julian A. Sullivan – Commanding General of AMCOM/Redstone Charles Cannon – Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics James Wright – Quartermaster General of the Army James Ball – Commander, Aberdeen Proving Grounds

18 Distinguished Alumni LIEUTENANT GENERAL LG Brown – Commander, US Army Combined Arms Support Command Billy L. Soloman – Director of Logistics and Security, Central Command GENERAL Johnnie Wilson – Commanding General, Army Materiel Command ASTRONAUTS Joan Higginbotham Fredrick W. Sturckow Kay Hire Christopher Loria Sunita Williams Geroge Zamka


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