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Since 1996, WBB has offered the How Washington Works® series of hard-hitting Washington, DC familiarization courses. Our courses are specialized in the following:
- Curriculum adaptable for government, military, and corporate audiences
- Content scalable for basic or executive level
- Provides insight on complex DoD processes, key decision makers, and ways to engage
- Uniquely experienced and engaged instructor staff including former senior career military and government leaders who are recognized subject matter experts
- Multiple course options available
- One or two-day curricula for mid-grade professionals and program managers
- Executive courses for senior management (General Officer, Flag Officer, Senior Executive Service, or Senior Corporate Executives)
- Hot Topics Forum featuring individual contemporary training topics
Customized How Washington Works Courses
How Washington Works courses are tailorable to meet the specific client training requirements and can be presented in a variety of formats. Customized courses are developed by including one or more of the following training modules:
- Service Organization: Overview of the Headquarters Staff and key operating forces that generate, articulate and budget Warfare requirements and capability need identification.
- Requirements/JCIDS: Examines the Department of Defense (DoD), Joint Staff, and service organization and respective activities related to the formulation and articulation of the requirements / capabilities generation process. Review the CJCSI 3170 Joint Capabilities Integrated Development System (JCIDS) instruction with emphasis on ICD, CDD, and CPD documentation development and supporting artifacts.
- Acquisition: Examines the organizations and processes associated with DoD 5000 and acquisition reform initiatives, again contrasting theory and practice.
- Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE): Each element of the PPBE process is examined in detail, highlighting the process and role of war fighter, service staff, Joint Staff, DoD, and Congress
- Working with Congress: Provides an overview of the Congressional committee structure affecting DOD program and budget reviews, and explores specific case studies to illustrate the power of politics and personalities in affecting multi-billion dollar programs.
- Services: Individual Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force modules explain the service-specific programs that implement requirements generation, acquisition, and budget processes. Key service organizations are examined. Service senior leadership guidance and priorities are reviewed.
- Service and or Agency: Two-day curriculum includes brief description of two other services or agencies (USA, USAF, USN/USMC, Department of Homeland Security DHS and or NASA).
- Special Operations Command: Provides an overview of the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) organization, missions, and unique requirements, budget acquisition processes.
- Federal Contracting: An overview of contracting policies and procedures and their application in procuring materials and services to meet mission needs.
If you are interested in learning more about our customizable How Washington Works courses, please contact us for more information.
Course materials provided by WBB.
Course Length: Tailored with 1 or 2 Day options
Participation Minimum/Maximum: 15/50
Contact: WBB Headquarters