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Configuration Management in the New Acquisition Environment

CM supports the war fighter by ensuring continuing equipment (hardware and software) sustainment in adverse conditions.

Course Purpose

This course reviews the methodology for controlling the design, development and production of highly complex weapon systems. It will provide participants with an understanding of how this process is impacted by current acquisition innovations. This course addresses the lifecycle aspects of configuration management (CM) activities and the necessary interrelationship of CM and integrated logistics support.


Configuration management is a discipline applying technical and administrative direction and surveillance to (1) identify and document the functional and physical characteristics of a configuration item, (2) control changes to those characteristics, and (3) record and report change processing and implementation status. CM supports the war fighter by ensuring continuing equipment (hardware and software) sustainment in adverse conditions.

Target Audience

Acquisition workforce members involved in the planning and implementation of configuration management in weapons systems.

AMCI offers volume discounts and discounts to government customers. Course prices listed are for Washington DC-based course offerings. Please contact AMCI for further information about our pricing or to receive a price quote for your organization's training needs.
Course Length - 3 Days
Classroom Hours: 22 hours or 2.2 CEUs
Cost: Call
  • Define configuration management and its related processes as it applies to the acquisition work force
  • Recognize the essential principles and concepts of the discipline of configuration management
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how configuration management contributes to an organizationsís ability to meet its acquisition goals
  • An Acquisition Foundation for Configuration Management
  • Acquisition Initiatives
  • Systems Engineering
  • Introduction to Configuration Management and Configuration Management Planning
  • Configuration Control
  • Configuration Status Accounting
  • Configuration Verification and Audit
  • Data Management
  • In-service Configuration Management

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