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The Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition (ASN(RDA)) Program Managers Workshop was created to instruct the Navy's Program Managers and senior acquisition personnel in the history of Navy acquisition and examples of successful Navy Program Management. Since its creation in October 2014, the Workshop has instructed over 250 acquisition professionals in Government and Industry.


Our workshops are intensive five-day courses of instruction where students are exposed to a wealth of information in the areas of Naval organization and history, U.S. military procurement, major program management, and shipbuilding related roles and responsibilities. Instructors highlight lessons learned relevant to today's Program Manager's acquisition duties.


Strategic Insight can flex the training schedule to meet client scheduling needs.


Upcoming Workshops

Government and Industry Acquisition Professionals​


​24-29 January 2022

7-11 March 2022

4-8 April 2022

9-13 May 2022

18-22 July 2022


​Workshop Information


For more information on our workshops, please fill out the contact form on the Contact page and type "Workshops" in the subject line or call (703) 413-0700. We look forward to hosting you at a workshop soon!

What is Total Package Procurement?

What should the focus be in defense procurement?

How much Risk should a Program Manager take?


Risk and Focus in Defense Systems Acquisition was a study initiated in 1997 to examine the DoD's experience with Total Package Procurement (TPP), with emphasis on shipbuilding.

Three programs that used TPP were the C-5A Galaxy, the LHA-1 and DD-963 class ships. The F-111 Aardvark and the CGN-36/38 class ships did not. This paper discusses these programs in detail, highlighting events and lessons that may be applicable today.

The history and times that led to TPP are explored for an understanding of why these business reforms continue to occur and often fall short.

This report documents the findings of that study and seeks to understand how the forces related to acquisition impact the nation's ability to create high risk, complex systems, particularly warships.


Total Package Procurement

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