Provide members throughout the entire international training community an in-depth understanding of SC training policy issues enabling them to provide informed, constructive policy advice to senior DoD and DoS leaders.
This will be accomplished through the use of expert guest lecturers discussing topical issues regarding current policy and its implementation procedures.
The course will also study automation tools and new automation initiatives being introduced to the training community.
The curriculum is designed to examine current international training policies and procedures, as well as current security assistance training automation systems. The emphasis of the course is to examine the way we are currently managing training programs and understand why current policies and procedures are in place. Each offering of this course will be unique, creating a comprehensive approach to the impact of current policies and procedures on the total spectrum of security cooperation training programs. Flexibility in curriculum will be required to effectively carry out the objectives. The syllabus that follows represents the general structure of the curriculum, with the DISCS training functional coordinator being responsible for the specific content at the time of the course
CYBER AWARENESS TRAINING VERIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
To complete this course, all students must access the Internet, and specialized course materials available
only on the
intranet, using assigned classroom computers. Because the
on the Air Force Network (AFNET),
is only authorized to create computer accounts for students who have
completed annual DoD Cyber Awareness training within 12 months of the course’s end date. Additionally, all computer security training must be
documented in the Air Force’s Active Directory.
Students not affiliated with the U.S. Air Force should be prepared to upload an electronic copy of their DoD Cyber Awareness
training completion certificate during registration. Acceptable formats are Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx), and
Microsoft XPS Document (.xps). This will enable
network technicians to update their training status in
Active Directory after manually reviewing the submitted training certificate.
Continuous Learning Points
Graduates of this course may use the hours associated as Continuous Learning Points (CLPs, CEPs, etc.) for various professional
development programs. Specific hours, by course, are listed at Continuous Learning Points
Only U.S. Government (USG) employees are eligible. USG employees include U.S. civilians, U.S. military, Foreign Service Nationals (FSNs)/Locally Employed Staff (LES) and support contractor equivalents.
Graduation from one of the following DISCS courses is a prerequisite: the DISCS International Purchaser (SAM-I-Training) course, the Security Cooperation Management Overseas Course (SCM-O), the Security Cooperation Management Training Officer/Training Manager Course (SCM-TO/TM), the Security Cooperation Management Locally Employed Staff (LES) Orientation Course (SCM-LO), the Security Cooperation Management CONUS Course (SCM-C), the Security Cooperation Management Action Officer Course (SCM-AO) or the Security Cooperation Management USG Executive and U.S. Defense Industry Course (SCM-E).
Although SCM-AT is a repeatable course, students should not have attended the course within the last five years.
Personnel should be assigned to a Security Cooperation Office (SCO) training management section or to Combatant Command or CONUS activities that supports the SCO training management function with a minimum of two years experience.
An overseas student must have at least one year remaining in his/her security assistance assignment to be eligible for DISCS training. Exceptions to this one-year minimum retention standard require the approval of the DISCS Commandant.
Requests for waivers of the above criteria will be reviewed on an individual basis by the Director, International Studies (DISCS/DI).