Sinclair and ATIC to offer Acquisition Intelligence Training

The Defense Acquisition Academy (DAA) at Sinclair Community College and the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center for Human Capital Development (ATIC) will offer a 16-week Acquisition Intelligence (Acq Intel) training program June 5 through September 20, 2012. The Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) track provides a broad overview of the Department of Defense acquisition processes and logistics fundamentals before focusing on ISR issues, data and sensors, as well as topics specific to the intelligence community aspects of defense acquisitions.

The increasing use of technology in U.S. weapon systems has forced a transformation in the relationship between intelligence and acquisition. Where intelligence once primarily provided threat studies to inform acquisitions, intelligence is now a fully-integrated partner with engineers, software designers and communications specialists throughout the acquisition lifecycle. As a result, the U.S. government has identified a pressing need to grow the unique blend of acquisition and ISR skills in the workforce.

ATIC President and CEO Hugh Bolton said, "In conversations with intelligence community officials concerning critical human capital requirements, I consistently hear that their acquisition professionals would benefit from a better understanding of ISR systems. ATIC is proud to offer an ISR track in collaboration with Sinclair's DAA, which covers topics specific to the intelligence community in defense acquisitions."

Sinclair Vice President for Workforce Development Deb Norris said, "This 16-week course meets a key market need for the Dayton Region and provides students with valuable skills in an emerging job market. Sinclair is very pleased to partner with a world-class industry leader such as ATIC to provide the highest-quality training."

The ISR course content is delivered in a hybrid model, including three online courses through DAA and 13 in-residence courses on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at ATIC, 2685 Hibiscus Way in Beavercreek. Tuition is $7,775. Applications for partial scholarships are available. Additional training dates will be available in fall 2012 and spring, summer and fall 2013.

Any student applying for the ISR track must:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be able to pass a security background check with no disqualifying offenses

Those students not already holding a government security clearance will be submitted for a secret security clearance through the U.S. government. Security clearances can only be granted by the government sponsoring agency, and there is no guarantee that an individual will be approved.

For additional information or to apply for the ISR track, visit Sinclair's DAA website, call 937-252-9787 or e-mail daa@sinclair.edu. Learn more about ATIC at the ATICHCD website, by calling 937-429-7601 or by e-mail at info@atichcd.org.