Olde Stone Consulting teams with several Training Providers, thus allowing for a robust training environment. Recently, Olde Stone hooked up with Phoenix TS in Columbia MD and developed courses in DoD Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE), Government Acquisition and Procurement, and Appropriations Law. Each course is 3 days and is available through Phoenix TS.
Olde Stone and Phoenix TS took a unique approach on the PPBE class by building a booklet that guides the students through the numerous websites that outline the PPBE process, from OMB A-11 to DoD to Congressional and finally GAO sites. The comprehensive booklet, over 50 pages, provides the students with an enduring approach to keeping up to speed on PPBE as the processes are fined tuned each year with numerous changes driven by policy changes. The class is set up for not only financial, contracting, COR, and program management functions, but also customers within operations and acquisitions.
The Appropriations Law class guides students through the GAO Red Books and the DoD Fiscal Law Handbook. The class educates students on the framework used by GAO in making decisions about appropriation law, thus students gain an understanding on how to make there own assessments given unique situations. The course reviews numerous GAO cases across a broad set of Purpose, Time and Amount (PTA) situations. Additionally, the critical point of obligation of funds is extensively discussed within contracts, MIPRS, and Revolving Funds. The class is set up for financial, contracting, COR, and program management functions.
The Government Acquisition and Procurement class provide students, both new to government and those needing a refresher, a broad overview of the acquisition and procurement policy. The course covers overall FEDERAL ACQUISITION, what many call the Big A, as outline in the OMB Capital Programming Guide as well as the Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR). The three decision support system, Requirements, Resources (PPBE), and Acquisition (Program Management and Contracting) are reviewed along with the tensions between them. DoD and other Federal Agency examples are compared and contrasted. The class is set up for not only financial, contracting, COR, and program management functions, but also customers within operations and acquisitions.