Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
ACQ 1300
Self-paced (12 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Acquisition or Supply Chain Management
Credit may only be received for this course by additionally completing ACQ 120 (DAU-0204). The total number of hours recommended for the completion of both courses is 3 semester hours at the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category.


The course objective is to provide a comprehensive understanding of technology security and transfer as it pertains to international acquisition activities. FTS/T covers the purpose of technology security in international programs, the key legislation and key players involved, and the role of the acquisition professional in the process.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize the basic underlying security principles and authorities that govern foreign disclosure, technology control, and security requirements for international acquisition programs
  • Describe the policies and procedures for the classification, handling, and transmission of defense information and technology in international acquisition programs
  • Recognize National Disclosure Policy (NDP) basics, principles, and modes of implementation for foreign disclosure authorizations
  • Recognize the pertinent Arms Export Control Act/International Traffic in Arms Regulations (AECA/ITAR) and Export Administration Act/Export Administration Regulations (EAA/EAR) provisions that relate to international acquisition programs
  • Explain the policies, procedures, and related security requirements for the visits and assignments of foreign representatives, and overseas visits by Department of Defense (DoD) personnel
  • Describe how foreign disclosure, export control, and technology security requirements are addressed throughout the Defense Acquisition System
  • Discuss the fundamentals of technology security and transfers
  • Recognize the purpose of technology security in international acquisition programs, the key players involved, and the role of the defense acquisition workforce in the overall process
  • Describe protection procedures for Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and Foreign Government Information (FGI)
  • Recognize the importance of a solid national industrial security program as it relates to technology security
  • Explain how increased foreign investment and involvement in U.S. defense industries can present risks to national security

General Topics:

  • Technology security overview
  • FTS/T basics
  • Classified information and technology
  • CUI and FGI
  • Foreign disclosure authorizations
  • Export authorizations
  • Visit authorizations
  • Acquisition process and security documents
  • National Industrial Security Program (NISP)
  • Benefits and risks of foreign investments
  • CFIUS reviews and procedures
  • FOCI mitigation and negation methods
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Computer Based Training

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
Supplemental Materials