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Advanced Management Program

Program Overview:  The Advanced Management Program (AMP) is a 14-week graduate program designed for middle-and senior-level managers and leaders responsible for promoting and attaining national and international security goals through the strategic use of information and information technology. This is a highly interactive, student-centered, educational experience in which leadership skills and abilities are emphasized. AMP students form a learning community that fosters multiple perspectives on a wide range of issues. They share knowledge and best practices, strive to become better leaders and decision makers, and master the tools of lifelong learning. Interaction with fellow students, faculty, and government executive guest speakers provides a network of peers throughout the United States public and private sectors and internationally. 

The program prepares federal civilian employees for high-level policy, command, and staff responsibilities.  Participants will gain valuable experience in leadership, information strategy, national security studies, military strategy, logistics, economics, industry studies, and more.  The experience will help produce capable and exceptionally prepared professionals for the Department. 

Target Audience: Employees in the following fields are encouraged to apply: information management, program management, financial management, and technology management. Federal employees at the GS/GM-12 and above or equivalent Pay Band levels who have earned a Bachelor’s degree. For the Chief Financial Officer Certificate the minimum grade is GS/GM-14. 

Tuition:  The tuition is waived for this program. However, the participant’s organization will be responsible for travel and per diem costs if the selectee is outside the Washington, D.C. area.

Application Procedure: Applicants are advised that their organization may have different requirements and deadline dates to submit applications. Please check with your organization coordinator to determine if there is an internal competitive process before submitting applications.  Detailed information and application instructions are availablein the right rail.

The application package must include the following.

  •  A completed application
  •  A current resume detailing last five years of employment (4 pages or less, 12 point font)
  • A nomination letter from immediate supervisor

Please email applications to the career development program manager, Johnny McChriston. Selectees will be notified by Mr. McChriston once selections are confirmed, so selectees can begin the enrollment process at the iCollege. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Nomination packages must be received by the deadline date.

Deadline date is November 21, 2014 and course starts January 8, 2015.

Mr. McChriston may be contacted by email or you may call him at 301-903-9862 to address concerns or questions.    

NOTE:  Nominated applicants and their organization must ensure there is a nexus between the individual’s duties and the training.   Before applying, the applicant and their management should consider the time commitment of the program. Selected candidate will be required to complete all aspects of the program.