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International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM)

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IDARM activities are designed to strengthen defense acquisition processes and decision-making and help nations understand and adopt modern business practices. IDARM offers a wide range of defense acquisition logistics and procurement resource management courses.

IDARM’s programs are developed by NPS faculty and are tailored to the specific government organizational structures, national acquisition statutes and regulations, and defense acquisition objectives of each individual partner nation. Courses can cover a combination of interrelated subjects in a seminar format, with the goal of offering defense leaders the opportunity to explore strategic issues which must be addressed in order to improve their nation’s defense acquisition processes and business practices.


  • Mobile Education Teams (METs)
  • Resident Course
  • Workshops
  • Information Exchanges
  • Consulting (supporting & assisting host nations)

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Program News

También Disponible en Español: IDARM Crosses Language Barriers of Defense Acquisition and Contract Management
The International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM) Program recently held a two-week course entitled “Principles of Defense Acquisition and Contract Management” at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California. Read More

IDARM Course Participants Learn the Ins & Outs of Defense Acquisition Negotiations
To provide partner nation students with an understanding of defense acquisition negotiations, the IDARM team conducted an eight-day course entitled “International Defense Acquisition Negotiations” from 13-22 November 2017. Read More

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