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News | Dec. 15, 2016

Employees graduate from green belt training

By DCMA Continuous Process Improvement

FORT LEE, Va. — Newly minted continuous process improvement green belts are ready to help the agency improve its business practices.

Eighteen Defense Contract Management Agency employees graduated from green belt one-week training, Nov. 18. In addition, a Defense Logistics Agency employee graduated from the training. These employees are now equipped to lead improvement teams on the behalf of their leadership to fix or update certain businesses processes and implement data-driven decisions, while ultimately improving quality, reducing time and effort, and saving dollars within their organizations.

The CPI office, under the agency's Strategic Analysis Division, provides the Office of the Secretary of Defense-sanctioned training at the basic green belt practitioner level three times per year, and the advanced black belt training once a year. These courses can be requested by employees updating their training plans in the Talent Management System, completing the necessary perquisite assignments, and waiting for an available slot due to high demand.

“Moving forward, our 800-plus practitioners equipped with a CPI skillset will help the agency put a much greater emphasis on creating lean business processes across DCMA,” said Jason Pickart, the CPI instructional director and master black belt.

“The net result is an enterprise which can better manage its resources, execute its mission more effectively, and ultimately contribute well trained and experienced performance improvement facilitators that are key to providing acquisition insight that matters to the Department of Defense,” he added.

To find out more about CPI, contact Andrew Miskovich, a master black belt who is CPI’s deployment director, or visit the CPI homepage on DCMA 360 at