Chief Financial Officer Academy
The National Defense University’s Information Resources Management (IRM) College, in partnership with the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer, created the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Academy. Located at the Fort Lesley J. McNair National Defense University (NDU) campus in Washington, D.C, the Academy will offer management and leadership courses leading to a CFO Leadership Certificate. The program was formally launched in September 2008.
The CFO Academy was established with the endorsement of the Federal CFO Council. According to Dr. Robert D. Childs, Chancellor of the iCollege, “The CFO Academy will draw students from across the federal financial community. Together they will learn how to most effectively and efficiently use government resources and work across boundaries to achieve national security goals.” Program enrollment is open now for selected courses.
The CFO Leadership Certificate program is comprised of eight graduate-level courses designed to enhance management and leadership of the next generation of CFOs and government financial managers. The Certificate will soon allow graduates to apply 12 to15 credits to selected Master’s and doctoral degree programs offered by accredited partner universities.
The Information Resources Management (IRM) College prepares leaders to direct the information component of national power by leveraging information and information technology for strategic advantage. Primary areas of expertise include leadership; transformation, process improvement; information technology, policy, and security; transformation; and management of acquisition processes and reform.
The National Defense University is the nation’s premier center for joint professional military education. The university is an accredited graduate-level institution that provides an educational and research environment to prepare future leaders of the Department of Defense and civilian agencies for high-level policy, command, and staff responsibilities.
For more information about the Chief Financial Officer Academy, contact: Dr. John Christian, (202) 685-2020; or for information about the Information Resources Management College, visit www.ndu.edu/icollege.