Information Technology Management (CP-34)
|Section I: GENERAL INFORMATION|
Information Technology (IT) is a vital and integral part of the Army. The demand for an experienced and qualified workforce to build, protect, and defend our Nation’s networks and information systems has never been higher. The continuing rise of cybersecurity threats and an ever changing virtual battlefield escalate the demands on Information Technology Management (ITM) professionals to continuously develop new competencies and perform in turbulent environments. To meet such demands, CP-34 builds the readiness of the Army Civilian ITM professional workforce through the Army Civilian Training, Education and Development System (ACTEDS). ACTEDS is a competitive professional development requirements-based program that ensures planned professional development through progressive work assignments, formal training and education, and self-development. Through ACTEDS, CP-34 provides dynamic career management opportunities with innovative learning programs and career planning tools. The CP-34 ACTEDS Catalog provides a consolidated listing of competitive programs and services offered by the Career Program.
|Section II: CP-34 POPULATION|
The CP-34 population clusters into three groups: IT Core Series; IM Specialty Series; and Para-Professional Series.
The IT Core Series (2210/0391/0301-i) comprise the majority of the career program community, which is in high demand for meeting the Army’s ITM workforce requirements. DoD has identified series 2210 and 0391 as Mission Critical Occupations (MCO). The 2210 Series (IT Management) consists of the following eleven parenthetical titles: Policy and Planning (PLCYPLN); Enterprise Architecture (ENTARCH); Security (INFOSEC); Systems Analysis (SYSANALYSIS); Applications Software (APPSW); Operating Systems (OS); Network Services (NETWORK); Data Management (DATAMGT); Internet (INET); Systems Administration (SYSADMIN); and Customer Support (CUSTSPT). The 0391 Series (Telecommunications) and 0301-i Series (Information Management) complete the IT Core Series.
The IM Specialty Series have specialized training, experience and/or recognition of expertise within an information management specialty. IM Specialty Series consist of the following: 0308/0343 (Records and Information Management); 1001 (General Arts and Information); 1020 (Illustrating); 1060 (Photography); 1071 (Audio Visual Production); 1084 (Visual Information Specialist); 1410 (Librarian); and 1412 (Technical Information Services).
The Para-Professional Series are generally responsible for technical assistance to IT Core and IM Specialty Series. The Para-Professional series consist of the following: 0332 (Computer Operations); 0335 (Computer Clerk and Assistant); 0392 (General Telecommunications); 0382 (Telephone Operating); 0390 (Telecommunications Processing); 0394 (Communications Clerk); and 1411 (Library Technician).
|Section III: COMMAND CAREER PROGRAM MANAGERS (CCPM)/Activity Career Program Managers (ACPM)|
Command Career Program Managers (CCPM) are Career Program advocates at Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA), Army Commands, Army Service Component Commands (ASCCs), and Direct Reporting Units (DRUs), who serve as liaisons between the Functional Chief Representative (FCR), Career Program Proponency Office (CPPO), and the CP-34 workforce. [See AR 690-950 for further information regarding CCPM roles and responsibilities.]
Activity Career Program Managers (ACPM) assist the Command Career Program Manager (CCPM) with administering CP-34 at the Sub-Command or Activity level. [See AR 690-950 for further information regarding ACPM roles and responsibilities.]
All CP-34 personnel are encouraged to reach out to their designated CCPM or ACPM to engage in career management and professional development.
|Section IV: SCOPE OF PROGRAMS|
CP-34 offers targeted career management guidance and competitive training opportunities. Visit the CP-34 Website for additional information.
Applicants must have a student account in GoArmyEd prior to applying for training opportunities. All applicants for ACTEDS funding must have a minimum of three years Army Civilian service (excludes military/DoD/other federal service or contractor experience). Waivers are available for short-term training for careerists in Mission Critical Occupations (series 2210 and 0391).
Applications for ACTEDS-funding must be forwarded to CP-34 Career Program Proponency Office (CPPO) through the trainee's appointed Command Career Program Manager/Activity Career Program Manager (CCPM/ACPM).
|Section V: CAREER MANAGEMENT|
To manage a dynamic Career Program in a fiscally-constrained environment, careerists are encouraged to utilize Army career planning tools as a basis for defining training and developmental needs that support both individual and organizational requirements. The CP-34 Website is the starting point for managing your Army Civilian ITM professional career. Individuals should work in close coordination with their Supervisors.
|1. Army Career Tracker (ACT)|
Army Career Tracker (ACT) is a leadership development and career planning tool that integrates training and education into one personalized website. ACT allows careerists to:
For more information, visit the ACT Website.
|2. CP-34 Certificationb Program|
Career Program 34 (CP-34) established the CP-34 Certification Program to professionalize the Workforce by empowering careerists to excel in their current roles and prepare them to meet future Army mission. This competency based program provides both management and technical careers paths within the ITM Workforce. The supporting Course Catalog identifies training in ITM Core, Business Acumen, and Leadership disciplines as well as specific series and series parentheticals. See CP-34 Certification website for details (use email certificate).
|Section VI: TRAINING, EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS|
Competitive Professional Development (CPD) Program: The Competitive Professional Development (CPD) Program provides a planned, systematic and coordinated approach to training, education and professional development in support of organizational goals and missions. CP-34's goal is to develop problem-solvers, team-builders and organizational leaders at all echelons of the Army. The more today's work becomes interdependent, the more we need skills to analyze, interpret and present critical knowledge to enable enterprise-wide decisions.
In today's technology-driven global environment with constantly emerging threats and challenges to networks, ITM professionals are best equipped to face complex problems, competing demands, and the rapid pace of work if they have a solid training and education foundation to support their work experience.
|1. Army e-Learning|
Army e-Learning is the cornerstone for training the CP-34 population. As an enterprise-wide, web-based training system, Army e-Learning offers over 5,000 web-based courses in Information Technology, Business, Leadership and Professional Development as well as thousands of online books and desktop videos. This FREE self-paced training is available to all DA Civilians, regardless of grade. Additional information available on the CP-34 Website under “Army e-Learning”.
|2. Short-Term Training (STT)|
Short-Term Training (STT) is designed to economically and efficiently provide training to reach a wide audience in geographically dispersed areas.
|3. Academic Degree Training (ADT)|
CP-34 Academic Degree Training (ADT) ACTEDS funds provide competitive opportunities to Army Civilians who have demonstrated initiative, outstanding performance, and high career potential and are capable of undertaking a rigorous academic program of study. These programs are customarily taken on non-duty hours with the exception of orientation and capstone courses that may require duty hours and/or residential participation. Only the highest caliber applicants whose intent for ADT directly supports the Army's critical ITM mission areas are funded. For more information on CP-34’s ADT Program, please visit the CP-34 Website.
NOTE: Incomplete applications will be returned without action. The ADT application process may take five to six (5-6) months from start to finish. Plan ahead.
|4. Development Programs|
CP-34 may provide limited opportunities for structured work experience across Army/DoD/Federal Agencies to build enterprise level management and leadership skills (GS 12-15). Visit the
CP-34 Website. for additional information.
|Section VII: CIVILIAN LEADER DEVELOPMENT (Centrally Funded)|
|1. Civilian Education System (CES)|
CES is the foundation of the Army's leader development program for all Army Civilians, providing progressive and sequential education courses throughout their careers. Composed of eight Civilian leader development course and centrally funded by HQDA G-37/Training Directorate, CES leadership courses are required for all Army Civilians and should be included in IDPs. The following core courses include Distance Learning (DL) and Resident (R) components:
Additional CES leader development programs:
More information on CES courses, as well as instructions on how to enroll, can be found on the Civilian Training and Leader Development Website.
|2. Talent Management|
Senior Enterprise Talent Management (SETM) and Enterprise Talent Management (ETM) are the means by which Civilians GS 12-15 are positioned to assume greater responsibility and broaden the enterprise perspective that is required to lead Army organizations and programs in the joint, interagency and multinational environments. SETM and ETM programs are managed by the Civilian Senior Leader Management Office (CSLMO), Assistant Secretary of the Army Manpower and Reserve Affairs (ASA(M&RA)). For more information on SETM/ETM go to the CSLMO Website.
Training & Leader Development