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IS-293: Mission Assignment Overview

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Course Overview

The course introduces key Mission Assignment (MA) concepts and provides knowledge needed to carry out MA processing responsibilities.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Define a Mission Assignment (MA), MA types, and common terms.
  • Describe the process of completing the Action Request Form (ARF).
  • Provide an overview of the MA process.
  • Describe program and financial management components of the MA process.

Primary Audience

This course is intended for program and financial staff who share the responsibility for Mission Assignment issuance, execution, billing, reimbursement, and closeout. This includes Comptrollers/Financial Specialists, FEMA Finance Center (FFC) staff, Mission Assignment staff, Project Managers, and other Federal agency (OFA) Program and Finance staff.





Course Length:

3 hours
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  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
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