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New Zero Trust Course Available on JKO »
Sign on to the Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) platform to take the new Zero Trust Awareness online course, just released Nov. 29. This course introduces key tenets of Zero Trust and its impacts on DoD. It was designed in partnership by the Zero Trust Portfolio Management Office (PfMO) within the DoD Chief Information Officer/Cybersecurity office and DAU.
TEST YOUR ACQUISITION KNOWLEDGE
Which of the following is not a tenet of Zero Trust?
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On Acquisition: Featuring
Dr. Bill LaPlante, USD(A&S) »
Join Dr. Bill LaPlante, USD(A&S), as he discusses his perspectives on global events, the Department's goals for acquisition, and developing a culture of career-long learning. Register online today.
Second Quarterly Research Forum
To Be Held Dec. 9 »
Register today for the DAU and Acquisition Innovation Research Center's (AIRC) quarterly research forum where researchers offer insight into the future of Defense acquisition.
RAND Report: Using Metrics to Understand the Performance of the AAF »
The Adaptive Acquisition Framework (AAF) helps DoD move faster and react to changing, real-world scenarios. RAND worked with OUSD(A&S) to develop metrics to improve the AAF and assess whether or not the different pathways achieved their goals. Read RAND's insights, recommendations, and key findings.
DAU Tool Highlight: Decision Tool for
Buy American »
Contracting officers and other acquisition professionals often have to determine whether to add certain clauses and Buy American provisions to a solicitation; use this tool to help you answer these questions.
DoD Expanding Cybersecurity Workforce
Through Apprenticeships »
Learn how the federal government is using apprenticeship programs to meet the national demand for cybersecurity workers. Check out the White House fact sheet for details.
New Credentials Now Available »
Sign up for a credential and focus on accelerating your career in the New Year. The Defense Acquisition Credential Program offers nearly 50 credentials across a variety of functional areas. Credentials provide acquisition workforce members job-centric, specialized training when its needed while also earning Continuous Learning Points. Get started today!
DoD Makes Audit Progress, But More Needs
to Happen »
Read the results of the fifth annual DoD-wide financial audit and find out what material weaknesses were identified so you can work to avoid them.
Calendar of Events »
Join DAU this December to hear how the DoD is embracing agile principles in the Let's Talk Agile and Astonishing Agile Success web events. Register for these and other DAU virtual events and earn CLPs for attending.
Open Workshops »
View upcoming open workshops that provide the workforce access to information on a specific subject and leave with actionable products. Registration is easy and CLPs are awarded upon completion.
DAU KNOWLEDGE ANSWER
B. Trust but verify
The correct framing in a Zero Trust Environment is "never trust, always verify." For a comprehensive look at the current state of Zero Trust, review this article from the Defense Acquisition magazine.
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