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Register for the Acquisition Update »
You are invited to the 2023 DAU Acquisition Update, a 2-day virtual event for acquisition professionals in the Defense community. The theme for this year's event is, “Acquisition Relevance – Defend, Deter, Build.” Sixteen speakers will discuss acquisition relevance and explore the acquisition community’s responsibility for equipping the force, the timely fielding and sustainment of capabilities and technological advantages to safeguarding national security. Check out our website for a full agenda and list of speakers. Continuous learning points (CLPs) are available for individual sessions.
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Small Business Strategy at DAU »
The recently released Department of Defense (DoD) Small Business Strategy outlines three strategic objectives to improve engagement with small businesses. Learn more about the strategy, DAU's role and the resources available to help the acquisition community work toward these objectives.
Discussing Priorities for
Dr. Bill LaPlante, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, and Jim Woolsey, DAU President, had an in-depth conversation on global events and the Department's goals for acquisition. Driving LaPlante is the question, “How are we doing in getting stuff to the warfighter at scale?” Watch the presentation for more.
Save the Date: DoD Zero Trust Symposium »
Join the conversation April 4 -5, with Defense, industry and academic experts to emphasize the need and value of Zero Trust to national security and plan the way ahead. This virtual event is sponsored by DAU, MIT Lincoln Laboratory and the DoD Zero Trust Portfolio Management Office.
Celebrating Acquisition Excellence »
Watch as Dr. Bill LaPlante, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, recognizes the recipients of the 2022 Defense Acquisition Workforce Awards. View the complete video, which is available online, and join the rest of the acquisition community in congratulating the winners.
Third Quarterly AIRC-DAU Research Forum »
Listen as experts from the Acquisition Innovation Research Center (AIRC) and DAU present research findings on how to improve the DoD requirements process during the third quarterly research forum. Register now and check out the previous quarterly research forum updates.
Fundamentals of Science and Technology Protection Course Available »
Learn more about risk-informed protection planning and management to prevent unwanted technology transfers in this new online course developed in partnership with the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.
Calendar of Events »
Register for upcoming events, including the Acquisition Update and the next installment of the Competing to Win web series.
Open Workshops »
View upcoming open workshops to learn more about specific subjects and gain access to actionable products. Registration is easy and CLPs are awarded upon completion.
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C - The Innovation Ecosystem
Learn more about the Innovation Ecosystem and DAU's Innovation Competencies and Skills Model and get involved.
Also, the next Competing to Win web event will bring in innovation insights from David Packard award winners.
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