The Department of Defense (DoD) modernized the implementation of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) to a 21st Century talent management framework. The initiative significantly streamlines the certification framework and re-focuses training resources for the Defense Acquisition Workforce.
The DoD’s response to DAWIA, a three-tiered certification program, proved to be a powerful tool in the overall professionalization of the workforce. For more than thirty years, training was a one-size-fits-all approach and delivered early in an individual’s career. DoD reevaluated training to foster a culture of lifelong learning for current and future acquisition professionals.
Changes to DAWIA certification standards took effect
February 1, 2022. Use the below checklists to ensure you are informed and up-to-date.