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DAU Blogs feature expert commentary and informed analysis on the latest acquisition topics, as well as research highlights on the policy issues that matter to the Defense Acquisition Workforce


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The Army has published a new Directive 2024-03, Army Digital Engineering, to "enable the Army to rapidly adopt and institutionalize modern Digital Engineering (DE) practices pursuant to DoDI 5000.02…
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Curious about the new Regional Sustainment Framework (RSF) initiative and how it applies to your program? Join us Thursday, 20 June 2024, at 11:00 am ET for a live online discussion with Ms. Lisa P.…
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Product Support Managers (PSMs) with investment funding shortfalls may want to take a quick scan of the Congressional Research Service's (CRS's) updated Defense Primer: DoD Transfer and Reprogramming…
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Latest Update:  CON 1210 will now be embedded within CON 1200V rather than being a stand-alone certification course as stated in previous blogs and even in our April 18 CONnect Live webinar.…
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The Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment has approved DoD personnel to attend this year’s DoD Maintenance Symposium, 10-13 December 2024 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  This year'…
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Welcome to our regular weekly DAU LOG Blog designed to keep defense acquisition workforce colleagues apprised of upcoming live online web event offerings. This week features 13 highly engaging,…
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Here is a quick hit list of DAU webinars over the next 2 weeks that I believe would be of interest to the DoD Contracting Workforce.  These webinars not only offer a chance for you to grow your…
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RAND has published a new volume in its Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) series titled Additional Case Studies of Selected Allied and Partner Nations. This RAND body of work…
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DoD posted an announcement stating the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, HON Dr. William A. LaPlante, and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment, HON Christopher J.…
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It is said you don’t get what you deserve; you get what you negotiate! With that in mind, registration for Negotiation Training for the Acquisition Workforce (CON 7900) is open! CON 7900 is based on…