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Nominations for 2022 Defense Acquisition Workforce Awards

The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment has issued a memo dated April 25, 2022 entitled “Call for Nominations for the 2022 Defense Acquisition Workforce Awards.” This affords…

Nominations for 2022 Defense Acquisition Workforce Awards

Bill Kobren

The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment has issued a memo dated April 25, 2022 entitled “Call for Nominations for the 2022 Defense Acquisition Workforce Awards.” This affords us with a golden opportunity “…to recognize the most deserving members of the acquisition enterprise for their commitment to excellence” affords you a chance to recognize your high-performing defense acquisition workforce teams, colleagues, and -- of course -- our very most outstanding life cycle logisticians!

Nomination criteria and instructions are included with the memorandum and are also available on the DoD Human Capital Initiatives (HCI) website. Nominations are due by Friday, July 22, 2022. Winners will be recognized at the 2022 Defense Acquisition Awards Ceremony in the Pentagon Auditorium on December 15, 2022. As a reminder, the five major categories for these prestigious awards include:

  • Defense Acquisition Individual Achievement Award - The Defense Acquisition Workforce Individual Achievement Awards recognizes individuals who demonstrate the highest levels of excellence and professionalism in their respective acquisition functional area.

  • David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award - The David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award recognizes DoD acquisition program and other teams who have demonstrated excellence and innovation in developing, acquiring, and sustaining operational capability that supports the National Defense Strategy lines of effort to increase readiness and lethality, strengthen alliances and achieve significant reform.

  • Software Innovation Team Award - The Software Innovation Team Award, established in 2019, recognizes teams who are driving speed and innovation in continuous software development and acquisition as evidenced by frequent and high-quality delivery of software capabilities into the hands of Warfighters.

  • Flexibility in Contracting Award - The Flexibility in Contracting Award was established by Section 834 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017. The award recognizes professionals who have demonstrated “innovation and local adaptation” by using the flexibilities and authorities granted by the Federal Acquisition Regulation and DoD Instruction 5000.02, “Operation of the Defense Acquisition System”.

  • Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Innovation Award - The Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Innovation Awards recognize acquisition organizations that have demonstrated exceptional innovation in talent management.

Finally, If you have questions about the 2022 Defense Acquisition Workforce Awards, please send an email to [email protected].