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            As the business advisers supporting the acquisition team, the contracting workforce is vital to accomplishing the DoD mission and meeting warfighter needs. We are responsible for contracting, pricing, and procurement matters and as the buyers for DoD, we negotiate the best deal in acquiring pens, pencils, planes, tanks, ships, IT and cyber services, major weapons systems, and any supply or service the DoD requires.

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            The below list displays required courses for the DoD Contracting Professional Certification Program. Education and experience requirements can be found in the DAU iCatalog. Refer to your Service/Component Director of Acquisition Career/Talent Management office for details on certification.

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            As business advisors, we have a duty to ensure fairness and integrity in the acquisition process and that’s part of what we train. At DAU, we provide training to help the warfighter get what they need, when they need it. Through certification training, the credential program, and other learning assets and job tools, we strive to increase the capabilities of the contracting workforce and the acquisition team. We are here for you throughout your career so take advantage of our resources as you learn and grow in understanding of what a career in Contracting can do for you.

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