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DAU News features the latest acquisition news, as well as insights on the policy issues that matter to the Defense Acquisition Workforce



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Professional coaching can serve as an instrumental tool for enhancing leadership capabilities, fostering open communication and enabling positive organizational change within institutions. …
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Acquisition professionals now have more than 25 new courses, credentials and other learning resources to go beyond certification targets while earning continuous learning points. Register for new…
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DAU and Purdue University have entered into a cooperative agreement that allows Purdue Global to accept certain DAU course completions and specific Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (…
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The Acquisition Innovation Research Center (AIRC) and DAU presented the first Quarterly Research Forum (QRF) for Fiscal Year 2024 on their most recent collaborative research project, “The Future of…
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The Defense Acquisition Workforce is continuing to adapt to the changes in the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification requirements. One organization finding new ways to…
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DAU and PeopleCert have forged a strategic partnership, enabling students to attain the PRINCE2 certification by PeopleCert, recognized worldwide, as an equivalent qualification to DoD’s Program…
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“We simply must be able to capitalize on the incredible power that is resident in our commercial technology sector,” Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) Director Doug Beck said during a discussion with…
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The Department of the Air Force (DAF) is realizing the best value continuum by unlocking its people, processes, and technology to increase readiness and lethality by turning dollars into Fly, Fight…
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Since June, DAU has deployed more than 20 new courses, credentials and other learning resources.   Register for new webinars, workshops, online training (OLT) and non-certification…
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Business Acumen includes valuable skills that will improve acquisition outcomes.  Business Acumen is the ability to quickly grasp and deal with myriad business situations, such as…
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To better support warfighters, the acquisition workforce needs to understand warfighter demands, said Heidi Shyu, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD(R&E)). She also…
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The Commission on Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) Reform released its interim report that will be used to inform the Commission’s final report and actions recommending how…
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The Department of Defense (DoD) is continuing to develop ways to work with industry. In 2019, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommended a comprehensive assessment of contract…
On Acquisition: Robotics, Innovation and Intellectual Property
Innovation has become a major focus for the Department of Defense (DoD), with the Defense Innovation Board developing an Innovation Strategy and DAU promoting innovation skills and readiness among…
New Learning Opportunities at DAU
DAU updates available resources on the digital iCatalog daily; but for those who don’t use it regularly, it’s easy to miss what’s new. This new quarterly feature will showcase a variety of new…
DAU July Newsletter
JULY 2023 DAU Flagship Event Inspires the Workforce to Do Defense Differently » Acquisition innovation took center stage at this year's flagship event. DAU welcomed speakers to…
Bringing Digital Engineering to the Acquisition Process
The Acquisition Innovation Research Center (AIRC) and DAU have continued to partner to further acquisition research through their Quarterly Research Forums (QRFs). The fourth QRF focused on digital…
CHARLIE Session Encourages Thinking Out of the Box
DAU hosted its flagship event of the summer, an annual, day-long event designed to inspire the Defense acquisition community to think differently about their world and their work. The June 7 event…
Reshaping Defense by Thinking Differently
DAU brought together speakers at the flagship event of the year to discuss how to do defense differently. But to defend differently, DoD will need to think differently. Our BRAVO session highlighted…
Developing T2 and Acquisition Training at DAU
The Office of the Under Secretary for Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E), and DAU are developing educational resources aimed at empowering the Defense Acquisition Workforce to…