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100% Online Degrees Built for Career Successhttps://www.dau.edu/partnerships/Lists/Blog/DispForm.aspx?ID=24100% Online Degrees Built for Career Success2019-09-17T12:00:00Zhttps://wwwad.dauext.dau.mil/partnerships/PublishingImages/PointUniversity_DAUBanner_noGrayBox.jpg, https://www.dau.edu/partnerships/PublishingImages/PointUniversity_DAUBanner_noGrayBox.jpg https://wwwad.dauext.dau.mil/partnerships/PublishingImages/PointUniversity_DAUBanner_noGrayBox.jpg<div class="ExternalClassD4A0C3C40D8E438E90AE9ACAE1DB06BB"><h2><strong>Earn a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Certificate in a Convenient, 100% Online Format </strong></h2> Point University, one of the top 50 Regional Colleges in the South, is excited to offer Defense Acquisition Workforce members a 15% discount off tuition for our online programs. You can benefit from the convenience and flexibility of online learning as you complete a rewarding degree. Explore bachelor's, master's, and certificate programs in a range of in-demand fields.<br> <br> Our 100% online programs prepare motivated professionals to stand out in the field by combining the skills employers seek with robust faith-based courses that provide the foundation for intellectual, professional, and spiritual development—all on a schedule that suits your busy lifestyle.<br> <br> Whether you want to take your career to the next level by pursuing an advanced degree or want to hone your skills with a graduate-level certificate, Point University will help you further your education and profession with a career-focused degree that offers: <ul> <li><strong>Reduced tuition rates:</strong> You’ll receive a 15% tuition discount off in-demand bachelor’s, master’s, and certificates in areas such as accounting, business, public administration, human resource management, and leadership. </li> <li><strong>Flexible course formats</strong>: Our 100% online courses do not require mandatory login times, which means you have the flexibility and convenience of setting a weekly study schedule that works best for you.</li> <li><strong>Convenient learning schedules:</strong> Our flexible programs allow you to access courses around the clock, day or night, granting you the freedom to complete your studies without sacrificing work or family commitments. </li> <li><strong>A supportive environment:</strong> At Point, we are invested in your success. Our professors provide personal attention alongside the academic and spiritual guidance you need to achieve your professional goals.</li> <li><strong>Ready to set yourself apart?</strong> Earn a 100% online bachelor’s, master’s, or certificate from Point University. <a href="http://online.point.edu/lp/dau">Learn more about our available programs </a>or contact an enrollment advisor at 844-671-5839 to get started.</li> </ul></div>string;#/partnerships/blog/100-Online-Degrees-Built-for-Career-Success
GW Law’s MSL in Government Procurement offers government procurement professionals a competitive advantagehttps://www.dau.edu/partnerships/Lists/Blog/DispForm.aspx?ID=23GW Law’s MSL in Government Procurement offers government procurement professionals a competitive advantage2019-07-18T12:00:00Zhttps://wwwad.dauext.dau.mil/partnerships/PublishingImages/DAU_WebBanner_GWLaw%20copy.jpg, https://www.dau.mil/partnerships/PublishingImages/DAU_WebBanner_GWLaw copy.jpg https://wwwad.dauext.dau.mil/partnerships/PublishingImages/DAU_WebBanner_GWLaw%20copy.jpg<div class="ExternalClass261B4A41C78D451E9FE342D701EA11AD">The George Washington University Law School is proud to announce a new, 24-credit Master of Studies in Law (MSL) for Government Procurement that is being offered both online and on campus. The MSL is designed for acquisition professionals who seek added credibility and a competitive advantage in the field by deepening their understanding of the laws, regulations, and policies underlying government contract decision-making.<br> <br> Level 2 and Level 3 certified acquisition professionals can now transfer up to 6 DAU credits toward the MSL degree.<br> <br> Who should apply:<br> Working professionals who:<br> -hold a college degree or equivalent,<br> -have at least five years of related professional experience, and<br> -are not interested in earning a law degree or practicing law.<br> <br> The program’s hallmark is its flexibility, which allows students to design a course load individually tailored to meet their needs. Full-time students may complete the degree in one year, and part-time students may take one or two courses a semester to complete the degree over a longer period. Classes are offered both online and at GW Law’s Foggy Bottom campus, in the heart of Washington, D.C.<br> Founded in 1960 by trailblazing practitioner-scholars Ralph Nash and John Cibinic, GW Law’s government procurement law program was the first in the nation. The program and its faculty have received national and global recognition for excellence, most recently earning the National Contract Management Association's 2018 Contract Management Education Award. The law school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools<br> <br> For more information, visit <a href="http://www.law.gwu.edu/govpro">www.law.gwu.edu/govpro</a><br> <br> Contact: 202.994.4651<br></div>string;#/partnerships/blog/GW-Laws-MSL-in-Government-Procurement-offers-government-procurement-professionals-a-competitive-advantage
Turn DAU Training into College Credithttps://www.dau.edu/partnerships/Lists/Blog/DispForm.aspx?ID=22Turn DAU Training into College Credit2019-07-11T16:00:00Zhttps://wwwad.dauext.dau.mil/partnerships/PublishingImages/UMUC%20Banner%202019.jpg, https://www.dau.mil/partnerships/PublishingImages/UMUC Banner 2019.jpg https://wwwad.dauext.dau.mil/partnerships/PublishingImages/UMUC%20Banner%202019.jpg<div class="ExternalClass6EAC36F4A487452A91C5E2075C7077FE">The courses you take at DAU can put you within reach of your master’s degree. <u><a href="http://www.umuc.edu/dau">University of Maryland University College is working with Defense Acquisition University</a></u> to provide opportunities to help you advance your education by allowing you to transfer DAU credits toward a Master of Science in management at UMUC in one of two specializations: <ul> <li><strong>Specialization in Acquisition and Supply Chain Management</strong><br> Prepare for advancement in contracting, acquisition, supply chain management, or procurement. Transfer up to 9 credits toward your degree and acquire real-world skills you can use in your current role while building a foundation in the strategic and operational aspects of end-to-end supply chain and procurement functions.</li> <li><strong>Specialization in Project Management</strong><br> Develop advanced project management skills you can apply right away and build on throughout your career. Transfer up to 9 credits toward this career-focused specialization designed to give you the practical and theoretical knowledge to lead large projects while building expertise for project management certification.</li> </ul> <br> <strong>Why Choose UMUC?</strong><br> UMUC was founded more than 70 years ago to serve the higher education needs of working adults and servicemembers just like you. You're why we’re here and why we've grown to become the largest online public university in the nation. <a href="https://youtu.be/e0VY2UcJxf4"><u>Check out this video</u></a> to see how UMUC is made for you—and why it matters.<br> <br> <strong>DoD Civilian Acquisition Professionals</strong><br> Through a government-wide alliance with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, UMUC's Federal Education and Development (FED) program helps make higher education more accessible and affordable for Federal employees. Through the FED program, Federal employees and their spouses and dependents get the following great benefits: <ul> <li><strong>25 percent discount</strong> on out-of-state tuition* on more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs and specializations in high-demand fields—including acquisition and supply chain management and project management—with only a few exceptions.</li> <li><strong>Application fee waiver</strong> for our new students, a savings of $50.</li> <li><strong>Online access to most programs</strong> with hybrid class options in Maryland, D.C., and Virginia and at military installations around the world.</li> <li><strong>Dedicated advisors</strong> to help you select the right program to meet your career goals, explore payment options to make your education even more affordable, and arrange your class schedule to fit your life.</li> </ul> <br> <strong>Serving the Military Is in Our DNA</strong><br> On U.S. soil and abroad, UMUC has steadfastly served the U.S. armed forces since 1947. No one can match our experience and dedication in educating active-duty military servicemembers, reservists, and members of the National Guard. More than 60 percent of UMUC students are military-affiliated, including active-duty military servicemembers, reservists, veterans, and family members. UMUC has more than 140 classroom and service locations worldwide, including on military installations, to ensure that active-duty servicemembers can continue their education through all their deployments.<br> <br> <strong>Contact Us</strong><br> Call: 844-UMUC-FED<br> E-mail: <a class="ak-cke-href" href="mailto:fedprogram@umuc.edu?subject=DAU%20Transfer%20Credit%20Inquiry">fedprogram@umuc.edu</a><br> <br> <em>Disclosures<br> *The 25 percent discount will be applied to out-of-state tuition for most programs. This discount cannot be combined with the Completion Scholarship for Maryland community college students or the Pennsylvania Completion Scholarship. Learn more at <a href="http://www.umuc.edu/fed"><u>umuc.edu/fed</u></a>.</em></div>string;#/partnerships/blog/Turn-DAU-Training-into-College-Credit
Excelsior College National Cybersecurity Institute Director Expert Testimony Delivered to House Committee on Homeland Securityhttps://www.dau.edu/partnerships/Lists/Blog/DispForm.aspx?ID=21Excelsior College National Cybersecurity Institute Director Expert Testimony Delivered to House Committee on Homeland Security2019-06-20T16:00:00Z<div class="ExternalClass8791E4D50DD9495E964A9E3AE9AEFC1D"><img alt="Amelia Estwick, Director of National Cybersecurity Insitute at the Committee on Homeland Security Hearing" src="/partnerships/PublishingImages/Estwick.jpg" style="width:309px;height:175px;vertical-align:middle;float:left;border-width:2px;border-style:solid;margin-left:20px;margin-right:20px;" />Amelia Estwick, Ph.D., Director of the<a href="https://www.nationalcybersecurityinstitute.org/" target="_blank"> National Cybersecurity Institute</a> at Excelsior College and faculty program director for the <a href="https://www.excelsior.edu/program/online-masters-degree-cybersecurity/" target="_blank">Master of Science in Cybersecurity program</a> at Excelsior, was called as a witness to submit and personally defend <a href="https://docs.house.gov/meetings/HM/HM08/20190521/109512/HHRG-116-HM08-Wstate-EstwickA-20190521.pdf">a written statement for the record</a> before a hearing of the Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation Subcommittee of the House Committee on Homeland Security. The May 21, 2019, hearing on “Growing and Diversifying the Cyber Talent Pipeline” featured her amongst a panel of several industry experts.<br> Estwick’s testimony focused on her industry experience, as well as the need to provide education and training for a diverse population, specifically for veterans, women and minorities. The shortage she referenced was previously addressed in a <a href="https://www.isc2.org/Research/Workforce-Study">2018 (ISC)<sup>2</sup></a> Cybersecurity Workforce Study.<br> According to the study, the shortage of cybersecurity professionals is close to 3 million worldwide. In addition, the report states that “63% of respondents report that their organizations have a shortage of IT staff dedicated to cybersecurity, while 59% say their companies are at moderate or extreme risk of cybersecurity attacks due to this shortage.”<br> The cybersecurity programs offered through Excelsior College can help address these shortages. You can learn more about the online cybersecurity programs at Excelsior College <a href="https://explore.excelsior.edu/FY19UGCYS_martin.html?utm_source=FY19UGCYS_EC_Organic_LIFE_FY19Q4&utm_medium=EC-Organic&utm_campaign=FY19UGCYS&utm_content=Estwick">on our webpage</a>. Additionally, Excelsior College’s educational partnership with Defense Acquisition University (DAU) includes discounts on tuition and fees for Defense Acquisition Workforce members and their spouses – <a href="https://www.excelsior.edu/partner/defense-acquisition-university/">see how we can help you achieve success</a>.</div>string;#/partnerships/blog/Excelsior-College-National-Cybersecurity-Institute-Director-Expert-Testimony-Delivered-to-House-Committee-on-Homeland-Security